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Better Off Dead & The Medicated Headsmen at  B Chord Brewing Company

Better Off Dead & The Medicated Headsmen at B Chord Brewing Company

Jul 1, 6:00pm - Jul 1, 10:00pm

B Chord Brewing Company34266 Williams Gap RoadRound Hill, VA20141 Map

Music starts at 6:00PM

Two great bands at one fabulous venue.

6:00-7:30 The Medicated Headsman
8:00-10:00 Better Off Dead

Better Off Dead is more than a “tribute band”.

BOD comes at the music created, collected and lovingly realized by The Grateful Dead and The Jerry Garcia Band with the same sense of discovery, care, and exploration as its heroes. The songs BOD plays—all associated with the Dead or Garcia in one form or another—come from a beautiful American lineage: blues, country, jazz, rock, and soul. It is music that belongs to all of us. Better Off Dead aspires to play the music anew, often with fidelity to the past but just as often with the daring to forge its own path.

Vocalist and guitarist Rex Wilkes channels Garcia and curates BOD's setlists with love and a twinkle in his eye. Bassist and singer John Butte is not only a mash-up of Weir and Lesh but also a master musician who leads the band's improvisations. Guitarist Alex DiPietro is a burner and a lyrical master at once, a true virtuoso, and Will Layman's keyboards and vocal work put more Thelonious Monk and Tom Waits into the Dead than you thought possible. Berklee alum Andy Ellinghaus compliments it all by combining Kreutzmann groove with the fire of a Tony Williams or Elvin Jones. Together, they smile through every show.

The Medicated Headsmen - Traffic + Tribute:

The most startling, most unforgettable sounds come from surprise and agreement. What surprise and agreement we have now in The Medicated Headsmen - a constellation of music veterans who have also crisscrossed with each other on the sky of the DC music scene for two decades.

Singer and guitarist Bobby Thompson is a fixture in the area, writing his own soulful material and known as a faithful interpreter of everyone from Earl King to Stevie Ray Vaughan. It's no surprise that he first played with bassist Larry Joseloff and piano/organ man Will Layman at a B.B. King tribute show at the late, lamented Gypsy Sally's. Will and Larry started playing smarty-pants rock with Avant Gaardvark in the '90s and later savaged area venues as key members of the soul/funk ensemble Ten Feet Tall.

Drummer Ben Tufts was a collaborator with all of them, forming bands with Bobby, sitting in with TFT many times, and known as one of DC’s best musicians, period. All four were ripping up bandstands whenever they could - with jam bands and tribute acts, playing jazz or blues or soul, improvising and grooving like their lives depended on it.
But in Medicated Headsmen, Bobby, Ben, Larry, and Will are together for the first time - a shock and a comfort, startling and familiar. Just like the bands whose music they are playing here, they are a patchwork of woven lines coming together to make something fresh.

That The Medicated Headsmen can bring to life the music of Traffic, Blind Faith, and all those quivering intersections is no surprise. They have long embodied the same spirit. And now it's coming for you!
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Circus No. 9 at B Chord Brewing Company

Circus No. 9 at B Chord Brewing Company

Jul 8, 7:00pm

B Chord Brewing Company34266 Williams Gap RoadRound Hill, VA20141 Map

FREE Show!
Music starts at 7PM

Circus No. 9 is East Tennessee’s own Progressive Bluegrass outfit, blurring the lines between Bluegrass, Jazz, and Rock. Described as “John Hartford meets John Coltrane,” the group has appeared alongside artists including David Grisman, Bryan Sutton, Larry Keel, among others. Comprised of musicians Thomas Cassell, Vince Ilagan, and Ben Garnett, Circus No. 9 is one of the most exciting new bands on the acoustic music scene today.

"Circus No. 9 represents everything that's good about the new generation of acoustic music. These guys already exhibit a maturity and musicianship that has me thinking we're going to be hearing great stuff from them for a long time!" - Bryan Sutton

On the mandolin is Virginia’s Thomas Cassell, a now Tennessee transplant. Cassell is the winner of the 2016 Rockygrass Mandolin contest, and has performed on stage beside artists including the Bryan Sutton Band, Billy Strings, and more. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University in bluegrass studies.

Holding down the low end for the band is Knoxville’s Vince Ilagan, also holding a Bass Performance degree from the University of Tennessee and years of studio and touring experience. Ilagan has performed with artists including Larkin Poe, Justin Townes Earle, Jeff Sipe, Scott Miller, and many others.

