We are thrilled to announce the continuation of Lowcountry Listens with five new performances! Beginning September 2, the free, virtual music series will air online Wednesdays at 6 pm for five more weeks. Learn more about the artist lineup below!
Little Bird | September 2
Born and raised in Annapolis, MD, Indie R&B/Soul outfit, Little Bird, now hails from Charleston, SC. They are currently touring their 2018 release, Familiar, which reflects the sonic alchemy of a broad range of musical influences, such as legendary artists, D’Angelo, and Erykah Badu, along with revered modern acts, Hiatus Kaiyote, Fat Freddy’s Drop, and Nick Hakim.
With the release of “Familiar”, Little Bird has received acclaim in their new hometown, being voted the 2018 Charleston City Paper “RnB/Soul Band of the Year.” New members Ben Mossman (Bass), Oleg Terentiev (Drums), Noah Jones (Piano) have joined originators Jay Hurtt (Guitar/Vocals) and James Rubush (Guitar) to create the sound heard on “Familiar”, and continue to develop their sound with material set to be released in 2020.
The High Divers | September 9
Formed in 2014, The High Divers hit the ground running playing shows regionally around South Carolina, recording their debut album, “Riverlust”, and building a fan base that quickly fell in love with their raucous live shows. The follow up album, “Chicora”, was released to much critical acclaim and found itself seated on many “Best Of” lists. Perhaps the band’s most well known work was 2019’s “Ride With You” EP produced by Jason Isbell guitarist, Sadler Vaden, who is credited with “Getting the band out of it’s comfort zone, and into some close to the vest songwriting”, according to bassist and singer, Kevin Early.
Nathan and Eva | September 16
Local sibling duo Nathan & Eva got their start performing covers online to their thriving YouTube fanbase before jumping into live performing in the Charleston area in 2016. Since then, they’ve released their self-titled EP in 2018 and are currently finishing up their first full-length album. When not performing, Eva is an Arts Management student at the College of Charleston, and Nathan is a local videographer. They are excited to bring their unique folk pop sound to the Gaillard stage.
Sideshow Americans | September 23
Sideshow Americans is a four-piece Americana Rock ’n Roll band from Johns Island, SC. Years ago, Sideshow was four musicians trying to make a living playing music in Charleston, SC running into each other at late night parties and playing music together until morning. The sound and spirit of the group remains squarely where it began – in the raucous, late-night joy of picking up the closest instrument to you and singing songs with your friends.
Eventually a band was formed. After performing together live throughout 2015, Sideshow Americans recorded and released a house-show video for the song “Brokenhearted.” Later that year, the band released their debut EP “Streetlights” . With the title track composed by bassist Whitt Algar, the album was the band’s brief but honest five-song introduction. Additionally comprised of songs written by guitarist Ryan Bonner, “Streetlights” is steeped in Southeastern string band tradition, delivered in four-part harmony with multi-instrumentalist Cory Jarrett and more recent addition, guitarist Malin Wagnon.
Charlton Singleton and Contemporary Flow | September 30
A native of Awendaw, SC, Charlton Singleton began his musical studies at the age of three on the piano. He would then go on to study the organ, violin, cello, and the trumpet throughout elementary, middle and high school. In 1994, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from South Carolina State University. Since that time, he has taught music at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, as well as being an adjunct faculty member at the College of Charleston.
As a performer, Charlton leads his own ensembles that vary in size and style. He is a founding member of a new ensemble called “Ranky Tanky”. The group is a quintet that interprets the sounds of Gullah from the Southeast Coast of the United States. In 2017 “Ranky Tanky” reached the top of the Billboard, iTunes, and Amazon Contemporary Jazz charts with their self-titled debut recording. In 2019 they accomplished the same feat with the release of their sophomore effort, “Good Time”, which recently won the 2020 Grammy Award for “Best Regional Roots Music Album”.
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-Submitted by Charleston Gaillard Center