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Eddie Owen Presents: Peter Case/Levi Lowrey/John Hopkins & Shawn Mullins
Live @ Red Clay Music Foundry Friday May 4th, 2018 at 8 pm
Doors open 7:00 PM
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Peter Case, founding member of the Nerves and leader of the Plimsouls, and the first troubadour of the post-punk era, returns with his first album of new songs since 2010’s Wig! The Nerves’ 1976 “Hanging on the Telephone” EP, its title song covered by Blondie, remains a classic and has earned the band a strong following of young fans around the world. The Plimsouls song “A Million Miles Away” is a power pop classic. Case’s debut solo album, produced by T-Bone Burnett, earned him his first Grammy nomination and spearheaded a songwriter movement, now dubbed Americana. Twelve solo albums and two more Grammy nominations followed, including one for his 2007 album Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John.

All along, Case has continued to tour consistently. HWY 62 collects tales from his journey, and brilliantly encompasses every facet of his diverse and critically acclaimed career. Much like a travelogue, HWY 62 includes pieces of Americana, blues, pop, and folk — all anchored by Case’s knack for creating the perfect hook. more >>>
Despite his growing success, Levi Lowrey announces-just 15 seconds into his self-titled, sophomore Southern Ground album-that he’s every bit as confused and unsure of his place in the world as anyone when he sings, “I have tried and I’ve tried, but I ain’t never satisfied this hunger burnin’ in my soul” on album opener, “Picket Fences.”

His heart immediately laid bare, the 13 tracks that follow are equally confessional as Lowrey explores his own mortality through the eyes of his daredevil children in “Trying Not To Die,” and tries to reconcile his faith with his history of destructive behaviors on “I’ve Held the Devil’s Hand.”

If he has any intentions of shedding his image as an honest, life-as-an-open-book songwriter, the new album will do little to accomplish that, but Lowrey’s sincerity and unflinching willingness to tell his life’s story in public are traits he’s unafraid to embrace.

Lowrey is hitting his stride as an artist, having toured extensively with the Zac Brown Band to support Lowrey’s Southern Ground debut album, I Confess I Was A Fool, and as a songwriter with a No. 1 hit and several awards and nominations to his credit.

He was nominated for a CMA Award for Song of the Year, and won a BMI Country Award for Top 50 Songs of the Year, both for “Colder Weather,” the No. 1 hit he co-wrote with frequent collaborator Zac Brown. Lowrey and Brown also co-wrote “The Wind,” from the Zac Brown Band’s No. 1 Billboard album Uncaged, as well as the rollicking “Day For The Dead,” from the newest ZBB album, The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1.

As a performer, he has received numerous accolades, as well, being singled as one of its “13 For 13: Ones To Watch in 2013 -The New Artists,” as well as having his debut album honored as its third-best country album of the year in 2011-both by Roughstock.com.

True to his reputation as a talented writer, Lowrey penned four of the 14 songs on the self-titled album alone, and co-wrote the other ten. Each brings a brutal honesty that offers insights into different parts of Lowrey’s life. He’s a happily married father of two with a successful career who helps his wife homeschool his children whenever he can, but he’s not afraid to explore subjects that others might find too uncomfortable for casual conversations.

Nowhere is this more apparent than on “Urge for Leaving,” which was written about his birth father who left shortly before Lowrey was born, as well as his adoptive stepfather and his mother, who are no longer together. This song explores the tense dynamic between all four parties, and asks the question of whether the sins of the father have been imprinted upon the son. Lowrey opens the tune with the heartwrenching line “My father left me before I was born, on a cold winter’s night in 1984.”

Despite his songwriting prowess, Levi Lowrey actually began as a fiddle player. No surprise, since his great-great-grandfather, the late Gid Tanner, was also a fiddle player and today stands as a towering figure in country music history. Despite such a legacy, Lowrey felt no pressure, and he took naturally to the fiddle-it’s in his blood, after all-playing in school orchestra, at bluegrass festivals, in weekly jam sessions in his hometown of Dacula, Ga. and with various relatives.

Lowrey wrote a number of instrumental compositions designed to showcase his fiddle skills, but ultimately left it behind to pick up a guitar and seek rock ‘n’ roll glory. Inspired by Butch Walker and his Atlanta power-pop outfit, Marvelous Three, Problem Thomas became the venue where Lowrey got comfortable onstage and grew into his role as a songwriter. He also began leading worship at his church as the band ran its course-in fact, its core now remains as Lowrey’s touring ensemble, the Community House Band.

Even though he’s now an artist with a sound that’s tough to pigeonhole-perhaps the gentler cousin of outlaw country, or somewhere between classic country, rock and folk-Lowrey’s reputation as a solid performer with a bag full of amazingly compelling songs is growing with each show he performs, each tour he completes, each album he releases.

With all the success that has come his way, Lowrey maintains the importance of keeping things simple with respect to his music. The self-titled album was tracked, start to finish in just two weeks and features Lowrey, his backing band and just a few, select outside contributors, such as Clay Cook (Zac Brown Band), Ross Holmes (Mumford & Sons/Cadillac Sky), Oliver Wood (The Wood Brothers) and even longtime Nashville fixture Mac McAnally.

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John Driskell Hopkins has walked the musical path for the last 20 years. As a bass player, guitar player, singer and songwriter for several bands of the rock variety, Hopkins rooted himself in the Atlanta, GA music scene in 1995, producing records and touring with his band Brighter Shade.