Ben Garnett is a Nashville-based guitarist, composer, improviser, and educator. Originally from Arlington, TX, he graduated from the University of North Texas in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in jazz studies. A product of his 21st-century upbringing, Ben embraces a genre-bending, “in the cracks,” musical aesthetic, fluently drawing on the traditions of folk, jazz, bluegrass, classical, and rock music in his compositions and improvisations.
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Bobby Thompson Trio Live at B Chord Brewing Co. - Round Hill VA

Bobby Thompson Trio Live at B Chord Brewing Co. - Round Hill VA

Jul 15, 7:00pm

B Chord Brewing Company34266 Williams Gap RoadRound Hill, VA20141 Map

Come catch the Bobby Thompson Trio's debut at one of Virginia's finest venues!

5pm doors
7pm show

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Steep Canyon Rangers At B Chord Brewing Company

Steep Canyon Rangers At B Chord Brewing Company

Jul 16, 8:00pm

34266 Williams Gap Road,Round Hill,20141,US Map

Steep Canyon Rangers at B Chord Brewing Company

$35 Advance
$40 Day Of Show
Show Times:
Steep Canyon Rangers 8:00PM
Brewery Opens 11AM
Kids 13 and over need a ticket.
No Camping No outside food or beverages.

Steep Canyon Rangers are Asheville, North Carolina’s GRAMMY winners, perennial Billboard chart-toppers, and frequent collaborators of the renowned banjoist (and occasional comedian) Steve Martin.

Steep Canyon Rangers re-signed with Yep Roc Records in 2019. “It feels like coming home,” says Sharp of the partnership. “The Yep Roc family was among the first to welcome Steep Canyon Rangers when we were just pups. As we’ve grown, so have they. We’re incredibly excited for the future and all the music it holds.”

Steep Canyon Rangers released three albums in 2020, all on Yep Roc Records. The Grammy-Nominated North Carolina Songbook is a recording of their live 2019 performance at Merlefest in Wilkesboro, NC, in which they performed a selection of songs by North Carolina songwriters (Ola Belle Reed, Doc Watson, James Taylor, Ben E. King, and others). Be Still Moses — perhaps their most singular musical partnership to date – has the band teaming with Philadelphia soul legends Boyz II Men and their hometown Asheville Symphony to completely overhaul the Rangers’ original “Be Still Moses,” which was first recorded on their 2007 breakout album Lovin’ Pretty Women. The album includes re-imagined versions of Steep Canyon’s previously released original songs performed with an orchestra. Their most recent release of all original music, Arm In Arm came out in October.

‘Every song on Arm in Arm captures the North Carolina group’s innovative spirit, weaving in jazz, gospel, folk, and even rock phrases, creating an intimate and intricate sound that challenges, cajoles, and comforts.’ -No Depression

The Rangers are made up of Woody Platt on guitar and vocals, Graham Sharp on banjo and vocals, Mike Guggino on mandolin/mandola and vocals, Nicky Sanders on fiddle and vocals, Mike Ashworth on drums and vocals, and Barrett Smith on bass and vocals.

Steep Canyon Rangers have been on a journey that is uniquely their own. The band started in college at UNC-Chapel Hill, then dove head first into bluegrass in its most traditional form, and over the years have risen to the top of the bluegrass genre headlining top festivals such as Merlefest and Grey Fox Bluegrass. Only to then be discovered by Steve Martin, famous actor and banjo player. Martin has taken the Rangers on a nearly decade long tour introducing them to hundreds of thousands of new fans and giving them prime time TV exposure. This has helped SCR become the most recognizable modern name in bluegrass music. The band has continued to tour extensively on their own, without Martin, and have expanded their genre into country and Americana with the addition of a drummer, alongside an incredibly versatile bassist – to accompany the original core band. The Rangers are big players in the bluegrass/country and Americana scene today. They are often compared to predecessors The Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and the modern Zac Brown Band.
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Hank, Pattie & The Current at B Chord Brewing Company

Hank, Pattie & The Current at B Chord Brewing Company

Jul 17, 3:00pm

B Chord Brewing Company34266 Williams Gap RoadRound Hill, VA20141 Map

Music starts at 3PM

About the band:
Bluegrass ambassadors Hank Smith and Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw join forces once again with their original and energetic new soulgrass band, Hank and Pattie. Hank and Pattie take bluegrass and infuse it with their own flair, drawing from a melting pot of styles including classical and Motown, which adds up to an authentic and unique reflection of American music. While some of the music sounds old school and some sounds fresh and new, their overall musicianship, vocal harmonies, impassioned delivery and innovative arrangements captivate all generations of music lovers.

Hank and Pattie are backed by an all-star band comprised of Carolina musicians Stevie Martinez on Bass and vocals and Billie Feather on guitar.
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Jonathan Sloane Trio at B Chord Brewing Company

Jonathan Sloane Trio at B Chord Brewing Company

Jul 22, 7:00pm

B Chord Brewing Company34266 Williams Gap RoadRound Hill, VA20141 Map

Music starts at 7PM

About the band:
Jonathan Sloane is a multi-talented, lifelong musician, instructor, guitarist and lyricist based in Rockville, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. His compositions, tone and lyrical lead guitar playing are deeply rooted in the blues; expanding into R&B, rock 'n' roll, funk and soul.

