Saturday, April 5, 2014
Acoustic Stage welcomes Bret Mosley for his first appearance in Hickory.
Mosley presents his original and authentic sound through Dobro and stompboard performing in a style you have likely never witnessed before. His style has been described as the intersection of unlikely opposite ends of the musical spectrum - "as if a one-man mowtown band met O' Brother Where Art Thou?". With signature idiosyncratic intensity, he blends elements of hill country blues, roots rock, folk and soul into his performances featuring his original music.
Here are some quotes about Bret:
"...one of the greatest songwriters I've met in a long time." - Jerry Joseph
"...as if Van Morrison had come from a sharecroppers farm." - Americana UK
"...extraordinary sense of rhythm and a razor-sharp tongue." - PopMatters
"...roots-folk rock at its best... quietly stunning in its seemingly simple beauty..." - Aced magazine
Rev. Billy C. Wirtz
Friday, April 11, 2014
Rev. Billy C. Wirtz returns to Hickory! The Rev. Wirtz wraps his humorous stories and songs into carefully orchestrated sets that feature his stellar piano playing. By no means a straight-ahead blues player, much of his material is based in blues and classic R&B. His sharp social commentaries, sprinkled with humorous observations about life always make for a unique and entertaining, not to-be-missed show.
Rev. Billy has played our room often in the past, but this will be his first and long-awaited visit to Acoustic Stage.
Coming soon: From Calcutta, India Sandip Burman on Sitar and Tabla