UW Presents: Sally & George, The By & BY

UW Presents: The By & By and Sally & George

UW Presents: Sally & George, The By & BY

Fri, November 17, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

Gryphon Theatre

Laramie, WY

$18 adult/ $15 senior/UW faculty/ $10 student

Sally & George
Sally & George
In the town where country music was born (Bristol, TN), where two states come together on one street (State Street), a spark lit and a duo was ignited. Shelby and Joel met at the crossroads of country and rock and roll. The Nashville based duo, Sally and George, consists of Joel Timmons on guitar, percussion and vocals and GRAMMY nominated Shelby Means playing upright bass and singing. Drawing from their love for the classic duet styles of Johnny Cash and June Carter, as well as contemporary artists, The White Stripes and Shovels & Rope, Sally and George breathe life and love into the ever widening world of Americana. Merging Joel’s freeform live performances (Sol Driven Train) and Shelby’s energetic structure and bluegrass pedigree (formerly of Della Mae), the pair bring new material with stripped down instrumentation, emphasizing song craft and hypnotic vocals, to stages across the country. Their debut album will be released in the fall of 2016.
The By & BY
The By & BY
The By & By is taking a fresh approach to American Roots music. Their electrifying stage performances summon the raw energy of Gospel and Blues and the plaintive cry of Country music, infusing it with a modern edge. Together, Leah Hennessy, Jacob Means, and Brad Barrett explore their relationship to traditional music through their experience as improvisers, drawing material from Methodist hymnals, the Carter Family, Muddy Waters and Blind Willie Johnson, among others. Hennessy’s bluesy and jazz-inflected vocals anchor the creative and intricate counterpoint between Means' mandolin and Barrett's bass. The musical prowess of all three New England Conservatory graduates is apparent as they dance across time signatures while maintaining their allegiance to the groove. The resulting music is inventive and yet familiar, forging new territory for the American string band sound.
Venue Information:
Gryphon Theatre
710 E. Garfield
Laramie, WY, 82070
http://www.gryphontheatre.org