Join us for an evening with The Skipperdees, Megan Saunders and The Driftless, and The Threadbare Skivvies!
Doors @ 7 PM
The Skipperdees are twin sisters Catherine and Emily Backus. Born and raised in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a "Secret City" in the shadow of the Appalachian mountains, their deep love and appreciation of the B-52s and search for secondary education led them to Athens, GA, where they met super-wizard Jim White. Jim's singular worldview helped to shape Some Bright Mourning, a collection of tunes which features the talents of John Keane, Packway Handle Band, Caroline Herring, and members of Hope For Agoldensummer and the Drive By Truckers. These days they have "sold out" to the corporate monsters of eldercare and public education (in southwest Virginia and Atlanta, respectively) every so often reunite to sing songs and attend Shania Twain concerts. They would LOVE to see pictures of your pets.
The Driftless area of the American Midwest escaped damage by glaciers during the last glaciation. It was a refuge, allowing resident flora and fauna to thrive while those in surrounding areas were decimated. This is what music is for Chattanooga-based band Megan Saunders and The Driftless - a sanctuary from the sometimes rough waters of every day life. An award winning songwriter and singer, Saunders heads up the band with Jason Reed (guitar) and Ashley Cofield (violin). Together they create a joyous space, a refuge that you can share. With songwriting that has been compared to EmmyLou Harris and Kate Wolf, and a sound that has been described as “…evocative enough to enchant and warm and soft enough to cling to like sun dried sheets and a faded quilt fresh off a windblown line”, Saunders has a sound that you do not want to miss.
The Threadbare Skivvies are a duo from Atlanta, GA – they like to describe themselves, and their music, as vagabond nature folk. It’s a bohemian banjo bangin', stompin’ & clappin’ kind of business - powerhouse harmonies, funky rhythms, and soulfully crafted lyrics.