Mount Pleasant, SC
Doug Jones Everybody Doug Jones
Megan Jean & The KFB
North Charleston, SC
Date and Time
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 6:00pm
6-8:30 PM Singer in the round
Bogan Mask http://www.reverbnation.com/boganmask
Sean Waterman http://www.seanwaterman.com/
Nikki Talley http://www.nikkitalley.com
Haley Dreis http://www.haleydreis.com
8:30 PM Doug Jones/Charles Hedgepath http://charleshedgepath.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Doug-Jones-Everybody-Doug-Jones/383672809336
9:30 PM Megan Jean and the KFB http://www.meganjean.net/
Bogan Mask, singer/songwriter, has been a performing staple for many years in the Southeast. His music speaks of the joys, pains and loves of life. Bogan's life experiences shine through his guitar and voice leaving his audience feeling his warmth. Bogan released two CD's in 2009, Maskuerade and UnMasked, and is currently working on material for his third one.
A Brooklyn native by way of Atlanta, Sean Waterman has found his niche as the southern-based singer/songwriter with a sophomore EP to be released in August and a three-month tour starting this June.
His initial introduction to music was a little on the bitter side, as his mother wouldn’t let him quit his guitar lessons at age nine. Luckily, a relationship formed and by the age of seventeen Waterman began writing songs and performing at open mic nights while attending The Citadel in South Carolina. Instead of the usual studying, he found it much more useful to spend his nights writing and performing at bars around Charleston. Although he spent many years working on his music, it wasn’t until he moved to Atlanta that an album began to take shape.
While based in Atlanta, Waterman found time to record his debut EP, Locomotive Hearts (2010). This release gained attention from Internet radio hosts and indie filmmakers, alike. His most recent project, Dividing Lines EP, is available now from his own record label, Waterman Records and Phonograph.
Waterman has spent the last two years focusing on songwriting and recording, but his heart holds closest to performing live, because, “there’s something about the energy from the crowd that never leaves you.”
Hardworking, energetic, mountain girl with a big voice…these could all describe Nikki Talley. Raised in North Carolina and hailing from Asheville, it’s only fitting that her music is as eclectic as the state that boasts the mountains and the sea. Trying to pin down Nikki’s style, critics and reviewers alike have compared her to an early Liz Phair and Gillian Welch, but to leave the comparisons there would be doing a disservice to her fiery stage performance, hauntingly seductive and raw gritty lyrics, lifted by a voice that harkens back to the Appalachian roots from which she was born, and shores up on the edges of contemporary southern rock, country, blues, and jazz that has her audiences stomping and clapping for more.
Nikki’s energy is as big as her voice and has taken her over all over the Southeast, playing such prestigious festivals as Magnolia Fest in Live Oak, FL to the Sakori Hills Festival in Pittsboro, NC. She’s had the pleasure of opening such national acts as Edwin McCain and Susan Tedeschi.
Nikki’s latest release Beautiful Charmer has definitely upped the ante production-wise and has a decidedly more country feel. For this project she had a lot of help from a number of collaborators including Grammy-winning alt-country icon Jim Lauderdale. It garnered the #7 spot in WNCW’s top 20 regional releases of 2010 and #23 in top 100 releases.
Talley’s always silken, yet adaptable voice is on full display on this album, whispering sweet nothings to the listener on some songs (as on the title track), belting out her passion with full desperate power on others (as on “Fugitives”) and crooning out her heartache honky-tonk style as on “Don’t Stand” or “Sing Him Away.” –Bold Life Magazine
One thing she isn’t: afraid of the microphone. Talley has undeniable stage presence… –Mountain Express
22 year old singer-songwriter Haley Dreis grew up in Columbia, SC where critics favor her as "one of the scene's brightest voices" (Otis Taylor, The State newspaper) - and her debut full-length album as "a perfectly realized and surprisingly mature and polished pop gem fromthe still-young Dreis, who is as promising a pop talent as Columbia's ever seen" (Patrick Wall, Columbia Free-Times).