Having played to sold out crowds at both the local and national level with different bands, Sloane is a sought after talent in the Baltimore and Washington, DC music scenes.

He toured and made records with Baltimore native Cris Jacobs from 2016-2020 and now continues to tour with New Orleans singer/songwriter Anders Osborne.

Jonathan writes/arranges and performes with several other projects, each offering a unique outlet for his eclectic influences to shine.
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Yarn At B Chord Brewing Company

Yarn At B Chord Brewing Company

Jul 23, 7:00pm

B Chord Brewing Company34266 Williams Gap RoadRound Hill, VA20141 Map

Music Starts at 7PM
Tickets $20 Advance, $25 Door

Ticket Link:

About the band:

You might expect a band that calls itself Yarn to, naturally, tend to spin a yarn or two.
“that’s what we do, we tell stories, live and in the studio, truth and fiction”
singer/songwriter Blake Christiana insists. “We don’t always opt for consistency. There’s
a different vibe onstage from what comes through in our recordings. There’s a difference
in every show as well, you never know what you’re going to get.”
It was with that in mind that Yarn released a series of singles that were digitally released
on the 13th of every month beginning in January 2018 and continuing throughout the
year. Each “single” included an “A side”, a “B side” and an exclusive alternate version of
one of the songs. Naturally, there’s no better name for the project than “Lucky 13.” 24 of
those tracks are now available on the albums, Lucky 13 Vol. 1 and Lucky 13 Vol. 2, just
released on June 13, 2019.
“These are essentially road stories,” Christiana says. “There’s an overriding theme that
links these songs in a very broad sort of way, but again, the stories are not to be taken
literally. The intention was to share the feeling of what it’s like to spend time travelling
from city to city, with all the unlikely experiences that can be encountered along the way.
“People always ask us to tell them road stories,” singer guitarist Rod Hohl adds. “While
this batch of songs aren’t exactly literal road stories, most deal with some degree of
adventure and adversity as inspired by our tours and treks around the country. Yet like
any good story, there’s an imaginative element to it as well. That’s why we’ve decided to
release alternate versions of some of the tracks, to provide a glance at the oddities that
exist just beyond sight...”
The titles of these tracks summarize the stories at a glance. Hohl describes “Sioux City,”
“Road Less Traveled” and “Hurricane” as adventure stories as seen from the perspective
of the road. “Too Young” re-imagines that road as an analogy, the highway of life.
“Weary,” as title implies, describes the toll taken by that seemingly endless journey.
However, there’s also hope on the horizon; “Heaven in You” suggests that there is an
oasis out there somewhere. “Promised Land” and “American Dream” offer reason why
one might choose to embark upon that sojourn in the first place.
Yarn have never been content to simply ride a wave and see where it takes them. Their
last album, This Is the Year, was celebratory in tone and boldly optimistic. A seamless
blend of vibrant, inspired, back porch melodies and narrative, descriptive lyrics, it
detailed the challenges one faces when life is jolted off its bearings and, in reevaluating
relationships, tough choices must be made that sometimes skirting the rules. It was
recorded in the aftermath of real life challenges that left the band splintered and unsure of
their forward trajectory.
“We were dealing with real life issues,” Christiana said at the time. “Broken
relationships, a sense of having to regroup and put some things -- and people -- behind us.

