Sol Driven Train $10 Advance // $12 Day of Show5PM Door :: 9PM ShowGeneral Admission Standing Show :: Some Balcony SeatingThis versatile 5-piece Charleston, SC band features rotating lead vocalists, and multi-instrumental talent spread across horns, strings, and percussion. The bands sonic schizophrenia absorbs songwriting influences like John Prine and Paul Simon, Afrocaribbean rhythmic explorations, and funky New Orleans-style brass into earnest songs of life, love, loss, and long johns. Combining rich varieties of American pop and folk music into their own port-town sound, Sol Driven Train has carved out a unique musical identity within the American roots music scene.Isis is proud to host, for the first time, Sol Driven Train. Sol Driven Trains music weaves through genres like images in a Tom Robbins paragraph. The bands playful sonic schizophrenia absorbs songwriting influences like John Prine and Paul Simon, Afrocaribbean rhythmic explorations, and funky New Orleans-style brass into earnest songs of life, love, loss, and long johns. The versatile 6-piece band, based in Charleston, SC, features rotating lead vocalists, and multi-instrumental talent spread across horns, strings, and percussion. Combining rich varieties of American pop and folk music into their own brass-kickin roots rock sound, Sol Driven Train has carved out a unique musical identity within the Jam and Americana music scene.Sol Driven Trains sound has helped shape their hometowns musical identity for more than a decade. Its soulful and rich like Charlestons food, approachable like its people, rooted in history like its architecture, and as diverse as youd expect from a city that, for instance, has a Prius-driving Democrat for a mayor in one of the countrys reddest states. During the spring of 2000, a close circle of friends began gathering in college apartments downtown Charleston to create sound and share in the fun and cathartic joy of music. Through the course of 14 years and over 1,000 live shows, this same spirit still guides Sol Driven Train through the rocky road of the music industry. The venues have grown from bedrooms to festival stages, the amps have gotten louder, the lineup has evolved, and the crowds have multiplied, but the sense of brotherhood, mutual support, and creative independence within the band has strengthened. Along the way, the band has performed alongside their musical heroes, sharing stages with greats such as Bruce Hornsby, Levon Helm, Michael Franti, and Blues Traveller. Through hard work and a commitment to live performance, the bands reputation and collective musical ability has grown with every season. Named 2011 Rock Band of the Year 2012 Jam Band of the Year and 2013 World/Groove/Reggae Band of the Year by the Charleston City Paper, and On the Verge by Relix Magazine in January 2012, Sol Driven Train is an independent band breaking into the national spotlight. Ten independent releases including two critically-acclaimed albums for children, a live concert DVD, a live album, five full-length studio albums, and last summers popular Watermelon EP document the bands winding musical development. The band has been working hard in the studio in between their 2014 tour schedule. Dance is an upbeat full length album scheduled for release in early 2015. more >>>Save
Sounds Like: Paul Simon, John Prine, Grateful Dead, The Avett Brothers, Ryan Montbleau
Bio: Combining wide varieties of American pop and folk music into their own brass-kickin' roots rock sound, Sol Driven Train has carved out a unique musical identity. Their sound is soulful and rich like Southern food, and like the 6-piece band’s hometown of Charleston, SC, their music is warm, appro...See Full Bio
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“Charleston-based groove-rock ensemble Sol Driven Train is too flexible to accurately define with one tidy musical phrase. The group can go from jamming on an Afro-Caribbean rhythm to getting wacky with a James Brown funk beat or rocking out on a monster riff with ease. It can play it straight with twangy roots-rock or explore world-beat styles like a Paul Simon backing band.”
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Q: Will you be coming back to Missoula anytime soon. Would love to attend one of your gigs again.
A: Unfortunately not. We are focusing on the East coast and Gulf coast at the moment. But don't forget us we will be back eventually. Check out the new album and thanks for the love.
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