Sounds Like: Whiskeytown, The Old 97's, Steve Earle, Neil Young, Alejandro Escovedo
Manager: Dave Brewer
Call it alt. country. Call it Southern rock. Call it Americana. Call it shake-yo-ass blues-fried boogie with flashes of raucous cow punk. Call it a honky tonk Chinese fire drill. Any one of those musical descriptors could hit the mark during a Possum Jenkins show and be dead on.
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On Wednesday, November 27th, Possum Jenkins will return to the friendly confines of Lexington, NC's High Rock Outfitters to participate in the first night o the 2nd Annual North Carolina Music & Arts Festival. Performers include Acoustic Syndicate, Big Daddy Love, Dark Water Rising, The Deluge, Mipso, The Broadcast, The Billy Sea, Jon Scales Fourchestra and The E. Normous Trio. For all festival details, click to www.ncmusicfest.com.
On Friday, September 27, the HanesBrand Theatre at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Performing Arts in Winston-Salem will host An Evening with Possum Jenkins. The show will be a two set affair, leading off with a rare acoustic set by the band, followed by a second helping of the Possum's patented brand of blues and soul-powered country rawk. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.hanesbrandstheatre.org, by calling The Hanesbrands Theatre box office 336-747-1414, or in person at the box office (Monday to Friday, Noon - 6:00 p.m. and 1 hour prior to showtime) The Hanesbrands Theatre is located at 209 N. Spruce Street, W-S, NC 27101.
On Saturday, August 24, Possum Jenkins will return to the Commonwealth of Virginia for a special outdoor show at Shining Star Farms. This show is part of the Live At The Rives Summer Concert Series. The Bottoms Up Blues Gang will open the show starting at 5:00 p.m. The address is 3838 Barrows Mill Road, Martinsville, VA, 24112. In case of inclement weather, this show will move to the Rives Theatre in downtown Martinsville.
On Friday, August 23, Possum Jenkins will join forces with Asheville's mighty award-winning bluegrass trio RED JUNE for a slamming double bill at Boone Saloon. Fresh off their second year at MerleFest, Red June is riding high with the band's John Cloyd Miller taking home top honors in bluegrass category of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. Former winners include Tift Merritt, Gillian Welch, the everybodyfields and many more greats. Red June will open the show, followed by a rowdy set of Possum. Come early, stay late!!
About Connor Christian & Souther Gothic: Connor Christian & Southern Gothic, named “Artist On The Verge” in Billboard Magazine’s Best Bets of 2012 issue, released New Hometown on February 12, 2013. The album features 18 songs of the country, roots-rock and Americana flavors for which the band has become renowned through their extensive live touring. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. Additionally, the album hit #17 on the Country chart, #18 on the Indie chart, #107 on the Top Current Albums chart, and #127 on the Billboard Top 200. The video for the first single – “Sheets Down” – reached #1 on the CMT Pure 12 Pack Countdown, moving up from #7 and #2 over the course of three weeks. Christian, who also plays guitar and piano in addition to his vocal duties, wrote or co-wrote 16 of the 18 songs on the album. Many of the co-writes were penned with band mate Jeff Spirko, who handles guitar, banjo, mandolin, piano and background vocal duties. The band is rounded out by Elena Martin on fiddle, piano, mandolin and background vocals, Joe Abramson on bass guitar, and Shawn Thacker on drums and percussion. When not headlining, they’ve shared stages with such artists as Zac Brown Band, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Corey Smith, Big & Rich, Uncle Kracker, Gloriana, STYX, ZZ Top, Heart, Foreigner, and more.
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