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Post Mountain Stage Jam Hosted by the Carpenter Ants

The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth Street, Charleston, WV

 

Tonight on Mountain Stage

Greensky Bluegrass, Cabinet, Hot Club of Cowtown TBA

Stop down to see if any of these bands come by and Jam with the Carpenter Ants

$4 with Mountain Stage Ticket $6 without Age limit: 21+

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The Spurgie Hankins band

The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth Street, Charleston, WV

 

Spurgie Hankins is a Veteran Staple of the Charleston Music scene. One of the best singer songwriters you will ever hear. We are Proud to host Spurgie Every Tuesday and hope you will come down and experience his wonderful Music.

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Anthony Hoey

The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth Street, Charleston, WV

 

Anthony Hoey is a singer/songwriter originally from Dublin, Ireland. He played in various bands back home, most notable was 'Decadence' who were signed to Wet Clay records, recorded and released two EP's and a full album before the break up of the band.

He left Dublin for America in 2007 and spent 5 years writing, recording and playing venues in West Virginia, Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York City. During this time he recorded the album 'So So' and the 'Mom, God and Applebutter' EP.

He returned to Dublin to write and record his latest solo project, the 'Titans of the Deep' full studio album. This new persona as 'Titans of the Deep' allowed Anthony to explore vastly different styles and genres like rock, funk, techno, chill out and hip hop.

Anthony has now returned to America and is currently writing and performing new material for the new Anthony Hoey album.

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Rye Baby

The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth Street, Charleston, WV

 

Based out of Chattanooga, Tennessee, this high energy folk/americana duo has been hard at work traveling and playing their brand of back-to-the-basics folk/roots/blues/country music all over the southeast since early 2014. Consciously taking elements from the aforementioned styles and creating something distinctly their own as-opposed-to rehashing a particular sound. This sonic backdrop lends itself beautifully to Jennifer's unique perspective on storytelling.

Jennifer Brumlow and Callie Harmon met at a band competition in mid 2012 and were brought together by their love of old country and roots music. By early 2013 their friendship had blossomed into a romantic relationship. Their previous musical endeavors had also dissolved. So, the two began working on material together, playing locally, and honing their craft before settling on their name and beginning work on their first recordings.

Their debut E.P., "Cowboy Chords" was written, produced, and recorded (on an iPad) by the band throughout 2014 and was made available online as each song was completed. A final professionally mastered version is set to be released by early 2015.

$7 Age limit: 21+

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The Spurgie Hankins band

The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth Street, Charleston, WV

 

Spurgie Hankins is a Veteran Staple of the Charleston Music scene. One of the best singer songwriters you will ever hear. We are Proud to host Spurgie Every Tuesday and hope you will come down and experience his wonderful Music.

NO COVER Age limit: 21+

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Georgia English and the Jukebox Kids

The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth Street, Charleston, WV

 

Georgia English and the Jukebox Kids

Based in Nashville, TN, Georgia English and the Jukebox Kids is a five-piece roots-soul group drawing on the traditions of Americana, Motown, Rock, and The Blues. Their debut album Good Girls, set to be released in early 2015, showcases eleven original songs that blend confessional vulnerability with a playful sense of humor.

The group consists of Georgia English on guitar and vocals, Torey Harding on guitar, Hayden Cotcher on drums, Christine Moad on bass, and Jon Upton on piano and organ. Having all met in a traditional Acoustic Blues group, the band members are linked by a deep respect for American Roots music.

English developed her voice and songwriting by busking in San Francisco subway stations as a teenager and learning from seasoned roots musicians. Monterrey County Weekly calls her "an invigorating blend of modern and retro." In 2013 she licensed her song Learn To Be My Fool to Ask Me Anything – a feature film starring Martin Sheen, Britt Robertson, and Justin Long. She received Berklee College of Music’s Songwriting Achievement Award in 2013, and the SESAC Award in 2014.

Georgia English and the Jukebox Kids bring authenticity and unforgiving energy to their shows. Their sets combine original material with arrangements of Bessie Smith, Jackie Wilson, The Band, and more. They play regularly in Nashville and are preparing for a tour in 2015 in support of their new album.

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Boulevard Avenue "Biscuits as Usual" CD Release Party with the Fat and Sassy Band and Brittany Franklin

The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth Street, Charleston, WV

 

Georgia English and the Jukebox Kids

Based in Nashville, TN, Georgia English and the Jukebox Kids is a five-piece roots-soul group drawing on the traditions of Americana, Motown, Rock, and The Blues. Their debut album Good Girls, set to be released in early 2015, showcases eleven original songs that blend confessional vulnerability with a playful sense of humor.

