The Shack Up

The Shack Up

James Justin and Co., Stop Light Observations, LIfe on Mars: A Tribute to David Bowie, Red Light Rodeo, Lord Nelson, Kendall Street Company

Sat, August 6, 2016

8:00 pm

The Broadberry

Richmond, VA

$10 - $35 depending on ticket

Tickets Available at the Door

The Shack Band - (Set time: 10:05 PM)
The Shack Band
What originally started as an organic, impromptu and free-flowing collection of musicians casually performing in the renovated remains of a dilapidated "shack" in Blacksburg, VA has morphed into what is now The Shack Band. Since 2010, things have changed. The band relocated from Blacksburg to Richmond, VA. A true lineup was established, with four members signing on. The songwriting abilities and sensibilities matured and improved. At the start of 2013, the quartet became a quintet with the addition of a horn player adding more complex arrangements and texture to the band's already well-established sound. But, the one thing that never wavered was The Shack Band's intent to wow new crowds with their off-the-cuff, high-energy live shows melding funky rock 'n' roll and soaring harmonies with a strong emphasis on song-writing.

In 2012 & 2013, The Shack Band played 250 + shows up and down the East Coast and as far west as Chicago, while performing alongside a number of national touring acts, including: moe., Moon Taxi, The Machine, Perpetual Groove, The Pimps of Joytime, The Heavy Pets, Assembly of Dust, Everyone Orchestra and Dangermuffin among others. Thanks to their raw, infectious live shows and incessant touring, The Shack Band have seen, felt, and heard the effects of their budding reputation and burgeoning fan base. In February of 2012, they released their first EP, Born & Raised, to a sold-out crowd in their hometown of Richmond, VA. For 2014, the goals are simple yet ambitious: hit the rarified level of 200+ live shows, release their first full-length album, and continue to hone their craft while writing and learning new material.
In 2012 alone, The Shack Band played 120 + shows up and down the East Coast and as far west as Chicago, while performing alongside a number of national touring acts, including: moe., Moon Taxi, The Machine, Perpetual Groove, The Pimps of Joytime, The Heavy Pets, Assembly of Dust, Everyone Orchestra and Dangermuffin among others. Thanks to their raw, infectious live shows and incessant touring, The Shack Band have seen, felt, and heard the effects of their budding reputation and burgeoning fan base. In February of 2012, they released their first EP, Born & Raised, to a sold-out crowd in their hometown of Richmond, VA. For 2013, the goals are simple yet ambitious: hit the rarified level of 200+ live shows, release their first full-length album, and continue to hone their craft while writing and learning new material.
The London Souls - (Set time: 11:45 PM)
The London Souls
The London Souls' unique reinterpretation of classic hard-hitting rock and roll formulae recalls elements of the past with an ever-present boundless energy, fit to cement their place in the future.


Tash and Chris have been nothing short of a best-kept-secret among New York City concertgoers since the band's formation in 2008, building a fervent and dynamic fan base leveraged by their ever-substantiated reputation for consistently well-rehearsed and impassioned, explosive live performances.



The band's celebrated sound and spirit draws significant influence from the driving force of British rock pioneers Cream and Led Zeppelin, to billowing and bouncing funk and soul, to the layered harmonies and memorable hooks of The Beatles and The Hollies, to the contemporary psychedelia of My Morning Jacket among many more.
James Justin and Co. - (Set time: 7:45 PM)
James Justin Burke knows a few things about life on the road. From the Rockies to the Big Apple, he and his band, James Justin & Company, have stared eye-to-eye with a mountain lion in Old New Mexico, kissed the sky at Wolf Creek Pass in southern Colorado, and picked late into the evening in Metal Cities across the country.


For their third studio album, Places, JJ&Co looked to the inspiration of their endless journey. Taking turns at the wheel on the long hauls between gigs, their melodies, lyrics and harmonies fell into place as the miles rolled away beneath them. On the heels of 2008’s Southern Son, So Far and 2011’s Dark Country, Places emerges as a sincere portrait of a band settling into a level of shared musical consciousness only countless hours together in the van and on stage can provide.


Filled out by Bailey Horsley (banjo/vocals) and Tom Propst (upright bass/vocals), JJ&Co set the tone for Places with the striking “Forever and a Day.” The song reassures each audience that the band wishes they could stay, underlying the attitude that the amiable trio naturally maintains. Rarely is a band so impeccably talented yet familiar and humble, making a friend of each fan, waitress and gas station attendant they encounter along the way.


Based in Richmond, Virginia, with their toes firmly in the sands of Folly Beach, SC, JJ&Co have built their base of spirited fans through heavy touring, high harmonies, and impeccable bluegrass chops. With one foot in traditional roots music and the other on a reverb pedal, Stratocaster in hand, it’s no wonder that JJ&Co have attracted notable influences from Sam Bush to Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell to collaborate with on stage and in the studio.


Favorites at major festivals, including the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion and FloydFest, JJ&Co have cultivated a faithful following across the southeast and out to Colorado, opening marquee gigs for acts including Taj Mahal and the Infamous Stringdusters.


A recent father, James Justin awakens before dawn, both to care for his new son and to man the tractor at the family dairy farm he and his wife help to maintain when he’s not on tour. The twilight solitude allows the songwriter ample time to contemplate, resulting in a lyrical detail throughout Places that’s stunning in its effect.


