Sunshone Still, Jeremy Davis of Elonzo – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – December 8th, 2012

Sunshone Still, Jeremy Davis of Elonzo

Sunshone Still

Jeremy Davis of Elonzo

Sat, December 8, 2012

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Evening Muse

Charlotte, NC

$10.00

Sunshone Still
ThewaytheworldDies, the third longplayer from Sunshone Still, chronologically recounts pivotal events and people before and after a family tragedy. From new love (“Someone to Call Home”) to the final desperate act revealed in the title track. The album then turns to the after effects of loss in songs like “Old Snakes” and “Boy Superman”. In a hopeful conclusion, Smith let’s go in “Can’t Hold On
to a Ghost” and makes a promise to his newborn son in “Was & Will Be” (a duet with Danielle Howle).

Sunshone Still is equal parts band and musical nom de plume for Chris Smith, a Nashville native now living in Columbia, SC. Since the 2005 debut release of Dead Letters, Smith was featured on the NPR program, All Songs Considered: Open Mic, and placed songs on the PBS series, Roadtrip Nation. Performing Songwriter listed Dead Letters as an Editor’s DIY Pick, and No Depression called it, “impressive” and “a musical landscape painted in the hushed tones of twilight”.

Smith’s 2007 sophomore album, Ten Cent American Novels, was inspired by Hampton Sides’ non-fiction book, Blood and Thunder. Smith researched, wrote and produced 17 songs and folded them into an ambitious sound to tell the interwoven story of Kit Carson, the Navajo Indians, and Manifest Destiny. No Depression called Novels “a fascinating, cinematic musical exercise…”

Since 2009, the band has solidified around the talents of Smith (guitar/vocal), Rodney Lanier and Jason Hausman (multi-instrumentalists), Stowe Barber (drums), and Flavio Mangione (bass). Sadly, Lanier passed away in December 2011, two months before the release of the album, after a battle with cancer. Dan Hood (multi-instramentalist) has graciously returned to the band to fill in for the much missed and beloved "Hot Rod".

When not playing music, Chris owns and operates several restaurants, watches the Daily Show, and drives his kids to tee ball games. His siblings were all given meaningful, odd names. He was not so lucky. Hence, Sunshone Still.
Jeremy Davis of Elonzo
Jeremy Davis is the frontman and songwriter for Charlotte's Elonzo. With an emphasis on songs and the ties that bind us together, Elonzo is an americana force, yet to be reckoned. Elonzo is an independent rock band based out of Rock Hill, South Carolina area. In the heart of the Carolina Piedmont, they write songs about everyday life: sitting around on the front porch, watching the train go by, loss of loved ones, childhood, their hometown and their dreams. Elonzo's music represents some of the most classic elements of the Southeastern United States: earnestness, good story-telling, and an awareness of tragedy that never seems too far around the corner. The band's sound can transform from stripped alt-country to a richer, more expansive vision that reflects the meaningfulness of the ties that bind us together. Mostly, it sounds like rock and roll.
Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC
http://www.eveningmuse.com/