Jason Pollock and Thomas Gunn of The Pollocks will invite more than a few special guests from the local community up on stage to sing and perform. They’ll (of course!) play the hits that everyone knows and loves, but they’ll debut some shiny new pennies that they’ve been hoarding in The Pollocks’ vault. You won’t find a better way to celebrate the old year and anticipate what’s to come!
By his mid thirties, singer/songwriter/guitarist Travis Elliott has been around—touring the United States and Carribbean, opening for regional and nation acts, and of course, his home, Charlottesville, Virginia. His music has been described as pop, alternative, a little folky, rock, Americana, and most of all, catchy. His first EP in 2005 was hailed by Charlottesville’s The Hook as a “modern rock epic,” and in 2008 he earned Best Solo Artist of the Year by C’ville Weekly. In 2010, Travis released his first full length album, Swan Dive, which spent a week in iTunes’ New & Noteworthy section.
Travis’ ability to bring in various musicians for a last minute gig gives his music a fresh angle and new sound on any given night. Lately, however, he has found righteous consistency with the added guitar playing from Tucker Rogers, thundering piano and vocals/harmony from Kristen Bowden and modest cajon percussion from Drex Weaver.
His melodies follow the natural rhythm of life, and his lyrics speak to the soul with passion…and don’t expect to get his songs out of your head, either.
Nic & Jo have been playing together for over a year and have created a unique sound with strong harmonies, guitar strums, and washboard beats…while not being too sore on the eyes.
Nicole Giordano-Averill is a local musician from North Garden that’s been playing folk tunes and originals since she was 12. Self taught with some direction from her dad, Micheal Giordano from local new grass band, The Weedeaters, Nicole sings and plays the guitar with a folky original twist. Her originals are inspired from her 2 young girls, broken hearts, new loves, and tried and true life experiences.
Betty Jo Taylor is a from a small town in southeast Virginia and moved to the Charlottesville area in the late 70’s. She began singing alto in her hometown church choir at an early age and continued to sing in various venues throughout the years including a local top forty band in the 80’s called “Hotwire” with Tim Reynolds, to the Sweet Adelines and Richmond Symphony choruses and numerous local folk bands.
are a four-piece rock and roll outfit fronted by Charlottesville veterans Charlie Pastorfield (Skip Castro Band, Alligator) and Bob Girard (The Casuals featuring Johnny Sportcoat, Alligator) and supported by in the rhythm section by bass player Tim Ryan (Left Lane, Jeebus) and drummer Jim Ralston (Baaba Seth, Jeebus). The Gladstones play straight, old school rock ‘n’ roll of every variety — originals penned by Girard and Pastorfield in the styles of Johnny Cash to The Clash, the Rolling Stones to Grateful Dead. They have been playing in the mid-Atlantic under this name since 2006, although their collective roots go back decades.
Once again, our local heroes The Pollocks will step onto the magic carpet in the The Batesville Market, serenade us with their greatest hits and new material! Listen and download their latest songs now at: noisetrade.com/thepollocks.
Join us as we welcome Aimee McDavitt, our featured October artist for our “First Sundays” art series. Singer-songwriter David Tewksbury will provide music, and we’ll have a complimentary wine tasting, too.
About Aimee McDavitt:
After a 25-year retreat from creating art, I have returned with quite a different perspective. I am living with chronic illness, and while it is rarely the subject of my art, this experience has emphasized the importance of learning to seek, create, and enjoy happiness within the confines of my situation. My process of creating paintings is less about the final product than it is an exhalation of personal encounters, connections, experiences, and strong emotions. I am a self-taught painter and have shown work at Studio IX, Gallery IX, and The Local. I currently have work shown at Second Street Gallery and Southern Café & Music Hall in Charlottesville, Virginia.
In “Earthquakes & Redemption,” most of my pieces are created with acrylic paint, using free and unapologetic experimentation of self-taught techniques to create texture and mood. Drips, drops, swirling, crinkling, and layering of colors feature throughout the pieces. Use of palette knife and texture are characteristics of my abstract work. This show tells a story of the damage that is done by anger, jealousy, broken promises, heartache, even cruelty (earthquakes), and the subsequent restoration that brings hope, renewal, exoneration, and healing (redemption).
Ultimately, my painting is a vehicle for me to continue to live more fully than I ever have — to truly live until I reach the end of my lifetime. Through my art and personal connections, I endeavor to leave behind happy memories.
About David Tewksbury:
Tewksbury pens songs that deliver emotional honesty rooted in deeply felt real-life experiences. His music covers the gamut from grooving bluesy rock to lullaby ballads. As a life-long lover of music of all kinds – chant to jazz and blues, trip-hop to opera, R&B to indie pop – David Tewksbury has been performing his original songs since 1998, beginning with jazz-pop band Image, and then acoustic duo Zofia Drone through 2002, when he started performing as solo artist. Over the years, he has also offered his musical gifts for three houses of worship, spanning music styles from a cappella hymns to urban gospel. Inspired by art rock, jazz fusion and R&B on the radio, Tewksbury weds rock’s intensity to soul’s intimacy, with lyrics that cover the gamut from social justice to heartbreak to life-celebrating anthems. Van Morrison, Ben Harper, Amos Lee and Sting are solid influences, while inspiration comes from all corners of the musical prophetical-poetical world.
Calling kids of all ages! Come to the Batesville Market for a special event: Kids Day with Ramblin’ Davey! We know it’ll be a fun time for the whole family, but kids aged 4-7 will especially get a kick out of it. So come on by and prepare to sing and be entertained!
About Ramblin’ Davey
David Kulund, better known as Ramblin’ Davey, is a singer-songwriter and former member of the acclaimed Dream Jam Band. From beneath his cowboy hat, Ramblin’ Davey helps kids explore creativity and imagination through upbeat, humorous songs and sing-alongs. He has played for thousands of children in locations like the New York Aquarium, the Union Square Summer in the Park Series in New York City, and the Westport Pavilion in Connecticut, as well as in elementary schools, hospitals and shopping malls.
Blake Hunter & Co. at Mount Juliet Vineyards/Grace Estate Winery Tonight 5-9
The Second Annual Crozet Music Festival is on!
28+ Bands for $20 ($15 in advance)!!!
The First Annual Festival was well received; this year the Festival moves from Claudius Crozet Park to Misty Mountain Campground, and it should be even better than last year’s event (the alcohol problem should be fixed).
Local food, beverages (I hear Blue Mountain is coming, too!) and an impressive local music lineup in an atmosphere that is family friendly with a playground and more – what more could you ask for? If Crozetians will embrace this, it could turn out to be something mighty good.
Huge kudos to those putting this event together.
What else could you do that weekend, anyway? Will Goldsmith predicts UVA is going to blow out Maryland, C-Ville doesn’t show much going on that weekend, so why not come to Crozet?
Located at the Misty Mountain Campground on 250 West
Music Schedule: Noon â€“ 8PM (schedule is coming soon!)
Saturday, October 4
Sunday October 5
Main Stage bands:
Saturday Oct 4
Sunday Oct 5
$20.00 At the gate
Gates Open: 11:00
3 stages at a beautiful, full service campground. Rain or shine. Event to benefit The Western Albemarle Rescue Squad
Other activities include, over night camping, food, beverages, jam area, playground, game room, many cool vendors
*Disclosure: I am on the Board of Directors for the Festival.