Brandon Whyde & Friends

Sun King Brewery & MOKB Present

Brandon Whyde & Friends

James LeBlanc, Keller&Cole, Cory Williams, Jennie Devoe, Charlie Ballantine, Jesse Wade, Amanda Gardier

Sat, September 30, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The HI-FI

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

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.
James LeBlanc
James LeBlanc
American bass, banjo, guitar player and singer / songwriter. Born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, US.
Genre: Country / Soul / Southern Rock
Keller&Cole
Keller&Cole
In October of 2014, Keller&Cole crafted their sincere yet powerful acoustic duo. Passionate about being bold and brave. Breaking barriers through music.
Cory Williams
Cory Williams
An Indianapolis native and lifelong musician, Cory Williams is an artist with a versatile and captivating sound. Influenced by the likes of Glen Hansard, David Gray, and Dave Matthews, and vocally reminiscent of a grittier Peter Gabriel, Williams’ music transcends many genres including indie-folk, alt-country, and rock while he remains a singer-songwriter at his core. His upcoming release, Lean Against the Moon follows up his successful debut album, The Outcome.

Striving for authenticity, his songs reveal his pain, joy, failures and triumphs through lyrics that make the mind wander and reach his audience on a deeply personal level. Combining his uniquely gritty voice with moody, driving instrumentation, he creates a fresh rock sound with strong underlying folk hues.
Jennie Devoe
Jennie Devoe
American singer and songwriter
Charlie Ballantine
Charlie Ballantine
Named Indianapolis' "Best Jazz Musician" of 2015 and 2016 by NUVO Magazine, Charlie Ballantine, is a professional guitarist who performs regularly around the midwest. Charlie has been a featured artist at notable events such as the Penrod Art Festival, The Indianapolis Jazz Festival, The Bloomington Jazz Festival, Fountain Square Music Festival, The Virginia Ave. Folk Fest, and is a frequent performer at renowned jazz clubs such as The Jazz Kitchen, Andy's Jazz Club (Chicago), and The Chatterbox. His music stems from the traditions of folk, jazz, and blues music with influences such as Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Wes Montgomery, and Jimi Hendrix.
Jesse Wade
Through songs that are passion personified and a voice that delivers raw emotion, Jess Wade performs original music with elements of indie folk, classic country, and southern rock. He is a singer, songwriter, poet, rocker, and rebel.

From the streets of Nashville to pubs and dinner theaters across the South, Jess Wade has gained the undying devotion of numerous loyal fans.
Amanda Gardier
Jazz saxophonist, woodwind specialist, and music educator Amanda Gardier is based out of Indianapolis, IN, where she performs regularly as a bandleader, a session musician, pit musician, and sideman. Amanda is a frequent performer at notable venues including The Jazz Kitchen (Indianapolis), Andy's Jazz Club (Chicago), Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre (Carmel), and the Chatterbox (Indianapolis). She has performed at a variety of festivals including the Indianapolis Jazz Festival, Bloomington Jazz Festival, Penrod Art Festival, Fountain Square Music Festival, and more. Amanda performed for the Walt Disney Company as a member of the 2012 Disneyland All-American College Band. She has also performed for Holland-America Cruise Lines, Birch Creek Music Performance Center, Cardinal Stage Company, and Wood & Rodin Music Production. Throughout her career, Amanda has performed alongside Ingrid Jensen, Dave Stryker, Leni Stern, Wayne Wallace, Wess "Warmdaddy" Anderson, Jamie Baum, Tom Garling, Rosa Avila, Sal Lozano, and other jazz greats.

Amanda recorded for all three releases by the Charlie Ballantine Group, including Where is My Mind? (2017), Providence (2016), and Green (2015). Described as "refreshing and satisfying, providing the type of non-stop action that makes you want to repeat . . . over and over again"(Mike Greenblatt, CLASSICALITE), recordings are available for purchase on iTunes and CD Baby.

Amanda recently left her position as Co-Director of Bands at Zionsville West Middle School to pursue a master's degree in Jazz Studies at Indiana University, where she will study with Walter Smith III.
Venue Information:
The HI-FI
1043 Virginia Ave #4
Indianapolis, IN, 46203
http://www.hifiindy.com/