at City Market
Saturday, October 26, 2013
8 am to 12 pm (edt)
Atlantic Weekly returns to the Charlottesville City Market this Saturday, October 26, for the final live broadcast of the season. There will be live music from Applejack Jam, Wesley Hartley and the Traveling Trees out of Portland, Maine, members of the Blue Ridge Irish Music School, and Alex Caton & Dick Harrington. Our Soundboard friends will also do a special retrospective of the many vendors they spoke with throughout this season.
Bud Branch and Anne O'Brien, aka Applejack Jam, get your toes tapping with their dynamic take on standards and covers. They routinely play around Central Virginia.
"Wesley channels early country greats like Tex Williams and Merle Haggard, but mixes his vocals with a flask of whiskey, giving them a twangy, Texas slur that seems to roll right off his tongue.“ -Radio Free Chicago
Wesley Allen Hartley is a Texas native, living in Portland, Maine. With his groups, The Traveling Trees, Splendora Colt and Dead End Armory, he's released some of the most heralded and best-loved music to come out of the state in the past decade. His groups have cast a wide net in the sea of Americana, but are drawn together by the cogency of Hartley’s poignant lyrics delivered in his Texas drawl. His work has drawn comparisons to folk paragons like Will Oldham, Vic Chesnutt, Jason Molina, John Prine, and Bob Dylan. While the likeness is rooted, Hartley’s songs are replete with idiosyncrasies that defy genre, time, and sometimes logic. He calls it ‘horse-shoegaze'. You can call it what you will.
Wesley and his bands have toured the country, with stops at SXSW, the 35 Confederate Festival, the Wassaic Project, and Portland’s State Theatre. They’ve shared the stage with acts such as AA Bondy, Brown Bird, Spirit Family Reunion, O’Death, Wooden Wand, Joe Pug, Anders Parker, and Lady Lamb the Beekeeper.
The band will be at The Garage on Friday, October 25, co-billing with The Hill and Wood.
The Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) is dedicated to teaching the living art of Irish traditional music and fostering a dynamic environment for it in Central Virginia and beyond. They will be celebrating the release of their new CD, Here’s to You: Irish Music from Virginia, on November 9 at Cville Coffee.
Two longtime members of the Central Virginia music community, Dick Harrington and Alex Caton, along with Patrick Egan, recently released an album, Swimming to Lindsey. Alex and Dick will be performing that same night at CFOOT (1106 W Main St, Charlottesville).