Abe Reid and the Spikedrivers, Brownbird Rudy Relic
1228 Gordon St.
Charlotte, NC, 28205
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
Abe Reid and the Spikedrivers
Abe Reid is an artist in the truest sense; he got it honest and delivers it just the same. Having gained national attention and a Subpop Records recording contract with The Blue Rags, Abe Reid has been there and lived to tell about it. He tells it so well in fact that he won the International Blues Competition as a solo artist in 1999. His songs are real and delivered in a style all his own.
Brownbird Rudy Relic
Reltone Records Recording artist, Brownbird Rudy Relic is the embodiment of the 'modern-day' blues music troubadour. Having started his career street busking throughout the United States, he eventually settled in New York City where he began to hone his unique musical style; acoustic holler blues. Just as much as turn of the century blues music was an amalgam of the influences of the day, Acoustic Holler Blues lays parallel to a similar synthesis; fusing early pre-war country blues styles with a multitude of other relevant (rhythm &) blues influences such as Hokum, Ragtime, Doo wop and Boogie-Woogie; even going as far as to include elements of Mexican Romantic Ballads and corridos; a product of his Chicano Heritage.
In true troubadour fashion; he has taken his music all over the world; a man, his guitar and a mission to purvey traditional blues music in a relevant contemporary light – moving the music forward rather than presenting it as 'retro' or as 'revivalism"
He has played shows all throughout North and South America, Canada and Mexico as well as all over Europe, Australia and the Middle East.
His first album on Reltone Records, "Anti-Stereo Acoustic Holler Blues" has sold in excess of 6000 copies; an impressive feat in today's independent blues scene. His sophomore release "I Am The Juke" was released in 2011. A new album entitled "Chicano Dynamite" will see release in the fall of 2012.