“Ruedi Reservoir” tells the forlorn story of a Rocky Mountain mining community — men, women and children — lost to a heavy snowfall on Christmas Eve, their town preserved in perpetuity underneath the chilly waters of the lake. The chorus of “Wolf Creek Pass” soars with the exuberance of a hard-earned view across the world after a long climb, while “Metal City,” featuring backing vocals from Blake Christiana (Yarn), reflects the roots music revival currently underway in New York City. “Midwestern Sounds” may be the quintessential JJ&Co song, shifting effortlessly between a relaxed drive across the Kansas plains and the anticipation of spotting the rise of the Front Range on the horizon.


“Places was already written on the first day we left for tour — we just didn’t know it,” says James Justin. “We were so inspired by our travels and making the sacrifice that we made. I gave up a dream life on Folly Beach to do what I’ve been passionate about for a long time. It took the last day of tour to finish the album, and realize that it was there all along.”


Recorded and mixed by Jim Donnelly of Plowground Studios (Johns Island, SC) and mastered by Majeed Fick (Truphonic Recording, Charleston, SC), Places successfully conveys the feel of a live JJ&Co performance while setting a high bar for production value and studio work.


With an overall feeling that’s at once raw and polished, James Justin & Company have created an album in Places that’s intensely meaningful yet simple in its beauty. There are no walls of sound for musician’s to hide behind. From the haunting conclusion of “Reudi Reservoir” to the rolling party vibe of “Old New Mexico,” it’s evident that JJ&Co have found their collective muse in Places, perfecting their harmony both in sound and their shared life inspiring audiences to smile and sing-along, from back-road juke joints to big city stages.

Places is now available for purchase at www.jamesjustinandco.com.
Stop Light Observations - (Set time: 5:15 PM)
Stop Light Observations
The Blue Footed Boobies

$10 | Doors: 8pm | Show: 9pm

Bio:
Charleston, South Carolina home-grown artist Stop Light Observations, also known as SLO started playing together at the young age of 13 when songwriter, and pianist Cubby asked guitarist Louis Duffie the iconic teenager boy question.... "wanna start a band?" Through the young years of focusing on writing great solid songs, the young duo picked up childhood friend Luke Withers, and Will Blackburn, to play dem' drums and sing dem' songs! Over time the adding of Coleman Sawyer on bass and fiddle, and Wyatt Garrey on lead guitar, formulated the power-dynamic six piece Rock Group know as Stop Light Observations.

Stop Light Observations plays a unique style described as Southern-Retro-Electro-Rock with influences of ; Classic Rock N' Roll, Indie, Motown, Hip-hop and Folk, Revival, Psychedelic, Garage, and Arena Rock. They claim their drive is the fun and spirit of performing and creating great songs, but most of all the camaraderie that is shared with this group of life long southern friends.The truly unique band Stop Light Observations plans on furthering their impact on the national music fan community and have some fun and change some lives for the good in the meantime.
LIfe on Mars: A Tribute to David Bowie - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
LIfe on Mars: A Tribute to David Bowie
We are a cover band that performs all David Bowie songs from the 60's to the present.

John Conley,

Brandon "Ogle B" Mitchell,

Brandon "Boogie" Martin,

Aaron Thompson,

Rusty Farmer,

and Will Gorman as Bowie
Red Light Rodeo - (Set time: 3:00 PM)
Red Light Rodeo
Red Light Rodeo has been spreading their innovative take on country, bluegrass and traditional music in your favorite barrooms, music festivals, and listening rooms around Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region since early 2012. The Rodeo mixes age old words and melodies with the raw rock and roll energy of hard-edged country and honky-tonk to create original music and traditional renderings that keeps their fan base coming back for more.

Wes Canter leads the band with his tobacco stained crooning and heavy-hitting rhythm guitar. Zach Hudgins brings masterfully delivered thumping standup bass with floor rattling solos and sings high harmony vocals. Zack Miller works double duty playing blistering leads on both mandolin and fiddle (sometimes in the same song!) all while singing middle and bass harmonies. Together their musical backgrounds cover the gambit from classic country music to British whaling ballads, early 20th century swing, gospel, funk, and of course, traditional old-time Appalachian music.

At their core Red Light Rodeo has been called a “bluegrass power trio” but the band believes the music they play could more aptly be described as "honkgrass" since even their bluegrass and folk music is tinged heavily with a country sound and feel.

Red Light Rodeo also frequently performs as a 5-piece with the Rodeo All-Stars, bringing veteran heavyweight Richmond musicians Jake Sellers (washboard/drums) and Kent South (electric guitar/lap steel) onto the stage.

The Rodeo released their first 5 song EP, Nothing But the Nuts, in June of 2014. They plan to release a 7" single in Spring of 2014 and will enter the studio to begin recording their first full length album in the Spring.
Lord Nelson - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Lord Nelson is a rock 'n' roll band from foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Embracing a driving southern rock identity, they perform original songs about the land and people they grew up around. Inspiration comes from a variety of artists and genres for this 5-piece resulting in a unique sound that features three-part vocal harmonies, soaring horn lines, and funk-laden rock beats.

Since March of 2012, brothers Kai (guitar, vocals) and Bram Crowe-Getty (drums), and Henry Jones (trombone, vocals), have been the driving force behind the band. A rotating cast of players has rounded out the group, and currently features Robert Word on lead guitar and Trevor Pietsch on bass.

Following the release of their debut EP, Lost in the Orchard (a collection of songs arranged in an orchard farmhouse), Lord Nelson has been working hard to define their sound and expand their musical horizons. The band plays routinely in the Charlottesville area, while doing mini tours throughout the region.
Kendall Street Company - (Set time: 4:00 PM)
Venue Information:
The Broadberry
2729 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thebroadberry.com