Danny Brown is a Southern Illinois based musician who plays a variety of music and has been touring the winery circuit for the past year in the area. Having been immersed in the Carbondale music scene drumming for several bands since he was 15, his solo ventures and new band Baby Head and the Feathers are getting off their feet!
The “one-woman band” from Paducah, Kentucky, is making a name for herself on the regional music with folksy-Americana.
July has her own “suitcase drum” with a separate tambourine attachment she uses her in the show along with her guitar and voice.
The stage name pays homage to a musician that has helped shape her stage persona. Shakey Graves, who was born Alejandro Rose-Garcia, is an Austin-based musician who blends blues, folk and rock ‘n’ roll together.
“I thought that if he could do it all by myself then maybe I could too,” she said.
July’s style includes a whimsical wink to some of the early cues to what would become the basis of rock n’ roll.
“It’s folksy, bluesy Americana,” she said.
She said she has been performing for about a year with many of her gigs in Paducah. At the end of 2016, she expanded out to include venues around Southern Illinois.
“I’ve been playing around the wineries,” she said.
Her original music has been featured at the Bluebird Cafe, and two of the “48 Hour Film Projects.” She has also played at the 2017 Barbecue on the River in Paducah earlier this fall.
When performing, July says she likes to pay attention to the audience and see how they are reaction to her music.
“I like to watch the audience while I’m performing,” she said. “I like to gauge their reactions to some of covers and other original songs that I do.”
July described one of the songs she regularly puts in her set list, which highlights a down-on-the-luck approach to love and loss.
“There’s this song that I usually close my set with. It is from Shakey Graves and it actually is where I get my stage name,” she said. “It’s about a gold digger who takes his money and he kills her. He then awaits his execution by electric song. It’s probably the weirdest song I do.”
She plans to work on recording an album, with hopes of releasing them early next year. She said she has been scheduled for tonsil surgery, which will keep her sidelined for a few weeks.
She wants to continue to make music and she is appreciative of the chance to get to share her songs with the world.
“I’ve had incredible support from my parents,” she said. “They’ve been to every one of my shows. I couldn’t ask for more.”
The Can't Get Rights is an acoustic cover band consisting of Thomas Henderson and Shaad Schubert. The duo have been playing the cover circuit of years with various bands and are now bringing you stripped down versions of your favorite 90's songs not unlike the “Unplugged” series of the same time. In addition to covers, The Can't Get Rights shows also features original music from Henderson and Schubert's other projects, Seasonal Panic and SHAADOWS respectively.
"Tim Crosby is a southern Illinois-based songwriter and performer in the Americana/country rock genre. He released a CD titled "Resurrection Mule Farm" with his band, the Lightning Strikes, in 2017 and currently is recording another CD. He performs more than 100 shows a year, including nearly every weekend at venues in Illinois, Missouri and Kentucky, playing all original music that explores the trials and triumphs of everyday people. His influences include Steve Earle, Tom Petty, Todd Snider, John Prine, Chris Knight and others."
The kick off of the holiday season on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. We are featuring: a very tasty red wine toasted hot chocolate; 10 percent discount of six bottles or more of OCV wines; and half price on our 64oz growlers (save $3 on our $6 growler) plus a fill. See you on the trail!
Total Eclipse Day! Totality will be at 1:20PM with the longest totality in the nation right here. We are opening @ 9am and have reserved our main lawn for eclipse viewing. Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs & blankets to stake out your spot. Blake Gardner & The Farmers will play their first sets 11:00-!:00, then the main event "Total Eclipse", and the music continues 2:00-4:00. Our cafe is open all day and we'll be pouring Owl Creek wines & Apple Knocker hard ciders. Come join us!