Randall Bramblett Band
Friday, September 19, 2014
Randall Bramblett and his band make their Acoustic Stage debut in September!
Although sometimes associated with the Southern rock scene built around the ’70s-’80s Capricorn label’s core, Randall has never identified with that sound. “Black music is what I grew up loving and the folk scene really hit me too,” he says. “So it’s a combination of Dylan and Ray Charles.”
Elements of pop, soul, blues, and the sounds of the church combine with Randall’s often wistful, beautifully conceived lyrics. Backed by his excellent band, his performances are delivered with Bramblett switching between keyboards, saxophone and guitar.
Bramblett's songs come from experiences accumulated during his extensive career, starting in the ’70s as a member of the jazzy Southern band Sea Level. Add to that a far-reaching resume of work with artists such as Steve Winwood (for 16 years), Gregg Allman, Chuck Leavell, Levon Helm, Widespread Panic, and Gov’t Mule, and the touchstones of Randall’s music emerge.
Downplaying his previous sideman status, Bramblett is still grateful for valuable lessons gained from his work with Gregg Allman (“I learned about organ, vocals and drama through the bluesiness and dynamics of his playing”), watching The Band’s Levon Helm (“his joy of playing freed me up”) and Steve Winwood (“he taught me a lot about organ and melody, working out details and how to create the background beds he was so good at”).
“You can’t do better than Randall Bramblett.” Bonnie Raitt
“One of the South’s most lyrical and literate songwriters.” Rolling Stone
“Randall is in my opinion the most gifted & talented southern singer-songwriter musicians of the past several decades.” Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones, Allman Brothers)
“Randall Bramblett is the William Faulkner of Southern music” Hittin’ the Note
“Randall is one of Georgia’s musical treasures” Dave Schools – Widespread Panic
Treble Hook Trio
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Treble Hook Trio features instrumental virtuosity and beautiful three part harmony vocals!
Mike Bub and Barbara Lamb formed Treble Hook Trio in 2012 after sitting in on each other’s gigs around Nashville. Scott Simontacchi joined the trio in 2013. They share a passion for bluegrass music, original songwriting, old time hoedowns, classic and western swing jazz tunes and the blues.
Mike Bub, best known for his GRAMMY Award winning bass playing, is also a master of the 5-string banjo, his first bluegrass instrument. Mike spent 13 years playing bass behind Del McCoury in the Del McCoury Band.
Barbara Lamb, a champion often awarded fiddler who writes much of her recorded material, brings upbeat humor, quick like-lightening fingers and sultry slow tones to the trio’s sound. In the past, Barbara has been a member of the John Cowan Band and the Laura Love Band.
Scott Simontacchi is not only a gifted songwriter, guitar picker and mandolinist – he sings like an angel, is an actor on the ABC TV show “Nashville”, juggles, plays harmonica, does magic tricks and occasionally sings a little opera.
Together the Treble Hook Trio have an amazing sound defined by their three part harmony vocal blend accompanied by virtuosic playing. Treble Hook Trio is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
An Evening With Darrell Scott
Friday, October 24, 2014
Tickets are on sale for Member ONLY until Tuesday, August 12, 2014
NOTE: Tickets for this concert will be online only. These tickets will not be available at Larry's Music and Sound.
Acoustic Stage has the honor and privilege of hosting one of Darrell Scott's last performances before he takes 2015 off from touring.
This will be Darrell's 20th appearance at Acoustic Stage dating back to 1997, and his first in our new location. It will be a rare chance to experience the power and passion of Darrell Scott and his music up close and personal in an intimate space. Darrell has been on the road for many years now, touring on his own, with Robert Plant and the Band of Joy, and more recently with Tim O'Brien.
Darrell is a brilliant Best Songwriter awarded, Grammy nominated, can play any instrument with authority kind of musician's musician. His music is best experienced just as he plays it - raw with power and emotion. He's never brought a set list with him to Acoustic Stage, so each performance is spontaneous and unique in its own way.
“...that soulful voice and the gift of playing any instrument in the room – exceedingly well – and you’ve got the makings of museum quality work every time the man takes the notion.” Rodney Crowell
“...matching Guy Clark and Bruce Springsteen at their best.” Rolling Stone.
“...powerful writing, passionate vocals, and masterful picking.” Entertainment Weekly
“...the best of the best.” Performing Songwriter
“His playing is unreal. He’s just limitless in his approach and knowledge of instruments.” Sam Bush
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