Music on the Rock
- Wednesdays in Summer 2018
- Food and Drink starts at 5:30
- Show starts at 6:30 (90 minute set)
- General Seating Free to the Public
- VIP Tickets $15 for reserved chair & special parking options
Full Event Details Released: March 2018
- June 13: Bun E. Carlos Band
- June 20: The Howlin’ Brothers
- June 27: Travis Meadow
- July 11: Kevin Gordon
- July 18: Sam Llanas
Bun E. Carlos and Monday Night Band
Wednesday, June 13
The Monday Night Band formed out of the ashes of The Monday Night Bumper Pool Club, a musicians gathering at The North Main Tap. Dan McMahon and Andy Scarpaci of The Rusted Hearts joined up with Dave “Doc” Ketner, Kevin “Kevlar” Holden and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer, Bun E. Carlos.
Bun E explains: “When The North Main Tavern was tore down I told the other guys we could drink beer and learn songs instead of drink beer and shoot bumper pool.” In 2016 members Dave Ketner and Bill White left the band and Rick Pemberton joined the band.
Aside from the rare special gig elsewhere, the band plays once a month at Mary’s Place Bar and songs range from Rock and Blues to Country and Western.
The Howlin’ Brothers
Wednesday. June 20
The Howlin’ Brothers are a Nashville based string band composed of Ian Craft, Dan Swan and Jared Green. Anchored in a bed of old-time blues and bluegrass, their upbeat shows are heavy with original and traditional music, featuring the sounds of slide banjo, harmonica and old-time fiddle. Sounding like what would happen if a bunch of Appalachian punk rockers formed a jug-band, The Howlin’ Brothers play with a ferocious energy that drags you in and finds you boogieing along in spite of yourself.
Insurgent Country’s, Johanna B. Bodde states, “Long discussions can be held about the musical style. Blues, country, old-time and more in the most pure format, mixed in with elements of folk, swamp rock, ragtime, honky tonk. This can’t really be labeled, but the few remaining record stores are known to be creative! Let’s try a few comparisons: The Old Crow Medicine Show, Pokey LaFarge, and The Carolina Chocolate Drops.
Although they’re fast becoming famous, they still don’t have any annoying attitude – they’re still your friendly neighbors playing on the porch!”
Wednesday, June 27
Travis Meadows spent years trying to escape himself. He’s anything but selfish, so he’d find a way to get away––a bottle, a bag, a sermon––and he’d share it with everyone. That was then. Now, Meadows isn’t trying to get anybody lost or high. Instead, he’s trying to get every single one of us to settle in deeply to ourselves––and love what’s there.
Disciples have been dancing by Meadows’ fire for years. Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Mary Gauthier, Brandy Clark, Blackberry Smoke, Hank Williams, Jr., Wynonna Judd, Randy Houser, and others began writing with, recording, and praising Meadows as soon as they heard his work. Songs such as Riser, the title track for Bentley’s 2015 album; Church’s Knives of New Orleans and Dark Side; and Owen’s, What We Ain’t Got are all Meadows-penned chart-climbers. Meadows was on the World Café Nashville: list of top 20 indie discoveries of 2017.
On October 13th, 2017 Meadows released First Cigarette, his new full-length LP. Produced by Jeremy Spillman, with assistance from Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Little Big Town) it’s arguably his most accomplished work yet.
Wednesday, July 11
“Dude’s a juke-joint professor emeritus”–Rolling Stone
Kevin Gordon, the Louisiana-born songwriter who’s earned raves from media, musical peers, and fans in equal measure, released his latest, Long Gone Time to critical praise from American Songwriter, Pop Matters, Offbeat, & others. Hitting #26 on the Americana Radio Chart, the album also attracted the attention of NPR’s World Cafe and Folk Alley; Gordon performed live as a featured guest on both programs.
Praised by NPR, The NY Times, & USA Today, Kevin Gordon’s songs have been covered by everyone from Keith Richards and Levon Helm to Irma Thomas and Todd Snider. In his illustrious two-and-a-half decade career, Gordon has shared stages with Snider, John Prine, Leon Russell, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and the Blind Boys of Alabama among others, played the storied New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival multiple times, and earned the respect and admiration of his peers and a slew of musical icons.
Sam Llanas (former Bodean)
Wednesday, July 28
Sam Llanas is an iconic American singer, acoustic guitarist, and songwriter. Best known for his unique and distinctively soulful voice, Llanas burst onto the national scene in 1986 as part of The Bodeans. Their debut album Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams, which was produced by T Bone Burnett, became one of the most critically acclaimed records of that year. His voice was the cornerstone of their sound and was the heart of their tight harmonies.
In early 2018, Llanas released Return of the Goya-Part 1. The title refers to his beloved guitar that was stolen in 1987. “ROTG” marks his emergence back into the light with 11 songs that harken back to his deepest roots. Most of the songs showcase his long love of classic country music. The songs on this CD are a loving tribute to that style of music and is proof that after 30 years, Llanas is at the top of his formidable game.