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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 9/13 – Sarah King / Charles Latham & the Borrowed Band

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

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Charles Latham wields an acid tongue and a poison pen, crafting social criticism, tragicomic narratives, and brutal self-analysis into ramshackle country-rock songs. After a decade of wandering, from Philadelphia to Nashville to Memphis to the U.K., singer-songwriter Charles Latham returned to North Carolina in late 2014, laying roots down in Durham. His 2017 LP, “Little Me Time”, found Latham combining his acerbic wit and quirky songwriting with more polished production values and an expansive sound. In order to bring the songs to life for live audiences, he recruited an ensemble of local talent, now known as The Borrowed Band.

Since then, the Borrowed Band’s fluid line-up has solidified into a core group of musicians, forged into a spectacularly energetic and dynamic live band through the alchemy of constant gigging: drummer “Steamboat” Steve Anderson (Kamara Thomas) and bassist Billie Feather (Hank, Pattie & the Current) providing the foundation from which lead guitarist Luis Rodriguez (6 String Drag) and Gordon Hartin’s (Shooter Jennings) pedal steel launch their fireworks. On vocals and rhythm guitar, Latham is joined by Abby Sheriff, creating a vocal blend that recalls Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris.

Charles Latham and the Borrowed Band’s 2020 self-titled LP is a celebration of the new sound they have forged together, which marries Latham’s idiosyncratic songwriting style with vintage, psychedelic country-rock.

NEMA’s 2021 Songwriter of the Year Sarah King inhabits the dark side of Americana, creating “high-powered blues-Americana-rock” (Burlington Free Press) anchored by her atmospheric voice and rhythmic blues guitar. Her 2021 debut EP The Hour, produced by Simone Felice and David Baron (The Lumineers, Jade Bird), marks her stunning arrival with “Nightstand” named 2020’s #1 Best Song in Vermont by County Tracks. King’s live show crackles with energy and devil-may-care attitude, earning her support slots for Blues Traveler in 2022, The Steel Woods in 2021, an official showcase at Folk Alliance International in 2022, performances at the 2020, 2021, and 2022 Philadelphia Folk Festival, a night at legendary Caffe Lena in 2022, and a main stage slot at Black Bear Americana Fest 2021.

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Date:
September 13
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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WDVX
Phone:
865-544-1029
Email:
info@wdvx.com
Website:
http://wdvx.com

Venue

WDVX
301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States
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Phone:
865-544-1029
Website:
http://wdvx.com