MICAH DALTON WITH THE SKIPPERDEES AND HUMMING HOUSE


Thursday, August 22nd

8:00pm / doors at 6:30pm

Advance general admission: $10

At the door: $14

Table of 4 reserved seats: $50

He may sound like an earthier, cleverer Ben Harper, but musically Dalton suggests mid-’80s Prince in the way he defiantly straddles so many styles, requiring an enormous musical arsenal to get his point across. These juxtapositions of sounds and style rarely feel forced or even deliberate, courtesy of Dalton’s soulful vocals and incisive songwriting.”- PASTE MAGAZINE

“When you combine an earthy, easygoing songwriting style, the influence of Donny Hathaway and Paul Simon and a penchant for warm, understated instrumentation, there’s a good chance you’ll get ear-pleasing results. Micah Dalton has, and he calls it ‘alt. soul.’”-THE NASHVILLE SCENE

“Micah Dalton is a bright light of hope in a dark tunnel that lets me know that the real soul of music is in the roots of the songwriter.-BURNSIDE WRITER’S COLLECTIVE

“Though I have never met him personally, it is quite easy to tell that Micah Dalton is a risk-taker. Apart from the fact that his musical style is an appealingly intrepid mixture of folk, blues, soul, and R&B, Dalton has provided an extremely unique experience for the release of his third album, Pawn Shop.”-OBSCURE SOUND

 


The Skipperdees (twin sisters Emily and Catherine Backus) hail from Oak Ridge, TN, a town mentioned in the 1989 film Fat Man and Little Boy, which featured Paul Newman and his mustache. They write sad songs but are happy people, currently working with producer Jim White on a debut “big girl record.” The Sisters Backus have recently had the chance to collaborate with such luminaries as Caroline Herring, Packway Handle Band, Minton Sparks, and Ben Sollee. Drop a line at skipperdeemusic@gmail.com or find them in one of the seven Waffle House locations in their current home of Athens, GA.

“Their debut album is a mischievous, foot stomping collection of songs that evoke Old Crow Medicine Show, early Ryan Adams and BR549 without ever imitating them. Lead by singer/songwriter Justin Wade Tam the band throws everything, including a singing saw, into their music to excellent effect. Humming House’s debut is a ruckus, jubilant good time. From any band, this would be a good album, but from a new band it is darned close to perfect.” – Roughstock