William Matheny, Josh Nolan – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – October 11th, 2019

William Matheny, Josh Nolan

William Matheny, Josh Nolan

William Matheny
Josh Nolan
All Ages
The Evening Muse Presents

Matheny, a West Virginia native and longtime multi-instrumentalist for Athens, Ohio, indie heroes Southeast Engine, first broke out on his own with 2017’s "Strange Constellations", his debut 11-song solo collection. His newest release on Misra Records, "Moon Over Kenova", is a 14 song EP that Matheny conceived to accompany his 2017 debut. There’s plenty to find appealing: Jackson Browne pop hooks alternate with widescreen, cinematic rock’n’roll that brings to mind Warren Zevon backed by Drive-By Truckers. Take, for instance, “Tonight and Every Night From Now On,” a neo-Tom Petty-esque pop-rock tune: “I think it was Saint Teresa of Avila,” Matheny says, “who once said that there are more tears shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones. For those of a more secular bent, I'm pretty sure that Garth Brooks said the same thing." Like Tom T. Hall, William Matheny is a storyteller and songwriter. Also like Hall, he’s the kind of artist who garners instant respect from other artists, even as he makes songs so effortlessly catchy. We could resent that he didn’t arrive sooner, but let’s instead celebrate that he’s here now.


Stanton, Kentucky native-son Josh Nolan self-released his debut album, Fair City Lights in 2014, blowing away audiences and critics alike. Often compared to a young Bruce Springsteen, Josh has an expressive voice, ambitious guitar prowess, and infectious song lyrics that capture the intricate details of people’s lives in small town, America.

Since his debut, Josh Nolan has played hundreds of gigs throughout the Midwest and Southeast United States. He has performed at festivals like Master Musician Fest, Well Crafted, and Kickin’ It On The Creek. He has shared stages or opened for artists like Tyler Childers, Langhorne Slim, Margo Price, Darrel Scott, Lera Lynn, John Moreland, and Shooter Jennings. Josh is a multi-instrumentalist in-demand band member and studio session player recently supporting Senora May, his sister and current rising star Chelsea Nolan, William Matheny, Doc Feldman, Short & Company, and more.

Josh Nolan worked meticulously in his home studio recording and producing his second album Kind Heart to Follow (scheduled for release May, 2019 via Shaker Steps Records). The album was recorded with engineering help from Kenny Miles (of Wayne Graham) and finally mixed and mastered by Jason Groves at Sneak Attack Recording Company. Josh played most of the instruments on the album himself except for the drum tracks enlisting help from Josh Anglin and Hayden Miles with backup vocal appearances by Chelsea Nolan and Montana Hobbs (of The Local Honeys).

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