Jun 24

Rebekah Todd & the Odyssey

Growing up in the small town of Benson, North Carolina, Rebekah Todd has been surrounded by music for as long as she can remember. At 11 years old, Rebekah’s father, a musician himself, gave her a black acoustic Washburn guitar and taught her to play. Flooding the house with sounds of classic rock and folk, her father played everything from Pink Floyd to the Righteous Brothers, leading Rebekah to instantly find her musical niche somewhere between melodic soul and alternative folk rock. Growing into her soulful voice and and musical style, the singer-songwriter started to pull inspiration from a wide range of musical genres, citing passionate singer/songwriters like Lauryn Hill and Susan Tedeschi as her inspiration and shaping the music she writes and performs today. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from East Carolina University in 2012, Rebekah has been devoting her life to writing and touring. Currently based in Wilmington, North Carolina, Rebekah is a gifted performer with a natural, soulful, and effortless voice and two releases under her belt, releasing her debut EP, Forget Me Not, in 2011, and first LP, Roots Bury Deep, in 2014. Playing over 170 gigs in just 12 short months, her band Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey won the On The Rise series for FloydFest 2016 and are set to play the mainstage in 2017 alongside acts such as St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Shovels and Rope, and Turkuaz.

Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - Sunset Series 7pm to 9pm
Jun 24

Goldie and the Screamers

Goldie & The Screamers have a mission to move you: to create music that stirs your heart without neglecting your body. This Asheville based Soul/Neo Soul outfit have been quickly building a loyal following since their first public performance in the Spring of 2014.
“Goldie” is fronted by the texturally rich vocals of CaroMia Tiller, who’s performances seamlessly metamorphose song to song- at times lush and sultry and at times soul shaking and explosive. Their grooves are driven by the funky bass lines of Chandler Brewer, vintage R&B beats of Jacob Coats, smooth keyboards of CaroMia and the standout dapper guitar stylings of Jesse Lapinsky. Goldie & The Screamers tend to lean toward the suductive avenues of Soul music, but never averting from their mission to get your body moving.
With gorgeously crafted originals that call on the timeless quality of soul music past while still moving into the future, and inspired, crowd pleasing renditions of favorites like Erykah Badu’s “Tyrone” and Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind”, Goldie & The Screamers have something to hook just about everyone.

Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - After-Nooner Series 2pm to 5pm
Jun 25

Circus Mutt

Originally formed in 2010 in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, NC, Circus Mutt draws from a spectrum of musical influences including rock and roll, jazz and bluegrass. The band cut their teeth on the road, touring literally non-stop from 2011 to 2016. Breweries, festivals, bars and thousands of miles of highway have been the proving ground for this group of blue-collar musicians. Circus Mutt has woven a unique blend of American sounds on their first studio album “Old Dogs & New Tricks”. They are known for their gentlemanly manners and the good natured tail-waggin’ that comes naturally to every friendly mutt you know. Wherever they are, it is sure to be a Circus and you are surely welcome….
http://www.circusmutt.com

Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - Back Porch Revival Series 2pm to 5pm
Jul 01

Dynamo

Dynamo is Nashville-based, nationally touring band whose music fuses jazz, rock, and funk with elements of soul and R&B. The culmination is a sound that’s both spontaneous and composed—and an energy that’s undeniably infectious.

Formed in late 2012, Dynamo consists of nine core musicians. When they’re not performing or recording in Nashville, the band is on the road, spreading their unique brand of feel-good music to audiences all over the world.
Don’t miss them Saturday, July 1st on the Amphitheater Stage at 7pm

Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - Sunset Series 7pm to 9pm
Jul 01

Christiane & The Strays

Christiane bares her soul through music. All of her songs tell a story - her latest single Good Things was written from the scorned perspective of being taken advantage, masked by an energetic and uplifting rhythm. Her debut album, Waiting With the Lights On, is elegantly written with thoughtful lyrics meant to provoke introspection and reflection.

Christiane has wowed crowds at The Works, Bluegrass Wide Open, Brewgaloo, and the North Carolina State Fair. She’s been nominated as best Americana Artist by the Carolina Music Awards. Most recently, she was selected from over 100 performing artists as the 2016 winner of the Deep South Open Mic competition. Her story is just beginning.

Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - After-Nooner Series 2pm to 5pm