Hopkins met Zac Brown in 1998 at an open mic hosted by Hopkins. Over the next several years, they remained friends and with Hopkins lending a production hand, they released the first Zac Brown record, “Home Grown,” in 2004. Hopkins became a founding member of the Zac Brown Band in 2005 and has enjoyed engineering and songwriting credits on hit songs such as “Toes,” “It’s Not OK,” and “Sic Em On A Chicken,” from the multi-platinum selling record “The Foundation,” and “Nothing,” “I Play The Road,” and “Settle Me Down,” from the current platinum selling record, “You Get What You Give.”

As the ZBB continues to garner critical and public success through Grammy, CMA, and ACM Awards, Hopkins continues to share the spotlight on stage with his band of fellow songwriters and friends.

When off the road, Hopkins works in his home studio on the occasional ZBB collaboration, production for other (ZBB-label) Southern Ground artists, and songwriting and recording with a growing crop of regional talent; he often shares these tracks with Bug Music Nashville, whom he’s partnered with in an administrative deal since early 2011. You can catch 7 episodes of Hopkins’ ongoing Podcast entitled “Under The Influence with John Driskell Hopkins” on iTunes. And when he has downtime on the road, you can try to catch him as he takes his Harley out for a tour of the city du jour.

Joining John is a group of five outstanding acoustic musicians and singers from Haywood County, North Carolina, Balsam Range. From deep in the Appalachians where the Great Smoky Mountains meet the Blue Ridge comes the Balsam Range band, creatively blending Bluegrass, Folk, Gospel and Jazz into a new American acoustic music experience.

John Driskell Hopkins has walked the musical path for the last 20 years. As a bass player, guitar player, singer and songwriter for several bands of the rock variety, Hopkins rooted himself in the Atlanta, GA music scene in 1995, producing records and touring with his band Brighter Shade.

Hopkins met Zac Brown in 1998 at an open mic hosted by Hopkins. Over the next several years, they remained friends and with Hopkins lending a production hand, they released the first Zac Brown record, “Home Grown,” in 2004.

Hopkins became a founding member of the Zac Brown Band in 2005 and has enjoyed engineering and songwriting credits on hit songs such as “Toes,” “It’s Not OK,” and “Sic Em On A Chicken,” from the multi-platinum selling record “The Foundation,” as well as “Nothing,” “I Play The Road,” and “Settle Me Down,” from the platinum selling record, “You Get What You Give.”
As the ZBB continues to garner critical and public success through multiple Grammy, CMA, and ACM Awards, Hopkins continues to share the spotlight on stage with his band of fellow songwriters and friends.

When off the road, Hopkins works in his home studio, songwriting and producing a growing crop of regional talent; he often shares these tracks with BMG/Chrysalis Nashville, whom he’s partnered with in an administrative deal since 2011.

You can catch 9 episodes of Hopkins’ ongoing Podcast entitled “Under The Influence with John Driskell Hopkins” on iTunes.

And when he has downtime on the road, you can try to catch him as he takes his Harley out for a tour of the city du jour.

He shares his life on and off the road with his amazing wife and three beautiful daughters. more >>>
After a series of indie record releases, Shawn Mullins’s critical breakthrough came when 1998 Soul’s Core album shot him to fame on the strength of its Grammy-nominated No. 1 hit, “Lullaby” followed by AAA/Americana No. 1 “Beautiful Wreck” from 2006’s 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor.

His song, “Shimmer,” was used in promotion of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and was included on the Dawson’s Creek soundtrack.

He co-wrote “All in My Head” which was featured in episode one of the hit TV sitcom “Scrubs.” Mullins also co-wrote the Zac Brown Band’s No. 1 Country tune “Toes.” In early 2002, he formed the super group The Thorns with Matthew Sweet and Peter Droge. Mullins most recent album, My Stupid Heart, was released in 2015, the
theme of which, Mullins says, can be summed up most succinctly by the song title, “It All Comes Down To Love,” the guiding force behind just about every song on the album.

Mullins is currently embarking on a recording project in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the release of his album Soul’s Core, which came out July 17, 1998!
He always perform songs from Soul’s Core in his live sets including Lullaby (Rockabye), Gulf of Mexico, Twin Rocks Oregon, Shimmer and Anchored in You. The song arrangements have evolved through the years as he performed them live and grew as an artist.

For the 20th Anniversary, Shawn will revisit the music on Soul’s Core and record two new versions of the album. He is calling this Soul’s Core Revival. This is not a remix or a remaster of the original, but rather brand new recordings with new arrangements of the songs – one album will be new stripped down solo performances, some on guitar, some on piano and maybe one acapella and the second will be a new studio recording with his full band, Soul Carnival.

Mullins has partnered with Pledge Music to reach out to fans to join him in the process of making these records. Supporters of the project can take part by pre-ordering a download of the records, signed CDs, or high-quality vinyl, a live guitar or vocal lesson online with Shawn, Soul’s Core Revival swag – t-shirts, caps,
mugs and sweatshirts, a visit to the studio while he records the albums, a personalized Platinum record plaque of Soul’s Core, handwritten lyrics to Lullaby - these and many more options to participate in the making of these records are available on the Shawn Mullins Pledge Music page. more >>>
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