Acoustic Storytellers In-The-Round: Featuring Sam Burchfield, Nathan Angelo, and Chris Ayer
515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
Watch & Listen
Sam Burchfield's sound ranges from clever lyrical ballads to upbeat funky compositions. Add in some banjo driven folk in songs and you're almost there. From banjo, to brass, to traditional rock 4 piece, Sam has taken the diversity of modern music and blended it into his own multiple-genre style that keeps the listener entertained, interested, and impacted. With a voice that can be soft and sultry, or full of loud southern soul, the music Sam Burchfield writes is connected by an authentic passion and energy that audiences have been hungry for.
After appearing on American Idol Season 13 and receiving a golden ticket to Hollywood, Sam turned the show down and released his first EP titled Where to Run on February 4th, 2014, a few months of graduating from UGA. Since the release, his EP charted #8 on Billboards Regional-South Atlantic Heatseeker chart and gained notable attention from industry professionals as well as #1 college music blog GoodMusicAllDay.com. After the EP's success Burchfield booked his own tour of the Southeast, sleeping on floors and couches, and winning over crowds one at a time.
In his short career, Burchfield has shared the stage with notable acts such as St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Ben Rector, Josh Garrels, Emily Hearn and YouTube sensation Noah Guthrie. The Athens based singer/songwriter creates a masterful blend of blues rock, funk and folk, influenced by the likes of ZZ Ward, Ray LaMontagne, James Morrison, and even early Jack Johnson.
The EP Where to Run is complete with varying instrumentation from funky guitar riffs to a vintage jazzy horn section. The songs are bonded together with a chillingly precise rhythm section. Each track leaves the listener feeling pleasantly surprised by an exciting mix of Burchfield's multiple styles of music. While he has achieved much success as a young artist, the potential is limitless for this youthful dreamer and his noble guitar, Sassy.
In the ever-changing landscape of modern pop, Nathan Angelo shines
as a refreshing alternative, embracing the classic elements of popular music
and celebrating the backbeat of American tradition. As the revival of music
in the 60’s and 70’s brought together the heritage of the Great American
songbook, the flair of jazz and heartache of the Delta blues, Angelo
integrates these forms into his own music with great ease and delight. For
the past decade, Angelo has captivated audiences across the country with
his high-spirited live show and captured the imagination of a loyal following
through prolific songwriting, independently selling over 40,000 albums along
Angelo’s latest full-length album A Matter of Time (Aug 2017)
reflects his journey through the life-altering experiences of becoming a
father and facing his daughter’s rare, life-threatening metabolic disease. His
daughter received a liver transplant in Fall 2016, and Angelo’s latest release
wrestles with the aches of adversity and ultimately celebrates the beauty of
life and the hope he has for his daughter. A Matter of Time embraces the
soul, classic r&b and piano-pop of some of Angelo’s more prominent
influences -- Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Elton John -- while
fearlessly venturing into new sonic territory to compete with pop
contemporaries like Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake. Alongside his finest
songwriting to date, Angelo’s voice resounds as an irrefutable force as he
carries listeners to new places unfamiliar to the likes of modern pop music.
A Matter of Time debuted at #12 on the iTunes singer-songwriter
charts and has already garnered more than 650,000 streams on Spotify.
Chris Ayer is an artist that has both a rawness of performance and a sense of poetic lyricism that, when combined, create something socially urgent and uniquely timeless. Between his sharp pop sensibility and his strong heritage in the American singer-songwriter tradition, the Los Angeles-based Ayer continues to defy genres and inspire generations.
Born in California, and raised in Virginia, Chris has built a reputation for uplifting and emotive solo shows in and around New York City’s Lower East Side, as well as inspiring collaborations with other up-coming artists – including longtime tour-mate Matt Simons (‘Catch & Release’, ‘With You’) and most recently with acclaimed DJ and producer Palm Trees (‘Casanova’, ‘You Were the One’).
Over the past few years Chris has played over 1000 shows throughout North America and Europe. In early 2017 Chris completed a national headlining tour of the United States, he performed for a crowd of 5,500 at AFAS Live in Amsterdam supporting Matt Simons, and he was added to lineup for this year’s Pinkpop Festival in The Netherlands – where he will be sharing the bill with the likes of Green Day, System Of A Down, Martin Garrix and Kings of Leon.
Ayer’s last single, ‘On The Blvd’, was released in 2016 and has since racked up more than a million streams on Spotify alone. The single received some major radio airplay throughout the Netherlands and Belgium.
Chris has released his followup single, ‘Stay Another Night’, worldwide on May 19th via PIAS.
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