Photo credit: Alan Rigoletto
Lambertville, New Jersey’s Sourland is headed south for a nine-date tour, stopping for just one South Carolina show. The band hits North Charleston to play The Sparrow at 9PM, on Wednesday, 6/14/17. The tour comes in the wake of two EP’s released a year apart, 2015’s Rootbound and 2016’s Low Eastern. According to lead vocalist/songwriter Tyson Sleete, they have been “frequently characterized as being in the style of 90’s lo-fi indie rock, with layered guitars and focused vocals.” Tyson and drummer Joe Scurti started the Lambertville, NJ based indie rock project in the Fall of 2014, adding Russell Genna on keys, Brian Green on guitars, and Shaun Ellis on bass and mandolin. The five piece has become a fixture on the indie rock scene in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York City, but this is their first venture into the southeast. The band cites broad influences, and have been compared to Pavement, Wilco, The Decemberists, and at times, R.E.M. The band has been gaining momentum on regional radio, and were recently featured on the PBS/NJTV series “Here’s the Story.”
The Sparrow is located at 1078 E Montague Ave, North Charleston, SC, (843)744-7753. This show is 21 years old and over, only. Show time is 9PM; no cover.
REGIONAL TOUR DATES
6/11 BLACK BEAR COFFEE CO. Hendersonville NC
6/12 TOWN PUMP Black Mountain NC
6/13 JUGGLING GYPSY Wilmington NC
6/14 THE SPARROW Charleston SC
Article submitted by Missy Davis Jones. A native of Atlantic City, NJ, Missy relocated to Los Angeles in 1998 to be a music apparel buyer for Hot Topic’s headquarters. In 2007, Missy relocated to her husband’s home state of South Carolina, where they opened Southern Harmony Recording Studio in Florence. Missy also owns a small artist development company and label, Big Mavis Music. Through Big Mavis she produces records, manages and promote SC artists in the Americana genre, including James Scott Bullard.