Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray
Ross Adams and the Sorrowbirds, Pullman Strike
3227 N. Davidson St.
Doors 10:00 PM / Show 10:30 PM
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Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray
Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray manage to produce a complete thought- a full band sound despite the limitations of being only two people. The songs are new but have a haunting familiarity and draw on Mountain Music, The Blues, Rockabilly and the heyday of the Romantic Country Duet. Miss Shevaughn grew up performing folk music in Arkansas with her family and went on to study opera and Yuma Wray is a veteran of D.C.'s hardcore scene. Together, they deliver sometimes heart-wrenching sometimes sassy songs about trains, wanderlust, folks who almost made it and what could have been.
Ross Adams and the Sorrowbirds
Ross Adams is a singer-songwriter originally from Winston-Salem, NC. Ross meticulously weaves stories of loss, longing and hope all in the shadows of his two major influences, Justin Townes Earle and Bob Dylan. The artistic strain of his voice cries out for your ears and instead somehow takes your heart with him. His lyrics and voice meld together to form an honest, intricate and heartbroken autobiography, all the while retaining relatibility to anyone lucky enough to notice. Ross' clever and unique picking style is a refreshing burst onto the singer-songwriter scene. He has played a plethora of shows in Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas.
Stopping briefly in a small Texas town, an itinerant race car driver finds that his stock car, on a trailer behind his motor home, has just been quickly and expertly stripped. He chases down the miscreants, who turn out to be six orphan children. He has no recourse to the law, for the corrupt local sheriff takes most of the proceeds of their thievery in exchange for not putting them in an orphanag
e. They are charming rogues who are in turn charmed by him. Disliking their arrangement with the sheriff, they stow away with him, and he finds himself becoming a reluctant stepfather. Thanks to their enthusiasm and incredible mechanical know-how, he begins to make a name for himself on the racing circuit. But the sheriff doesn't take kindly to losing his extra income..
"People We Know, Pullman Strike's 2011 LP, has all the swing and twang of a respectable country record. Yet, it still has roots in the sweat-and-PBR of punk and hardcore, as evidenced by the caustic sneer on "Springtime" or the menacing drums and take-this-job-and-shove-it message of "Work." (Even David Allan Coe's "Take This Job and Shove It" was a Johnny Paycheck hit before Dead Kennedys got to it.) And while Pullman Strike isn't the only current Charlotte band making this connection — Scowl Brow is another — it seems the country-punk marriage just keeps getting stronger."
Corbie Hill - Creative Loafing
"...it feels reductive to call Pullman Strike just an alt-country band. The sextet's work today shows a steadily developing ensemble still finding ways to cultivate the middle ground between indie rock crunch and country creak. "
Bryant Reed - Charlotte Viewpoint
"Pullman Strike is a sextet bringing you a wonderful mash up of indie, stoner rock and Americana. Their latest album features heartfelt love songs alongside gut-wrenching melodies about loss and loneliness"
Jenny Lou Bennett - Shutter 16
" All of these guys grew up on a huge dose of Tom Petty and old country but still had a love for the DIY ethic of punk and indie music. Their sound brings to mind Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, early Lucero, Slobberbone mixed with the slacker aesthetic of Dinosaur Jr."
Justin - PunkNews
"...Switching from the upbeat mood of the night, Pullman Strike transitioned the evening's atmosphere to a family affair. Starting off strong, slowing it down, and then picking it right back up, their sound kept me on my figurative toes with beautiful melodies pieced together with harmonies supporting meandering lyrics. Pullman Strike is great at what they do and I thoroughly enjoyed watching their set."
Dane Abernathy - Shutter 16
"Charlotte's answer to Uncle Tupelo."—Bryan Reed
"I always get these guys and Paxton Strike confused." -bastard_squad
"2010 Demo" CD (self released)
"Live & Acoustic @ The Milestone" digital (self released)
"People We Know" CD/digital (Self Aware Records)
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