The Coal Men

The Coal Men

Aug 11, 2017 |  0 comments

The Coal Men are a three-piece unit led by Coleman, who knows his way around a Telecaster. He’s played sideman for a host of artists from Matthew Ryan to Taylor Swift — on the road and in the studio. When he’s not doing that or producing and engineering other artists in his home studio, Coleman returns to The Coal Men like a runner touching home plate. Drummer Dave Ray has been Coleman’s primary musical partner for all of the band’s 16 years. Paul Slivka joined on bass five years ago. Few bands stay together. This one has survived long enough to be tossed about by a volatile music business. They’ve experienced the reality of life on the road vs. the youthful dreams of it. And they’ve come out the other side with some wisdom to share. You could say the The Coal Men are right on schedule, taking on this subject matter. They’ve toured with or opened shows for the likes of Todd Snider, The Avett Brothers, Southern Culture on the Skids, and Tony Furtado. They’ve played...

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Christie Lenée

Christie Lenée

Aug 5, 2017 |  0 comments

Christie Lenée’s unique guitar work is often compared to visionaries like Michael Hedges, Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews- fusing folky/funky playfulness with pop/rock inspired songs and virtuosic guitar compositions. She is, as Skope Magazine states, “a refreshing burst of unrestrained love and feeling… It’s simply a joy to listen to her spirit break free.” Christie has been seen many times on stage with Tim Reynolds (guitarist for Dave Matthews Band) and a stellar cast of musicians including Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Jeff Coffin, and Stanley Jordan. Her compositions have been showcased at the NAMM Show in Anaheim and Nashville, live on National Television and Radio, plus various festivals and venue performances across the US, Canada and Taiwan. Christie’s most recent album “Live at Hideaway Cafe” was a Finalist for “Best CD of 2014” for the Indie Acoustic Project Awards and received raving reviews by music fans across the country. The album created a compelling...

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Gene and Gayla Mills

Gene and Gayla Mills

Jul 29, 2017 |  0 comments

Gene and Gayla Mills play new roots music—modern folk tinged with bluegrass and country, featuring Gene’s award-winning original songs. In their 2015 album, Walk on Solid Ground, Gene and Gayla appeal to the head and heart with original songs exploring the breadth and nuance of life. Gene’s songs tell rich stories, many based on real people from Virginia—miners, farmers, lovers, and soldiers. The song “Another Day” has won two songwriting awards, and “No Dominion Over Me” has become a rallying cry for those fighting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Gene and Gayla’s debut album, If Stones Could Talk, reached #5 on the Roots Music Report Folk Chart and #11 on the Folk DJ chart. Gene has won over twenty country, folk, and instrumental songwriting awards. He is also an accomplished flatpicking guitarist and lead singer. Gayla’s bass playing—solid, rhythmic, and melodic—is accompanied by her tender harmonies. Married over 30 years, Gene and Gayla...

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Graham Stone Music and Right Hand Son

Graham Stone Music and Right Hand Son

Jul 28, 2017 |  0 comments

Graham is a singer / songwriter based out of Richmond, Virginia. He brings together a unique combination of roots, folk rock and Americana styled original songs to forge a new path and a fresh take on old places, faces and ideas. Over the years Graham has performed with Karla and the Brotherhood and The Whiskey Wells. His debut full length record entitled “Until the Day” is set for release July 28, 2017. Tonight will also be Graham’s CD release show for this album! Right Hand Son is a songwriter from Virginia who enjoys being satirical, vulnerable, and raw with his songs. The rough guitar playing and vocals put emphasis on the lyrics, as he prefers it. Whether singing about introspective ideas or jabbing at politics, Right Hand Son’s music delivers a message. His albums include: 2016 Full-length album ‘It’s Alright’ 2013 EP “Right Hand...

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BJ Kocen

BJ Kocen

Jul 27, 2017 |  0 comments

BJ Kocen has been in the Richmond, VA music scene for decades now. His work really started to get noticed in the early days of the Ashland Coffee and Tea where he opened for Todd Snider, hosted and won The Singer Songwriter Showdown, and played many shows there with some of the top musicians in the area. Bj then broke off and founded his own music series hosted at The Barksdale Theatre called “Stretchin” which ran for 5 seasons. ​Kocen also loves to don the suit and the glasses as”Radio” Ray Cadbury in the widely popular Rock and Roll Jubilee which has been selling out audiences for years. Bj enjoys comedy as much as music and gets to flex that muscle co writing bits for the Jubilee with his pals Jim Wark and Brian Sulser. ​His first solo release “The Breaks” was produced by Paul Curreri and gave BJ the lift he needed to keep writing and improving. It took Kocen three years to finish a most ambitious project, “Searching for Signal/...

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Ali Sperry and Keilan Creech

Ali Sperry and Keilan Creech

Jul 22, 2017 |  0 comments

Ali Sperry is a Nashville-based independent artist. Her songs are undeniably rooted in folk music, simple and true, but she pushes the boundaries, toying with tones of modern indie-pop, rock, and old-school soul. She evokes stories of love – hearts broken and healing; the wistful burn of aspiration; and the universal quest for connection to self and others. Ali tours regularly, solo and with The Family Vacation. She has shared shows with Langhorne Slim, Amanda Shires, Andrew Combs, The Spring Standards, Chris Stills, and Elephant Revival among others. In her own words, “I can’t think of anything more joyful than the act of making music with people I love as friends and deeply admire as musicians. There is no company I would rather be in.” http://alisperry.com http://keilancreechalisperryandthefamilyvacation http://www.reverbnation.com/alisperry   In an apartment somewhere and nowhere on grace street, Keilan Creech fosters his brand of introvertedand melancholic...

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