Brad Armstrong and Taylor Hollingsworth - Saturday, May 4th
Dinner and drinks
Oaxacan Beef Tacos
Suggested: $20 Adult
100% of donations go to artist
Artist takes credit cards for merchandise
I asked Brad to try to work us in a year ago, and we are so lucky that he has agreed to come over for an evening. He lives in upstate New York but plays frequently in the south, his home, both solo and as a member of the Dexateens. There's not a video for my favorite song of his, but you can buy and download it here for a buck!
Critics said before a recent New York performance
"Never fear, there's always ample time for Armstrong to make you cry and think too much with his heart-boxing sad songs and ethereal imagery. Armstrong finds comfort between the notes and in spaces musically that most people miss. Decidedly more beautiful off-kilter than shiny and upright, his songs spark memories you never even knew existed, as if you've just become best friends with a total stranger. It's simply that good...don't sleep"
Birmingham public radio said of Taylor: It's been happening for decades. Some guitar slinging kid emerges out of the South with a blues rock soul sound that is more born out of the South, than out of the kid. The family tree for this has branches that reach from Macon to Memphis, and Taylor Hollingsworth makes sure that the Birmingham thumbtack is on the map. Taylor is just another skinny punk attitude kid drinking next to you at the bar, until he straps on a guitar, takes the stage, and rivets your attention with equal arsenal songwriting and hot guitar licks. Your music memory tells you that you've seen this before, but it is also not quite like anything you know. It's just the latest progeny from a long line of guitar driven deep South rock and roll DNA. You won't forget Taylor Hollingsworth.