SAXAPAHAW OKTOBERFEST, Sarah Shook and the Devil, Gasoline Stove, Bevel Summers


Saxapahaw Oktoberfest is going to be crazily fun this year with a whole bunch of great bands and artists coming in and great food, microbrews and crafts! It all takes place in the River Amphitheatre outside The Haw River Ballroom. (Inside if the weather is bad.) Save the date and spread the word! With Nick Vandenberg, Culture Mill, The Pinkerton Raid and the grand shell game! Oct 22 4-8 pm

Oktoberfest starts at 4 with a Harvest Farmers' Market, lots of great brews, & sausages. Check Out Haw River Farmhouse Ales! The Eddy Pub, Saxapahaw General Store, Left Bank Butchery and Cup 22!

Oktoberfest outside is free and open to the public - we will be passing the Swan at all stages and all donations go to the wonderful bands so please be generous! Come on out for a great time!

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Sarah Shook and the Devil

Sarah Shook & The Devil hits the way back dial when it comes to American genres of music. Sarah Shook is known for scorching originals (which seem to have been unearthed from a 1950s time capsule in any small southern town) and for covering the likes of Hank Williams, George Jones and Wanda Jackson. Smokin’ vocals, savory lap steel, badass bass and come-on-back-y’all geetar make this band a sinister treat.

Gasoline Stove

Chapel Hill Singer/songwriter/novelist Scott Morgan picks up where Memphis the Band leaves off, joined by former band mates Pete Lucey (accordion, piano, backing vocals) and Shannon Culp Morgan (vocals/percussion), and Anthony Lener on upright bass. This 17-song roots-music album includes,"admirable Dylan and Waits homages," and is a "sneakily superb debut," from this Memphis the Band offshoot, Gasoline Stove," (Quotes Rick Cornell from The Independent Weekly).

Bevel Summers

Leave Jeb Brinkley to his own devices between the hours of midnight and five a.m. and something’s bound to happen. With a little whiskey and a guitar lying around, the Chapel Hillian— originally from Irmo, South Carolina — is prone to wax poetic on every shade of heartbreak. From Appalachian folk ballads to the Mississippi Delta Blues, Brinkley channels it all in concise, foot-stomping iterations of old-time sounds. Listen to Bevel Summers and you’ll hear what it’s like to be a twenty-something reared on Jim Croce and Roger Miller cassettes playing in the car on the way to school, and a mother's homemade rendition of The Beatles as a lullaby before bed.

In its entirety, Bevel Summers is Brinkley and fellow songwriter David Hutcheson, multi-instrumentalist Dylan Turner, vocalist Alicia Best, drummer Jack Fleishman, pianist Matt Greenslade, and fiddle/trumpet player Ian Williams. Together, these seven talented musicians have the power to transform a room full of introverts into a foot-stomping ruckus, checking hipster pretension at the door in favor of instantly memorable lyrics and songs that plant themselves in your head in seconds flat.
Bevel Summers performs with the philosophy of quick draw pistoleer the Sundance Kid from the famed 60's post-modern Western : “I’m better when I move.” Likening comparisons from Johnny Cash to The Wailers to Fleetwood Mac and back, at a Bevel Summers show, you’ll find yourself singing along with choruses that seem to burst through the confines of whatever hole-in-the-wall joint or basement the band is playing, and you might feel, for an instant, as if you're on a back porch in the middle of the woods, the sounds of fiddle, summer crickets, lush harmonies, and the plink of guitar strings melding so effortlessly.

At their core, these songs were borne of the blues, but in their live incarnation, Bevel Summers is joyful. This is what youth feels like — the highs and the lows, and the late nights full of whiskey and music in between.

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