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.
Asheville’s Pierce Edens heard old-timey mountain music until his teens; that’s when he was steeped in punk and grunge. Both inform his music. His shadowy baritone has a dark, jazzy canter reminiscent of Tom Waits, while the percolating strings below it veer from bluegrass to closing-time cabaret. The punk manifests in the rebellious free-spirited nature of ‘Montana’
– Indy Week, Chris Parker
As those who have seen him live can attest, Pierce Edens absorbed the songwriting, storytelling and musical styling of the surrounding Appalachian Mountains, where he spent his childhood. This history takes the form of old time, folk and bluegrass music as well as spoken words of storytellers from his North Carolina home; this has earned him the moniker of “Appalachicana.”
Over the last ten years, Edens has been drawing on those roots and blending them with the grungy rock and roll sounds that took him in his teenage years. The result is a haunting and fiery mixture that is notoriously hard to pin down. Allmusic.com classifies Edens as both “Folk-Rock” and “psychedelic-grunge,” and No Depression writer Bill Kopp says “[He] could just as easily- and accurately- be tagged with the singer/songwriter label; He’s a gritty troubadour who takes what he needs from each style, blending and bending it to suit the needs of his songs.”
Through relentless touring, independently producing 4 albums (with one on the way), one full length concert film, and sharing the stage with musical heroes such as: Jim Lauderdale, Todd Snider, Will Kimbrough, and Sturgill Simpson, Edens has garnered a dedicated following of fans across the nation. And as Fred Mills of Blurt magazine says… “Edens is the R.F.D. (Real effin’ Deal), and when he and his band have their collective back against the wall, there’s trouble in store.”