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The Second Civil War
February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST$10
$10 advance/ $12 door
Come check out this hot new Americana / indie rock band! Singer/songwriters Bekkah Hilgraves (whom some of you know as the webmaster of this very site) and Chris Daniels are joined by some amazing musicians throughout the evening:
* Chris Rosser, bass (and just about every other stringed instrument he can get his hands on)
* James Kylen, drums and percussion
* Alex Bradley, trumpet
* Justice Mann, trombone
* Ben Colvin, tenor sax
* Joseph Herbst, alto sax
* Joseph Herbst, horn arrangement
They’ll play songs from the album they’re currently recording, Truth or Dare, as well as songs from the *next* album, Take Me For a Ride.
Truth or Dare tells the intertwined stories of finding a soul mate and losing loved ones all in the same year. There are songs about celebrity crushes, running *into* the path of Hurricane Florence (true story), a surgeon who’s a serial killer, about love and loss.
Take Me For a Ride is the fun side of The Second Civil War, about fast loves, fast cars, and fast… um… fun.
They’re joined by Chris Rosser and James Kylen, along with special appearances by Joseph Herbst and other musicians.
About The Second Civil War
As many bands do (and wars, too, come to think of it), The Second Civil War started by accident. Jack and his wife Kim own a great little restaurant, The Silos, along the coast in North Carolina, and Bekkah was in town helping a family member. She wandered in to the restaurant one night after a neighbor told her that there was a regular open mic night every Wednesday.They sat together, planned a couple of tunes and had a blast singing together the first time.
Bekkah kept visiting, got inspired to write a couple ofsongs, and an idea was born — let’s turn this into a Real Thing, and record an album. Over the next several months, both saddened and inspired by life events,more songs came to life. They planned recording sessions in Asheville, at White Horse Black Mountain and RadHaus. Truth or Dare was the result, and the rest,as they say, is history.
Chris “Jack” Daniels is a singer-songwriter from the inner banks of North Carolina. He has been writing and performing professionally since the age of 15.
His experience has ranged from his beginnings in his rock band to a solo guitar, and lyricist.
Now he concentrates on large endeavors including concert promotion, sound engineering, and most recently the creator of the annual SilosPalooza music festival.
This collaboration with Bekkah Hilgraves showcases the best of his nearly 40 years in the industry. Together they compose lyrics, tell life stories through their songs, and play some damn good music.
Rebekkah “Bekkah” Hilgraves is a long-time performer, starting out by sitting in with her father, the late George Graves, who performed and recorded with Warner Brothers records and under his own production for many years. She went on to study classical music and opera, and performed around the country until a couple of injuries took her off the field. Since then, she has gone back to her roots in Americana and classic rock, singing with a group when she’s in Los Angeles, and cheering on her younger brother and sister who are the core of YØLK, a uniquely creative music act with an amazing visual component to their work.