That’s what I was

writing about lyrically in the new songs and it became kind of a catharsis. Nothing was
contrived. We didn’t have to relate to it in the third person. We were living these
circumstances, and that gave us the impetus and inspiration to share our sentiments.
Ultimately those setbacks and difficulties led to new opportunities and allowed a little
light to shine through.”
Yarn’s ability to persevere ought to come as no great surprise, especially for a band that
spent two years honing their chops during a Monday night residency at the famed
Kenny’s Castaway in New York’s Greenwich Village. In effect, it allowed them to
rehearse onstage, mostly in front of audiences that often ranged in size from five to a
hundred people on any given night. Five studio albums followed -- Yarn (2007), Empty
Pockets (2008), Come On In (2010), Almost Home (2012) and Shine the Light On (2013).
The band then took to the road, playing upwards of 170 shows a year and sharing stages
with such superstars as Dwight Yoakam, Charlie Daniels, Marty Stuart, Allison Krauss,
Leon Russell, Jim Lauderdale and The Lumineers. They performed at any number of
prestigious venues -- Mountain Stage, Daytrotter, the Orange Peel in Asheville, the Fox
Theater in Boulder, the 9:30 Club in D.C, South by Southwest, the Strawberry Festival,
Rhythm and Roots, Meadowgrass, Floydfest and more, eventually surpassing 1,000
shows, half a million miles and performances in nearly every state. They’ve driven
nonstop, made countless radio station appearances, driven broken-down RVs and
watched as their van caught fire. They’ve paid their dues and then some, looking forward
even as they were forced to glance behind.
Indeed, the accolades piled up quickly along the way. They have landed on the Grammy
ballot 4 times, garnered nods from the Americana Music Association, placed top five on
both Radio and Records and the AMA album charts, garnered airplay on Sirius FM,
iTunes, Pandora, CNN, and CMT, and also accorded the “Download of the Day” from
Rolling Stone. Shine the Light On found shared song writing credits with John Oates (the
Oates of Hall & Oates fame), and when audiences expressed their admiration, it brought
the band a populist following of diehard devotees, popularly known as “the Yarmy.”
As odd as that might seem, it’s proof positive that the Brooklyn and Raleigh based band -
- which is currently comprised of Blake Christiana, Rod Hohl, bassist Rick Bugel, and
drummer Robert Bonhomme -- have made their mark, and in dealing with their emotions,
scars and circumstances, they find themselves in a position to share those experiences
with others who have juggled similar sentiments.
Then again, one needn’t take them at their word. When one unravels Yarn, it’s best to
add one’s own interpretations.
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Peter Rowan's Free Mexican Airforce featuring Los Texmaniacs at B Chord!

Peter Rowan's Free Mexican Airforce featuring Los Texmaniacs at B Chord!

Jul 24, 4:00pm

34266 Williams Gap Road,Round Hill,20141,US Map

Peter Rowan's Free Mexican Airforce featuring Los Texmaniacs at B Chord Brewing Company
$30 Advance $35 Day Of Show

Music Starts 4pm
No Camping
No Tailgating
No Outside Beverages
The Free Mexican Airforce
The Free Mexican Airforce is flying again! This is a four-piece band that often features Cindy Cashdollar on pedal steel guitar, in addition to bass and drums. This is Peter Rowan plugged in and includes some of his most loved songs--Come Back to Old Santa Fe, Ride the Wild Mustang, Midnight Moonlight and, of course, Free Mexican Airforce!

"I go for the heights with my voice and melodies; I paint the landscape with my words" —Peter Rowan
Peter Rowan was one of the major cult bluegrass artists of the '80s, winning a devoted, international fan base through his independent records and constant touring. A skilled singer/songwriter, Rowan also yodeled, and played numerous stringed instruments and the saxophone. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts; his parents and many of his relatives were musicians, and it seemed only natural that Rowan too would become one. When he was a teenager, he frequently hung out at the Hillbilly Ranch, where he heard such bluegrass and old-time bands as the Lilly Brothers. He also enjoyed listening to the blues.
Rowan formed the Tex-Mex band the Cupids while he was in high school. The group became a popular New England attraction and independently released a single. After college, he decided to become a professional musician, and in 1963 joined the Cambridge-based Mother Bay State Entertainers as a mandolin player and singer, appearing on their LP The String Band Project. In 1964, after performing with Jim Rooney and Bill Keith, Rowan became a rhythm guitarist and lead singer with Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys. He remained with them through 1967, leaving to join mandolinist David Grisman in the folk-rock band Earth Opera. The group recorded a couple of albums and toured (frequently opening for the Doors) until the early '70s. One of their albums, The Great Eagle Tragedy (1969) produced a minor hit single, "Home to You."
While with Monroe and Earth Opera, Rowan began to write and co-write songs, some of which were used in both bands. After leaving Earth Opera, he became a part of Seatrain, a rock-fusion unit whose records were produced by George Martin. Rowan left the band in 1972 to form the Rowan Brothers with siblings Chris and Lorin, and recorded one eponymous album. After the group disbanded, Rowan then recorded “Old & In The Way” with Grisman, Jerry Garcia, Vassar Clements and John Kahn. In 1974, Rowan, Grisman, Clarence White and Richard Greene formed Muleskinner, a bluegrass band. Muleskinner released one album and then disbanded. He then reunited the Rowan Brothers, who this time played together until the early '80s. Meanwhile, Rowan also began playing rock and bluegrass with Mexican Airforce, which featured accordion player Flaco Jimenez. In the mid- '80s, he and Jiminez again reteamed to record Flaco Jiminez and Peter Rowan: Live Rockin' Tex-Mex. He founded the Nashville-based Wild Stallions in 1983, and throughout the '80s and '90s continued to work with a variety of musicians and tour as a solo act. —Sandra Brennan, Pollstar
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East Nash Grass at B Chord Brewing Company

East Nash Grass at B Chord Brewing Company

Jul 31, 3:00pm

B Chord Brewing Company34266 Williams Gap RoadRound Hill, VA20141 Map

Music starts at 3PM

Nashville's newest bluegrass ambassadors!
There is a lot of discussion within the bluegrass community about what, exactly, bluegrass is. How close do we hold our traditions, our themes, even the lineups that we canonize, versus how much breath do we give them to grow and change. It is, to be frank, a little exhausting.