The group consists of Georgia English on guitar and vocals, Torey Harding on guitar, Hayden Cotcher on drums, Christine Moad on bass, and Jon Upton on piano and organ. Having all met in a traditional Acoustic Blues group, the band members are linked by a deep respect for American Roots music.

English developed her voice and songwriting by busking in San Francisco subway stations as a teenager and learning from seasoned roots musicians. Monterrey County Weekly calls her "an invigorating blend of modern and retro." In 2013 she licensed her song Learn To Be My Fool to Ask Me Anything – a feature film starring Martin Sheen, Britt Robertson, and Justin Long. She received Berklee College of Music’s Songwriting Achievement Award in 2013, and the SESAC Award in 2014.

Georgia English and the Jukebox Kids bring authenticity and unforgiving energy to their shows. Their sets combine original material with arrangements of Bessie Smith, Jackie Wilson, The Band, and more. They play regularly in Nashville and are preparing for a tour in 2015 in support of their new album.

$7 Age limit: 21+

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The Spurgie Hankins band

The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth Street, Charleston, WV

 

Spurgie Hankins is a Veteran Staple of the Charleston Music scene. One of the best singer songwriters you will ever hear. We are Proud to host Spurgie Every Tuesday and hope you will come down and experience his wonderful Music.

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Harper and the Midwest Kind

The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth Street, Charleston, WV

 

HARPER WINS 2014 DETROIT MUSIC AWARD FOR "OUTSTANDING VOCALIST"

MUSIC AWARDS:

Detroit Music Award "Outstanding Vocalist" (2014)

Best Instrumentalist "Big City Blues Magazine" USA (2013)

Best Live CD "Blues 411", New York. USA (2012)

Inducted into the Blues Museum Hall of Fame, Canada South Blues Society, Windsor Canada. (2011)

The Bronte Blues Awards, United Kingdom "Best Instrumentalist" (2009)

Acoustic Artist of the Year TREV, Australia (2005)

Male Vocalist of the Year - "Australian Blues Awards" (2004)

Song of the Year "Australian Blues Awards", (2004)

Album of the Year, Nasty Harp, Sweet Harp Awards- "Guide to Best of the Blues Harmonicas and Beyond" USA . "Way Down Deep Inside" CD. (2003)

Raw Talent Awards Number 1 Song "Never Change the Way She Feels", Australia (2001)

Duke Award Yamaha Rock, Australia (2001)

Gold Record "Sailing Australia" America's Cup Theme (2000)

An amalgamation of blues, rock, soul and world music, multi award winning Australian singer/ songwriter "Peter D. Harper" creates a heady mix of roots music through his creative use of the harmonica, and the haunting drone of the didgeridoo. By combining traditional and modern influences, borrowing from Western and World music, Harper has created a highly original take on the roots genre which many have labeled "World Blues". His innovative use of electronic enhancement and feedback, breaks the traditional boundaries of the harmonica, giving his music its distinctive harmonics and effects. The powerful guitar sounds and the unique drone of the didgeridoo create raw yet eerie sonic textures, some how sounding primal and contemporary at the same time. No Depression Magazine,'s (USA) Rod Ames, adds that Harper " has written and arranged some of the most soulful blues rock filled music I have ever heard". Harper is backed by his incredible Detroit based band "Midwest Kind"

Born in the United Kingdom, Harper’s musical journey began early, performing in brass bands playing the trumpet and euphonium. At the age of ten, his family moved half way round the world to Perth, Western Australia, and his Grandfather introduced Harper to the harp. In Perth, one of the most isolated cities in the world, there was a thriving blues and folk scene. The blues had a rawness, an honesty and a passion of the soul which spoke to Harper deeply. Then, like every blues lover, Harper began his journey backwards to discover the deeper roots of the music.

"I think Muddy Waters really hit me hard. There was something incredibly special about his sound, his powerful voice and his songs. I would sing his songs constantly. I also really dug Sonny Boy Williamson II as well. I loved his rhythmic use of his harp. I was also inspired by a pretty wide range of players and styles like Little Walter, Sugar Blue and Stevie Wonder who guide me in my harmonica playing. "But Harper did not stop his search with the blues. It was a chance meeting with a Hopi "Dan Running Bear" in Silverton, Colorado, that led him down the path to rediscovering the music of his homeland. Fascinated with the spirituality and culture of the American Natives, he found the same qualities present in the Australian Aborigines of his homeland. On adding the native didgeridoo to his music, Harper says "It is a sound I grew up with, so it seemed natural to add it to my songwriting particularly when the lyrics related to the plight of the Aborigines in Australia. When I added the didgeridoo to the more traditional blues instruments, it worked. The deep woody qualities and its haunting drone seemed to enhance the emotional quality of my stories. The didgeridoo is a spiritual and healing instrument, and it seemed blues music accepted it with open arms. I also owe my life to a tribe of nomadic Aborigines who saved my father and I from starvation when we were trapped at The Fitzroy Crossing (Western Australia), in between two fast flowing river torrents. They gave us enough food and water to last us until the flood had subsided. I feel my music is my way of giving back to these wonderful people".

