The Walcotts + Rivvrs :: The Summit at New Mountain AVL

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(Monday) November 14, 2016 - 20:00

The Summit at New Mountain AVL - 38 N French Broad Avenue (Map)

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The Walcotts and RIVVRS take the stage in The Summit at New Mountain AVL on Monday, November 14th. Tickets are only $5 and go on sale Friday, September 16th.

:: About The Walcotts ::
The Walcotts play genre-bending Americana music.
Armed with a large lineup, the Los Angeles-based band — whose membership includes two singers, a horn section, a fiddle player, a pedal steel guitarist, a pianist, and a rhythm section — take inspiration from more than a half century's worth of American traditions. The result is a sound that nods to the Band's folk-rock, Little Feat's swampy jazz, Bruce Springsteen's heartland anthems, and everything in between. It's broad, big-sounding music, with the Walcotts swelling their lineup to as many as nine members during their acclaimed live shows.

The name, of course, is a reference to The Band's The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show, a 1970 tune that paid tribute to the traveling medicine shows of Levon Helm's youth. For a group that proudly wears its influences on its sleeve, though, the Walcotts aren't some revivalist band, stuck mimicking the retro sounds of an era that's long since past. Instead, they make roots music for a modern age, with songs that spin stories and melodies that take aim at the heart as well as the head.

Formed in 2012, The Walcotts began spreading their music through multiple TV and film placements, while also earning a well-deserved rep as one of the West Coast's best live bands. Opening dates with Honeyhoney, Steve Windwood, and Chris Isaak came first, followed by a West Coast tour with Chris Stapleton in 2015, mere days after Stapleton swept the CMA Awards. Live, the Walcotts bring the nuances of their recorded material to life, with every show building upward toward an explosion of horns, organ, guitar and dual vocals.

The Walcotts will continue building upward in 2016, when their full-length debut — featuring co-writes with John Alagia (Dave Matthews, John Mayer) and some co-production by Ross Hogarth (John Mellencamp, Melissa Etheridge) — is released.


:: About RIVVRS ::
LOS ANGELES BASED SINGER-SONGWRITER RIVVRS DELIVERS AN ECLECTIC BLEND OF ALTERNATIVE FOLK, POP, AND SOUL.

IN HIS VOICE ONE FINDS A TAMED RASP THAT HOVERS BETWEEN A SOFT WHISPER AND A BOOMING ROAR, WHICH HAS LED TO COMPARISONS TO ARTISTS SUCH AS RAY LAMONTAGNE, AMOS LEE, AND PAUL SIMON.

RIVVRS’ SONGS HAVE BEEN FEATURED PROMINENTLY IN TELEVISION; MOST RECENTLY IN TRAILERS FOR THE 2016 SEASONS OF ‘BATES MOTEL’ ON A&E, AND ‘FLAKED’, A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES.

IN 2014, HIS SONG “I WILL FOLLOW YOU” WAS FEATURED AND WRITTEN INTO THE SCRIPT OF ‘ABOUT A BOY’ ON NBC, LEADING TO FURTHER PLACEMENTS ON NBC, FOX, A&E, MTV, ABC FAMILY, CBS, THE CW, TBS, AND NETFLIX, AMONG OTHERS.

RIVVRS’ DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM ‘UNFAMILIAR SKIN’ WAS RELEASED ON MARCH 25, 2016 WITH THE ALBUM BEING FEATURED ON ITUNES AND SPOTIFY ADDING I WILL FOLLOW YOU TO TWO OF THEIR BIGGEST PLAYLISTS, 'NEW MUSIC FRIDAY' & 'WEEKEND BUZZ'.

RIVVRS HAS OPENED UP FOR RICKIE LEE JONES, DUSTIN KENSRUE (OF THRICE), GARY LIGHTBODY (OF SNOW PATROL), NATHANIEL RATELIFF, JEWEL, AND MATT COSTA.

Tickets available on: http://www.newmountainavl.com/event/the-walcotts

(Monday) November 14, 2016

The Walcotts + Rivvrs :: The Summit at New Mountain AVL

The Summit at New Mountain AVL 38 N French Broad Avenue Asheville, NC United States

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