So the nominal album of the East Nash Grass comes as a refreshing break from the hand-wringing -- a balance of undeniably hard-driving bluegrass alongside surprisingly introspective songwriting and earnest narration. Featuring a who’s-who of Nashville’s hottest young pickers, the band was first founded as a part-time pickup gig band in 2017 before transforming into a more serious project just prior to the first closures of COVID in 2020. Since then, the band has been honing their voice -- writing original songs collaboratively and as individuals, breathing fresh life into well-worn standards, and playing gigs together however and whenever they safely can.

That voice shines through on this wholly self-produced project -- defined by the playful brassy flare of banjo riffs and dobro slides balanced against a warm and stable low-end. Notable on the album is the band's tender take on the themes commonly found in bluegrass, largely avoiding the machismo that dominates so much of the traditional sound. Aided by the presence of warmer baritone vocals (as opposed to the strained high tenors so reified by the genre), the East Nash Grass has settled into a sound that feels grounded but not weighed down, and virtuosic without being flashy.

If you are a lover of traditional bluegrass, then it goes without saying that you will enjoy the works produced by this band. This band lives and breathes sparkling instrumental solos and driving rhythms; you would be hard-pressed to find a group of musicians with as much deep bluegrass cred as these pickers. Hell, they even threw in a murder ballad for good measure.

But if you were potentially feeling a little burned out on bluegrass and were drifting away from the genre in this past year without jams and live shows, then let this album carry you back into the fold. The joy and passion these musicians feel towards the genre is infused in every note they play and every word they sing. It will infuse you too, if you let it.
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Hackensaw Boys at B Chord Brewing Company

Hackensaw Boys at B Chord Brewing Company

Aug 13, 7:30pm

34266 Williams Gap Road,Round Hill,20141,US Map

Tickets $20 Advance

Hackensaw Boys start at 7:30PM

No Refunds. Rain or Shine

Kids 13 and older need a ticket.

No Camping, NO Tailgating

About the Band:
Roots music shapeshifters Hackensaw Boys make a triumphant return with their new self-titled album due out in June. Known for their energetic live shows, the band have been operating as a sort of musical collective for over two decades now, carving a songline that traverses all genres of American roots music. They’ve toured nearly constantly, playing festivals all over the world, sharing stages with the likes of De La Soul and Cheap Trick, and even working as Charlie Louvin’s touring band. They’ve been featured on NPR and Pitchfork, where Amanda Petrusich aptly described their music as a “grassy tornado with brazen punk attitude”. Through it all they’ve adapted their sound, as well as their lineup, to serve their songs with a workman-like ethic. It was during the recording and release of their last EP A Fireproof House Of Sunshine (Free Dirt Records) that David Sickmen realized he was doing his best work. This motivated him to “stay out of his own way” during the making of their new self-titled album, a free-wheeling romp through roots music that includes hardcore roots instrumentals, country rug-cutters, and folk rock gems. Produced by Park Chisolm (Kevin Costner & Modern West), Hackensaw Boys is chock full of classic, catchy Hackensaw sounds while achieving a new level of unapologetic honesty and vulnerability via Sickmen’s well-honed, salt-of-the-earth songwriting.

After a six year hiatus, and a battle with vocal polyps that resulted in surgery, founding member, songwriter, and guitarist David Sickmen assumed leadership of the band. He says “...after struggling internally for years to decide what was Hackensaw Boys material and what was not, I realized my life experiences are actually what makes the songs real for me, and therefore good Hackensaw material.” In 2015 he developed an ethos “to play good shows, and be responsible citizens,” which has fueled the group’s longevity and helped them to weather the ebb and flow of musical tastes du jour, as “alt-country” transitioned to “Americana”. Hackensaw Boys have been around so long that Sickmen’s own son Jonah has now joined the ranks on this new effort, taking lead on one of the band’s more notorious innovations, the charismo—an instrument that symbolizes the ever evolving nature of the band. The charismo is a collection of found objects, worn like a washboard, but played percussively like a drum set. The amalgamation of sounds from tin cans and scrap steel, often picked up on the road and attached to the one of a kind instrument, lend a one of a kind sound to the band, and a sound that changes just a bit as the years pass by.

