Curtis Eller's American Circus Album Release Show

Curtis Eller's American Circus celebrates the release of their new album at Motoco Music Hall! Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer. A twenty-year show business veteran, Eller and his band The American Circus have cultivated a devoted international following based on dynamic, highly physical stage performances and a catalog of curious phonographic recordings. The iconoclastic, rock & roll outfit from Durham, NC is preparing to embark on an exhaustive UK tour in support of their latest and most ambitious album A Poison Melody. Join the band when they return to celebrate the release of the new album on their home turf!
Fans of the group's work have come to expect a disorientling, historical landscape populated by corrupt 19th century politicians, faded Hollywood stars, two-bit prize fighters and frequent, inexplicable visits from Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon. The latest batch of songs finds the cities of the United States in flames and her streets red with blood, as the spectre of the 1967 Detroit riot casts a hazy shadow on a young century. This time the core of the band has expanded to include a tempestuous cloud of horns and an graceless choir of backsliders in their quest to bring Eller's historically evocative compositions to vivid, cinematic life.

Copies of A Poison Melody will be available on vinyl, CD and download. You can preview the album and pre-order copoies directly from the band's website.

Charles Latham & The Borrowed Band

Charles Latham wields an acid tongue and a poison pen, crafting social criticism, tragicomic narratives, and brutal self-analysis into three-and-a-half-minute ramshackle folk-pop songs. Nearly a decade since leaving the Triangle to wander from Philadelphia to Nashville to Memphis to the U.K., singer-songwriter Charles Latham returned to North Carolina in late 2014, laying roots down in Durham where he began working on the songs that comprise his fourth full-length release.

His new LP, “Little Me Time”, finds Latham recording outside of his home studio, enlisting an ensemble of local talent. The result is an album that stays true to Latham’s non-traditional songwriting while exploring new sonic territory, from Cosmic American psychedelia to lush, string-buoyed folk in the vein of Bryter Layter-era Nick Drake.

His music is a lyric-heavy mixture of folk, pop, and country steeped in dark humor and social criticism, and he has been compared to artists as wide-ranging as Loudon Wainwright III and The Buzzcocks.

$10 Advance / $12 Day of the show

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