Fri, Sep 22 • 8:00PM
The Music Room
AIRBOUND ENTERTAINMENT & MEDICINE FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT: SUMILAN & PORCH 40 w/ TRAVERS BROTHERSHIP
$10 IN ADVANCE / $15 DAY OF / $75 VIP TABLES
Brought together in the Classic City - Athens, GA - Sumilan is a band breaking the boundaries of classification. With a natural sound that has evolved into its own, the Georgia-grown group has combined individual appreciations for music with a belief in high dosages of experimentation and is sticking to these roots. Their live performances showcase the band's depth of chemistry and skill, which are both gaining notice. This "sum" of the members' musical leanings and influences brings a full, eclectic, and unique sound to the stage that pleases the ear, initiates head bobbing, and revives passion for rock 'n roll while appealing to the tastes of now. Pronunciation -- SUE-MAH-LAHN
Porch 40 formed in 2012 at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. They play a style of highly Progressive Southern Funk Rock that has won over an eclectic audience everywhere they perform. Incorporating elements from R&B, Jazz, and Funk with the best of the Rock, Progressive, Indie and Metal, they cross over genres with ease.
From the famous Bele Chere festival in Asheville, to clubs across the southeast including The House of Blues in New Orleans, The Orange Peel in Asheville, and The Fillmore in Charlotte, the band has a growing and wildly dedicated fan base.
They completed recording of their first album, Spread It Heavy in 2014 at the historic Reflection Sound Studios in Charlotte, North Carolina, with Mark Williams (Southern Culture On The Skids) engineering, Jamie Hoover of the legendary Spongetones producing, and the renowned Dan Millice mastering. They were the last band to record in that historic studio.
Porch 40 is especially known for their extraordinarily intense live shows and high level of musicianship. They have shared the stage and performed with The Doobie Brothers, The Marshall Tucker Band, REO Speedwagon, Leftover Salmon, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and more.
Among the best and most original bands to come out of North Carolina, their insanely tight, engaging and energetic performances make them favorites wherever they go.
Porch 40 is:
Spencer Bradley - Drums, Scott Burr - Vocals/Saxophone, Andrew Duncan -Vocals/Rhythm Guitar, Carter McDevitt -Vocals/Bass and Mitchell Metz - Vocals/Violin.
“This is a band that possesses a soulful magic and heart you don’t find in many young bands. This is real art." – Danny Harlen Mote, Lucky Trend Music
Twin brothers Eric and Kyle Travers have been making music and stunning audiences since they first began performing together at 13 years old.
In 2012 the twin brothers formed their latest project, Travers Brothership, an Alternative, Soul, and Funk ensemble based out of Asheville, NC.
It is safe to say The Brothership stands out amongst most acts climbing the charts in the U.S. today. Why do they stand out so boldly amongst the others? They care to make each concert a unique and unforgettable experience. Utilizing the band's unmatched live energy and superior songwriting, they create a live atmosphere that transforms an audience into a community. A Travers Brothership concert is best described as a wild block party, and this is a party you don't wanna miss.
Following the success of the "I Don't Mind EP" the band began touring nationally in 2013 and has since performed 400+ concerts across the United States. The band has shared the stage with many accomplished acts such as: Charles Bradley, Taj Mahal, String Cheese Incident, Blues Traveler, The Marcus King Band, Robert Randolph, Leftover Salmon, Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, Dr. John, and many more.
Over the course of two national tours the band began work with Grammy award winning producer, Juan "Pericles" Covaz, and Grammy nominated engineer, Matt Williams. Following recording sessions at Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL and The Eagle Room in Asheville, NC the band's first album "A Way To Survive" was complete.
"A Way To Survive" was released in 2016 to critical acclaim and outstanding reviews. The album has won numerous awards including "Best Studio Album of 2016" at Homegrown Music Network, and has received airplay on radio stations throughout the U.S. and beyond.
Following the success of their first record, the band was voted "Best Alternative Band of 2016" by the readers of Asheville's Mountain Xpress, confirming the bands status as a staple of the Southeast music scene.
Travers Brothership is currently touring the U.S. in support of "A Way To Survive" and writing songs for their highly anticipated sophomore release.
"There are hundreds of great bands aiming for the major leagues, but few of them bring such a complete package as Travers Brothership. In this horse race, I've found where I'm putting my money." - Brian Swenk, Homegrown Music Network