Hackensaw Boys opens with “Things We’re Doing” a hot flatpicking number backed by atmospheric fiddle. Sickmen sings “the past, you’ll see, it ain’t no place to be,” encouraging a progressive outlook even as their music digs further into the well tilled soil of roots music for their original sound. By the second song “Mary Shelley” Hackensaw Boys are again breaking new ground. Sickmen is singing his level best about the myths that can be repeated so often they become our reality. It’s promethean in its structure, essentially an uptempo pop song played on acoustic instruments, propelled by ringing mandolin, jangling guitars and plucky charismo. The song is a years-long realization for Sickmen, who wrote it in Berlin over a decade ago. “As soon as we talked about making a new record the guys all asked if we could record the Mary Shelley song,” he says “so I realized that these experiences I’ve been living for years are the Hackensaw Boys sound”. The tempo does not let up on “The Weights” as the band achieves a full sound anchored by Chris Stevens deep, woody upright, fronted by Caleb Powers appropriately scratchy fiddle on a cheeky song about the weight of personality types on working relationships. Powers then switches to banjo, bounding in on the uptempo “Cages We’re Grown In” another song about turning adversity into advantage, celebrating the human spirit in the way only Hackensaw Boys can. Never resting on their laurels, Hackensaw Boys make the switch to a Texas two-stepper on “My Turn”. Sickmen sings in duet with Sara Beck (Kevin Costner & Modern West), and one can almost see couples shuffling across a roadhouse floor as Sickmen sings “I suppose if you leave, I’ll have it comin to me, and I’m beggin you to stay, and try to relearn to love me”. “These are songs I’ve been carrying around for years, I’ve found love and lost love and found it again since then, but these things stick with me”. Finding comfort in the hardpan of dirt road country, Hackensaw Boys cruise into “Stranger” shifting into four time on a song about taking a chance on a stranger as a method to better oneself. It’s clear Sickmen and the band have been workshopping some of these songs for years. Now the band has come full circle, recording David's most affecting material - full of their most vulnerable and honest songwriting.

Much has been said about Hackensaw Boys’ ability to constantly push forward in roots music since 1999, and rightfully so. Sure, their collective has at times seen now-famous solo artists such as John R. Miller and Pokey LaFarge among their ranks. Yes, they’ve shared stages with huge names ranging from Del McCoury to Modest Mouse. But what is perhaps most important about Hackensaw Boys is their steadfast commitment to leading new generations into a world of roots music that honors the legacy of the sound, while finding ways to forge ahead. They’ve got a sound so intentional and so original that one might even mistake the deep cut Bob Dylan cover “All I Really Want To Do” for a Hackensaw original, and it’s a testament to their own writing. Hackensaw Boys have found a way to spiritually combat the battle of attrition that eventually kills most bands, and it’s a straightforward one. They’ve simply remained true to their mission statement: “to raise a little hell, encourage a more peaceful world, and bring the music back to its roots in a working-class American vernacular.” Twenty three years in, they're doing their best work.

Current Lineup:

David Sickmen

Caleb Powers

Aaron Smith

Jonah Sickmen

Thomas Olivier
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Leftover Salmon Weekend At B Chord Brewing Company 2022

Leftover Salmon Weekend At B Chord Brewing Company 2022

Sep 30, 5:30pm - Oct 2, 7:00pm

B Chord Brewing Company34266 Williams Gap RoadRound Hill, VA20141 Map

Tickets- $40 Single Day/ $100 3DAY ADVANCE SALE

Rain or Shine
No Refunds
No Pets
Kids 13 and over require a ticket
No Camping
No Tailgating
Music Schedule:
7:00PM-9:45PM LEFTOVER SALMON (2 Sets)

Few bands stick around for 30 years. Even fewer bands leave a legacy that marks them as a truly special, once-in-lifetime type band. And no band has done all that and had as much fun as Leftover Salmon. Since their earliest days as a forward thinking, progressive bluegrass band who had the guts to add drums to the mix and who were unafraid to stir in any number of highly combustible styles into their ever-evolving sound, to their role as pioneers of the modern jamband scene, to their current status as influential elder-statesmen of that scene — casting a huge shadow over every festival they play — Leftover Salmon has been a crucial link in keeping the traditional music of the past alive, simultaneously pushing that sound forward with their own weirdly unique style.

The band marked their 30-year anniversary in 2019 with Leftover Salmon: Thirty Years of Festival!, an intimate portrait of Leftover Salmon through the personal recollections of its band members, family, friends, former band-mates, managers, and the countless musicians they have influenced. It is a tale of friendships and losses, musical discoveries and Wild West adventures, and the brethren they surround themselves with who fortify Salmon’s unique voice. Their story is one of tragedy and rebirth, of unimaginable highs and crushing lows, of friendships, of music, but most importantly it is the story of a special band and those that have lived through it all to create, inspire, and have everlasting fun.

