The Proclaimers will make a return appearance to Mountain Stage, their first since 1994, on September 27, at the Culture Center Theater. Their eighth CD "Notes & Rhymes" is in stores September 9 and it's available for preorder.
Identical twins Craig and Charlie Reid have been blending pop, folk, new wave and punk for more than two decades. They found world-wide success with the hit "I'm Going to Be (500 Miles)" and have sold some 7 million records since.
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears emanate from Austin, TX and have been making a lot of noise all over the world of music. It's a sound that resounds with echoes of James Brown and gritty funk of Johnny "Guitar" Watson, and they even cover the Bar-Kays on their debut full-length CD "Tell Em What Your Name Is."
They count fellow Texans Okkervil River and Spoon among their fans as both groups have asked asked BJL&H to open shows for them (Spoon's Jim Eno produced "Tell 'Em").
New York based singer-songwriter Amy Speace was signed by Judy Collins to her Wildflowers record label, and released her latest CD, The Killer In Me, in June. Collins recently performed Speace's "Weight of the World" at the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Folk Festival. You can hear more on her MySpace page.
Born in Baltimore and raised in small-town Pennsylvania, Speace became heavily involved in theater, acting and even taught Shakespeare before becoming a full-time musician.
All that plus Men At Work songwriter and singer Colin Hay, when we record episode #702, Sunday, September 27, at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV.
Tickets are available online and by phone at 800.594.TIXX. You can also swing by Taylor Books in downtown Charleston to pick up tickets. Doors open at 6:30pm and showtime is 7pm.
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We've finalized the line-up for our September 29 show at the Clay Center here in Charleston, WV.
Gary Jules, who won a lot of fans with his chilling cover of Tears for Fears' "Mad World" on the Donny Darko soundtrack (9 million plays on MySpace) will join us along with the Indigo Girls, Chris Smither, Jill Hennessey and Alison Brown.
Jules' song "Falling Awake" raised his profile again thanks to an episode of Grey's Anatomy, which lead to a full page spread in Billboard because the guy basically had no publicist, manager or agent. Pretty impressive, indeed.
His latest disc "Birds" is his first with a full band, Gary Jules & the Group Rules, and features a guest spot by past-guest Jim Bianco.
Tickets, going fast, are available at TheClayCenter.org, by calling
304-561-3570 or by stopping by Taylor Books on Capitol St. here in Charleston. Doors are at 7:30pm and showtime is 8pm.