CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD FEATURING KEN KNOX
With one of Soul Music’s all-time great group names, the Chairmen of the Board has pleased music lovers for over 30 years. Formed in Detroit, the Chairmen were one of the first acts signed by songwriting legends Holland/Dozier/Holland for their Invictus label following H/D/H’s messy divorce from Motown. The group came out of the box strong in 1970 with the wonderful “Give Me Just A Little More Time,” a classic early 70’s radio smash highlighted by lead singer General Johnson’s emotive, plaintive vocals. “Give Me” was the foundation of the group’s excellent debut album, which also featured the infectious “(You’ve Got Me) Dangling on a String”.
Over the years, the Chairmen of the Board were among Soul Music’s most consistent hitmakers, scoring big with “Pay to the Piper,” “Finders Keepers,” “Chairman of the Board,” and the blissful “Everything’s Tuesday,” and “Carolina Girls On the Beach”.
Group leader General Johnson died on October 13, 2010 at age 67. At the request of General Johnson to keep the group’s legacy strong, 38 year member Ken Knox continues to lead the group touring with members Thomas Hunter and Brandon Stevens and a 6 piece backing band known as The Executives.
Two years later, Swiffer Jet used the group’s timeless hit “Give me just a Little More Time” in a popular commercial for the company. The Group also released their first single post General Johnson” YOU” to an enthusiastic Fan Base stateside and across the pond. In 2015, the group scored a # 5 record on the UK Soul Charts with ” Reach Out 2 Me” written by Thomas Hunter, Ken Knox with Production from famed UK Producer Nigel Lowis.
The past few years, The NFL Carolina Panthers have featured the group in video singing the team’s theme song and a Half Time Performance. The Carolina Panthers continues to play their music during home games.
Chairmen of the Board just finished a successful two week Tour of the UK in September 2016.
Chairmen of the Board are members of the North and South Carolina Music Hall of Fame.
Farewell Angelina is an all-female country group featuring four powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters and badass multi-instrumentalists. Together their magic blend of a multitude of stringed instruments, two blazing violins, and unique harmonies have taken Nashville by storm, and that enthusiasm is now spreading via word-of-mouth, social media, and live shows that bring down the house.
Singer, fiddle player and songwriter extraordinaire Nicole Witt and renowned fiddle/mandolin virtuoso Andrea Young teamed up with noted Nashville harmony singer and solo artist Lisa Torres in late 2014. Their clear writing chemistry, creative drive and incendiary performance soon caught the ears and eyes of producers Jen Ketner and Keith Stegall (Zac Brown Band, Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker) and recording commenced in 2015. 2016 has already celebrated the release of their debut EP on Stegall’s Dreamlined Entertainment – and appearances at the ACM All-Star Jam, CMA Fest, a 75-city radio tour, festival dates at Creek Fest and Trails West. In late summer 2016 they added ACM and Tony Award nominee Lauren Lucas, adding yet another lead vocalist and stellar guitarist to the mix. Their single “If It Ain’t With You” is poised to conquer the radio universe the fall.
Farewell Angelina rolls into September as one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know”. Roughstock called it “Our favorite new country song.” Queens of Country said, “This song is a hit in the making. This could end up becoming Farewell Angelina’s “Burning House.” The Boot said, Listeners will get a Dixie Chicks-like vibe from Farewell Angelina — not a tough comparison to draw, given that both are groups made up of strong, talented women — most especially on “If It Ain’t With You,” their EP’s second track.
Members have had songs recorded by artists ranging from George Strait to Lee Brice and their instrumental and vocal talents have graced and enhanced country stars such as Jason Aldean, Trace Adkins, Josh Thompson, Jana Kramer, Frankie Ballard, and Jerrod Niemann. Onstage, they’ve opened for Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley and a host of others.
This group’s number one love and concern are country music fans. Farewell Angelina leaves everything they have on stage every night. They want to create a moment -not for their audience, but WITH their audience. Expect these four Strong Women to deliver sophisticated songs that matter to radio and fans hungry for real depth, artistry and perspective…and to packed venues ready for their energy, attitude, and allure.
BRENT STIMMEL BAND
Great music begins with great songs, and great songs are what The Brent Stimmel Band is all about. The band’s music has been described as “fine mix of Southern Americana and everything in between.”
Featuring the smooth vocals and rhythm guitar from Brent Stimmel, the searing guitar work from Leslie Britt, or the groovin’ rhythm section of bassist Davis Canady Jr. and drummer Jeff Hunnicutt.
Whatever it is, the sounds are quintessentially The Brent Stimmel Band. They not only know where they’re going, but have a rock solid history that put them here today. Their shows feature a compelling combination of rich layered vocals along with mixed styles of Americana, blues, rock and soul. Melding hook-filled melodies within hard and heavy beats, they show a unique ability to combine a vast array of influences into a singular sound, that is more than just a band, it’s an experience. The audience is engaged by the joyous camaraderie, playful musicality, and charmingly original music of this cast of characters.