In 2021, the band returned to Compass Records for their release Brand New Good Old Days. The band now features a line-up that has been together longer than any other in Salmon history and is one of the strongest the legendary group has ever assembled. Built around the core of founding members Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman, the band is now powered by banjo wiz Andy Thorn and driven by the steady rhythm section of bassist Greg Garrison and drummer Alwyn Robinson. This line-up is continuing the long, storied history of Salmon, which first found them emerging from the progressive bluegrass world and coming of age as one the original jam bands, before rising to become architects of what has become known as Jamgrass. Leftover Salmon were pivotal in creating a musical climate where bands schooled in the traditional rules of bluegrass could break free of those bonds, using nontraditional instrumentation and tapping into their innate ability to push songs in new psychedelic directions live.

Salmon is a band that has never stood still; they are constantly changing, evolving, and inspiring. If someone wanted to understand what Americana music is, they could do no better than to go to a Leftover Salmon show for a musical tour, with the band taking them to Appalachia for an old-time bluegrass song, stopping at Bourbon Street in New Orleans for a swampy Cajun-influenced number, to the hallowed halls of the Ryman in Nashville, before returning to the mountains of Colorado to fire one up.

Things are just more fun when Vince Herman is around, and since helping co-found Leftover Salmon over a quarter century ago, Leftover Salmon shows have always been the most fun. Herman moved to Boulder, CO from Morgantown, West Virginia, where he was attending West Virginia University, in 1985. On his first night in town, he met his future bandmate Drew Emmitt at a show for Emmitt’s group at the time, the Left Hand String Band.

The two struck up an immediate friendship. For a short time after moving to Boulder, Herman joined The Left Hand String Band, marking the first time the two would play together in a band. Herman soon left The Left Hand String Band to pursue his own musical vision. He formed the Salmon Heads, a Cajun-jug band that tried to wrangle all of Herman’s disparate musical influences, Cajun, Calypso, Ska, and bluegrass into a coherent musical statement. His vision was fully realized on New Year’s Eve 1989 when the Salmon Heads and The Left Hand String Band united forces for a show.

The show was a rousing success and the energy created on stage that evening was something special, and a new band, Leftover Salmon, was born. It is a band that truly matched Herman’s vision and allowed him to showcase his wildly, theatrical stage antics and skills. Nearly thirty-years later those antics and skills are still on display at every show they play.

If the Mount Rushmore of progressive bluegrass mandolin players is ever built, Drew Emmitt’s image will be on it alongside fellow legends like Sam Bush and David Grisman, who he channels every time he steps on stage. Emmitt got his start at an early age in his hometown of Boulder, Colorado taking lessons from Hot Rize’s Tim O’Brien. He soon joined the progressive bluegrass group The Left Hand String Band, and remade the band through his desire to combine rock ‘n’ roll and bluegrass.

This combination provide an exciting and explosive sound and led to The Left Hand String Band becoming one of the most popular bands in the region. They regularly played some of the most prestigious bluegrass festivals over the years including Telluride and RockyGrass. Campground jams and occasional sit-ins with Vince Herman’s Salmon Head’s at those festivals, eventually led to a merging of the Salmon Heads and The Left Hand String Band for a 1989 New Year’s Eve show and the birth of Leftover Salmon. Since that New Year’s Eve show, multi-instrumentalist Emmitt has been the perfect foil for Herman, serving as a steadying influence for the band, acting as its primary songwriter, and forging a musical partnership entering its third decade.

Dr. Greg Garrison – as he is often referred to onstage due to his Doctor of Music Arts degree in jazz studies – is the epitome of what a bass player should be; steady, reliable, and rock solid. The uniquely skilled bassist is equally adept at a wide range of styles including rock, bluegrass, and jazz. Since graduating from the University of Illinois and moving to Colorado to continue his schooling, those talents have been on display in a number of settings, including playing with funk provocateurs The Motet, jazz trumpeter Ron Miles, bluegrass legends Sam Bush, Del McCoury and Vassar Clements, jazz guitarists Bill Frisell and John Scofield, and being a founding member of the critically acclaimed Punch Brothers.

This ability to play across genres has proven advantageous when playing with Leftover Salmon and their wide-ranging influences, as he can easily glide from style to style while holding down the bottom end. Garrison is the longest tenured member of the band (after founders Emmitt and Herman) serving as the engine that powers Leftover Salmon since joining in 2000.

Since being drafted from the Emmitt-Nershi Band to join Leftover Salmon, Andy Thorn’s powerful, driving, banjo picking has helped carry the band to new heights. Despite his young age, the North Carolina native brings a wealth of experience to the banjo seat in Leftover Salmon. Thorn first began playing banjo at age 12 after purchasing one at his neighbor's yard sale and has not stopped picking since. After high school Thorn moved onto the University of North Carolina where he earned a degree in Jazz Guitar and played in seminal local band Big Fat Gap, which has a long history of graduating players into bigger bands.

