Little Tybee, Rotem & Daniel Shearin (of River Whyless) | Asheville Music Hall
Wednesday June 26 @ 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
Show: 9PM (Doors: 8PM)
Tickets: adv. $10 / dos. $12
Little Tybee’s eponymous self titled 4th studio album is by far the group’s most ambitious work, and fully crystallizes the Atlanta sextet’s brand of dynamic and multi-layered dream folk. Named for a small island off the coast of Georgia, Little Tybee have been a mainstay in Atlanta’s burgeoning music scene since they formed in 2009. The group has developed a cult following for their celebrated live sets, and have opened for acts including Victor Wooten, Kurt Vile, Of Montreal, Maps and Atlases, Hundred Waters and many more. Little Tybee “have been developing their genre bending sound over the course of nearly seven years, three albums, and countless tours across the States,” and according to Vice’s Noisey, “it’s time to start paying attention.”
The bulk of the Little Tybee’s compositions begin their life as delicate creations, etched around the sinewy acoustic guitar and lilting vocals of singer songwriter and band leader Brock Scott. The songs are then fleshed out by the eight-string guitar virtuoso Josh Martin (endorsed by Ibanez & Dunlop), the classical flare of Nirvana Kelly’s violin, the deep pocket grooves of Ryan Donald’s hook-laden bass and Pat Brook’s gospel tinged beats, all rounded out by Chris Case’s driving keyboard arrangements. The result is kinetic and eclectic, an album which is both soothing and bombastic, and which rewards repeat listens. By blending elements of Folk, Psych, Jazz, and Bossa, Little Tybee have created a genre all their own, both creative and technical, with a keen ear for melody and accessibility.
Rotem Sivan Trio
Rotem Sivan is taking the NYC jazz scene by storm. Described by DownBeat Magazine as “a remarkable talent and a welcome new voice on the scene,” he completed his studies in both classical composition and jazz with honors in Tel Aviv & NYC. Sivan tours with his band most of the year playing in world-renowned festivals and clubs. He has performed in countries such as France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Poland, UK, Slovenia, Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Israel, USA, and Canada, among others, and has given workshops around the world in top universities and schools.
Daniel Shearin is a singer, songwriter and producer living in Asheville, NC and a member of the internationally touring band River Whyless.
Growing up on a small town near the coast of North Carolina, he moved west to the mountains in 2007 to work at Echo Mountain Recording, a new but highly acclaimed studio in Asheville. In addition to his work there as a Grammy-nominated engineer, he now produces music from his own studio, Sleeping Dogs. Between the two, he has worked with bands of many genres including Band of Horses, Toubab Krewe, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, and Moves.
When working on his own music, he experiments with looped harmonium drones and other textures, instruments, and “found sounds” to accompany his singing and finger-style guitar.