Chattanooga Left Field Showcase Set For May 29 At Barking Legs

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Jessie Knowles will present a A Chattanooga Left Field Showcase featuring the Tab Spencer Group and Angela Rose at Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. on Thursday, May 29 at 8 p.m. 

Tickets are $10 in advance from www.ArtFRONT.com or $10 at the door.  All ages are welcome.

In collaboration with ArtFRONT Presentations, locally rooted actress and theatrical maven Jessie Knowles will be presenting a select lineup of new musical acts at Barking Legs theater. 

Borrowing a stripped down Grand ol’ opry hosting style Ms. Knowles will be emceeing her first round of selected artists including the Tab Spencer Group and Laramie Wyoming's transplant to Chattanooga, Angela Rose., featuring Ms. Knowles as the Porter Wagoner figure.  She will be introducing the new acts and interspersing their sets with songs of her own.  

More information on Ms. Knowles can be found at www.JessieKnowles.com and her Facebook artist page. 

Review for Tab Spencer:

Tab Spencer was the stage name of a country songwriter in the 70's from Nashville, and is survived by his son, Garrett Bourdon. The current group and upcoming EP release is a result of musicians from Chattanooga coming together around Garrett’s folk vision, which arose during and after his extensive stay in the arena of Brooklyn, N.Y.'s contemporary artistic mecca. A veteran of Chattanooga's music roundtable, Jack Kirton also serves as backing instrumentalist on guitar and pedal steel. Tab Spencer’s music is a combination of traditional country-bluegrass slowed down with lyrics set in a thoroughly modern setting. Bourdon’s voice is both simple and haunting, a Tennessee son with an urban memory whose lyrics hail from the south and the back porch.  More information is found at www.TabSpencer.bandcamp.com or Tab Spencer "Undiscovering America" Youtube.com 

Review for Angela Rose:

Angela Rose hails from Laramie, Wyoming, recently relocating to Chattanooga. She learned how to strum a guitar when she was 13 but her start in live music really began in 2011 when she and some buddies started their band Trash Canyon and the Honey Bees. They had a wild, whiskey-infused year in Laramie, playing a mixture of old-timey, country, and gypsy folk music. Trash Canyon split up in the summer of 2012 as its members moved onto bigger and better pursuits. Angela then started to focus more on writing her own songs. Her music is generally simple, three-chord songs with unapologetic lyrics about drinking, sleeping around, and traveling. Her influences range from classics like Hank Williams Sr., Townes Van Zandt, Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn, Hazel and Alice to contemporary musicians like Hurray for the Riff Raff, Lydia Loveless, Those Darlins, Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch.  More information is available at www.soundcloud.com/angela-rose 


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