05/29/14 – Chattanooga, TN – Barking Legs Theater – Jessie Knowles Presents Chattanooga Left Field Showcase Featuring Tab Spencer group & Angela Rose
While all the recent successes in the Chattanooga local music scene are underway in which long time players finally get their due recognition in events like the widely popular Road to Nightfall shows and local opening spots for many major touring artists at venues like track 29 & Rhythm & Brews there is a whole new wave of artists honing their skills for their launch into the sea of music that is originating right here in the scenic city. In collaboration with ArtFRONT Presentations locally rooted theater “chanteuse?” Jessie Knowles will be presenting a new group of artists in the pristine sound quality of the Barking Legs theater. In a stripped down Grand ol’ opry style hosting gig Jessie will be emceeing this first round of artists including The Tab Spencer group, Wyoming translpant to Chattanooga Angela Rose and featuring Jessie Knowles as the Porter Wagoner figure introducing the new acts and interspersing the show with songs of her own. This is the premier event for the people who are REALLY paying attention to the new music up and coming out of Chattanooga. Save the jubilation and loud partying til later, come chill, have a beer and a hoot or two while taking in the most interesting new music in town. <>
“Tab Spencer was the stage name of a Country songwriter in the 70s from Nashville TN, and is survived by his son, Garrett Bourdon. The current group and upcoming EP release is a result of musicians from Chattanooga coming together around Garrett’s folk vision. Jack Kirton also serves as backing instrumentalist on guitar and pe dal steel. Tab Spencer’s music is a combination of traditional country-bluegrass slowed down with lyrics set in a thoroughly modern setting. Bourdon’s voice is both simple and haunting. Tab Spencer is a Tennessee son with an urban memory whose lyrics hail from the South and the back porch.”
Angela Rose hails from Laramie, Wyoming but recently relocated to Chattanooga in search of warmer climes and a change of scenery. Although she learned some chords and how to strum a guitar when she was 13, her start in music really began in 2011 when she and some buddies started their band Trash Canyon and the Honey Bees. They had a wild, whiskey-infused year in Laramie, playing a mixture of old-timey, country, and gypsy folk music. Trash Canyon split up in the summer of 2012 as it’s members moved onto bigger and better pursuits. Angela then started to focus more on writing her own songs. Her music is generally simple, three-chord songs with unapologetic lyrics about drinking, sleeping around, and traveling. Her influences range from classics like Hank Williams Sr., Townes Van Zandt, Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn, Hazel and Alice to contemporary musicians like Hurray for the Riff Raff, Lydia Loveless, Those Darlins, Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch.
Jessie Knowles Presents Chattanooga Left Field Showcase Featuring Tab Spencer group, Angela Rose & Jessie Knowles
Thursday, May 29, 2014
1307 Dodds Ave.
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