NEEDTOBREATHE with opening act Wilder
Saturday, September 1
NEEDTOBREATHE is a GRAMMY-nominated rock band hailing from South Carolina, comprised of brothers Bear Rinehart (vocals, guitar) and Bo Rinehart (guitar, vocals), Seth Bolt (bass, vocals), and Josh Lovelace (keys, vocals).
Their most recent album H A R D L O V E released in 2016 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Albums, Top Current Albums, Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums charts and #2 on the Billboard 200, their greatest debut yet.
H A R D L O V E is the follow-up to 2014’s Rivers In the Wasteland, which debuted at #3 overall on the Billboard 200 and spawned the RIAA-certified Gold single “Brother (feat. Gavin DeGraw).” The hit earned the group their first GRAMMY nomination as well as a pair of Billboard Music Award nominations.
NEEDTOBREATHE, well known for the aggressive touring schedule and impressive live show, celebrated three consecutive sold out shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, as well as sell outs at Greek Theatre (Los Angeles), Ascend Amphitheatre (Nashville), Aragon Ballroom (Chicago), Verizon Theatre (DFW) and more.
NEEDTOBREATHE will release their 4-track EP – Forever On Your Side (Niles City Sound Sessions) – on July 13 and embark on the 35+ city “Forever On Your Side Tour” this summer and fall.
Wilder is a four piece Alt/Rock band based out of Nashville, TN. Inspired by artists such as Coldplay, U2, and Kings of Leon, they have created a sound that embraces decades of Rock influences, the art of thoughtful songwriting, and a emphasis on high-energy shows.
In late 2017, the band released two singles titled “Same Way” and “California” with producer/engineer Jacquire King (Grammy nominee and former engineer for James Bay, Modest Mouse, Norah Jones, Kings of Leon, Cold War Kids, etc.).
These songs shine a light on what one can expect from a live performance. It’s a wide-ranging sound featuring guitar-driven melodies and wandering bass lines grounded by a full-bodied kick drum reminiscent of the 70’s. All the while vocalist Charlie Greene cuts through to deliver an emotional performance that balances on the fine line between clean and grit.
They spent much of 2017 on the road touring with the likes of Kaleo, NEEDTOBREATHE, and Judah & the Lion as well as kicking off the main stage at Sloss Fest. They will be opening for Moon Taxi in the Spring of 2018.
Keep up with all things Wilder and listen to their latest single, “California” available wherever you listen to music and at www.thebandwilder.com
Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors
Garden & Gun's Kickoff Dinner and Show
Friday, August 31
A singer/songwriter known for his rich voice and passionate, literate material, Drew Holcomb was born on May 13, 1982 in Memphis, Tennessee. Holcomb grew up listening to his father's collection of classic singer/songwriter albums of the '70s -- including titles by Bob Dylan, Carole King, James Taylor -- and he gravitated to their musical influence. Holcomb's interest in music grew as he attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and as he pursued his master's degree in divinity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, he penned a dissertation titled "Springsteen and American Redemptive Imagination." After returning to Tennessee (eventually settling in Nashville), Holcomb; began pursuing a career in music, and in 2003 he released his first EP, Lost and Found. A full-length album, Washed in Blue, followed in 2005, and the concert souvenir Live from Memphis appeared in 2007.
In 2006, Holcomb married Ellie Bannister, a songwriter and musician he met when they were both attending the University of Tennessee, and the newly renamed Ellie Holcomb;began performing with Drew, joining in on guitar and vocals. With the addition of guitarist/keyboardist Nathan Dugger and bassist Rich Brinsfield, the act became known as Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, and the band made its recording debut with a seasonal offering, A Neighborly Christmas (their first release for Magnolia Records), which appeared in late 2007, followed in mid-2008 with the album Passenger Seat. A Million Miles Away arrived in August 2009, and 2011's Chasing Someday became Holcomb & The Neighbors' first album to crack the Billboard Top 200 albums chart, peaking at 183. (It rose to eight on the folk chart and three on the independent survey.)
In 2012, Holcomb dropped another live album, Through the Night: Live in the Studio, and returned in early 2013 with Good Light, which climbed to 84 on the Top 200. By the time Holcomb & The Neighbors released Medicine in 2015, Ellie Holcomb had left the group to focus on her solo career (though she and Drew were still married), and Jon Radford joined on drums. The album continued the group's rising chart success, topping out at number 47 on the Top 200. In August 2016, Holcomb and the band unveiled Live at the Ryman, a live album recorded during their first appearance at Nashville's legendary Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry. A brand-new studio album, Souvenir, was released in 2017, preceded by the politically charged first single, "Fight for Love."
Hank has performed at many venues including The Ryman in Nashville, Gruene Hall in Texas and The Troubadour in Los Angeles. He has toured and opened for legends such as Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson starting when he was only 17. Now Hank plans to release his first EP: “Kill What We Love”. His storytelling writing dives into the intense topics of love, lust, drugs, drinking, loneliness and finding identity. He dares to question the confines of the conservative bubble where he grew up, which bleeds into his music. Hank contrasts his vulnerability with intensity, creating a tension of opposites. While his lyrics may be deep, the music is contagious and his only hope for sharing his stories is that others will find a piece of themselves within his records