Garage Bar: Solo - Tom Maxwell / Randy Dean Whitt
Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Show Starts: 8:00 pm
See the IndyWeek write-up here
Tom Maxwell was a frontman for the Squirrel Nut Zippers and author of their top-20 hit "Hell." Songs he wrote for the Zippers have appeared in dozens of movies and television shows, a Super Bowl commercial, and a Tony Award-winning Broadway soundtrack.
His first solo album, "Samsara," was praised for its "blinding diversity." He has recently released his second album, "Kingdom Come."
Randy Dean Whitt
Randy Dean Whitt is a songwriter. Like a Braque painting, or a view from your passenger side window, on your long ride back home, Randy's songs could be described as a collection of images in motion. Never content to only explore one theme, these songs express nuanced portrayals of a life lived hard, and a life lived full, but always living as much as you can. At times an embrace of the beauty of the simple, at times an embrace of manic joy, and at other times a meditation on the melancholy of the mundane. Randy Dean Whitt, like you and me, and all of us, is an artist of the human condition. Or, as a close friend once said, "Randy is passionately askew".
Randy and his band have been featured performers at festivals all over the east coast as well as clubs like the 40 watt in Athens, Ga. and the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC. They have received substantial acclaim in a short amount of time. They have played at the Grassroots festival in Ithaca, N.Y., the Shakori Hills Festival in Silk Hope N.C., the World Beer Festival in Durham, N.C., and many others. Randy has opened or shared the stage with the likes of: Junior Brown, Bobby Bare, Jr., Southern Culture On the Skids, The Avett Brothers, Wayne Hancock, and the Two Dollar Pistols. With enthusiastic touring and playing within N.C., Randy continues to gain notoriety and fans all over the country.
In the Garage Bar
Doors @ 7:00 PM
Show @ 8:00 PM