Beats on the Basin: The Spanglers

This not-so-typical family band hails from Lewisburg, WV, in our neighboring Greenbrier County. Their sound is an innovative blend of Americana Roots music and interesting experimentation that’s sure to get your foot tapping and hips swaying.

FOOTMAD presents: Foghorn Stringband

One of the finest stringbands on the West Coast! The Foghorn Stringband is steadily proving that American roots music is a never-ending well of inspiration. Onstage, the Foghorn Stringband gathers around one microphone, balancing their music on the fly, and playing with an intense, fiery abandon. Each member comes not only from a different part of the American roots music spectrum, but leads the pack in their field as well. Caleb Klauder’s wistful, keening vocals and rapid-fire mandolin picking are as influenced by Southern roots music as much as by his upbringing in Washington State. Also from Washington, Reeb Willms grew up in the state’s Eastern farmlands singing hard-bitten honky-tonk with her family. Nadine Landry’s roots lie in the rural backroads of Acadian Québec, but she cut her teeth as one of the best bluegrass bassists in Western Canada. Minnesotan Stephen ‘Sammy’ Lind, simply put, is one of the best old-time fiddlers of his generation and has a voice that sounds like it’s coming from an old 78. Admission: $20 adults, $15 over 60, $10 any age with valid student i.d., under 13 and VISTA / AmeriCorps workers FREE

The Avett Brothers

Folk rockers The Avett Brothers released their newest album, True Sadness, in June, achieving their highest career debut to date dominating multiple charts. In addition, True Sadness continues to garner overwhelming critical acclaim with many considering it the band’s finest release yet. Tickets available at Charleston Civic Center Ticket Office, All Ticketmaster Locations, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000 Ticket Prices
$39.50 / $49.50, plus applicable fees (all seats reserved).