MOKB Sun King Concert Series
1043 Virginia Ave #215
Murphy Arts Center
Indianapolis, IN, 46203
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Andrew Combs is a Texas songwriter, guitarist, and singer who lives in Nashville. His brand of country-folk looks back to Guy Clark and Mickey Newbury’s heyday in Nashville. Following the success of the self-released 2010 EP, Tennessee Time, Coin Records released the 7-inch “Big Bad Love” in April 2012. While the EP displayed a decidedly Nashville sound, “Big Bad Love” and b-side “Take It From Me” reveal a ballsier side—a folk-rock sound with nods to rough-and-tumble Chicago blues and Planet Waves-era Dylan. Combs’ live show was once described as a cross between the stripped-down country-rock of Merle Haggard and the tightly wound garage-punk of Detroit’s MC5. They call it country soul swag, and you should too.
Mike Reeb is a full-time touring musician from Indianapolis, Indiana. In 2013, is on pace to perform at least 150 shows across the United States. Through the first four months of the year, Mike has already performed 46 shows within 10 different states.
Throughout the Midwest, Reeb has opened for several notable musicians, including Alejandro Escovedo, Joe Pug, Sleeping at Last, Bill Mallonee, Switchfoot, Denison Witmer, Jeremy Messersmith, Elsinore, Kink Ador, The Honey Trees, Derek Webb, Company of Thieves, and Jason Webley at venues like Schubas Tavern (Chicago), Hotel Cafe (Los Angeles), The Listening Room Cafe (Nashville), Mike & Molly's (Champaign, IL), Double Door (Chicago), Duffy's Tavern (Lincoln, NE), Lindbergs (Springfield, MO), Czar Bar (Kansas City), The Frequency (Madison, WI), and Rumba Cafe (Columbus, OH). In 2010, one of Mike’s original songs was also featured in the movie Janie Jones, starring Abigail Breslin.
Mark Thornton of the Chicago Tribune writes, "He keeps drawing positive reviews and kind comparisons to musical legends. Names like Dylan and Springsteen are often thrown out too loosely when used to describe up-and-coming artists. In Reeb's case, however, the connections may be warranted." Mike's musical and song-writing influences include Jeff Tweedy, Damien Jurado, Ray Davies, John Steinbeck, Gillian Welch, David Bazan, and Bob Dylan.