the Good Graces are having a homecoming show to conclude two weeks on the road touring the midwest and southeast including a handful of shows with the Indigo Girls. Love Me Till My Heart Stops (ft. former members of The Yum Yum Tree) will be joining them to bring you intimate heart-felt Indie Folk, as well as Austin, Texas' Garner Sloan playing a mixture of folk, country and blues with a tad bit of rock and roll.
$5 Adv – $7 Door
Doors @ 6 PM
the Good Graces is an indie-folk collective based in Atlanta, GA. Formed by singer-songwriter Kim Ware in 2006, tGG recently released their third full-length album — entitled Close to the Sun, the diverse collection of catchy songs explores a variety of genres, from folk and alt. country to 90s-inspired indie pop. The band performed at 2014's NXNE in Toronto, and Kim's song "Under the Weather" recently won the "Searchlight" song competition from "In Search of a Song," a national radio series that interviews artists about songwriting. The band was also hand-picked by internationally renowned duo the Indigo Girls to support some midwest and southeast dates of their 2015 summer tour.
Former members of The Yum Yum Tree reunite to bring you intimate heart-felt indie-folk. "Andy Gish and Matt Harr have emerged with a new two-piece act called Love Me Till My Heart Stops that’s decidedly more intimate in approach – Gish on guitar and vocals, Harr on drums, occasional guest musicians but none of it too overbearing, as the focus here is on Gish’s direct, confessional songwriting." — Stomp and Stammer
Austin artist Garner Sloan was born in Abilene and grew up in Coleman, Texas. He did not have the stereotypical “I grew up playing music” childhood. It wasn’t until the summer of 2008 that he picked up his first guitar. Self-taught, he found his passion for guitar by picking along to his favorite music until discovering his own sound. He progressed quickly from guitar player to “one-man band” incorporating the harmonica and percussion with his self-written prose.
His earliest intention, however, was not to write music and perform. It was something he did in secret, hidden in his room with no intended audience. A small passion soon turned to obsession as Garner turned every spare moment into an excuse to play. As he progressed and began to accomplish mimicry of his favorite artists with ease, it was only a matter of time until he began to write. The evolutionary process of writing his own music brought a new spirit to Garner. It was clear to him that writing songs was not something to be taken lightly.
Garner cites Townes Van Zandt as his main inspiration when it comes to writing music. His other influences include: Guy Clark, Blaze Foley, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Muddy Waters, Hank Williams, Son House, Woody Guthrie, Terry Allen, Hayes Carll and a couple hundred more. Having such influences, Garner transcends musical genres as an Americana artist, playing a mixture of folk, country and blues with a tad bit of rock and roll.
His debut album, Old Heart, New Road, offers a healthy dose of emotion, ranging from love to cynicism.