Saturday, March 5, 2016
Where: The Southern
Cost: $10 Advance / $12 Day of Show
About The Currys: The Currys have developed their brand of harmony-rich Americana through summers of writing and performing on the Florida Gulf Coast. In the spring of 2013, brothers Jimmy and Tommy Curry and cousin Galen Curry relocated to Charlottesville, Virginia, to record their debut album Follow. Their sophomore effort, West of Here (scheduled for release in early 2016) stakes a claim to the heritage of folk music while giving voice to the trio’s contemporary sound.
About Will Overman Band: The music of Will Overman Band, call it "amped-up folk rock", is as energetic as it is passionate. The Charlottesville, Va based band has a unique sound that can be both haunting and evocative, yet sincere and sweet.
Musically and lyrically, the band draws from its Virginia roots, producing a rare combination of enticing harmony and straight-ahead, hard-charging rhythm and riffs. Or, as one fan put it, “hearty as a home-cooked Southern meal.”
The band is composed of Overman, on guitar and vocals; Daniel McCarthy, guitar; Brittney Wagner on vocals; J Wilkerson on bass; and Christopher Helms, drums. Drawing comparisons to The Avetts and Jason Isbell, the band carries an unwavering commitment to its music — and to its fans. That music and those lyrics, as the Huffington Post wrote, seem to draw “ … from the experiences of someone much older.”