Ellis Dyson & the Shambles, The Dozens, Steel City Jug Slammers, Philos Moore

Ellis Dyson & the Shambles

The Dozens

Steel City Jug Slammers

Philos Moore

Fri · August 18, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Ellis Dyson & the Shambles
Ellis Dyson & the Shambles
Gypsy Swingin' Dixie Jazz from Chapel Hill NC

ELLIS DYSON & THE SHAMBLES EXPERTLY BLENDS OLD-TIME INFLUENCES RANGING FROM PIEDMONT MURDER BALLADS TO OLD-TIME JAZZ. THE RESULT: WHISKEY-SOAKED, FOOT-STOMPIN’ SONGS THAT BRING PARTY MUSIC OF DEPARTED ERAS TO CROWDS BOTH YOUNG AND OLD. THE SHAMBLES HAVE MADE WAVES WITH THEIR THEATRICAL AND EXPLOSIVE LIVE SHOWS AND MASTERFUL MUSICIANSHIP THAT ELECTRIFIES EVERY AUDIENCE. BURSTING WITH EXUBERANCE AND EFFORTLESS EXPERTISE, THIS PLAYFULLY HOOTIN’ AND HOLLERIN’ ACT IS GUARANTEED TO BRING THE RUCKUS.
The Dozens
The Dozens
Rock, Soul, Blues from Alabama

The Dozens were formed in 2011 by the husband and wife team of Steven and Shelley Butler with the desire to play music with soul and feeling that's not typically found anymore. Shelley was born with deep musical roots, in her youth her family traveled Alabama churches as a Gospel group. But, she's as likely to channel Prince or Wilco's Jeff Tweedy as she is Aretha or Bonnie Raitt. Guitarist/vocalist Travis Posey was a perfect fit with his love of the Blues. One of the best guitar players around, he's logged many hours on southern stages. Chip Dews (guitar) is just too funky to be ignored. He's a master of improvisation and just oozes rhythm. Bass guitarist Brent Irvin is a disciple of some of the greats, Duck Dunn, David Hood, and Paul McCartney are all evident in his playing. The perfect pocket player that knows how, and when to bring it. Speaking of pocket, drummer Steven Butler preaches it. The "less is more" mentality of players like Buddy Miles and Levon Helm are alive and well behind The Dozens drumset. To round out the group, they brought in veteran keyboardist Dan Hocter. One of the few true B3 players around, Dan brings a richness to the sound of the band that cannot be matched.
Steel City Jug Slammers
Steel City Jug Slammers
Jug Band, Blues, Folk. from Birmingham AL

Steel City Jug Slammers is an American Jug Band originally formed by Nicholas Bate when he brought the concept to Jerrod Atkins and began to perform. After a long history of working and traveling as a band (and a few line up changes), the Jug Slammers are now- Jacob Mathews, Steven Bate, Nicholas Bate, and Derek Stack.
Philos Moore
Philos Moore
Guitar Player from Birmingham AL

"His name is Philos Moore, but you could refer to him as Chris Suda. He’s a singer-songwriter, but that hasn’t always been the case. Currently in a two piece instrumental band called Probably The Tornado with his best friend Michael Pocus, Philos decided it was time to try something different. In his own words, “I was listening to a Bob Dylan song called Only A Pawn In Their Game, and something just fired off in my brain. “The emotion he threw at the microphone in that song blew my mind, and I wanted to do something like that.” In the past year, he’s done his best to write a song everyday, taking inspiration from Woody Guthrie. Some songs are topical, most are personal, and the rest can’t quite be labeled as one thing or another."
-UAB Kaleidoscope — Britty Reese, UAB Kaleidoscope
Venue Information:
The Nick
2514 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL, 35205
http://www.thenickrocks.com/