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"David is the most prolific North Carolina songwriter alive. Everywhere I go people ask about him. It is great to see people constantly discovering this man and his massive body of work.” - Bob Crawford of The Avett Brothers

“David Childers in one of the most fascinating songwriters in North Carolina. His soulful delivery and talent as a wordsmith have a way of making the characters in his songs –whether Teddy Roosevelt, Alexander Hamilton, or an old flame – come alive. He’s been a WNCW favorite since the ‘90’s; The Overmountain Men releases are great additions to his catalog.” – Martin Anderson, Music Director & Morning Host, WNCW-FM

"The result sounds like Van Morrison musing on Charles Bukowski’s poetry set to Warren Zevon’s melodies. Childers’ writing gets under your skin." - Creative Loafing

For more, visit davidchilders.com.


Saturday, March 22, 2014
Artsville House Concerts presents David Childers
Hartsville, SC
(You get the secret address when you buy a ticket)
Tickets are $15. Doors at 7pm. Music at 8pm.

For those who are newbies, here's the way it works:

  • You check out our artists, realize they're really cool, and you want to come to the show.
  • You click the Paypal link (no Paypal account necessary) and select the number or seats you'd like.
  • Don't forget to click "Click here for the secret address" after you pay!
  • You receive a receipt from Paypal.
  • You'll receive an email about a week out from the show with the address and other important info.
  • You come to the concert and have the time of your life.

Thanks for trying new things.

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Over the years, Jon Shain has developed and refined his own contemporary version of the Piedmont Blues, a bouncy, energetic style that developed in Shain’s adopted hometown of Durham, NC and elsewhere around the region. “I’d done several albums in a row that really sound like my live group: heavy on the harmonica, heavy on the dobro, and with a sound that is identifiably folk-blues,” Shain says. “I knew I wanted to do something different this time.” 

On Ordinary Cats, his eighth solo album, Shain doesn’t abandon that sensibility completely, but he does plug it in and crank it up. “I knew I would be playing some electric guitar on this record,” he says. “I haven’t put a lot of electric guitar on my albums. I’ve played it on other people’s albums more than my own.” The result is a modern revisiting of the roots-rock (what some now call Americana) sound associated with Stephen Stills and Neil Young, at times. But there is still a generous amount of fingerpicked acoustic guitar from Shain, a former International Blues Challenege finalist in the solo/duo category. 

Shain’s longtime musical collaborator, FJ Ventre, co-produced and engineered <i>Ordinary Cats</i>, as well as playing bass and providing backing vocals. Other major contributors to the album include Chris Stamey of the dB’s, who mixed the album, and Greg Humphreys on harmony vocals, currently making a name for himself as a solo artist after years fronting the NC bands Hobex and Dillon Fence. Pete Connolly, of the NC indie band Birds and Arrows, contributed drums to several tracks as well.

For more, visit jonshain.com.


Saturday, April 26, 2014
Artsville House Concerts presents Jon Shain
Hartsville, SC
(You get the secret address when you buy a ticket)
Tickets are $15. Doors at 7:30pm. Music at 8:00pm.

For those who are newbies, here's the way it works:

  • You check out our artists, realize they're really cool, and you want to come to the show.
  • You click the Paypal link (no Paypal account necessary) and select the number or seats you'd like.
  • Don't forget to click "Click here for the secret address" after you pay!
  • You receive a receipt from Paypal.
  • You'll receive an email about a week out from the show with the address and other important info.
  • You come to the concert and have the time of your life.

Thanks for trying new things.

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“They sound more authentic than 99.99% of the artists who make up this thing called popular music… Like. Like. Like.” - Ed Maxin, Blogger for No Depression

“Not only are they brilliant musicians, Laura and Kagey are wonderful people whose music is as genuine as their personalities. They have the chops to make it big but more importantly, their sincerity and kindness will vault them to a whole new level in the coming years.” - Bradley Kolodner, WICB, Ithaca, NY

The Honey Dewdrops are the Virginia-based roots duet of Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish. With a blend of new Americana and traditional folk music, they create inspired songs that are rooted in the experience and lives of people. Their sound is transcendent; they write all their own songs and yet no one could ever peg them as just another singer-songwriter couple, not when they’ve embedded a sparse Appalachian clarity on every track that is accessible to listeners everywhere. The songs they write shine with energy and emotion through intimate performances with a handful of acoustic instruments and tightly layered harmonies.

On stage, the Honey Dewdrops focus on dynamically blending the sounds of instruments and voices by singing and playing into a single microphone. There is a high lonesome quality to the way their voices blend that is familiar, yet the mixture is unique. Their music covers the ground between hand crafted folk songs, Appalachian fiddle tunes, and a cappella spirituals. In their own way, the duo fills up a room with sound and feeling that lingers long after the show is over.

For more, visit thehoneydewdrops.com.


Saturday, September 6, 2014
Artsville House Concerts presents The Honey Dewdrops
Hartsville, SC
(You get the secret address when you buy a ticket)
Tickets are $15. Doors at 7:30pm. Music at 8:00pm.

For those who are newbies, here's the way it works:

  • You check out our artists, realize they're really cool, and you want to come to the show.
  • You click the Paypal link (no Paypal account necessary) and select the number or seats you'd like.
  • Don't forget to click "Click here for the secret address" after you pay!
  • You receive a receipt from Paypal.
  • You'll receive an email about a week out from the show with the address and other important info.
  • You come to the concert and have the time of your life.

This show is sold out!

Thanks for trying new things.

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“…This accomplished artist offers tender, compelling performance through highly developed precision. His sound instantly creates ambience – from haunting Spanish moods to lyrical, romantic jazz, Claude Bourbon provides both a rich evening of music for lovers, and a real treat for music lovers…”, BBC, UK

"Never heard anyone get that much beautiful sound out of a J-45", Bob, Tucson, AZ

“Do you know what Medieval guitar sounds like? I didn’t either ‘til I hooked up with Claude! This is some cool stuff, and he’s French and everything!” Dolores River Brewery, Dolores, CO

Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world. Experience an evening of exploration in the unique ambience of the Thumb!

Born in France in the early 60’s, Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained. This finger picking guitarist has performed and studied all over the world; he has crafted an unbelievable fusion of classical and jazz, with ethereal Eastern influences, Spanish and Latin elements with strains of Western folk.

For more, visit claudebourbon.org.


Saturday, October 4, 2014
Artsville House Concerts presents Claude Bourbon (UK)
Hartsville, SC
(You get the secret address when you buy a ticket)
Tickets are $15. Doors at 7:30pm. Music at 8:00pm.

For those who are newbies, here's the way it works:

  • You check out our artists, realize they're really cool, and you want to come to the show.
  • You click the Paypal link (no Paypal account necessary) and select the number or seats you'd like.
  • Don't forget to click "Click here for the secret address" after you pay!
  • You receive a receipt from Paypal.
  • You'll receive an email about a week out from the show with the address and other important info.
  • You come to the concert and have the time of your life.

Thanks for trying new things.