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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 4/13 – Jeremiah / Ashley Virginia

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Jeremiah Sammartano, Flagstaff based, Emmy nominated singer/songwriter who fronts the bluesy/Americana and sometimes one-man band, Jeremiah and the Red Eyes, has covered many miles over the past several years – taking the various roads spreading music influenced by the raw blues of Charley Patton, the lyrical and often raucous sounds of The Pogues, the twang of Willie Nelson, and some vintage rock and roll – “Delta Blues and Twangy Grooves” – from Los Angeles outward through the western states to St. Louis, Nashville (where he relocated for a spell in 2008-2009), Chicago – and overseas to the UK. In the past, Jeremiah has shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Southern Culture On The Skids, David Olney, and has performed on the radio shows: WDVX Blue Plate Special out of Knoxville, TN., The Live@Lunch show on KRFC out of Fort Collins, CO., and ResonanceFM out of London, UK. In Spring 2011 Jeremiah received an Emmy nomination for writing music for the documentary, Prison Through Tomorrow’s Eyes. Three albums have been released – 2004’s Red Eyed And Restless and 2010’s Under Your Spell and in December 2012, a 10 song album called HOME. Since 2015 Jeremiah has been busy with trips through the Southwest, a tour through the UK, and lots more shows from the West, to the North, to the South, and to the East. A new album, These Motel Days, was released on March 31,2018.

From Greensboro, North Carolina, Ashley Virginia is an artist who has gained attention for her unique songwriting style of introspective poetry and interesting harmonic structure. Her sound has been described as “raw, contemporary angst” by Americana Highways.

Like the spiritual daughter of Stevie Nicks and Gram Parsons, her style falls somewhere between ’70s Country cool, West Coast cosmic Americana, and ‘60s Rock ‘n’ Roll. While attending a private masterclass in Greensboro, 14-Grammy award winning songwriter, Emmylou Harris, categorized Ashley Virginia’s writing as “unique and unusual”. Ashley is currently in Tennessee for the month of April for a recording retreat/residency. During this residency she is living alone in a treehouse cabin to self record and produce her songs. Her next single, “nowhere left to hide” will be released on April 11 to streaming services.



April 13
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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