Nashville, TN based Americana Singer-Songwriter Britt Dignan has the ability to capture your heart with his talent for writing meaningful lyrics placed smoothly over his slick Acoustic melodies and impromptu jams. He paints a picture with his folky story telling, soulful rooted voice and extraordinary stage presence, placed a top a high energized passion and love for music! Roots Rock at its finest!
Britt has shared the stage with many nationally touring bands such as Matthew West, Mr. Blotto, Scott Stapp of Creed, The Young Dubliners, Chicago Farmer, Miles Neilsen & The Rusted Hearts, Edward David Anderson and many more. Gracing the stage of a plethora of well known iconic Venues and establishments such as: Double Door, Cubby Bear, Subterranean, Tonic Room, Hard Rock Cafe, The Tree Of Joliet, Goose Island and Martyrs in Chicago, IL The Press Club in San Fransisco, The Hard Rock Cafe, Douglas Corner Cafe And The National Underground in Nashville, TN also recording twice with Balcony Tv Nashville. Originally from Chicago, IL Britt has become an accomplished Singer/Songwriter throughout the Midwest/South East and its surrounding states.
His first full length album "Ordinary Life" was released in late January, 2014 and has concert goers of all ages raving over his fresh Americana/Roots Rock sound. Britt Dignan was voted "Chicago Deli Magazine's, Artist Of The Month" in August of 2014 and plans to release a new album in 2019
Fate McAfee began writing original music at the age of 20, recorded his first full length studio album at 22, and has played small festivals and coffee shops and dive bars everywhere from the Appalachian Mountains to the Mississippi River, from the streets of New Orleans to theaters in Kentucky. He is from West Tennessee originally and typically plays solo, but collaborated with several talented musicians for his debut album "Little Bill & the Late Fees", recorded in Paducah, Kentucky, where he currently resides.
Clayton sweats and bleeds country music. Raised in the Pacific Northwest, his childhood of cloudy hikes and Methodist choral rehearsals forged a songwriter with a penchant for RocknRoll and the outdoors. His range falls between growling baritone and howling tenor, in the same vein as his songwriting heroes, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams. With biting cynicism and heavy-handed lyrical work, Clayton is gnawing his way into a long career in music.
Dan Conn & The Travelin' Kind is a band founded on friendship and a passion for good music. And what started as just an occasional Sunday afternoon jam session has solidified into a authentic americana rock band. Inspired by musicians ranging from Bruce Springsteen, The Band, and Neil Young, Conn says he has always been inspired by "songwriters who write about real life" - which is evident on the bands self titled release. The album which was released in October is full of roots rock songs that reflect simple honest about life, love, and the pursuit there of.
The band is made up of drummer Heath Stone, bassist Adam Humphrey, and guitarist Andy Mullins, as well as Conn himself. Together, they have the momentum of a Steve Earle and The Dukes record with lyrical background of a John Hiatt. Conn writes songs about his life, but they always seem to reach further. For example, "Josie Sings The Blues" might have started with inspiration from his black lab but has become a song about how music connects people through a "high and lonesome sound." Lyrics like "Sing a song about reception or that old time religion... or a song about a train or that ol Kentucky rain... O Josie, won't you sing me the blues" engage the country songs that have come before, but not in a way that feels like a throwback. Conn has a relationship with these old songs and they represent warmth and comfort as they do with so many fans. This is what makes Dan Conn & The Travelin' Kind stand out: they work within the genre and honor what came before, all the while creating new songs for audiences to sing along with.
Year of October is a Rock band based in Nashville, TN. Founded in 2010 while members Phlecia and Josh were attending the University of Kentucky. Year of Octoberstarted out as an acoustic singer/songwriter group, but soon made the transition to a full band which completed their truly unique sound.
Their dedication and love for their craft shines through in their first album “Stories” released in early 2012. With influences from The Black Keys and Led Zeppelin to Norah Jones they are led by bluesy vocals, strong lyrics, and roaring guitars that create a sound reminiscent of the 70s but making it all new.
They worked for two years on their next release and put out their second record, “Golden Days,” in October of 2014. They developed their sound and really toned in their own brand of fuzzy rock. They continued to perform live as often as they could for the next two years and they began working on their third release in 2016.
After three years of playing live and working on new tunes they released their third record “Trouble Comes” on October 31st, 2017. This is their hardest rocking record yet and boast lots of dirty riffs and dark grooves to go along with their deep and powerful vocals. Be sure to be on the lookout for them to be on tour in the next coming months.
