Join us at The Altamont Brewing Company, Friday, May 15 for a show with Nashville's Daphne & the Mystery Machines, and Asheville's own Savannah Smith, and Grits & Soul. $5 cover.
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Nashville-based band, Daphne & The Mystery Machines, formed in 2014 and their funky, infectious sound scored a 2015 appearance on Music City Roots. They are currently working on their debut album to be released this year.
Savannah Smith is originally from Tupelo, Mississippi and her soulful songwriting garnered the attention of the Merlefest Chris Austin Songwriting Competition in 2015. Her song, "Mississippi" won 2nd Place honors. She is currently working on her debut album.
At the heart of Grits & Soul are songcrafters Anna Kline and John Looney. Their voices blend together in seamless harmony. Their collaboration forges a powerful connection between hard-driving bluegrass, barroom honky tonk, Celtic, Southern gospel, and slow-burning blues.
Over the past year they received coveted invitations to perform at Merlefest, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Albino Skunk Festival, and Suwannee Springfest, to name a few.
Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine gave the team a glowing review for their debut album effort, calling Flood Waters "intriguing and enveloping." The recording highlights the collaboration of a gifted lyricist with a talented arranger, both with a shared sensibility of stirring melodies and powerful story lines.
Working together for four years now, they continue to hone their sound and songs onstage together, logging thousands of highway miles and hundreds of performances. They are currently working on material for their next album to be released in 2016.