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Thursday
Sep
13

Yesterday’s Wine + ESOEBO

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Yesterday’s Wine:

Yesterday’s Wine captivate and charm their audience in any venue. Music festivals and songwriter rounds across the country have been buzzing about the brilliant shows delivered by the duo. Wyatt Durrette and Levi Lowrey are acclaimed singer-songwriters in their own right, brought together by their craft and love for sharing music. Wyatt and Levi collaborated in the past, lending their talents in co-writing on the Zac Brown Band song “Colder Weather” which spent two weeks at #1. Levi and Wyatt also contributed in writing on the GRAMMY award winning ZBB song “The Wind”. Individually, Wyatt has 7 more GRAMMY Awards and Levi has performed extensively with acts including Mumford and Sons, Kid Rock and Alabama. Now performing together as Yesterday’s Wine, the pair epitomize the magic in story-telling through song.

ESOEBO:

If it were not for a freak accident involving a bolt of lightning, a concrete block, and a slimjim, then ESOEBO might not exist today…. but more about that another time. ESOEBO is singer/guitarist/songwriter Chuck McDowell and singer/cellist/songwriter Gail Burnett. 10 years ago the two were randomly paired at church to play a song together and the rest is history. Channeling the musical influences of the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 21st Century through a filter of folk, rockabilly, hillbilly, blues, jazz, boogie-woogie, and TV show tunes to merge in to a style of music the world now knows as ESOEBO. For reasons unknown to modern medicine, opera was the only genre omitted from the transformation which took place after the accident. ESOEBO has become a popular choice in the Southeast Region for corporate events, private parties, festivals, outdoor events, weddings/receptions, and worship concerts, not only for their eclectic “everything but opera” setlist, but also for their musicianship and spontaneity on stage. No two shows are the same and no song is performed the same way twice. Re-imagining songs from Hank Williams to The Civil Wars, from Johnny Cash to Alison Krauss, from Leon Redbone to Pasty Cline as well as well crafted original material, their show is unique, fun and wonderfully engaging. Their second release, titled ESOEBO: Live and Overboard, is an eclectic and broadly appealing collection of live performances of roots/gospel music. Their most recent release, The Journey (2015), is garnering interest further and wider and opening up new performance opportunities. “Chuck’s songwriting is as deep and wide as the Mississippi River. Optimistic and sharply perceptive – it’s just great stuff.” CHUCK McDOWELL – In the 2nd grade, Chuck was star struck by the Beatles and amazed by the effect the guitar slinging songsters had on the girls. Chuck decided it was time to pick up the guitar for himself. When it was time to get serious about life and start a family, his music was relegated to his basement and occasional church services. Recently he’s discovered a new passion and commitment for music and the wonderful connections it creates between people. Chuck is currently writing material for two new albums. GAIL BURNETT – Gail Burnett is a professional cellist/vocalist with a Bachelor of Arts in music. In addition to performing with ESOEBO, she is a studio musician and freelance cellist. Gail is also passionate about educating and entertaining young children and her band, Miss Gail and the Jumpin’ Jam Band, is #1 on the children’s/family charts in the SE. With five all-original CD’s, the band’s mission is health, fitness, and fun…..and their dancing, jumpin, interactive live shows are a blast for even the youngest of kids at festivals, events, schools, and camps! Gail is also an educator, speaker at preschool conferences, and a Center Director for Music Together, a program to help kids get the right start on their life-long musical journey! She is a founding member of ESOEBO along with Chuck McDowell and Jonathan Cullifer.

TICKETING & RESERVATION INFO:

Purchasing a General Admission ticket does not guarantee a seat/table.

Bar area seating is first-come, first-serve.

Additional reservations are not required if a booth, table, or banquette has been purchased via Ticketfly.

PLEASE NOTE: If earlier dinner reservations are made, your seats are not guaranteed for the show. For instance, reserving a table at 8:00pm and keeping it for a 10:00pm show is unlikely. The only way to guarantee a seat for the show is to purchase table, booth or banquette tickets.

Reservations for the Captain’s Room (private dining room) can be reserved for parties of 10-24 guests. For more info contact Mike at Mikeh@venkmans.com