Paul McDonald w Brooks Dixon and Special Guests Joshua & The Holy Rollers! – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – December 12th, 2019

Paul McDonald w Brooks Dixon  and Special Guests Joshua & The Holy Rollers!

Paul McDonald

Brooks Dixon

Joshua & The Holy Rollers

All Ages
Paul McDonald with Brooks Dixon (Album Release) and Special Guests Joshua & The Holy Rollers

Paul McDonald

Alabama born and East Nashville southern pop craftsman, Paul McDonald is a creative force, constantly on the move and always working on new music. With his latest album "Modern Hearts", Paul brings a new flavor of alternative rock with southern swagger. An album delivered by a fiery lead vocal and self-penned lyrical prose that brings emotional depth to hooks and honest songwriting. Billboard describes it as "a beautiful journey of of artistic and personal growth".

The 14-track body of work that represents a full-spectrum of emotions, from soulful and sorrowful tracks, to invigorating new-life anthems, to meditative mid-tempo numbers. Produced by Jordan Lehning (Rayland Baxter, Kacey Musgraves, Robert Ellis, Andrew Combs), McDonald enlisted an all star cast of musicians to help shape his narrative. Each song, forged of equal parts of the singer/songwriter’s confessionalism & rock and roll irreverence, is brought to life by lifting arrangements and refined vocal delivery.

The troubadour has spent the past decade fronting bands utilizing his raw yet melodious and expressive voice to deliver a handful of albums. Paul’s broadly resonant musicality has garnered him international acclaim and coverage from the likes of Rolling Stone, Billboard, MTV, and enabled him to tour the world and share the stage with a diverse array of classic and current icons. Select performance highlights include sharing the stage and touring with artists such as Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Crosby, Stills, & Nash, The Revivalists, Tim McGraw, Zac Brown, Father John Misty, Emmylou Harris, and appearing at festivals such as 2019’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, SXSW, Live On the Green, and the Hangout Festival and performing on nationally televised shows like “Good Morning America”, “The Today Show”, “American Idol”, and “The Tonight Show.”

Paul is currently on a national tour supporting multi-Grammy Nominated trio “Hanson” and has a new album coming out in 2020.

Brooks Dixon

Brooks Dixon began performing his original music as a student at Clemson University first taking the stage in 2012 at Moe Joe's Coffee Company. As momentum began to mount, Dixon began to take his music more seriously, leading to his first EP, the independently released “Stone Pile EP" in 2014.

After the release Brooks returned to his hometown of Greenville, South Carolina, where he quickly gained momentum playing the local bars and coffee shops, drawing comparisons to Folk-Pop icons James Taylor and Ray LaMontange. He began touring regionally, and soon met Greenville Singer-Songwriter Sara Giffin. The two teamed up with other Greenville players to form the group "Brooks Dixon & The Noble Sound". Shortly after, they found themselves performing their unique soulful harmonies for thousands at Downtown Alive. Dixon set out to Nashville to record a second EP "Weather the Storm" in early 2016. In large part, due to the band, Dixon found his songs taking on a fuller more robust Americana tone.

"Weather the Storm" lead to new heights for Brooks and the band, as they found their way on stage at numerous regional festivals and clubs throughout the Southeast. Shortened in name and members, the "Brooks Dixon Band" found cohesion with a 5 piece group, Dixon on vocals and guitar, Giffin's smooth harmonies and occasional lead vocals, Shane Byler on the Drums, Ross Krieg on the Saxophone, and Bennett Dixon on the bass. The group hit the studio in early 2017 and released their first band single "Good Intentions" a song featuring a more upbeat take on Dixon's songwriting.

In early 2018, Dixon released "White Roses" a 5 song EP drenched in Americana style. Utilizing a talented group of Nashville musicians, it presents a softer, more rustic side of Dixon's songwriting and was met with acclaim by such blogs as Saving Country Music, Adobe & Teardrops, Wave of Good Noise, and Sleep Music. Despite this change in style, the continued success of the funky-folky-rock band, and the addition of Jake Watson on bass, lead to the beginning of a new debut album from the Brooks Dixon Band. Set to release in late 2019, this album presents a fun, upbeat style meant to capture the essence of the Brooks Dixon Band’s live performances


Joshua & The Holy Rollers

Weaving between the melancholic story-telling of folk and sweat-drenched vocals of rock and roll, the music of Joshua & The Holy Rollers is equal parts lullabye and banger. Rich with mellow vibes and the big reverbs of a singer songwriter who has stories to tell, the gritty guitar riffs of a band that wants to get loud and an authentic soulfulness that gives you the comfort of a singer that “feels” the words as much as he “sings” them, Joshua & The Holy Rollers has a sound that is both familiar and unique.

With touring and tracking the next record quickly approaching, JTHR IS eager to hit the road and share years of hard work with the world; their first single off of the EP “Hey Hey” releasing on September 6th, 2018, their first EP releasing November 9th, followed shortly by their new single “Talks Like Alabama” on March 8th, 2019.

Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC, 28205