Annachristie has a soulful huskiness and power that could break glass. Her compelling songwriting style lends itself to an emotionally evocative experience for her listeners time and time again. As the lead vocalist and writer for Annachristie and The Sapphires, Annachristie explores new measures of Folk and Americana.

Part carnival barker, part preacher. Part mystic, part con man.  David Earl is a carpetbagger based in the fertile cultural mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.  The ghosts and myths of the south inhabit both his voice and his music.

Anna Christie & the Sapphires

9:00PM

Annachristie has a soulful huskiness and power that could break glass. Her compelling songwriting style lends itself to an emotionally evocative experience for her listeners time and time again. As the lead vocalist and writer for Annachristie and The Sapphires, Annachristie explores new measures of Folk and Americana by marrying the genres with styles more grunge, dreamlike, and enduring- reminiscent to the rawness and unabashedness brought to light by many of our favorite music rebels of the 90’s. With this, Annachristie and The Sapphires create a sense of nostalgia even for those who might be hearing their music for the first time.

“The Sapphires” are Ryan Erkskine (drums and vocals), noteworthy producer Tim Sonifeld (guitar, keys, mixing, co-producing), and Annachristie (lead vocals, lead guitar, co-producer). Before piecing the band together, each member was on their own impactful journey. Annachristie has shared the stage with household favorites such as First Aid Kit, Amos Lee, and Langhorne Slim, whereas producer Tim Sonifeld is best known for his Grammy Award-winning work with Usher, and the beloved Victoria Williams (featured vocals on the single, “Desert Car”) is greatly remembered for the 7 records of her own, in addition to many other record appearances (like “The Bridge: A Neil Young Tribute”, which also features fellow artists The Flaming Lips, Nick Cave, Pixies, and Sonic Youth). Because of their experienced history, Annachristie and The Sapphires’ music is filled with the spirit of wisdom.

In their new single, “Desert Car”, Annachristie quickly defies what is expected of a female vocalist. The song begins on a demanding note- immediately grabbing the listener. Not long after, the seductive nature of the song reveals itself. The melody is clear, yet dynamic. The harmonies layer above cultivated instrumentation, and before you know it, you find yourself singing along to an incredibly catchy pre-chorus/chorus. Annachristie confides she wishes to allow her listener to simply “live inside the song for 3-4 mins and escape.” “Desert Car” is as freeing as it was written to be.

Annachristie and The Sapphires’ EP was recorded at Chaperal Bottom Studio and Red Star Studios. With many exciting involvements headed their way, follow Annachristie and The Sapphires for updates.

David Earl

9:00PM

Part carnival barker, part preacher. Part mystic, part con man.  David Earl is a carpetbagger based in the fertile cultural mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.  The ghosts and myths of the south inhabit both his voice and his music.  Cutting his teeth on the early American field recordings of Alan Lomax, David Earl sang along with the haunting recordings of field workers, chain gangs, blues legends, church quartets, folk singers, cowboys and all the rough and hardy characters of the Nineteenth Century American South and beyond. Sparking his imagination with the power of music of, by and for the people.  Somehow David Earl found inspiration for today in music that came up from the land and out of the ether of a distant, early time.

From his co leader in the Kuumba and David Earl Band he learned African Spirituals that opened him up to new magic that compels him to this day.  A more feminine energy that shocked him with the power beneath its gentle melodies.  David Earl was made a channel, a vessel for the supernatural, an experience in which the ancient chants brought forth a moment that was continually being born.  Music from long ago brought to life in the Now.  The most spellbinding and hypnotic on stage experiences of his career are of these simple, repetitive chants.

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