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Apr
17 Fri
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Sugarcane Jane and the Bucket Fillers

Birmingham, AL
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
DOS GA (ONLINE): $20.00
ADV GA (ONLINE): $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADV GA (ONLINE) Public Onsale: January 8, 2020 12:25 PM to April 16, 2020 11:59 PM
DOS GA (ONLINE) Public Onsale: April 17, 2020 12:00 AM to April 18, 2020 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Sugarcane Jane, otherwise known as Anthony Crawford and Savana Lee from L.A. (Loxley, Alabama)- have been Americana's go-to husband-wife duo from Alabama's Gulf Coast for over a decade. Between them, they have amassed a rich musical heritage working with such notables as Neil Young, Steve Winwood, and Dwight Yoakam. The music they make together is simple and direct, rooted in country and rock, and anchored by their sweet and soulful harmonies.

After a request from Dwight Yoakam to put a backing band behind them and join his Fall 2019 Northeast Tour as support act, they welcome longtime friends, The Bucket Fillers, to their ensemble - a staggering and undeniable amount of talent now charges the stage - Pete Nice on pedal steel, lap steel, and mandolin, Leif Bondarenko on drums, and Gary Edmonds on electric guitar, all hailing out of Birmingham, Alabama.
May
14 Thu
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The 13th Annual Croonin' For Critters

Birmingham, AL
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED GENERAL ADMISSION (ONLINE): $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED GENERAL ADMISSION (ONLINE) Public Onsale: March 30, 2020 11:26 AM to May 14, 2020 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
The 13th Annual Croonin' For Critters
benefiting Do Dah Day
Doors 6PM
Show at 7 PM
Happy Hour with Rick Carter 4-6 pm
May
21 Thu
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The Writer's Share Presents Rod Picott, Jon Latham and Wild Ponies

Birmingham, AL
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
DOS GA (ONLINE): $20.00
ADV GA (ONLINE): $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DOS GA (ONLINE) Public Onsale: May 21, 2020 12:00 AM to May 22, 2020 8:00 PM
ADV GA (ONLINE) Public Onsale: February 24, 2020 8:31 AM to May 20, 2020 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Rod Picott is a former construction worker turned award-winning singer-songwriter who has released eleven albums since 2000. Picott has written two poetry collections God In His Slippers and Murmuration (Mezcalita Press). His book of short stories titled Out Past The Wires is published by Working Title Farm. Rod Picott was born in New Hampshire, raised in Maine and has lived in Nashville, Tennessee, for twenty-five years. Picott types with two fingers as he failed typing class - though excelled in English and Literature.

"Life-loving poems that tell you what you need to know." - Nicholson Baker author of The Anthologist

"A skilled and honed storyteller who's slow-burning prose works like a series of brutal hits to the body that doesn't let up." - Brian Panowich author of Bull Mountain


For more information on Rod Picott's work visit: www.rodpicott.com
Jon Latham

Growing up in the shadow of Atlanta, Jon Latham took in all the elements of his suburban existence while being raised i a home with a broad, eclectic musical pallet. Years of cutting teeth in bars, coffee shops, and open mics opened the door for his relocation to Nashville in 2013, where he began crafting the experience of his past into songs. His first album, Real Bad News, was met with surprising critical acclaim, even making the Bitter Southerners Year-end list of best albums of 2015. His sophomore release, Lifers, followed in 2017, released on local label Cafe Rooster Records. Jon's live performances have cemented his reputation as a promising new face in the flourishing East Nashville music community, and Rolling Stone even featured him as a "New country artist you need to know".
Wild Ponies

Wild Ponies offer dead right, honest songwriting delivered in a hauntingly beautiful yet gritty, neo-traditional Americana wrapper. Their newest release Galax salutes Wild Ponies' traditional roots while exploring new, progressive territory. It's an album about the pieces of our past that stick with us, informing our present while pushing us toward a future. An album that redefines Wild Ponies' sound, while highlighting influences that have always rested just beneath the surface.

"We'll always be the pinball that bounces between folk, rock & roll and country," says Telisha, "and this Old-Time style will always weave its way through everything we do. It's been there from the start, even on the loudest songs we've made. It only took us a couple of days to record it, but this is the album we've been making our whole lives. We just needed the right people and the right songs to finish it."

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*POSTPONED DATE TBD* BMR & RME Present Dan Luke and the Raid w/ the Suburban Lovejunkies

Birmingham, AL
United States
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
"With the continuing news of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and in an effort to make responsible and healthy decisions, we are going to postpone our show at WorkPlay. Hold on to your tickets and we will do everything we can to reschedule this date soon. Be safe and we will be in touch soon.

-Dan Luke and the Raid."
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*POSTPONED DATE TBD* Vetiver

Birmingham, AL
United States
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Andy Cabic's musical being is, like many curious 21st century musicians, shaped and sustained by divergent tangents. If he's not crafting a melancholy folk rock diamond in his Northern California studio, he's moving a dance floor with bossa nova and house DJ sets, or helping curate a compilation of Japanese City Pop.

What's magic about this new Vetiver LP Up On High is the way these tangents color the ten songs without undermining a distinct move to more elemental, spacious and natural arrangements. At the heart of each of these ten songs is Cabic's voice: sweet, tender and weathered - a welcome and soothing old friend if ever there was one. There are other familiar friends: the album also features longtime engineer and collaborator Thom Monahan and the same resourceful and versatile band that helped Cabic make the more dense and layered Complete Strangers from 2015.

Up On High was written on acoustic guitar. Having moved twice since Complete Strangers, increasingly accustomed to a life in and out of boxes, it was the easiest
instrument to reach for in moments of inspiration. The basic tracking of the album took place over a few Spring days at a friend's house in the high desert of California. This simple set - up captured the organic immediacy of a roomful of friends playing together on the floor. It's alive and ever so subtly crackling with the intensity of a band working together, teasing out the melody and rhythms of songs with warmth and intimacy. Cabic and Monahan took the fruits of this session to Los Angeles and finished the album at Monahan's studio over the summer as other friends popped by to lend their talents.

This album reflects the world that Cabic created and lives in: Jorge Ben phrasings peek out from behind Tom Petty's Wildflowers outtakes, a gentle jangle lifts whispers of REM's Murmur on a breeze up from Compass Point Studios. But Up On High is most clearly Cabic and his band inhabiting the realm the band was born in - sleek, economical, soulful, and sometimes sadness - tinged melodies riding on the gentle choogle and sway of an ensemble moving in beautiful unison. This is an album that breathes with you in real, lived in, natural time.
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500 23rd St S
Birmingham, AL
United States
The WorkPlay Theatre was built to make the audience leave saying WOW! WorkPlay has been bringing the most incredible shows to Birmingham for over 15 years. Simply put, it has superb sounding acoustics. Much thought went into everything from the construction of the room, to the dimples in the walls, to the metal railings making the acoustics sound amazing! There is not a bad seat in this listening mecca! The room seats a total of 325 people with a capacity of 450 standing and seated. The theater is primarily a General Admission room, but does offer limited seating and tables. Due to the demand for seating, we have a table reservation program for those who wish to guarantee they have a seat at a show. Sometimes, when you arrive there may be some tables available at a first come, first serve basis, but they go VERY quickly, be sure to guarantee that you have your seat and table in advance of the show. Please contact Bryan for more information - bryan@workplay.com.