If you need to visualize the soul, think of it as a kind of train. Yes, a long, lonesome freight train rumbling from generation to generation on an eternally rainy morning: its boxcars are loaded with sighs and laughter, its hobos are angels, its engineer is the queen of spades - and the queen is wild. Whoo-whoo! Hear that epiphanic whistle blow. The train's destination is the godhead, but it stops at the Big Bang, at the orgasm, and at the hole in the fence that the red fox sneaks through down behind the barn. It's simultaneously a local and an express, but it doesn't transport weaponry, and it certainly ain't no milk run."- Tom Robbins, Villa Incognito
Sol Driven Train's music weaves through genres like a Tom Robbins paragraph. The band's sonic schizophrenia absorbs American influences like Jon Prine and Paul Simon, and Afro-Caribbean rhythms into honest songs about life, love, loss, and long johns. The 5-piece band, based in Charleston, SC, features 4 rotating lead vocalists, and multi-instrumental talent spread across horns, strings, and percussion.
"Believe," the band's 8th independent release in 10 years (including a live album, a live concert DVD, and two studio albums for children), is getting national airplay. The band stays busy on the road, averaging 150 shows per year, and is appearing this summer at festivals and clubs across the country.
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BIG Something is an alternative rock group with a BIG groove. A tight six-piece ensemble that brings arena sized grooves to every stage they play. This is funk, fit for the future, featuring crystalline synths, wailing saxes, and guitars that shred established musical boundaries. Their debut album "Stories from the Middle of Nowhere" was recorded in Raleigh, NC with Grammy-nominated producer John Custer and was named the Home Grown Music Network's Best Studio Album of 2010. Each song is something special: catchy and charming, layered and soulful, with colorful characters that embody the best and worst in us all. One listen will lead to many and you'll realize you've discovered that BIG Something. Winners of the Home Grown Music Network's 2010 "New Band of the Year" award.
In December 2011 BIG Something released "Mad Science: Live at the Costume Ball", a new live recording captured in front of 600+ fans on 10.29.2011 at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh. Stream this album and the award winning "Stories From the Middle of Nowhere" free at www.BigSomething.net
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Asheville Music Hall (View)
31 Patton Avenue
Asheville , NC 28801