Eric Norman — one of RLC's favorite local songwriters — celebrates the release of his new album, Cadillac Blue, with special guests The Ain't Sisters opening the show! Cadillac Blue is a collection of original material by Eric, engineered and produced by Will Mitchell, with session players Vince "The Last Gonzo" Brooks (Lead Guitar), Melanie Storrusten (Vocals), Justin Blake Evans (Piano), Ben Williams (Bass), and Jaron Pearlman (Drums).
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
Classically trained, Eric Norman’s guitar playing is complex, nuanced and sophisticated – and perfectly matches his piercingly direct songwriting. His playing is often compared to guitar legends that include Ry Cooder, Mark Knofler, and namesake Clapton – though he would likely never say so himself. Eric creates vivid images and tells stories through his songs, and takes us on journeys with him on paths constructed out of absolutely flawless playing. Whether you see Eric as a solo performer with guitar and voice, or on stage with a chamber or full orchestra, you are in for a special treat.
Forged in the murky depths of a Folly Beach holding cell, The Ain’t Sisters have transcended their origins as outlaw street performers to grace the stages of the Southeast with their unique brand of funk-infused, blues-driven Americana.
The duo, composed of Arrie Bozeman and Barb Carbon, blends tight harmonies and smart lyrics with soulful, booty-shakin’ acoustic melodies. Both dynamic musicians and songwriters, they share an equal propensity for irony, humor, ferocity, and heart-on-sleeve authenticity.
With common roots in Atlanta, Georgia, Arrie and Barb have been friends and cohorts for over 10 years, but The Ain’t Sisters is their first venture as a duo. Together, their musical influences range from Patty Griffin to Prince and from Lucinda Williams to Bird Cloud (seriously, check them out!). Their shared belief system is underpinned by the idea of music as community – that it should be fun and bring people together, and that’s exactly what they intend to do! Keep an eye out for The Ain’t Sisters, they might just pop up at your favorite venue, or in your living room, or (preferably) out back around your fire pit. Fair warning – they don’t stop playing until the sun comes up. YAY MUSIC!