Prior to his introduction to American audiences, Harper released six albums to great acclaim in his homeland of Australia. Harper received a Gold Record for "Sailing Australia" (America's Cup Theme). Harper had the honor of backing Blues Legend "Muddy Waters" on harmonica for his West Australian tour. In 1994 he moved to Melbourne, Victoria and released his first album, "Tears of Ice"(New Market). This was followed by "Yesterday Is Over" in 1996 with his band Blue Devil and "Live At The Soup Kitchen" (recorded in Detroit) in 1997 as a soloist. In 2000, he released "Glass on The Stepping Stone" and "Live At St. Andrew’s" in 2002. In 2003 he released "Way Down Deep Inside", for which he received two harmonica awards and “Album of the Year” honor from US Magazine's "Guide to the Best of the Blues Harmonicas & Beyond" USA. Over the years Harper has received multiple Australian Blues Awards for “Male Vocalist of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” and “Acoustic Artist of the Year.”(TREV). Harper was also invited to perform at a Royal Gala Performance for the Queen of England in Perth, Western Australia.

His prolific recording career and memorable stage performances allowed Harper to take his music beyond Australia. He’s played in the USA, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium and France. He first started performing in the United States in 1996, and has toured here regularly since. It was on one of these tours that he caught the attention of Blind Pig Records, which made him their first international signing. With a home at a U.S. label and growing appreciation for his music from American audiences, Harper made the permanent move to the U.S. His animated shows have been well received at blues festivals, world music festivals, and by fans of jam band music.Harper has become a huge favorite on the world wide festival scene with an average of 20 to 30 festivals and 200 club dates per year. . It was during one of these recent festival appearances that Chip Eagle, Publisher for Blues Revue/ Blueswax enthusiastically offered "Harper is the most exciting act on the live scene today". He was also invited to perform harmonica on stage several times with US super group- "Journey".

Harper’s first Blind Pig release and American debut, 2005’s Down To The Rhythm, won accolades from the press for its unique sound and virtuoso performances, coupled with Harper’s compositional skill. “Harper is a crack harp player and he plays the instrument with both speed and efficiency, but it would be a mistake to pigeonhole Harper as just an impressive instrumentalist. He is also a solid songwriter, and a soulful singer with a knack for impassioned sincerity,” said All Music Guide. BluesWax noted, “There is much to enjoy here: clever songwriting, top-notch guitar, powerful rhythms, and some great Harper harp!

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The Spurgie Hankins band

The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth Street, Charleston, WV

 

Spurgie Hankins is a Veteran Staple of the Charleston Music scene. One of the best singer songwriters you will ever hear. We are Proud to host Spurgie Every Tuesday and hope you will come down and experience his wonderful Music.

NO COVER Age limit: 21+

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Kill Matilda with Astromoth

The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth Street, Charleston, WV

 

Zombie hunters by day and sweaty dance punkers by night, Kill Matilda is a sexy band of nomads that have played over 181 shows coast to coast across Canada since 2008. This fall, the Vancouver three-piece finally takes its energetic act to the USA for an awesome six-month tour of zombie-slaying madness. Frontperson Dusty Exner has been called “Joan Jett on steroids” vocally and the band has been compared to everything from “riotgrrl” to “a mix of Die Mannequin, Concrete Blonde, Switchblade Symphony and Danko Jones.”

Kill Matilda has been featured at festivals such as NXNE, Hamilton Spring Music Festival, Soreal Fest, Grindyourmind Drummondville Metal Fest, and many more. The band has opened for such legends as the Vibrators, Guttermouth, the Brains, Die Mannequin, Econoline Crush and Powerman 5000. Their relentless DIY work ethic has seen the band call Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto home over the last four years and has won them the attention of industry giants such as GGGarth Richardson, Ben Kaplan & Scott Ternan, who recorded & mixed 6 songs with the band at Fader Mountain Studios in Vancouver, BC.

$7 Age limit: 21+

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The Spurgie Hankins band

The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth Street, Charleston, WV

 

Spurgie Hankins is a Veteran Staple of the Charleston Music scene. One of the best singer songwriters you will ever hear. We are Proud to host Spurgie Every Tuesday and hope you will come down and experience his wonderful Music.

NO COVER Age limit: 21+

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