The Fritz, with TRAE PIERCE & THE T-STONES
The Pour House Music Hall
TICKET SALE DATES ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 2, 2017 10:00 AM to April 21, 2017 6:00 PM
Advance Price $8/ Day Of $10
After four years of traveling the East Coast, steadily building a reputation as a live act not to be missed, Asheville music ambassadors The Fritz, played a strong year of sets showing thousands of new fans what throngs of Southeastern music lovers have known for years: The Fritz likes to get funky. As much as they take their funk seriously, the band takes it's rock-honed songwriting just as seriously, but the wellcrafted song is not the only final product in the live forum. Individually, the members of The Fritz are masters of improvisation, carefully weaving their personality into each performance.
While the music may range from hard driving soul to progressive rock, a common thread of The Fritz's passionate energy reigns true in each show. Whether live or in the studio, the band creates an energetic dance party every time. In March of 2013, The Fritz released Bootstrap, a collection of songs written over their years touring the Southeast. The boys played their biggest year to date in 2015. Completing appearances at festivals such as Wakarusa and Camp Barefoot, they are currently working on their upcoming third audio and video release. New fans and old eagerly anticipate the new music. The Fritz looks forward to a great year in 2016, as they continue their relentless drive to bring intoxicating live music to crowds everywhere.
In March of 2013, The Fritz released their second studio effort "Bootstrap". The album is a collection of songs the band wrote over the past 4 years while traveling the Southeast, steadily building a reputation as a live act not to be missed. As they enter 2014, the band begins pre-production for their next studio album to be recorded in their hometown of Asheville, NC. If fans can't wait for the next studio release they can have their pick of several recent live shows available for free download on their website.
Things have only been getting busier for The Fritz, and the future promises to be exciting. Be on the lookout for the band at venues and festivals throughout the East Coast and Midwest as they continue to bring their relentless drive of intoxicating energy to crowds everywhere.
TRAE PIERCE & THE T-STONES: Grammy Award-winning bassist Trae Pierce is leading a wild new dance experience known as Trae Pierce & The T-Stone Band. Defined by hard-edged funk and hip-hop, mixed with rock and blues, TPTS has developed a high-energy live show with a modern feel that also recalls the unstoppable grooves of Bootsy Collins: they "wants to funk you up!". Trae is a world-class bassist and four-time Grammy Award-Winner (with the legendary Blind Boys of Alabama) who cut his bass chops as a member of The Ohio Players.
From his Florida home, the top-hatted bass "monster" has hand-picked a vibrant young group of musicians with limitless energy and extreme talent, and together they've been tearing up dance floors throughout the Southeast with a genre-blending twist of funk-rock rhythms that bring out the best in every beat. After sharing the stage with funk powerhouses George Clinton, Robert Randolph, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and The Main Squeeze among others, TPTS is ready to take their dance party nationwide, so get ready to experience a night of fun-and-funk, coming soon to a club, college or festival near you.