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The Black Cadillacs & Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes
The Black Cadillacs are a blues-based indie rock band from Knoxville, TN. With members from each of Tennessee's major cities, the state's famous sounds are well represented. Nashville’s recent brand of rock 'n' roll revival takes center stage, accented by authentic Memphis blues/soul and a hint of Knoxville country distill into a sound rich and southern as it is alive.


They never look the same at the end of their set; a pair of hip horn-rimmed glasses breaks in half, buttons become undone, and their once slicked-back hair is simply not anymore. But they wouldn’t be themselves if it were any other way; they thrive when they render themselves void of energy, and humbly hope it rubs off on the kids in the crowd, too.

Event Schedule

Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes

9:30 PM

The Black Cadillacs

10:30 PM

Ticket Prices

General Admission

$10

Ticket sales ended Nov 23, 2013 7:00 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.

Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes | 9:30 PM
They never look the same at the end of their set; a pair of hip horn-rimmed glasses breaks in half, buttons become undone, and their once slicked-back hair is simply not anymore. But they wouldn’t be themselves if it were any other way; they thrive when they render themselves void of energy, and humbly hope it rubs off on the kids in the crowd. They are Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes. To see them live is to experience the crux of who they are: A high-energy indie rock band dead set on producing the best live sound they know how.

Formed in 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes released their first full-length studio album, Civilized Man, in 2011. Recorded and co-produced with Mark Nevers (Andrew Bird, Yo La Tengo, Silver Jews), Civilized Man went on to be listed in the top 100 albums of 2011 by Amazon, with the pop-rock single “Shoe Fits” debuting at number seven on Amazon’s top 100 songs of 2011. The band just wrapped recording of their sophomore full-length studio album, Kid Tiger, which was engineered and co-produced by Vance Powell (Jack White, The White Stripes, The Raconteurs). more >>>
The Black Cadillacs | 10:30 PM
The Black Cadillacs are a blues-based indie rock band from Knoxville, TN. With members from each of Tennessee's major cities, the state's famous sounds are well represented. Nashville’s recent brand of rock n’ roll revival takes center stage, but a wash of authentic Memphis blues-soul and a tinge of Knoxville country distill into a sound as rich and Southern as it is alive.

Alongside their native influences, The Black Cadillacs are heavily impacted by rock history. "Bands like The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Pink Floyd laid the foundation for us. With the success of artists and bands like Jack White and My Morning Jacket, it’s easy to see that blues-based rock n’ roll still resonates with audiences,” says guitarist, John Phillips. "We were inspired by the same bands; we’re just trying to keep those sounds alive in our own way."

From Memphis to Knoxville, Mick Jagger to Jack White, The Black Cadillacs' sophomore release, Run, pulls together more than 40 years worth of influence over this 11-track offering.

"Run is a veritable tapestry of lush blues and Southern soul with Phillips and guitarist Matthew Hyrka weaving varicolored webs of texture and melody over the solid foundation of bassist Philip Anderson and drummer Adam Bonomo," says Metro Pulse's Mike Gibson.

Released in June 2012, Run represents the band’s attempt to capture the dynamic energy of its live performance. The instrumentation was tracked live with the entire band in one room, just as the songs were written and perfected on the road.

The Black Cadillacs’ live set is where this well-orchestrated yet explosive blend comes to life. Playing more than 100 dates in the past year, including sets at SXSW as a Red Bull Sound Select artist, The Black Cadillacs use raw emotion in frontman Will Horton’s voice to energize an audience and crank up the sound. "The group displayed a repertoire (old and new) of grooves, rockers and ballads," Red Bull Sound Select says of their SXSW performances. "They are often best when Horton showcases his voice over spare instrumentation-- the connection is undeniable.”

Tracks from Run have also been featured in several major TV shows including ABC’s Nashville, NBC’s Whitney, Army Wives on Lifetime, and Dallas on TNT.

The Black Cadillacs are Will Horton (Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica), Matthew Hyrka (Lead Guitar), Philip Anderson (Bass Guitar), John Phillips (Rhythm Guitar), and Adam Bonomo (Drums). For tour dates, media, and more, visit theblackcadillacs.com. more >>>