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Low Low Chariot/Welcome To Hoonah/Monster Atlantic

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Low Low Chariot/Welcome To Hoonah/Monster Atlantic
Friday, March 25, 2016 8:00 PM
Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount, VA
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  • Ticket Price: $12.00 - $14.00
  • Door Time: 7:30 PM
  • Show Type: Rock
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Low Low Chariot

Singer-songwriter JD Sutphin toured for years with his rock outfit, Madrone, gaining thousands of fans and even radio support. But even with their success, his maternal grandmother told him repeatedly “Country music is gonna find you.” And one fateful Christmas it did, in a decades old stack of songs unearthed by his family, written by his own grandfather who died on July 4th, 1974, before he could record them.
JD’s grandfather, Jim Freeman, an incredibly accomplished country musician in his own right, toured with bluegrass greats Ralph Stanley and Bill Monroe. JD learned these once forgotten songs. He discovered a storytelling style of music that engulfed him to the point of making a pilgrimage to Nashville. He stood in front of the Ryman with tears and saw a path he needed to take. JD began to write his own songs on his grandfather’s prized Martin guitar. Within the first week he had ten songs unlike anything he had ever written. It was honest. It was simple. It was country.
He formed a band with seasoned players and named it Low Low Chariot, after his grandfather’s single “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”. Now performing live, releasing their first recordings and gaining die-hard fans daily; the Low Low Chariot is ready to continue their story and honor that fate and family that created them.

Welcome To Hoonah


Winner of FloydFest 2015's "BAND ON FIRE" competition, Welcome To Hoonah is a fusion of current folk, Americana and indie music, 60's rock and country, with definitive front porch flavor and a touch of urban verve.  The songwriting and vocal team, Spencer McKenna and Jessica Larsen, have eclectic musical tastes that are reflected in the variety of their originals and choice of accompanying musicians.  Best described as "indie-country rock", Welcome to Hoonah's songs are earnest and cover the experiential span, from hopeful to lovelorn, sweet lazy days and long wild nights; their writing and instrumentation dare you not to dance and hum along. Driven by the solid rhythm of drummer Leonard, peppy percussion of Larsen and lowdown bass of Chris Eanes, McKenna, soulful guitarist and lead singer, Robby Carden, stellar harmonica player, and Alex Faught, tremendous banjo picker, are given plenty of room to shine instrumentally.
 Guitar, lead vocals: Spencer McKenna
Percussion, vocals: Jessica Larsen
Bass, vocals: Chris Eanes
Banjo and vocals: Alex Faught
Harmonica and percussion: Robby Carden
Drums: Matt Leonard

Monster Atlantic

Monster Atlantic is a rock music experiment that hails from the heart of Roanoke Virginia. Monster Atlantic delivers a high energy rock show full of collaborative original music fueled by the combination of singer/rhythm guitarist Lance Smith, lead guitarist Matt Stump, bassist Jason Davis and drummer/backing vocalist Tad Dickens. The band has opened recent shows for Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Carbon Leaf and Allen Thompson Band.