Now residing in Nashville, TN, she has recorded and toured throughout the southeast with Jay Clifford (of Jump Little Children) and Josh Kaler (of Slow Runner); and has performed alongside national acts such as We The Kings, Tonic, Edwin McCain, Toby Lightman, & Chris Barron (of Spin Doctors). She most recently graced the stage at the Grande Ole Opry where she played violin in the orchestra for Grammy Award-winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin at the Stellar Music Awards.
Dreis is a high school graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts and a recent cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina Honors College. She continues to write songs for herself and other artists, tour as an artist, and record new material. Her full-length debut album "Beautiful to Me" (July, 2009) and her sophomore release "Taking Time" (March, 2011) are currently available on iTunes and other digital retailers. She anticipates to record her 3rd full-length album in Spring 2012.
Doug Jones/Charles Hedgepath
Doug Jones is one of our all time favorite performers from Taylors SC who is the front man for Cravin’Melon. Doug is deeply ingrained in the SC music scene and has a style all his own. Memorable songs delivered with strong vocals that delight the ears.
Charles Hedgepath is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who is talented enough to write and play multiple musical forms, including jazz, folk, funk, western swing, country, bluegrass and more. Holding true to the belief that getting involved with more is better than settling for the same old song and dance, Hedgepath constantly strives to network and collaborate with as many talented musicians as he can. And the results of his ever-widening roster of colleagues has thus far yielded him three fantastic albums and tour and gig dates across the southeastern United States and beyond. Working with musical veterans such as Jeff Sipe (Aquarium Rescue Unit), Bobby Lee Rogers (The Code Talkers), Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks Band), and Ike Stubblefield, as well as being a member of the bands The Work and The Bad Popes, Hedgepath is continually embarking on new musical ventures. To add to his 2008 CD Instruments of Peace and 2009's We Three Kings--an instrumental collection of Christmas tunes rendered with a lot of funk and a lot of soul, the proceeds from which go directly to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of the Carolinas charity--Charles is currently in the studio working on a gospel album. For those who have never heard of this South Carolina native, check out his tunes here on this site and you will hear what has been getting many people in the Palmetto state moving and talking for the past decade.
Megan Jean and the KFB
Hard-touring, foot-stompin', guitar beatin, upright lickin, washboard scratchin,' banjo pickin' madness with a voice like the devil herself.
Charleston, SC-based duo Megan Jean & the KFB arrange a demented blend of gypsy, circus, americana, and the avant-garde that has been captivating audiences all over America. The pair met in New York City in 2004 and quickly became disillusioned with the music-mill mentality that dominates the concrete jungle. Feeling lost in the shuffle, Jean and Klay decided to sell all their possessions, quit their day jobs, and hit the road full-time, focusing on the Southeast. Fourteen shows turned into 200 a year and a newfound home-base in Charleston's burgeoning music community. While on the road, the pair forged their unique sound, which has been described as "...a wealth of gorgeous tunes that brilliantly [merge] American roots music with exotic elements of Euro/gypsy styles." (T. Ballard Leseman, Charleston City Paper) Calling the road home on a "never-ending tour" with an anchor firmly planted in the Lowcountry, this transient duo has taken DIY lifestyle and transformed it into a kind of Voodoo that unites scenes, fans, bands, clubs and musical styles-all without the help of a label and fueled by sheer guts and know how. In February of 2012, Megan Jean and the KFB will be featured on PBS performing an original composition "These Bones" as part of a music documentary series entitled "Music Voyager," which will be broadcast internationally.
Their first full-length album entitled "Dead Woman Walkin'" was fan-funded using Kickstarter and released in November of 2010 on their own label Guts and Know How Records. Their sophomore effort entitled "The Devil Herself," is set to be recorded in early 2012 at King of the Jungle Studios in Birmingham, AL and The Collective in Charleston, SC. Please see www.meganjean.net for tour dates, additional information, music, and more.