The Palmetto states largest and most popular annual event the South Carolina State Fair wraps up its 144th year this weekend but not before hosting natives NEEDTOBREATHE live in concert Friday.
Now based in Charleston but originally from Seneca, NTB features Bear Rinehart, lead vocals/guitar/piano; Bo Rinehart, guitar/backing vocals and Seth Bolt, bass/backing vocals.
Falling creatively across multiple genres of rock, pop, even southern rock, NTB is primarily a straight forward melodic rock band. However, they can and do rock hard while also managing to artfully work a soulful ballad for a heartfelt connection.
NTB has released four albums, Daylight, The Heat, The Outsiders and The Reckoning.
Early gigs with high profile acts Train, Collective Soul, and Will Hoge introduced the band and a later tour with Taylor Swift opened up their fan base. But, its their popular solo shows that have really made the case for this go-getter band.
Among the hardest working bands in the business, NTB formed in 2000 then signed with Atlantic/Lava in 2005. On the road nearly constantly since then, NTB has gone where ever/whenever to share their songs and compelling on stage presence.
Now, theyre bringing it home. Inhale, exhale, then rock with NEEDTOBREATHE 7 p.m. Friday at the SC State Fair, 1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia. For ticket information, maps, and more call 803-799-3387 or go to scstatefair.org. For more on the band/music, visit needtobreathe.net.
Make midweek magic with the music of Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion live Wednesday at The Evening Muse in Charlotte.
The granddaughter of folk music legend Woody Guthrie and daughter of the equally legendary rocker Arlo Guthrie Guthrie along with husband Johnny Irion has been working on her own piece of the iconic pie over the last decade.
Together, they established themselves as a folk rock duo with formidable skills not to mention a lush, dreamy sound. Touring in support of their newest album Wassaic Way, theyre exploring new sonic terrain thats more edgy and sophisticated.
Explore how the past comes together in the sound and style of the present with Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, Wednesday at The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., Charlotte. Call the club at 704-376-3737 or check eveningmuse.com for details on the show. More on the music and musicians at sarahleeandjohnny.com,
• Friday: SuttleBand at Lukes Sports Bar and Grill, Rock Hill; The Groove Duo at Amici Lovin Oven, Rock Hill; Benefit for Safe Passage Shelter at Rock City Tavern Rock Hill; Game Face Blues Band with guest Lea Pritchard at The 145 Club, Winnsboro; Killvision, SkinKage, Lunas Lament, First Class Villians at Amos Southend, Charlotte; Machines are People Too at Double Door Inn, Charlotte; Temperance League, The Sammies, Pullman Strike at Snug Harbor, Charlotte; Mike Faulkenberry and The Whiskey Prophets at Smokey Joes Café, Charlotte; Perfect Strangers at Big Als Pub, Charlotte; Sister Mary Jane at Pucketts Farm Equipment, Charlotte; Venessa Carlton, Patrick Sweeney at the Visulite Theater, Charlotte; Flux Pavilion at The Fillmore, Charlotte; Colby Doggs Band at The Saloon, NC Music Factory, Charlotte; Nappy Luv with Ida Divine and The Garvey Collective, Selah, Kurma Murrain, Gitana Salome, more at The Chop Shop-NoDa, Charlotte; Robert Earl Keene, Andrea Davidson at The Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte; The Chemist, Dead End Parking, Poor Old Shine at Evening Muse, Charlotte.
• Saturday: The Foothills Oompah Band at Octoberfest, downtown Rock Hill; The Hyde Band at Amici Lovin Oven, Rock Hill; The Rockaholics at Beef OBradys-Baxter Village, Fort Mill; Carolina Rhythm Band (7:30 p.m.) at the Hilarity Festival, downtown Chester; The Temptations at the SC State Fair, Columbia; Slippery When Wet, Hysteria, Hair Nation at Amos Southend, Charlotte; Brewz Music and Arts Festival with The Whigs, Kill A.D., Dangermuffin, New Familiars, more at the NC Music Factory, Charlotte; Bruised But Not Broken, Lions in Winter, Regions, Remembrance at Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte; Dr. Cirkenstein, Fire Marshall Bill at Common Market-Plaza Midwood, Charlotte; Mamas Love at The Visulite Theater, Charlotte; The Loudermilks, John Howie Jr. and The Rosewood Bluff Leadville Social Club at The Double Door, Charlotte; Gunpowder and Lead Band at Pucketts Farm Equipment, Charlotte; Ben Rector, Tyrone Wells at The Fillmore, Charlotte; New Potato Caboose, Sauce at Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte; Sexual Side Effects, Zoe Vette, Jackknife Barbers, Madison Lucas at The Saloon-NC Music Factory, Charlotte; White Violet at Evening Muse, Charlotte.
• Sunday: Justin Cole Moore at the SC State Fair, Columbia; Negative Approach, The Casualties, Havok, Biggy Stardust and His Wretched Hive at Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte; James Hunter, Jesse Dee at Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte; Queen City Dub, Morgan Riley, Forgive Me Not, Tidal Wave, Red Dagger at The Saloon-NC Music Factory, Charlotte.
• Monday: Amber Carrington, Jilette Johnson at the Visulite Theater, Charlotte; Open Mic with 3 Piece Bucket at Pucketts Farm Equipment, Charlotte.
• Tuesday: Jesse Johnson at Evening Muse, Charlotte; Tom Brouseas, Seam Watkins at Snug Harbor, Charlotte; Wymyns Prysyn, Doomtown, Autonomy, Joint Damage at Milestone, Charlotte.
Wednesday: Freddy Johnston at The Salon-NC Music Factory, Charlotte; Mt. Thelonius at Double Door Inn, Charlotte.
• Thursday: Larry Mitchell Trio at Sylvia Theater, York; Horror Bash /Costume Party with Brody and Choch, Shinobi Ninja, Crazyhorse and Colston, more at Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte; Ricki Lee Jones at McGlohon Theater, Charlotte; Joseph Aaron at The Saloon- NC Music Factory, Charlotte; The Morning After, The Grand Olde Uproar at Evening Muse, Charlotte; Sarah Blacker, Suzie Brown at Evening Muse, Charlotte.
And that was all she wrote.
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