Americana Music Show
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From the artist's web site:
Ian Thomas and his backing band Poor Children are based out of Knoxville, TN. After traveling for years as a street performer, Ian Thomas began playing clubs in New York City, where he recorded his debut album "A Young Man's Blues" and his follow-up "Live at Rockwood Music Hall.” Since then, he has shared the stage with Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Cyril Neville, Corey Harris, Sam Bush, The Wood Brothers, The Avett Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Reverend Goat and Dr. John and has performed at festivals, including Bonnaroo, Pickathon and Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. Performing both solo and with a band, Thomas draws on a variety of American roots influences, delivering a captivating raw live performance and distinctive sound from his original compositions on guitar, harmonica and kazoo. His latest release is the full-band album "Live at the Preservation Pub," recorded in Knoxville.
From the band bio:
Stovall was started by close friends and Atlanta music scene veterans Hannibal Heredia, Kevin Elrod, and Mims Rogers (The Flinch, The Valentines) whose desire was to present a style in the vein of country music they heard growing up. Always performing an energetic live act, the band creates a sound that has been described as “Cash on Clash”: convincing classic country filled with pop hooks played by musicians raised on punk ethics. Songs can reveal soul, bluegrass, rock and straight ahead county overtones but regardless they all resound as American music.