Charleston, SC (August 30, 2013) — Charleston Music Hall is proud to announce a triple album release show from three of Charleston’s hardest working bands / musicians, Guilt Ridden Troubadour, Gaslight Street, and Ryan Bonner. Guilt Ridden Troubadour will be releasing “Gone,” Gaslight Street will be releasing “Heavy Wind,’ and Ryan Bonner will be releasing “Only When It’s Burning” on October 12, 2013. Everyone who buys a ticket online will receive a free song from each of the albums. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the concert will begin at 8:00. Advanced tickets are on sale Tuesday, September 3rd at 10 am. $10 for advanced tickets, $13 for tickets the day of the show. Tickets can be found at CharlestonMusicHall.com, Monster Music and Movies, Cats Music, Etix toll free #, 1-800-5143849, or can be purchased at the Music Hall’s Box Office (37 John Street, 843.853.2252)
Guilt Ridden Troubadour will be releasing their new album “Gone.” GRT bandleader Reid Stone landed in Charleston five years ago after fronting the hard-touring Oxford, Mississippi-based Southern rock group Daybreakdown from 2003-2007. About two years later, he was on the road again, with a five piece band staring at his backside. GRT’s sound is more alt-country and Americana than Stone’s previous band, and the music is more lyrically-driven than Daybreakdown, but they still brings the Southern rock edge. Think Gram Parsons, John Prine and Jay Farrar style songwriting, but with a Flying Burrito Brothers, Hot Tuna or Little Feat presentation. “Gone,” Stone’s first new release since ’07, is an easy listen with it’s clever catchiness and guest appearances by Shovels & Rope’s Cary Ann Hearst.
Gaslight Street’s soul music will never go out of style, and their new album, “Heavy Wind,” is most certainly wrapped in soul. Just like Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers spawned from the same bluesy roots, Gaslight Street melds pure Southern rock with charismatic vocals, traipsing the boundaries of blues and funk. Born in the growing musical bastion of Charleston, SC, Gaslight Street’s regional presence has grown behind the release of their sophomore album, Idle Speed. Featuring the unmistakably soulful lyrics and vocals of Campbell Brown, the disc strongly stakes the band’s place as worthy inheritors of the Southern soul tradition. “The music these guys make is as real and organic as it gets.” – Devin Grant( (Post and Courier) “Their music is as rich and detailed as any Dylan, Neil or Booker T single.”- Ballard Lessemann (Charleston City Paper) “Their live show is characterized by poignant vocals, great instrumentation, and a strong sese of songcraft.” – (Relix)
Ryan Bonner will be releasing his second full length record “Only When It’s Burning.” Recorded during most of 2012 this record finds Bonner working with Producer Joe Taylor for the first time; opting to self-produce previously releases, 2010’s “Monsters In The Hallway” EP and 2012’s “Think of England. LP.” Joe Taylor’s expertise can be shadowed by the type of talent he has worked with in the past including Steve Holley, Buddy Miller and Emmylou Harris among many others. “[Ryan Bonner] is like listening to early Steve Earle or John Hiatt. Bonner has a genuinely distinctive voice, unfettered by popular affectation, and his songs spring from a well of keen observation and sharp wit. This is classic American music.” Joining Bonner and Taylor on the album are studio and touring veterans Steve Holley, drummer from Paul McCartney and Wings, and bassist Sean O’Bryan Smith, whose credits include Larry Carlton, Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum as well as his touring band Jack Friel, Malin Wagnon, and Whitt Algar. A staple in South Carolina Music Scene, Bonner has had a strong presence on the radio both in Charleston, SC at WCOO, The Bridge at 1055 and WWNU, The Palm in Columbia, SC. Say’s WWNU Operations Manager, Mike Allen “Ryan Bonner has lyrical and songwriting skills that wring the emotion out of the everyday in our lives. Then his performance brings the words to life.”
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