On March 13th, Atlanta will be welcoming Ellis Dyson and the Shambles to the Red Light Cafe. Hailing from the Appalachian hills of North Carolina and the traditions from which they rise, Ellis Dyson and the Shambles mix their southern roots with big city sophistication to create a unique style of folk-fun. Between thepizzazz of their sound and the presentation of their live performance, Georgia is sure to love Ellis Dyson and the Shambles.
Helping Ellis Dyson and the Shambles feel welcome will be Atlanta staples: The VaudeVillains and The Waymores. The Waymores are a dynamic, sometimes inappropriate, but always entertaining traditional country duo made up of southern seductress of the microphone Kira Annalise and Atlanta's infamous Willie Heath Neal. The two will be belting out a mix of country hits and sarcastic jibes that you will regret missing.
The VaudeVillains are a dynamic trio from right down the road in Midtown Atlanta that combines elements of Western Swing, traditional country and thumbstyle guitar. With their roots firmly planted somewhere between southern charm and your inappropriate country cousin, the 'Villains are sure to keep a smile on your face during their picking and grinning.
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 5 PM
All ticket sales are final. No refunds.
Willie Heath Neal and Kira Annalise in an acoustic show that finally has a name! The Waymores isn't a band, it's a show. A damn fine one at that.
It has been written that Willie would have made any of his outlaw heroes proud, come let him take you back to the days when music had a purpose! Once Willie has you ready to rob banks and steal women, get ready for Kira to break your heart with honky tonk ballads sure to make a grown man cry.
The VaudeVillains are an Atlanta based string trio with classic southern charm. Whether you call their style "dixie jazz," "western swing," "traditional country" or "hillbilly jazz" does not matter; they simply have a good time playing original arrangements and creative covers of classic songs in their own unique style. The VaudeVillains draw their influence from greats such as Chet Atkins, Hank Garland, Jerry Reed, Joe Maphis, Wes Montgomery, Grant Green and many other prodigious guitarists; as the band is centered on playing fun, interesting guitar music.
Active members of the esteemed Atlanta Guitar Guild, endorsed artists of Eastman Guitars, Fred Kelly Guitar Picks, and Cleartone Guitar Strings, performers on television, numerous radio shows including the famous Sagebrush Boogie on 89.3FM Atlanta, featured musicians in RUST Magazine and extremely busy professional musicians working throughout the south, the 'Villains spread their love of thumbstyle and western swing to every venue they visit!
Hailing from the great state of North Carolina, Ellis Dyson & The Shambles are blazing a new trail in traditional Appalachian music with their foot-stompin', jazz-infused whiskey folk. Known for their explosive live shows and thrilling musicianship, the Shambles are sure to make it feel like you've been transported to a different time.
It all started when a young Ellis Dyson (banjo, vocals) came to see a jazz concert at UNC. It was on that fateful day that our Southern hero met a New Yorker named Danny Abrams (saxophone). They took this Northern and Southern fusion to the streets in town, playing some of Ellis' earliest compositions. The band grew one by one, with the blistering speed and jazz prowess of Nathan Huvard (acoustic guitar), the steady thunder and Nashville flair of Ford Garrard (bass fiddle), the fierce growl of the fiery Matt Hall (trumpet), and the dazzling dexterity of Jonathan Ng (fiddle).