From there he moved to Colorado and joined The Broke Mountain Bluegrass Band, which included Anders Beck from Greensky Bluegrass and Travis Book from The Infamous Stringdusters in its lineup. The band was only around for a brief time, but they won the 2003 RockyGrass Bluegrass Festival Band Contest. That same year Thorn won the RockyGrass banjo contest. Despite the wave of attention that followed, the band soon broke up as they all begin to move onto other bands. Thorn moved back to the East Coast and joined flatpicking legend Larry Keel’s band. His time with Keel was brief as he was then recruited to fill the empty banjo spot in the Emmitt-Nershi Band, which led to him to officially joining Leftover Salmon in 2011.

For a band like Leftover Salmon who effortlessly moves from bluegrass to rock to a Cajun-tinged, high, octane party, where the tempos are demanding and can change in a moment, a dexterous, drummer who can comfortably transition from style to style with those ever changing tempos is a must. For Leftover Salmon, Alwyn Robinson is that drummer.

His background growing up in Texas, that found him playing drums in rock and country bands since middle school, through high school which saw him become an award winning percussionist, and continuing with his college years at Texas Tech that saw him sharpen his jazz and improvisational skills to a fine edge, have all served to be the perfect background for what he would find when he joined Leftover Salmon.

A move to Colorado to work on an advanced degree in music, was followed by an introduction to Leftover Salmon bassist Greg Garrison. Garrison recommended Robinson for Salmon’s vacant drum seat, which he filled in 2013, playing his first show with the band at Delfest that year.
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Darrell Scott At B Chord Brewing Company

Darrell Scott At B Chord Brewing Company

Oct 29, 6:00pm

34266 Williams Gap Road,Round Hill,20141,US Map

Darrell Scott At B Chord Brewing Company

Darrell Scott at B Chord Brewing Company
$40 Advance $45 Day of Show.
Music Starts at 6PM
Opening BAND TBA- 6PM
Darrell Scott 7:30PM
NO Refunds Show is Rain or Shine.
Kids 13 and over need a ticket.
No Camping
No Tailgateing
About the band:

There is an absence of light, before the light. A simple bare stage in the waning gloaming, and I can see Darrell make his way to a lone microphone. He is here to shine that light on matters of the heart─the grit, grease, gristle, and most importantly, the marrow beneath the breastbone.
And what is the path that shapes us as we go along, those true defining moments without which we would be hollow versions of our current selves? For Darrell, it was coming from a musical family with a father who had him smitten with guitars by the age of 4, alongside a brother who played Jerry Reed style as well. From there, things only ramped up with literature and poetry endeavors while a student at Tufts University, along with playing his way through life. This would never change.
When those hands of his make their way across the strings and fretboard, there is palpable loss of air in the theater, as the listeners, our feet and bodies firmly on the ground, watch his sonic wings take him upwards in flight, and realize we are as along for the ride through the skies as he is. Inevitably, to feel this being channeled, privy to this shared physical space, is both heady and inspiring. Small are the number of things in life which allow us to be so deeply immersed and mesmerized by a moment that we are unable to even be aware of the rest of the world humming and whirring away outside. This is Darrell Scott terra firma, where he takes us, with these otherworldly gifts.
The wordsmithing and craftsmanship of the songs that become timeless─although a lost cause for many who try to write them─ is far from a dying art, thanks to Darrell’s work. He is more so existing creatively at levels we just don’t fathom anymore.
.He mines and cultivates the everyday moment, taking the rote, menial, mundane, and allowing it to be surreal, ever poignant, and candidly honest, lilting, blooming, and resonating. The words he fosters allow us to make sense of the world, what is at stake here, and our place in it. And ultimately, Darrell knows the sole truth of life is that love is all that matters, that we don’t always get it right, but that’s the instinctive and requisite circuitous allure of things, why we forever chase it, and why it is held sacred.
2017 and 2018 Darrell opened for and performing with the Zac Brown Band, these days find him roaming his Tennessee wilderness acreage hiking along the small river, playing music, or sharing each day with the woman he loves, also an artist in her own right. He often leads songwriting workshops to help people tell their own truths with their stories, and is as busy as always writing, producing, performing, and just plain fully immersing himself at the hips in life.
If one really opens their eyes and sees how incomparably varied in surreal depth and breadth the musical territory he is both delving into and setting the high water mark with, it leaves the rest in a bewildered wash of gravel road dust and fading taillights. For good luck finding that two-legged soul who walks around among us who can keep up with him─ain't gonna happen.

- Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate
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