Swim In The Wild with Time Sawyer & The Billyfolks

The Blind Tiger presents

Swim In The Wild with Time Sawyer & The Billyfolks

Time Sawyer, The BillyFolks

Fri · April 14, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$8.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

Swim In the Wild
Swim In the Wild
An experimental creation of new sounds, unique percussions, and live loops that yields to the vibes of folk, funk, and rock. The Entertainment extends beyond the music as they trade off an array of instruments and harmonies leaving crowds equally captivated by the interaction with their melodies. Lyrically, there is an apparent obsession with oceans, space, and natural wonders in their allusions about people and love. Swim in the Wild is a progressive musical realization that the world craves authenticity, indulging in the unknown parts of life, and having fun while we're here. Based out of Charlotte & Greensboro, The Hall Brothers and Gersh have been spreading the good times around the southeast for the past 2-3 years awaiting the chance to jump in with both feet. Thanks for listening!
Time Sawyer
Time Sawyer
Hometown
Charlotte, NC

About
*Website: www.timesawyer.com *Twitter: @TimeSawyerBand

Biography
Time Sawyer's name reflects the pull between the past and the future. The character Tom Sawyer evokes the rural background and love of home that lead vocalist/guitarist Sam Tayloe and vocalist/banjo player Houston Norris, share. Time is a muse for songwriting; it’s the thread that runs through life, bringing new experiences and giving us a sense of urgency, while still connecting us with our past.

Time Sawyer has performed on the stages of some of the Southeast’s most iconic festivals, including Merlefest, Floydfest, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, Rhythm n’ Blooms, Carolina in the Fall and IBMA’s Bluegrass First Class. They’ve shared bills with Langhorne Slim, Phil Cook, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Wood Brothers, Joe Pug, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, and many more.

The band’s original members, including guitarist Kurt Layell and drummer Clay Stirewalt, along with Tayloe and Norris, started performing and recording together while they were all students at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. They went on to record five albums together, each demonstrating growth, with more skillful instrumentation and more sophisticated arrangement, all while retaining the honesty and directness that has been a hallmark of their music from the start.

Today Time Sawyer is Sam Tayloe and Houston Norris, who are joined by some of the region’s most talented instrumentalists, allowing the band the flexibility to perform as an acoustic duo, a six-piece band, or anything in between.

The memorable lyrics and strong melodies result in songs that will stay in your head long after the music stops. Time Sawyer continues to develop a loyal and growing fan base. Whether they’re playing in an intimate listening room or a large outdoor festival, their goal is to forge a face-to-face connection with the audience so that they become friends who happen to be fans.

Current Location
Charlotte, NC
The BillyFolks
The BillyFolks
Band Members
Jeff Wysosky-Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Joe Richardson-Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Keyboards, Harmonica
Nathan Collins - Bass
Davis Cahill- Drums
Chris Trogdon- Guitar

About
As untied laces dies The BillyFolks are born.

Biography
The Billyfolks are a Folk, Rock, Jazz mixture throwing in any other genre that strikes the right chord with the band members at the particular moment of musical creation. The band originally consisted of Joe Richardson and Jeff Wysosky two longtime friends with a history of 10 years of playing music together in a couple different bands. As the music grew so did the band picking up 2 new member Kenny Weiss on guitar and Davis Cahill on drums. With a full line up excluding a bassist they started to play bigger and better shows and write more and more music of different genres and topic to be included on their upcoming album “Folk Yeah” set to be released in the summer of 2013. This album being recorded at Underground Sound is the second album following the self-recorded and self-produced first album “Our Life The Coloring Book” released September 2011. Most of the band members are working on music degrees at Greensboro College with the main goal to just have fun and write some good music that can invoke some emotional response in people that helps relive good memories, bad memories, or dreams held deep within.
Venue Information:
The Blind Tiger NC
1819 Spring Garden St.
Greensboro, NC, 27403
http://theblindtiger.com/