Kevin Marshall, Tony Eltora, Yes Ma’am – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – August 31st, 2017

Kevin Marshall, Tony Eltora, Yes Ma'am

Great local music here at the Muse...

Kevin Marshall

Tony Eltora

Yes Ma'am

Thu, August 31, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Evening Muse

Charlotte, NC

$6.00 - $8.00

Kevin Marshall
Kevin Marshall
Singer/Songwriter Kevin Marshall is the founder and bandleader of The J-Walkers. He was a founder and front man for a popular Charlotte NC based band The Wax Gurus. The Wax Gurus enjoyed the success of their record "Burning Sky" recorded with local producer Jamie Hoover in 2002. Since then Kevin Marshall has established himself in the regional songwriting community. Gigi Dover And The Big Love recorded a song written by Kevin titled "A Better Place". You can find that cut on their record "The Avocado Sessions". The Virginia based band, Sparks Will Fly recorded a song titled "So Bad" written by Kevin Marshall as well as local artist covering his songs. After all these years since his last record with The Wax Gurus he decided to hit the studio once again. "Am I Missing Something" was co-produced with Eric Lovell at The Blu Bubble Studio in Charlotte NC. It was released in October of 2015. The sound on the record is best described as a mix of genres and eras, along with a blend of musical influences with a common thread throughout.

The current line up of The J-Walkers consist of some of Charlotte NC's top studio and stage musicians; Eric Lovell, Matthew Carter, Mike Bader and Tim McDonnell. The crowd response to the material from the record and the latest material for the new record has been incredible and very heart warming to say the least. We appreciate our fans and look forward to seeing each and everyone of you at our shows.
Tony Eltora
Tony Eltora
Imagine Van Morrison hanging out with Paul Simon playing Muddy Waters songs, this is what Tony Eltora's music sounds like. Tony Eltora was born in Jessup Pennsylvania to a rather normal middle class Italian/Polish family before eventually moving to a suburb outside of Richmond, VA at the age of 10. As a young boy Eltora was what he would like to call a “creative introvert” spending most of his time with his head in the clouds. Shortly after moving to VA, a friend from the neighborhood was starting a band and needed a guitarist, so Tony persuaded his mother to go down to the local music/jewelry/Christian nicknack/I’ll sell anything to make a dollar store and buy him a guitar. From that point on, the guitar never left his side. Music was the perfect vehicle for Eltora to express himself creatively and emotionally.

Influenced by blues, rock and jazz music, Tony began writing and performing with local bands at clubs and festivals in the Richmond area. Known for his raw soulful playing and smooth guitar tone, Tony slowly began turning heads as people started to take notice of his talents. Wanting to further his knowledge of music, Tony left the small town life and moved to the city where he began going to school for music.

While living in Richmond, he started to fall prey to city lifestyles that you find in dark alley’s and began a downward spiral that landed him broke, dropping out of school and disenfranchised with playing music. Watching friends and family struggle with addiction and alcoholism and slowly becoming a statistic himself, he found himself virtually homeless. Later that year a chance opportunity to go to Africa came from a friend and Eltora decided to go. His life would suddenly take a drastic turn and Tony would make a move to Lenoir, NC. While in NC, Eltora began working as a counselor with troubled youth and rediscovering the joy’s of writing and playing music again. He would once again start playing and touring with a few local and regional bands and start teaching private music lessons at a local music store. Because of his love of teaching kids and believing in the therapeutic power of music, Tony helped found the Hickory Music Factory in 2012, a non profit organization in Hickory, NC with the mission to build futures through music by teaching, performance and community outreach.

Eltora has shared the stage with many national and regional musicians including, Tim Reynolds, Sam Bush, Keller Williams, George Porter Jr, Oteil Burbridge, and Acoustic Syndicate, to name a few. His debut CD “Between Love and Tragedy” showcases Eltora’s guitar playing along with his insightful and thought provoking lyrics. Telling stories of love, loss and rebirth, the CD highlights the influence that blues, jazz and world music has had on him.
Yes Ma'am
Yes Ma'am
Yes Ma'am - A country-folk group based in Charlotte, NC. 2 Guitars, tight harmonies and a hammer dulcimer. Their songs are a blend of romantic remorse and upbeat stories of overcoming demons and double-homicides. Yes Ma'am will keep you tapping your foot and wishing you'd dumped that ex a few years earlier than you did.
Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC
http://www.eveningmuse.com/