Kathy Mattea's Acoustic Living Room Show

MOKB Presents

Kathy Mattea's Acoustic Living Room Show

Brandon Whyde

Sun, February 26, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:45 pm

Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum

$25.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Kathy Mattea
Kathy Mattea
APPALACHIAN: of a wild and beautiful mountain land, a genre of distinctly American music, and for many, the deep roots of family. For Kathy Mattea, it also represents an essential piece of her musical education and heritage.
Calling Me Home is Kathy's new release on Sugar Hill Records, co-produced with multi-Grammy-winner Gary Paczosa. It's a collection of songs that celebrates the Appalachian culture of her native West Virginia, and expands the vocabulary of acoustic roots music that has always served as her artistic center.

Kathy has gathered songs and stories of bravery, pride and grief that further define and describe the life and times of her home place. 2008's Grammy nominated COAL was her first step to discovering this vast and rich genre of music that producer Marty Stuart allowed was "in her blood," taking her back to the lore of family stories and to her place and her people.

Kathy's concerts present her new and most recent material alongside her Top 20 radio hits: from the signature ballad "Where've You Been?" to the bluesy "455 Rocket" to the iconic "Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses." Long known as an impeccable songcatcher, her 17 albums are woven through with bluegrass, gospel, and Celtic influences, and have garnered multiple CMA, ACM, and Grammy Awards.

Increasingly in demand as a public speaker, Kathy regularly presents keynotes and educational programs at colleges and civic venues across the country, both as a stand-alone and in conjunction with concert appearances. Her long history of activism has led Kathy to bring public attention to several current environmental issues, including climate change and some mining practices in her native Appalachia.
Brandon Whyde
Brandon Whyde
On his new album, Silver Apples of the Moon, Brandon Whyde gives listeners a glimpse into his past -- a past that includes heartbreak, loss and self-discovery. His voice has been described as soulful, whiskey-soaked and even “a freight train on fire” – qualities that shine through on his latest release.

Silver Apples of the Moon was recorded with Grammy-winning producer Jimmy Nutt in Muscle Shoals, Ala. – an area known as “The Shoals” – the album includes some of the veteran musicians who helped The Shoals earn acclaim as a hotbed of musical talent. Spooner Oldham, who played keyboards on Percy Sledge’s “When a Man Loves a Woman” and as part of several of Neil Young’s projects and Bob Wray, who’s played bass on more than 30 #1 country hits, are just a few of the artists appearing on Silver Apples of the Moon. The SteelDrivers frontman, Gary Nichols, makes a special guest appearance on the song “Self-Medicated”.

The album -- Whyde’s third full-length release -- includes rollicking melodies and mournful ballads, showcasing his vocal range. On autobiographical tracks like “Self-Medicated” and “Ain’t I A Man,” his lyrics focus on some of the more challenging moments of his life, including his father’s death, a friend’s struggle with addiction and the uncertainty of his early career.

Whyde is currently on tour in support of Silver Apples of the Moon, set to release on Sept. 19, 2017. When he’s not touring, he focuses on songwriting and has co-written songs with Grammy-winning country songwriter Clint Lagerberg and modern Americana music stars Jamie Kenney, Tony Lucca and Stone Aielli.
Venue Information:
Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum
401 East Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN, 46204
http://www.athenaeumfoundation.org