John Emil Montagnino, an accomplished singer/songwriter, guitarist, and a master of slide guitar, has delivered show stopping performances at major music festivals like the Telluride Blues and Brews Fest, the Lake Occonee Music Fest, the Florida and South Florida Folk Festivals, the Decatur Blues and Bluegrass Festival, the 2012
Bangor On Dee Blues Festival in the UK and the 2012 Zoetemeer Blues Festival in the Netherlands.
Equally adept with the acoustic Hawaiian lap steel guitar and Dobro, Emil first appeared on the South Florida music scene in 2000. Fans hear haunting, subtle hints of Delta bluesmen Son House and Blind Willie Johnson, but Emil ultimately creates a unique style all his own by integrating country blues, folk and bluegrass sounds into his repertoire.
As 200,000 miles click over, Nikki Talley just smiles.
After 3 1/2 years of hard touring, 150-200 shows annually, Nikki continues traveling on, bringing her gorgeous voice & thoughtful songs all across the nation. Hailing from the mountains of western North Carolina, it’s only fitting that her songs are as eclectic as the state that boasts the mountains and the sea. Along with her guitar & clawhammer style banjo, her musical partner & husband Jason Sharp adds resonant lush guitar tones as well as harmonies to round out the duo’s sound.
“Nikki Talley has traveled a lot of miles these past few years and called numerous places home, but we in Western NC still want to claim her as one of the area’s finest singer-songwriters. Always genuine and down to earth, she and her partner Jason Sharp deliver her latest songs on Out From the Harbor in a beautiful, laid-back style — just in time for a beautiful, laid-back summer. “
– Martin AndersonWNCW Music Director & Host
Based in Asheville, North Carolina, One Leg Up performs a vibrant mixture of upbeat Gypsy Jazz, Latin, Swing and . Over the years, One Leg Up has broadened its repertoire to include fresh arrangements of Django classics, vocal harmonies, original compositions, and innovative adaptations of classic jazz numbers in the French “hot club” and American “big band” styles. Now more than just a Django band, their latest recording “Pere La Chaise” is a music mix that is danceable and accessible. One Leg Up continues to attract a growing, varied, and enthusiastic fan base with music that always swings.
Decembersongs is back! This time it’s crossed the river to the other side of Nashville -- Decembersongs '15: An East Nashville Holiday Concert with critically-acclaimed songwriters Amy Speace, Rod Picott and Doug & Telisha Williams (of Wild Ponies). Imagine if The Bluebird Cafe moved to East Nashville, where folkies and hippies, rockers and hit songwriters all collide in a funky neighborhood that is enjoying a bohemian renaissance. Decembersongs ’13 is a little bit low rent, a whole lotta great new songs, some sentimental favorites and a lot of belly laughs. Picture The Bob Hope Christmas Special but hosted by some alt-Americana/Roots/Folk songwriters who aren’t afraid to put “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” right next to their original song “I Won’t Be Home For Christmas” with a touch of “Dradle, Dradle, Dradle” in there even though none of them are Jewish (well, none of them are really anything, but that's neither here nor there). Just as it started in 2010 with songwriters Amy Speace, Dan Navarro, Jon Vezner and Sally Barris, the 2013 version of Decembersongs features great songwriters sharing music, singing along with each other as you've come to expect the past few years, with a bit of a lineup change and an even wider range of holiday favorites and original songs.
“Amy Speace’s songs hang together like a short story collection…it’s a gift to hear a heart so modest, even
Doug and Telisha Williams offer dead right, honest songwriting delivered in a hauntingly beautiful yet gritty,
Rod Picott's songs are inhabited by sheetrock hangers, drinkers, circus hands, boxers and working girls and he sings about his characters with intimacy. Listening to a Rod Picott album you can smell the gasoline on a mechanics hands and the perfume of lovers in dark corners. The son of a welder and former Marine, Picott grew up in the small mill town of South Berwick, Maine and worked construction jobs from his high school graduation until the release of his first cd, “Tiger Tom Dixon's Blues” in 2001. Ray Wylie Hubbard, Slaid Cleaves, Fred Eaglesmith have all recorded songs written or co-written by Rod Picott. Picott's "Broke Down" released on Rounder Records by co-writer and artist Slaid Cleaves became the most played song on Americana radio and was awarded the Song Of The Year Award at the Austin Music Awards. In 2010 "Broke Down" found new life in the soundtrack to the Brian Koppelman written and directed film “Solitary Man” starring Michael Douglas. In that same year Picott's song "Circus Girl" was featured in the PBS documentary “Circus”. Picott has released five solo cds and has been featured in “No Depression Magazine”, on BBC 2 Radio London, Sirius/XM Radio and in “Maverick magazine” (U.K.) and toured as opening act for Alison Krauss and Union Station. Picott is lauded for his narrative and melodic songwriting, passionate delivery and darkly humorous onstage storytelling. His 2011 release “Welding Burns” spent 10 weeks on the AMA chart and reached #1 on The FAR Chart. Picott was voted Songwriter of the year and Male artist of the year by the Far Chart reporters.
Jonathan Byrd is a North Carolina flatpicker and a Texas songwriter, a Gulf War veteran and a preacher's son, and an award-winning songwriter whose songs you've probably heard, even if you haven't heard Byrd sing them. Covered by Tim O'Brien, Steve James, Red Molly, Jack Lawrence, Melissa Greener and more, Byrd's music will seem familiar to any Americana fan. The word began to spread in 2003, when Jonathan won the festival's 'New Folk' songwriting competition, a milestone for Americana's most influential artists. He is considered to be one of the finest young songwriters in the Americana genre... And this time, he is bringing a band that includes a crosscut saw player.
"There’s just something about Ellis. She is at once funny and wise, thoughtful and uninhibited, and her captivating voice is matched by her uplifting lyrics. If you looked up the definition of open-hearted in the dictionary, you just might find her photo there. Ellis’ performances are transformational; she leaves her audiences better than she finds them, with softened edges & opened hearts."
"Ellis walks on stage, flashes a bashful grin and does what she does best: singing her heart out every single time. She has a lovely voice, guitar chops and a graceful songwriting style; however, there is something about her live performance that is transformational. The sum is greater than the parts, and she is amazing."
— Dale Schiff, Just Out (Portland)
Danielle Howle and The Ruby Brunettes return to the UU Coffeehouse concert series in partnership with the The Palmetto Sessions, a pilot event where we will film two SC based artists in front of a live audience.
Music on the main stage starts 7:30 p.m. with The Ruby Brunettes followed by Danielle Howle.
This concert will be located at 2701 Heyward Street, the corner of Heyward and Woodrow Streets, in Shandon.
To reserve your tickets in advance by call 803-200-2824 with your name and number of guests or by reserving your tickets online.
Help us make a Pilot video event, where we film two musical artists in front of a live audience.
Doors Open at 6:30 PM and the main show starts at 7:30 PM.
All tickets are $15 and this show will be recorded and posted to the internet. You may purchase tickets for this show by going here.
Check out this link if you would be interested in supporting this crowd funded event.