Garden & Gun Made in the South Weekend Kickoff Concert

Garden & Gun presents:

Garden & Gun Made in the South Weekend Kickoff Concert

Aaron Lee Tasjan, Amanda Shires

Fri · November 9, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$35 -Tier 3 | $45 - Tier 2 | $55 - Tier 1


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Garden & Gun Made in the South Weekend Kickoff Concert
With its annual Made in the South Awards, Garden & Gun honors Southern artisans who raise the bar on design and style. Now in their ninth year, the awards recognize standouts in six categories—food, drink, style, home, crafts, and outdoors. A highly anticipated editorial feature about the winners and runners-up celebrates the unparalleled design, craftsmanship, and ingenuity that are alive and well in the region today.

In November 2018, G&G will host a two-day experience in Charleston, South Carolina, to showcase these innovative artisans and their craft. The weekend will kickoff with a concert featuring G&G favorite artists, Amanda Shires and Aaron Lee Tasjan, at the Charleston Music Hall.
Aaron Lee Tasjan
Aaron Lee Tasjan
Most people know Aaron Lee Tasjan as one of the wittiest, most offbeat, & brilliant Americana troubadours writing and singing songs today. And the New York Times, NPR and Rolling Stone will all gladly corroborate. The roots of Tasjan’s new record, Karma for Cheap, stretch even deeper, drinking up the sounds of a Southern California childhood spent listening to The Beatles while riding around with his mom at the wheel of their navy blue Volvo station wagon.

Karma for Cheap is Tasjan’s third LP and second for his label New West Records, based in his current hometown of Nashville. The record was co-produced by ALT and his friends Jeff Trott and Gregory Lattimer and features Aaron Lee’s road band—guitarist Brian Wright, bassist Tommy Scifres and drummer Seth Earnest—with whom he’s been touring heavily for the last two years. The album boldly reimagines vintage sounds, pushing the boundary of what can be considered Americana. With Karma, Tasjan establishes himself as an artist who not only evolves over time, but isn’t afraid to risk reinventing himself completely from one record to the next. The heaviness of the lyrical content is tempered by the joy and wonder of an artist reconnecting with what made him fall in love with playing music in the first place.
Amanda Shires
Amanda Shires
“It’s all rock & roll – no golf!” is how acclaimed singer/songwriter/violinist Amanda Shires describes her electrifying fifth album, To The Sunset. She’s borrowed a lyric from the effervescent track “Break Out the Champagne,” one of ten deftly crafted songs that comprise her powerful new recording. The Texas-born road warrior, new mom, and recently minted MFA in creative writing has mined a range of musical influences to reveal an Amanda Shires many didn’t know existed.

Shires is renowned for her carefully crafted, evocative songs. Just as she spent her youth as a journeyman fiddle player, Shires brought years of studying the masters to her songwriting. Her influences include Leonard Cohen and John Prine, the latter of whom has been a mentor. As a whole, To The Sunset, says Shires, “is meant to be a positive thing. Acknowledging your past, and at sunset, your hope for a new day. ‘To The Sunset’ sounds like a toast: This day is over, we don’t know what’s in the future, but it’s hopeful, I think.” Shires has drawn from her own past on To The Sunset – and pointed the way to her future. She has set the bar high – sonically and lyrically – and she’s jumped over it.
Venue Information:
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403