The Reverend Shawn Amos (Full Band) – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – July 22nd, 2018

The Reverend Shawn Amos (Full Band)

We're excited to welcome back this powerful show and artist..

The Reverend Shawn Amos (Full Band)

VESS, Logan Hill

Sun, July 22, 2018

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

The Evening Muse

Charlotte, NC

$8.00 - $10.00

The Reverend Shawn Amos
The Reverend Shawn Amos
From West Coast clubs, to Deep South joints, to European festivals, to YouTube, to the podcast universe, the Reverend Shawn Amos’ message of joyful blues is reaching an ever-increasing flock. The Rev’s distinctive blend of black roots music, R & B, and stripped down rock n’ roll brings a bracing, soul-deep musical experience to audiences starved for authenticity, for connection. “I derive a lot of satisfaction bringing people joy,” he says.
His third studio album, The Reverend Shawn Amos Breaks It Down, expands that mission. This time out, he spices up the mix with 21st century Freedom Songs, socially conscious soul, a stripped-down cover of Bowie’s “The Jean Genie” that slyly reveals the glam nugget’s blues bones, and an austere version of Nick Lowe’s “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding?” that turns the post-punk gem into modern gospel. At the center of James Saez’ (Social Distortion, The Road Kings) no-frills production, the Rev’s voice and harp tie everything together in a stirring, celebratory whole, both beholden to history and refreshingly timely. “It’s the oddest birth of any album I’ve made,” the Rev says. “It has a particular depth.”
This sonic evolution is partly the result of over 100 dates in 2016-17, supporting his chart-topping The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You. On the road, the Rev took risks, listened to his heart, and honed his chops. In the midst of that came the seismic election of 2016, and the subsequent altering of the American landscape. All of the above significantly impacted the Rev as a father, citizen, musician, and African-American man, and all of it can be heard on The Reverend Shawn Amos Breaks It Down.
VESS
VESS
Songs of great sincerity and palpable emotional depth, anthems of revelrous celebration, ballads where darkness encounters the light, and psalms of earnest love; these are the kinds of musical expressions Vess has been writing his whole life and now, with the help of producer Michael Finster, this combination of lyrical strength intertwines with an orchestral-like vibrancy to deliver Vess’ new album Shadows.

With Shadows, Vess emerges from the dense fog of a fatally shallow pop culture to deliver a timely message: Love is real, it’s eternal and it’s worth fighting for. Shadows is the culmination of one man’s journey with love, self-doubt, redemption and the divine.

These are the themes that weigh heavy on the mind of a seasoned troubadour like Vess, a man who has spent his life honing his craft. Born and raised in North Carolina, he spent his formative years on the coast, calling Cape Hatteras home for many years. But his NC roots spread wide as much of his family are from the mountains, while he himself resides now in the central part of the state in Salisbury, NC with his wife and baby daughter.
Logan Hill
Logan Hill
Logan Hill is a folk musician, charter school teacher, and songwriter currently residing in Redding, California. Originally from Wimberley, Texas, he developed a passion for writing music in college that is both raw, personal and hope-infused. He released his debut studio album titled "A Sea Divided” this past December, encompassing the organic timbre of folk, spiritual depth of gospel, and sweeping string arrangements of orchestral. His next album is set to release later this year.
Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC
http://www.eveningmuse.com/