FJoin us for the last show in our annual Winter Warmer Music Series!
Fate McAfee is a solo artist who enjoys collaboration. While most of his live shows are intimate acoustic performances, his studio work is backed by Leonard the Band-- a powerhouse indie group from southern Illinois. His first record was released in March of 2016 and is available at his Bandcamp here:
In late 2017, Fate and Leonard headed back into Loud & Clear Studios in Paducah, KY, to begin working on new material. The ultimate plan is to release two separate albums over the next year. The first, "Diesel Palomino", should be released by late summer 2018. The opening track of which, "Preacherwoman Blues", received a written review from the Tiny Desk team at NPR:
"Paducah, Ky., singer and guitarist Fate McAfee’s 'Preacherwoman Blues' is, as the title hints, a clean and simple blues. McAfee’s laconic vocals and steady fingerpicking are magnetic, and his easy delivery imbues the song’s character with a mischievous sensibility and depth."
He currently resides in Murray, Kentucky.
Join us for the second show in our Winter Warmer Music Series when singer/songwriter BreAnne makes her HBC debut!
She's known as "The Singer" in her small town of Sardis, Ohio. BreAnne has been performing since the mere age of 9, performing at local venues surrounding the Ohio Valley. As her interest in music progressed, BreAnne competed in contests including The Colgate Country Showdown, snagging 1st place. She won the chance to perform for over 100,000 country fans at Jamboree in the Hills, entertaining on the same stage as Charlie Daniels Band and Trace Adkins. BreAnne has opened for country artists such as Travis Tritt, Chad Brock and Ronny Milsap in Bluefield, WV and Capital Music Hall, now known as, Capital Theatre in Wheeling, WV.
BreAnne's path slightly turned a different direction as she decided to serve her country in the United States Army. She focused on career and eventually a family. Still, her passion for music has been alive and well, allowing her to focus on songwriting. BreAnne's original song "Runnin' Too Long" is currently being produced in Nashville, TN and will soon be released on iTunes. BreAnne's influences include a wide range of artists including Miranda Lambert, Kasey Musgraves, and Coldplay. "I can't listen to Coldplay and not feel inspired or moved. I want my music to resonate in that way."
Jacob Johnson has performed with the Grand Ole Opry band, been featured on 2 episodes of Kentucky Born Kentucky Bred on RFD TV, was a finalist in the Kentucky Opry Talent Search, And has performed in multiple places in several states.
He is from Guthrie, Ky and has been singing for as long as he can remember. He is also currently writing is own music as well. He lives by his own mantra, “Memories make Stories, Stories make Songs."
We're stoked to have The Retrovales back in Hopkinsville for the fifth show in our Winter Warmer Music Series!
The Retrovales are a touring duo from Huntsville, AL. Their music is a blend of folk and pop with an emphasis on acoustic roots, strong lyrics, and mesmerizing harmonies. In early 2016, SarahJayne Balash and Corey Travis Bean began performing together in dive bars and breweries across the southeast, quickly picking up a fan base. After signing to BassLine, the two released their debut self-titled album, The Retrovales, on February 18, 2017. It is available on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon.
Hoptown favorite Eric Allen Huddleston is playing the fourth show in our Winter Warmer Music Series. He plays a mix of country, blues, and folk, both original material and covers.
Nashville-based Vedra is playing the third show in our Winter Warmer Music Series:
Genuine and honest. Two words that describe not only their approach to music but who they are as individuals. Vedra has successfully crafted a soulful blend of vigorous beats and shamelessly honest lyrics borrowing notes from artists like Against Me, Twenty One Pilots and Dashboard Confessional. The duo pulls together the visceral styles of lead singer Branon Jaggers with the classically trained ears of percussionist Kirby Newman providing a final product rich with emotion and logic.
Vedra’s debut self-titled EP, released in 2016, has aired on over 50 radio stations nationwide so far. In the Summer of 2017 the EP charted on KSYM in San Antonio, TX, KWLC in Deborah, IA and WFCF in Saint Augustine, FL. Their debut EP along with their upcoming single “Smoke & Mirrors” were recently picked up for licensing by MTV, Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Velocity, and the Oprah Winfrey Network.
They are currently working on writing and recording their sophomore EP that’s shaping up to be the best representation of their sound as a collective thus far.
Join us as we kick off our second annual Winter Warmer Music Series with Clarksville duo The Redwood Climbers.
Josh Atkins and Erica Trout don't believe in sticking to any one genre of music; if they like it, they'll play it.