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CWEET 2017 Summer Concert Series

CWEET is happy to announce this year’s lineup for our summer concert series. Events will take place at the Beantrees Cafe in Hartford, TN, with shows starting at 7 pm. You can find more information about each event in our Events section. Open to all ages the shows feature kids’ activities, home cooked food, and drinks available from CWEET. The events are fundraisers for Clean Water Expected in East Tennessee.

Thursday, June 1

Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle (Folkgrass) Opening Band: The McNealys (Folk)

It’s hard to stay still around these boys. They’ve got that toe-tapping, knee-slapping, boot-stomping kind of sound. They get you moving and shaking. Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle—part rowdy honkytonk, part old-time pioneers—equates to a sound that sticks with your soul and leaves you singing barefoot into the star sky.

They pull from all sorts of genres—from Lead Belly to John Prine, from Woody Guthrie to Willy Tea Taylor —to create something unique and deep-rooted. These guys lean into the rhythms of the Ohio River Valley—where they’ve walked upon—and look to the songs in the muddy water and the tradition it carries.

To get “hustled” is to get the full-body musical experience—that head-boppin’, hip-swaying, soul-singing with the stranger next to you. It’s the kind of music that encapsulates you into a community of sound, one that becomes familiar once you hear it, like maybe, you’ve been listening to them forever.

Thursday, June 8

Jon Worley and the Revenuers (Blues Band) Opening Band: Seth Smith

Singer-songwriter Jon Worley, an east Tennessee native, beats down the same dusty folk rock roads following the footsteps of his predecessors Dylan, Guthrie, Havens, and Cocker, carrying with him and his music the heart and soul our indigenous American culture. He works to combine flares of blues, jazz, folk, bluegrass, funk, along with an African/Appalachian style that captures the essence of true musical revival. With all the pent up emotion of a slam poet, Worley captures the hearts and minds of audiences captivating and evoking them into experiencing the Worley journey. Jon writes about what he knows and that’s the people. His music touches the common man fusing the feelings of a downtrodden generation standing apart from popular culture and prepackaged music.

Thursday, July 13

The Hardin Draw (Southern Folk Rock) Guido and Friends (Folk Punk)

-Quoted from the Murfreesboro Pulse Publication

What began as a “joke-type thing” among friends became one of the most hard-to-peg bands in Murfreesboro. It could be called Americana, sure, but I guess it comes down to some very dark country roots, band members’ backgrounds in metal that carry over and a liking for morbid-pop songwriting (Springsteen circa ’95-’05) that make The Hardin Draw just seem so cool. Swisher: “I think that’s what we wanted to do—make something totally different from what we’ve done before. I’ve never sang in a band before, though I sang in choirs my whole life. My dad directed choirs and orchestras, and I grew up knowing how to sing and enunciate words. All of a sudden, vocals came into play. I could play instruments but had never attempted to sing in a band before. One night we were talking about vocal harmonies, and I was up for it, so that was a fun challenge.” Talley: “I think all of us, overall, are very melodic in a musical nature. A lot of guys, like Judkins and Jason, come from a metal background. I’ve always been a poppy singer/songwriter kind of guy and more mellow. But I grew up with The Beach Boys and The Temptations, so vocal harmonies have always been a big part of my life. I think when all the songs got constructed, there was an aggressiveness there that I think everybody brings because of their musical backgrounds. Everybody also likes to experiment with space and melody.”

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