Daughn Gibson, Hiss Golden Messenger
3400 Tuckaseegee Rd.
Charlotte, NC, 28208
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 18 and over
You most likely have already heard of Gibson. In the short time since the release of his debut album All Hell, the handsome balladeer hailing from Carlisle, PA is capturing serious attention by tastemakers and music fans interested in new takes on country and blues. Daughn's background is rooted in playing in punk and metal bands and truckdriving across America, but it seems recently, he's taken this hearty rough-and-tumble past and made it more gentile. Adding a dash of grace and debonaire known best to predecessors like Scott Walker and Lee Hazlewood - doubtless influences. You might also hear subtle nods to Robert Johnson or Skip James, but Daughn throws a curveball by adding dark electronic elements to boot. Daughn Gibson's charm and uniqueness comes from his ability to perhaps equally fit in alongside Toby Keith or Depeche Mode.
Daughn Gibson released his debut album All Hellfeaturing this already iconic blend of electronic country and blues on White Denim Records, owned by Matt Korvette of Pissed Jeans in March. He quickly followed up this release with a 7" for "Lite Me Up" b/w "The Mark Of A Man" on Dull Knife Records. "Lite Me Up" is a perfect summer time jam…full of heart, soul, and a little bit of whimsical swagger.
Hiss Golden Messenger
"Mystical country, like an eerie yellowing photograph" – David Bowie
"A small but grand statement, recorded in a week, but achieving country-soul greatness"
- UNCUT * * * * stars
"MC Taylor writes folk music that is at once firmly steeped in tradition and immediately accessible."
- NPR Music
"Fans of Will Oldham and Bill Callahan will find much to admire in the work of MC Taylor, a revivalist who also lectures in folklore."
- Guardian UK
Longtime friends and Charlotte music scene favorites, Stephen Warwick (Secondhand Stories) & Justin Fedor (The New Familiars), join forces to create the psychedelic-indie-synth-pop group, Ancient Cities. Performing up and down the East coast as both a duo and a full band, they've been seen backed by members of groups like The Noises Ten, Lowry, and the Fat Faced Band. Warwick's songwriting is complimented by Fedor's multi-instrumental talent as the duo moves through a set list of songs that will be featured on the band's first full length studio release. Previews of these songs as well as a couple of covers can be downloaded at www.ancientcities.bandcamp.com
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