RLC Bluegrass Thursday crosses state lines and international borders this week — and it's a treat! Wilmington, NC's The Fustics incorporate a slab of blues, gallons of folk, a pint of punk, and a hint of country within their blue-collar rock. And Adelaide, Australia's Brillig are storytellers from another time, boldly twisting the traditional in Americana/Folk into an artful blend of toe-tapping cowboy tunes, rollicking sea shanties & deliciously dark folk ballads.
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)
Hailing from Wilmington, North Carolina, Brad Heller and The Fustics continue to expand their audience throughout the east coast with spirited live shows, and acclaimed studio releases. Blending an array of musical genres into their own distinctive style, the band has evolved from humble acoustic beginnings to a high-energy touring outfit. Incorporating a slab of blues, gallons of folk, a pint of punk, and a hint of country within their blue-collar rock, The Fustics have increased their base through radio, the internet, print media, and a heavy touring schedule.
With the current re-release of their fourth full-length record American Burden, the band has reached new heights sonically with sharp production, and tightly crafted original songs.
Voted Wilmington’s “Best Original Rock Band,” these poets of the underclass continue to impress audiences alike with a style, sound, and voice that is truly their own.
Adelaide, Australia's Brillig are storytellers from another time, boldly twisting the traditional in Americana/Folk into an artful blend of toe-tapping COWBOY TUNES, rollicking SEA SHANTIES & deliciously dark FOLK BALLADS. Featuring vocal harmonies & an array of instruments (acoustic/electric guitar, autoharp, banjo, ukulele, accordion, harmonica & electric bass), Brillig channel a bygone-era poetic flair that’s polished for modern audiences. This distinct sound tips a hat to an eclectic combination of styles, with the press comparing them to Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, The Decemberists, The Pogues and more.
Brillig are right at home with audiences who love catchy melodies, cheeky charm & something a little left of centre. Playing as a duo, trio or with a guest drummer, they suit any stage (intimate or immense) and have been spellbinding festival crowds across the globe. Standout performances include the regal arena of Leipzig Germany's State Theatre and main stages on Australia & New Zealand’s Folk Fest circuit, along with iconic speakeasies of Berlin's underground and quaint clubs lining the cobblestone streets of Prague.