Erin and the Wildfire, The Broadcast, Morgan Wade & the Stepbrothers
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
Erin and the Wildfire
Rock, blues, folk, and soul had a baby and they named it Erin. She collected three of her most talented friends in 2012 and dubbed them The Wildfire, in reference to the fiery quality of their groove. Erin & The Wildfire is comprised of Erin Lunsford (vocals, acoustic guitar), Ryan Lipps (guitar), Matt Wood (bass), and Nick Quillen (drums). Erin is an award winning vocalist (1st place Winner of Charlottesville’s Paramount Idol 2013) and an award winning songwriter (1st place Winner in the 11th Annual Rapunzel’s Songwriting Contest) with the song “Best I’ve Ever Been.” This past summer, the band won the Rockn' to Lockn' competition and had the honor of playing on the final day of the 2014 Lockn' festival alongside Soja, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Willie Nelson, Wilco, Widespread Panic, and The Allman Brothers. Erin & The Wildfire was also featured in this year's CMJ Conference, The Festy Experience, and The Circus Life Festival.
Erin & The Wildfire has been described as a “local treasure” and their presence continues to grow throughout Central Virginia and up and down the east coast. In 2013, Erin & the Wildfire released their debut self-titled EP, which features poignant lyrics, dynamic energy, and sultry melodies. The EP track, “Best I’ve Ever Been” was also chosen as one of the best new songs of 2013 by WNRN Radio’s LocalMotive broadcast. This November, the band will be releasing three new tracks on the Blame the Rain Single, and will subsequently tour the northeast. The combination of Lunsford’s soulful and striking vocals with the Wildfire’s feverish intensity will start a flame in the heart of any listener.
Fronted by powerhouse vocalist Caitlin Krisko, The Broadcast is a psychedelic soul rock band hailing from Asheville, NC. Produced by members of Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Broadcast steps into the arena of rock and roll night after night, delivering some of the most electrifying live shows today. Krisko’s sweeping lead vocals range from a whispered hush to a lioness roar, captivating audiences across the United States and Europe.
The Broadcast has shared stages and festival lineups with Mavis Staples, John Prine, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, The Wood Brothers, Brandi Carlile, Keller Williams, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, George Porter Jr. (Funky Meters), Betty LaVette, Charles Bradley and The Marcus King Band, among others.
In 2018, Tim Lefebvre (David Bowie, TTB) and Tyler “Falcon” Greenwell (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Col. Bruce Hampton) approached The Broadcast to produce their new studio album “Lost My Sight” expanding on the band’s signature psychedelic soul rock sound, and creating the band’s most exciting LP to date.
Morgan Wade & the Stepbrothers
Morgan Wade exploded onto the Southwest Virginia music scene two years ago playing a blend of country, folk and high-energy Americana and jamming with a rotating group of musicians. She was immediately noticed for her tremendous song writing and powerful voice. Bassist Ed McGee and mandolin player Joe Link have been with Morgan from the beginning and added veteran rockers Drew Sprinkle on guitar and Bengy Wagner on drums to form the Morgan Wade and The Stepbrothers. The formation of the Stepbrothers allowed Morgan to front a harder-edged, yet professional stage show. Although Morgan still plays to her Americana roots, the music is driven by sensitive and penetrating lyrics and a tight, electrifying rock band. Morgan Wade and the Stepbrothers deliver an intersection of rock, country, and folk that reflects the beauty, anger, hunger, and hope of coming of age in modern Appalachia.
$7 ADV, $10 DOS
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