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N.W. Izzard w/ Isaac Corbitt, Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats @Barrelhouse South

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N.W. Izzard
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Blues, funk, soul and rock collide at Barrelhouse this weekend.

N.W. Izzard brings a melting pot Florida sound to the stage. Frontman Nicholas William Izzard, a guitarist, singer, and songwriter, teamed up with drummer Tyler Watts and bassist Nathan Ranew to grow his solo sound into a live sonic experience.

The band released a debut record, No Sleep, in 2016, and shared an EP, “Midnight Magic,” in June 2017. “Made Man” off of the latter stands out with sultry swagger, Izzard’s grooving vocals, and swamp-dirty guitar work. The band’s set to release a second full-length album in spring 2018.

Isaac Corbitt is a harmonica icon and will join N.W. Izzard onstage.

Asheville’s Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats join in the fun. The five-piece began as a street busking project and has evolved into a rollicking experience of rock and blues. An entertaining live show has earned the band opening slots with The Blind Boys of Alabama, Drivin N Cryin, and more.

Friday, August 4, 9 p.m., free, 21+

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