Gareth Asher & the Earthlings headline an evening of acoustic vibes with special guests Alchemy and Madison Laughridge.
On his third independent release, singer-songwriter Gareth Asher is coming to age as a writer, delivering a well-crafted and emotionally charged body of work. This new album is intensified with bold electric guitars, steady driving percussion, and balanced with lush string arrangements provided by members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Asher recorded the album in home town Atlanta, with close friend and brilliant artist Clay Cook (Marshall Tucker Band, Zac Brown Band) once again producing and mixing.
Born in the small town Bowdon, GA, Gareth Asher was raised on a steady diet of old school funk, rock and soul. Asher attributes many of his musical sensibilities to monumental artists like Stevie Wonder, Phil Collins, and groups like Chicago. As a writer, he respects the work of iconic performing songwriters like Jackson Browne, Otis Redding, and Don Henley and The Eagles.
"I feel like my shell is finally cracking, and the best songs are starting to emerge. All my inner most thoughts and emotions are breaking through to the surface, and insisting on a ray of light to shine down upon them", says Asher.
As a touring artist, Asher has shared the stage with Shawn Mullins, Glen Phillips, Emerson Hart, Angie Aparo, Corey Smith, Sister Hazel, Collective Soul, 3 Doors Down, Steve Cropper and many more.
Alchemy is an American rock band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 2012 by Sami Michelsen, Nick Whitson and Sean Michelsen. The debut self-titled CD, released on May 25th 2013, is described as an intense blend of Rage against the Machine, Portishead, and Muse… meets Adelle. Alchemy's songs "Heartbeat" and "Resistor" have been featured on Radio 105.7, and the band has performed at Rock 100.5’s “In The House”, as well as dozens of shows all over the Atlanta area. Known for their explosive presence and performance, Alchemy’s shows have been promoted in magazines such as Creative Loafing and Examiner. For the last year, Alchemy has been building their reputation as a band with a distinct sound and a genuine tenacity in the music they create.
Madison Laughridge is a talented singer / songwriter out of Marietta, GA, who has a voice that will stop anyone in their tracks.