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Cayamo Pre-Party: Will Kimbrough + Phil Madeira + Red Dirt Boys w/ The Hummingbirds – $12/15
February 9 @ 8:00 pm$12 – $15
Will Kimbrough plays a lot of music. As an Alabama native living in Nashville, he zig zags the world singing songs and playing guitars, often solo, but also in many other collaborations. When not touring Will spends his days writing songs, producing artists, recording music in a studio, being creative with band members and spending time with his family.As Will heads into 2018 he is very excited to wrap up a new solo recording, “I like it Down Here.” It will be his 9th solo release since 2000. His two most recent releases were an album of duets with Brigitte DeMeyer in 2017, called “Mockingbird Soul,” and the just out “Daddy Let’s Do This!”, Daddy’s Third album (with Tommy Womack), soon to be in full distribution. Other collaborations include Alabama power group Willie Sugarcanes. As Americana Music Association 2004 Instrumentalist of the Year recipient, Will’s solo albums have always been well-received, critically acclaimed and always well supported at Americana Radio. The same can be said of his other collaborations. And as any a songwriter can dream of, Will’s songs have been recorded by the likes of Jimmy Buffett, Todd Snider, Little Feat Hard Working Americans, Jack Ingram and many others throughout the years. Will Kimbrough’s guitar and multi-instrumental prowess makes him an in-demand producer and session musician. Some of his latest productions include Doug Seegers, Shemekia Copeland, Radney Foster and Jimmy Buffett. During his years as a touring guitarist, will toured with Todd Snider, Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris, among other notable artists. There are many others with whom he has shared the stage, including Mavis Staples and Allen Toussaint. Deeply rooted in classic rock n roll, old school country, gospel, traditional blues and folk music. This is a man who loves, and lives, real music. https://www.willkimbrough.com/
Phil Madeira A long time member of Emmylou Harris’ band “Red Dirt Boys”, Phil Madeira has written songs for Garth Brooks, Alison Krauss, Keb’ Mo’, The Band Perry, and his “From This Valley” won a Grammy for the Civil Wars in 2014. A gifted performer, Phil has quietly released several albums over the years, but 2018’s
“Providence” has made a splash, garnering international praise and critical acclaim. The Nashville Scene proclaimed the record “some of the best — and funkiest — piano music to come out of Nashville in recent memory.” With a nod to Dr. John, Randy Newman, and Mose Allison, Phil takes you home, literally and lyricall, to his childhood in Rhode Island. His “Mercyland: Hymns For The Rest Of Us” records have been a hit with the Americana crowd and beyond, as he plums the depths of spirituality and real life. The artists who’ve participated and co-written with Phil on these projects include Emmylou Harris, The Wood Bros, The Lone Bellow, The Civil Wars, Mat Kearney, John Scofield, Dan Tyminski, Buddy Miller, Cindy Morgan and more. http://philmadeira.net/
The Red Dirt Boys In 2008, Emmylou Harris hand-picked a band which included Phil Madeira, Chris Donohue, and Bryan Owings. After several changes in the guitar position, Will Kimbrough joined the group in 2010. These dedicated friends have done many recordings together for other artists, and finally in 2017 wrapped up recording on their debut record which will be released in 2018. The resume of who they’ve recorded and or played with individually and as a group is remarkable:
Emmylou Harris, John Scofield, Tony Joe White, Willie Nelson, Patty Griffin, Rodney Crowell, Shawn Colvin, Keb’ Mo’, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Chris Hillman, The McGarrigles, The McCrary Sisters, Lee Ann Womack, Leeane Rimes, The Civil Wars, The Wood Bros, Mumford & Sons, Sam Bush, Matraca Berg, Birds Of Chicago, Over The Rhine, Allison Moorer, Steve Earle, Teddy Thompson, Ollabelle, Amy Helm, Buddy Miller, Iris Dement, Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews, Allen Toussaint, Daniel Lanois, The North Mississippi Allstars, Amy Stroup, Matthew Perryman Jones, Sugar and the Hi Lows, and more to be updated.
The Hummingbirds “Excellent music. Absolutely beautiful vocals. Humid and hot with ice cold lemonade up against your sweaty cheek musicianship. Yeah…back porch, black cat moan type mood done quite successfully.” (No Depression Magazine) Southern Charm & Detroit Grit is the essence of this Americana duo. Their music grips both northern and southern Americana roots, blending grit and self reliance with hospitality and charm. Across the United States, they’ve played for small crowds in smoky bars and large concert venues for hundreds of people. They present their songs to welcoming audiences at hospitals and intimate house concerts. Whether on the radio or performing at festivals, their enthusiasm for music and songwriting drives them to create, “a great vibe and a feel that hits you. There is something really special about what S.G. and Rachel are putting out there.” (Kevin Brown, Ann Arbor, Mich. freelance journalist, University of Michigan associate editor) Genuine and playful, earnest & soulful, The Hummingbirds (S.G. Wood & Rachel Lynn) have a hybrid sound that is all their own. Expect to hear tales of love and loss, sure, but expect the unexpected as they weave in stories of rattlesnakes and swamps, highways, and lighthouses. Their recordings, (most recently 2015’s release, 13 Days) along with their live stage chemistry has garnered them the favorable attention of fans and music critics alike from Detroit to Tampa, Asheville, to Nashville, and many towns and cities in between. https://www.facebook.com/TheHummingbirdsMusic/