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Elonzo Wesley began in 2015, brainchild of singer songwriter Jeremy Davis. Beginning as a solo artist, but also now performing as a string band, Elonzo Wesley has released two EP’s (To Be True, This Ain’t No Country Song) , a live album (Live at the Evening Muse), and two full length albums. Most recently, releasing 2019’s Songs To No One, on the heels of multiple national tours.
Growing up in South Carolina, the son of a farmer, Davis spent his childhood in the woods and fields of the lowcountry. That plainness, that closeness to the land, that americana shines though in the simple beauty of the music that Elonzo Wesley creates. As Joni Deutsch of NPR put it, “a beautifully poignant dance of Appalachian strings and soul.”
Carrying his father’s name as a moniker and guide, Elonzo Wesley, at it’s best is; the musical truth of the moment, combined with the beauty of what has passed.
Pullover—a dream pop quintet from Charlotte, North Carolina—released their latest album Forever on Self Aware Records in 2020. Queen City Nerve calls the lead single from Forever, "Beat Up Car," "a surging bucolic pop gem that rides ringing guitars to a big swarming chorus that conjures memories of Big Star." CLTure calls the album "a sonically dazzling package that contains elements of ‘70s guitar rock, Beach House’s keyboards, and Deerhunter-esque vocal effects."
NPR's All Songs Considered featured Pullover in a piece about bands finding creative ways to promote their music during quarantine, for the band's "Beat Up Car (Isolation Version)" video, with stitched-together footage of each band member at home performing a stripped down version of the song. NPR compares the song to a "bittersweet ending montage in a coming-of-age film."
In December 2020, Pullover released a single called "Sentimental Song." CLTure says of the song, "[It's] a consistent addition to the growing catalogue of catchy, effortless, vibrant songs that Pullover has curated over the last seven years.
Start Time: 8:00
Dylan Gilbert is a songwriter, producer and performer from Charlotte, North Carolina, and is a founding member of genre-bending punk band Hectorina. His compositions range from wild guitar-based indie rock to experimental electronic music, taking inspiration from artists such as Kate Bush, Talk Talk and Prince. Since 2005, he has self-released 10 solo albums, as well as 5 albums and 2 EPs with Hectorina. Gilbert began touring in his teens and has since performed over 800 times across the US with appearances at the Hopscotch Music Festival, CMJ Music Marathon, Indie Grits Film Festival, Asheville Fringe Arts Festival, Don’t Sweat It Fest, Art Party by Friday Arts Project, and the BOOM Festival.
Gilbert has created work in a variety of mediums, including a full theatrical production of Hectorina’s rock opera Collywobble, which premiered in a month-long residency at Snug Harbor in 2015. While in residence at Goodyear Arts in 2016, he created an interactive sound installation called The Forest and collaborated with XOXO Performance Ensemble to produce All the Dogs and Horses, “a zen acid western” play. His works with dancer and choreographer Sarah Ingel have premiered at Charlotte Ballet’s Choreographic Lab, ladyfestCLT, and Food for Thought curated by Caitlyn Swett and Helen Simoneau Danse. Further collaborators include poet de’Angelo Dia, film producers Basic Cable and theatre collective Sinergismo.
Currently, Gilbert continues to work as a collective member at Goodyear Arts, creates with artists of all mediums, and teaches music. On October 2nd 2020 he released his 10th solo record, I’ll Be the Lakebed, a 10 song visual album co-produced by Justin Aswell that explores themes of spirituality and technology in 21st century America through avant-garde pop, ambient soundscapes and DIY performance art. On November 6th 2020 Gilbert released LKBD instrumentals, a collection of instrumental music from the I'll Be the Lakebed project.
Gilbert went on to win 5 categories in Queen City Nerve’s 2020 Best in the Nest Issue, including “Best Experimental Musician/Band”, “Best Live Performer”, “Best Singer/Songwriter”, “Best Solo Performer”, (Readers’ Picks) and “Best Visual Album” (Critics’ Pick).