Gladshot, Diamonds and Whiskey – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – October 13th, 2018

Gladshot, Diamonds and Whiskey

Gladshot

Diamonds and Whiskey

Sat, October 13, 2018

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:30 pm

The Evening Muse

Charlotte, NC

$7.00

Tickets at the Door

Gladshot
Gladshot
Considering they’ve already worked on everything from a “dystopian rock musical” (Barcode) to songs that scored TV shows on TNT, ABC and MTV - and after wrapping up a live set on WFMU’s Goddamn Dave Hill show where they lit up Dave’s message board and then went on to headline a sold out NYC show - it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that Debb Andrews and Mike Blaxill are at the peak of their creative powers on the new Gladshot album These Are Vitamins. Released in the fall of 2017, its their second effort with super producer John Agnello (Drive by Truckers, Son Volt, Waxahatchee), who continues to perfect the push-and-pull dynamics Mike and Debb perfected on their last EP, Maxwell’s Cool Demon.

It’s something they’ve been working on ever since the two met at a songwriter collective that performed and critiqued one another’s songs. At the time, Mike and his propulsive guitar were on more of a roots-rock tip, and Debb pulled in pop influences and the serious jazz skills that earned her a National Endowment for the Arts nod and lessons with the legendary pianist Joanne Brackeen (a session player and live performer for such esteemed musicians as Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey, and Stan Getz).

Now Gladshot can be best described as bold garage band, striking a perfect balance between amaericana and psychedelic music. Not to mention reflecting such varied influences as the Rolling Stones, Neil Diamond, AC/DC, Crowded House, Marvin Gaye, and the road-tested records of Cherry Glazerr, Langhorne Slim, and Speedy Ortiz.

“We each generate our own musical ideas,” the pair explains, “then we get together to decide what will be a song. Once it’s written, one of Debb's favorite things is coming up with keyboard parts—cool ones that meld into the song, the way Nicky Hopkins does on ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ or ‘She's a Rainbow’. They inspire her to keep it all lo-fi and simple.”
Diamonds and Whiskey
Where the swamps of Louisiana meet the hills of North Carolina, a new sound emerges.

Diamonds and Whiskey have their mail sent to Charlotte, North Carolina as they black snake moan all over the country, stomping and storming a sweet strong molasses of what they call their "Dark Country Voodoo." For them, it's tour, tour, tour!

Made up of Von Bury's finely chopped and grinding guitar riffs, and deliciously glazed and fired up by singer Jennifer Lauren's swamp-siren vocals, their pine and swagger is anchored and swung by drummer Christopher McKinney's beats and brushes.

Dark Country Voodoo is also the name of their debut, and its combination of barroom beauty and backwoods danger is a potent blend of the previous groups the front duo did time in: For Jennifer, Henry River Honey, and for Von Bury, Lovesucker, Red All Over, and Chelsea Daggers. Christopher was in The Coming Dawn, and Blue Static, among others. Charlotte duo Diamonds and Whiskey is introducing Dark Country Voodoo to the world.
For the album Dark Country Voodoo, they hooked up with Seattle music maven Graig Markel (the Animals at Night, Dead Ship Sailing), a multi-genre producer and engineer with incredibly spontaneous and creative instincts for covering sounds, especially roots music. Von Bury says, "He's world class, pays attention to all the details, literally fills in all the blanks. All the slide work and acoustic guitar work is Graig."

For further description of the Diamonds and Whiskey alchemy, Von Bury offers up handles "Classic alt-country, swampy New Orleans-rooted rock with an indie sensibility." "It's a true-blood kind of sound," Jennifer says. They tap into the red, red blood of American music, touching base with everything intoxicating and heart-palpitating from The Zac Brown Band, The Black Angels, Allison Kraus, Tanya Tucker, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Darius Rucker, to Garth Brooks.

Jennifer loves her sangria and her guns, and that explains both the raw-sugar pleasuring and forceful kick of her mighty words. She brings her ideas in to Von Bury, who then woodsheds the entire song with her till it's something brand new they can both be super proud of.

Diamonds and Whiskey is as valuable as their name implies; it's hard-cost music, and worth experiencing no matter how melancholy or angry it gets, as every moment can spill over into a rich feeling of good changes coming, and life well worth loving.
Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC
http://www.eveningmuse.com/