Tuesday, July 18th
After seven years and as many albums, Tallahatchie finds Reed Turchi returning to the music that lead him to play guitar. Stripped of studio tricks, these songs are presented simply: a slide, a voice, an acoustic guitar, a wooden chair on a wooden floor. Tallahatchie is named after the river running through North Mississippi, homeland of Hill Country Blues, and is an homage to that genre and its patriarchs (RL Burnside, Fred McDowell, Otha Turner). Not just a collection of covers, Tallahatchie transcends, as Turchi’s intimate singing, unmistakable slide, and hypnotic rhythms are clearly his own, refreshingly direct and deeply personal.
Slings & Arrows, a Nashville-based duo comprised of musicians Zach Broocke and Marlaina Youch, formed in 2014.
Tickets are $5. Doors at 7 PM.
Wednesday, August 9th
Wilder Adkins, an award winning folk artist from Birmingham, is joined by the beautiful voice of McKenzie Lockhart & Early James and the Latest unique combination of blues, jazz, and folk.
Tickets are $5. Doors at 7 PM.
Nashville based alternative rock band Future Thieves made their Florence debut two years ago at the Singing River Music Festival. Now, they’re coming back with new music in tow. Hear the single “Sucker” here: http://bit.ly/2tgnWlz
Support will be provided by Carver Commodore, Florence locals and 116 veterans. Watch their video for “Stars & Galaxies” here: http://bit.ly/2ug2Bgf
Tickets are $10. $7 UNA student tickets are $7 at the door. Doors at 7PM.
Thursday, September 21st
The Cactus Blossoms have this to say of their haunted, heartbroken harmonies: "When my brother and I started making music as The Cactus Blossoms there wasn’t a big plan. We cut our teeth performing some well known and obscure country songs that were popular or unpopular pre-1960, partly out of curiosity and deep appreciation, but mostly because it was fun." That fun has taken them to the national stage, including an appearance on the revival of Twin Peaks. As American Songwriter says, "It won't take more than one spin for these songs...with their lovely, pure melodies and sharp wordplay, to get stuck in your brain."
Tickets are $10. Doors at 7PM.
Friday, September 22nd
Called “one of the finest songwriters in the Americana universe” (Rolling Stone), Lilly Hiatt delivers sharply witty, brutally frank, and musically adventurous songs with her unique style of 90s alt-rock meets modern roots. Her new album, Trinity Lane, produced by Michael Trent of Shovels and Rope, will be released on New West Records late this summer.
Tickets are $10. Doors at 7 PM.
Friday, November 17th
TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE FRIDAY JULY 21st.
Penny and Sparrow return to 116 armed with their new album, "Wendigo"!
"There are things that we ought to be afraid of. Things that, rightfully, send cold sweat nightmares. For kids it can be anything from the darkness under a bed, or strangers, or crossing a busy street. For adults it might change face a bit and become things like sickness, job security, or heartbreak. And sometimes, when you point the flashlight right at the thing you’re terrified of, you declaw it. You take its mask off and it returns to being an empty, boring closet with nothing inside to harm you. Or maybe the light shows an unexpected beauty in the place of what you thought was horrific. Other times, though, you aim the beam straight into the pitch black and the thing that you prayed wasn’t real, the one with all the teeth, is right there smiling at you.
Texas born duo Penny and Sparrow know these things, and in their 2017 release Wendigo they turn the lights off on purpose and hunt for what’s really there in the dark. With a musical maturity that has been honed over half a decade and hundreds of live shows, Kyle Jahnke and Andy Baxter are presenting their most ambitious album yet. Rejoined by Chris Jacobie (producer and engineer of Creature, Tenboom, Struggle Pretty & Christmas Songs) Penny & Sparrow delve into numerous new and diverse sound landscapes throughout Wendigo, without sacrificing the sharp honesty that’s accompanied their career thus far."