Raelyn Nelson Band

Vinyl Music Hall Presents

Raelyn Nelson Band

Great Peacock, Nik Flagstar & His Dirty Mangy Dogs, Bear With Me

Fri, September 1, 2017

8:00 pm

Vinyl Music Hall

Pensacola, FL


This event is all ages

General Admission * Standing Room Only- Any Available Seating Will Be On A Strictly First Come-First Serve Basis * All Ages * Additional $5 Cash Surcharge At The Door For Under 21 * Attendees Under 16 Must Be Accompanied By A Ticketed, Adult Guardian * Posted Times Are Door Times- Events Generally Begin 30-60 Minutes After Doors Open

Raelyn Nelson Band
Raelyn Nelson Band
As an aspiring female country artist in Nashville, history suggests that the quickest path to success is somehow aligning oneself with one of the major publishers, producers, songwriters, labels, or managers that are the heart of Music Row. So what do you do if you are an aspiring female country artist in Nashville, and also happen to be the granddaughter of musical icon, Willie Nelson?

You hook up with an independent producer and veteran of the rock/punk scene, write some songs that are part Loretta Lynn, part Cheap Trick, and form the Raelyn Nelson Band.

"I've been told by more than one person in the 'biz' that I'm stubborn like my grandpa. I kind of like that" -Raelyn Nelson.

Raelyn Nelson has been singing since she can remember. Having been raised on a steady diet of traditional country and gospel music, a gift from her grandpa in the form of a guitar during her teenage years was the inspiration she needed to begin writing her own country and folk songs.

Looking for a place to record these songs, a chance meeting through a mutual friend would provide the backdrop for the next step on her non-traditional career path.
Jonathan Bright, veteran of the underground rock scene and independent producer recorded some of these early songs, and they decided to try to write some things together to see what happened.
The result? A completely fresh and original sound, a true hybrid and referred to by some critics as "the first installment in what is surely to be the next hip genre in music: Country/Garage Rock."

With songs written and sound and sound discovered, Jonathan recruited his bandmates (Paulie Simmons and Preach Rutherford) from hard rockers, Defense Wins Championships, and and a rarity in Nashville materialized: A true, honest to goodness BAND, and not a Music Row creation.

"I don't really have any desire to be a 'solo-artist'. Everyone in my family who plays music has always placed a lot of importance on band chemistry, on stage, off stage and in the studio. Our band can almost read each other's minds. Why would I mess with that?"

The Raelyn Nelson Band is currently out supporting their debut EP, available at raelynnelson.com and all digital distributors.
Great Peacock
Great Peacock
You can call Great Peacock a folk band... but don’t expect them to make music for campfires or square dances. Raised in the Deep South and headquartered in Nashville, they’re a group of red-blooded country boys who aren’t afraid of the big city. Case in point: Making Ghosts -- the duo’s harmony-heavy, guitar-driven debut album -- whose 11 songs find the middle ground between rootsy, down-home Americana and super-sized arena pop/rock.

“To us, it’s just pop music with organic acoustic instruments,” says Andrew Nelson, who
shares lead vocals and guitar duties with co-founder Blount Floyd. “The album has some fiddle, some pedal steel and a whole lot of acoustic guitar, which sounds like the traditional setup for a country band. But this isn’t a country record. It’s not really a folk record, either. It’s a pop/record... with folk tendencies.”

Nelson and Floyd first crossed paths in their early 20s, bonding instantly over a shared love of cheap beer and good Southern music. After logging several years together in a loud, Tennessee-based rock band, they split off to form their own project, swapping out the amplified swagger of their previous group for a straightforward sound anchored by acoustic guitars, anthemic melodies and two intertwined voices. Like an old-school harmony duo retuned for a new generation, they started off with a handful of classic influences -- the country croon of George Jones, the working class rock & roll of Bruce Springsteen, the heartland hum of Tom Petty -- and expanded their sound from there, turning Great Peacock into the sort of band that’s simultaneously rooted in tradition and headed toward new territory.

The music on Making Ghosts reflects Great Peacock’s ambition. Songs like “Tennessee” are swooning, sweeping tributes to the band’s homeland, while “Take Me To The Mountain” pushes the band toward anthemic territory, fueled by super-sized drums and a radio-ready melody. On “Arms,” the guys jump between haunting verses and big, Technicolor choruses, capping everything off with a screeching guitar solo. These peacocks know how to strut their stuff.

What’s in a name, by the way? In Great Peacock’s case, quite a bit.

“We initially thought it was just a funny name for a band,” Nelson admits, “but through the evolution of everything we’ve done, we’ve always been big and colorful. That’s why Blount jumps around onstage. That’s why I wear a suit jacket embroidered with feathers, which is basically a poor man’s nudie suit. We’ve embraced the image of the big peacock feathers, and we want to entertain you. We look that way, we think that way, and we sound that way, too.”
Nik Flagstar & His Dirty Mangy Dogs
Nik Flagstar & His Dirty Mangy Dogs
This band has existed in a couple forms since around 2004, we released an e.p. October of that year titled The Hi Life e.p. and did a number of spot dates after it's release, we began seriously traveling soon after and have averaged 100 or so shows a year since then, we play regularly a few times every month, and tour a few times every year, sometimes touring for a month, two weeks or a week at a time, we have played from St. Augustine Florida all the way to Houston and Ft. Worth Texas and are trying to ever expand our touring grounds! We've played everywhere from coffee houses to festivals with 2000 people, churches to moon-shine-only honky-tonks, but mostly we play a mix of bars and all ages venues, with such bands as The Chop Tops, The Sawyer Family, The Independents, The Koffin Kats, The Goddamned Gallows, Larry and his Flask, Dexter Romweber Duo, Twothirteen, The F'n A-Holes, The Pickled Punks, X-Scape Gote, Reed Waddle, Botox Party and many many more. We've released 2 albums since the first e.p.-- COYOTES is half-studio/half-live and was released in 2006 (it was reviewed very favorably in Ol' Skool Rodz Magazine),and WOLVES which was recorded with 2 different drummers in a transition and was released in 2008, our upcoming album NIK FLAGSTAR AND HIS DIRTY MANGY DOGS CHASE PUSSY, is in the recording stage. We have had our music featured on internet radio including RADIO FREE BAKERSFIELD and on compilations from SEXY KILLER RECORDS and the NEW SLANG/HOMEGROWN project produced by WAVE 102.1 radio in Destin, FL. Our touring schedule is always growing and we are always on the lookout for help or sponsorship of any kind, for booking, contact us HERE or @ facebook.com/nikflagstar and we can discuss what YOU need, and what WE need to come and play your town! LOOK OUT FOR US, WE'RE ON THE GODDAMN MOVE< AND WE AIN'T TAKIN' NAMES!
Bear With Me
Bear With Me
Blending styles from folk, bluegrass, country, with a touch of blues and Rock N' Roll, Bear With Me has created their own style soley dubbed, Folk New Grass.

Along with the plethora of experience and knowledge the three members bring to the stage, comes a form of expressive emotional lyricism, clearly understood in the groups three-part harmonies.

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Venue Information:
Vinyl Music Hall
2 S. Palafox St.
Pensacola, FL, 35202