Get down with some outlaw "swampy tonk" with Cornbredfed.
Formed by French Broad River raft guides in 2012, the three-piece is the string-fueled, good-timin’ type of sound one might expect to emerge from Western North Carolina.
While they can certainly get boots stomping and floorboards shaking, it’s their ability to dip into gently moments that makes CornBreadFed stand out. The sweetly winding “Woodpecker’s Ballade” is one such cut, driven by easy strumming and vocals that recall the lilting style of Gillian Welch.
“Livin with the Wolves” kicks the tempo up with fiercely sawed fiddle, percussive banjo and ominous melodies.
City Hotel’s Cory Chambers is a busy fellow; on Saturday, you can catch the musical chameleon as Cory Chambers Jazz Band, playing alongside City Hotel bandmate Jay Rudd and Miss Amy Drew of Miss Amy’s School of Music.
Saturday, October 24, 8 p.m., $5 suggested donation, all-ages