Charleston Music Hall Presents:
Dudes & Dolly: A Tribute to Dolly Parton
Featuring:, Joe Marlow, Bob Culver, David Grant, Jeff Meierer, Justin Osborne, Bill Carson, Joel Hamilton, Johnnie Matthews, Matt Williams, Emcee: Devin Grant, John Holenko
Sun · November 19, 2017
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
$12 - STUDENTS / GROUPS 6+ | $17 - INDIVIDUAL
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Dudes & Dolly: A Tribute to Dolly Parton
Dudes & Dolly is a tribute show to Dolly Parton featuring some of Charleston’s best male vocalists. This show is a twist on our “Women &” Series. We have presented 9 “Women &” concerts in which local female vocalists take on male singers, such as Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young. The series has been a blast for us and has been a great way to get an amazing group of local musicians onto the Music Hall stage. In November, for the next instalment in this concert series, we will have all male vocalists take on one of the most influential women in the music industry, Dolly Parton. All female bands will back these male vocalists. The best part about the "Women & Series" is the way the female vocalists have interpreted the male vocal range and sounds, and we are excited to turn this on its head and hear what the men will do with classic Dolly Parton songs. The evening will consists of two sets with two different bands. The first set will consist of singers - John Holenko, Bob Culver, Joe Marlow, Jeff Meierer, and David Grant and will be backed by the band The Cotton Ginnys: Hazel Ketchum (Drums), Kristen Meierer (Bass), Lisa Deakins (Fiddle), Lauren Bevins-Cahill (Mandolin). The second set will consist of singers - Joel Hamilton, Justin Osborne, Bill Carson, Matt Williams, and Johnnie Matthews and will be backed by The Western Polaroids: Jess Oliver (Drums), Kim Larson (Bass), Camille Rhoden (Keys), Lindsay Holler (Guitar).
The “Women & Series” is the brainchild of local musicians Lindsay Holler and Hazel Ketchum who thought it would be interesting to have women interpret the songs of Tom Waits back in 2015. It was a magical evening indeed. So magical, that we decided to keep the series rolling through 2016 with Women & Young, Women & Bowie, Women & Dylan, and Women & Radiohead. The series has continued in 2017 with Women & The Rolling Stones, Women & Leonard Cohen, Women & Gram Parson, and Women & Cooke (Oct. 6). We have gathered an amazing and diverse line up of singers ranging from ages 18 to 63! We will be announcing our 2018 “Women & Series” at Dudes & Dolly. We plan on presenting four more concerts in 2018 and will be announcing all four shows at the same time with a subscription available for the entire series.
Joe Marlow is a Charleston-based singer\songwriter\guitarist who grew up in Nashville Tn. He is versed in many styles such as country, blues, bluegrass, jazz, and R&B to name a few. Joe is also a prolific songwriter in various genres, as well as a tour de force on the guitar. He is the creative spark behind Charleston’s own, The Lowhills.
Bob Culver is the fiddle player for the Hungry Monks and the guitarist for The Harrows. As a reporter for The Mountain Press in Sevier County Tennessee, he attended the unveiling of the Dolly Parton statue on the lawn of the Sevier County Courthouse, and is rumored to have founded the tradition of rubbing a certain part of the statue for good luck.
David Grant plays rhythm guitar and sings lead and harmony vocals for YeeHaw Junction. David grew up in Gaffney, SC. He has been playing bluegrass since the early 90’s. He was inspired very early by the work of Bill Monroe and Jimmy Martin. He has a great traditional sound and plays a strong rhythm guitar. David lives in Mt. Pleasant, SC and makes his living as a forester.
Jeff Meierer plays mandolin and provides lead and harmony vocals for YeeHaw Junction. Jeff was born in Niagara Falls, NY and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. After shaking hands with Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass, he fell in love with the mandolin and has been playing it ever since. Jeff lives on Johns Island and is a specialty trade contractor.
SUSTO has been given many labels—Americana, alt-country, southern folk, indie rock, even gospel—and though none of these descriptions are inaccurate, they only provide part of the picture. Bandleader and songsmith Justin Osborne’s lyrics bring the full picture into view. He weaves catchy hooks into honest storytelling, utilizing gothic imagery, wry humor, and social commentary to convey his confessional tales. His gravelly, pitch- perfect voice is the ideal vehicle to bring these heartfelt expressions to the listener and the sincerity he exudes while performing is palpable. Pair that with perfectly nuanced folk-rock instrumentation, and SUSTO remains in a genre all its own.
Musician and educator Bill Carson grew up in Charleston. Since the late 1990s he has had the privilege of working with a great diversity of artists in wide breadth of musical contexts, from underground noise rock experiments and folk musicology to formal chamber concerts and commissions for theatre, dance, and film.
Joel T. Hamilton is a mouthful. It's 5 syllables and doesn't well roll off the tongue. As a musician he has trouble sticking to one instrument, as a songwriter one genre, as a lyricist one voice resulting in vague ineffectivity. This quality very visibly imposes itself upon his life as well. As a person he writes his own bio in third person and feels silly. He has a failed garden in his backyard and got sick off cheap tequila last night and wants to die today. He knows there's something to be said about highlighting ones better qualities but often has trouble finding them. He's a below average arm wrestler and knows he needs contacts but refuses. Perhaps you'd be better off making your own music than listening to his pile.
Matt Williams grew up on the Santee Delta. His family used to say they found him in a stump in the woods, which he believed because he grew up surrounded by dense forest. At 8 he wrote his first song “I’m Glad They Found Me” with the refrain “when it’s time for bed, the stump is where I lay my head.” He considers this his most honest writing and that “it’s pretty much gone downhill from there.” As a child he once woke in the car on a dark highway to “Lady in Red”, and instantly weeps when he hears the song today. Matt performs with Solid Country Gold, Charleston’s loudest classic country band, and Honky Cat, which is even louder. He hosts Dancing in the Dark on WOHM Charleston, 96.3FM and lives on James Island with his wife Josephine and their two children.
Multi-instrumentalist John Holenko has been playing and performing music all his life. From Traditional Folk to Classical to Rock, John has performed on acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, banjo, and historic Medieval and Renaissance instruments, both as a soloist and ensemble player. While receiving degrees in Classical Guitar Performance from The New England Conservatory and University of Southern California, John also played and studied Renaissance music, and later, Medieval music. John performed and recorded with the Medieval ensemble Sonus. John has played with The Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the Spoleto Orchestra. His own group, The Hungry Monks, performs original and traditional music, both acoustic and electric. He is also a member of the group Porto Seguro, playing Brazilian chorus and bossa nova.
John runs Hungry Monk Music, a music teaching studio with over 10 teachers, in Charleston, SC. He has been active in the American Music Systems, residencies through the South Carolina Arts Commission, Charlotte Children’s Theatre in Charlotte, NC, and at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center in Ohio, where he has also been Artist-in Residence.
John has made a number of recordings including a solo guitar recording, three Hungry Monks recordings, and guest appearances on several other artists recordings. Mr. Holenko has published several editions with Mel Bay Publications.