Boy Named Banjo

Proud Larry's Presents...

Boy Named Banjo

Pierce Edens

Thu · March 2, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$5.00 - $10.00

This event is 18 and over

Boy Named Banjo
Boy Named Banjo
Born and raised in Nashville, TN, the original three of Boy Named Banjo consists of members Barton Davies, William Reames, and Willard Logan, all of whom share a love for songwriting, performing, and roots music. The three long-time friends and former high school classmates assembled in 2011 and have built a strong following in the Southeast through both their studio releases and live performances. Since the band's first full-length release in May of 2012 "The Tanglewood Sessions," Boy Named Banjo has added two members: Sam McCullough (drums) and Abe Scott (bass). Though staying true to its acoustic roots, the band's sound has developed tremendously since the "Tanglewood" days, as Willard (greatly influenced by jam band guitarists Trey Anastasio & Jimmy Herring) has taken his electric guitar playing to the next level, while Sam and Abe have provided a solid, yet subtle, Rock foundation. While the band's sound has evolved tremendously, the quality of the songwriting, the hair raising three-part harmonies, the crafty musicianship, and the band's passion for what they do will always be a constant.
Pierce Edens
Pierce Edens
Asheville's Pierce Edens heard old-timey mountain music until his teens; that's when he was steeped in punk and grunge. Both inform his music. His shadowy baritone has a dark, jazzy canter reminiscent of Tom Waits, while the percolating strings below it veer from bluegrass to closing-time cabaret. The punk manifests in the rebellious free-spirited nature of 'Montana'

– Indy Week, Chris Parker

As those who have seen him live can attest, Pierce Edens absorbed the songwriting, storytelling and musical styling of the surrounding Appalachian Mountains, where he spent his childhood. This history takes the form of old time, folk and bluegrass music as well as spoken words of storytellers from his North Carolina home; this has earned him the moniker of "Appalachicana."

Over the last ten years, Edens has been drawing on those roots and blending them with the grungy rock and roll sounds that took him in his teenage years. The result is a haunting and fiery mixture that is notoriously hard to pin down. Allmusic.com classifies Edens as both "Folk-Rock" and "psychedelic-grunge," and No Depression writer Bill Kopp says "[He] could just as easily- and accurately- be tagged with the singer/songwriter label; He's a gritty troubadour who takes what he needs from each style, blending and bending it to suit the needs of his songs."

Through relentless touring, independently producing 4 albums (with one on the way), one full length concert film, and sharing the stage with musical heroes such as: Jim Lauderdale, Todd Snider, Will Kimbrough, and Sturgill Simpson, Edens has garnered a dedicated following of fans across the nation. And as Fred Mills of Blurt magazine says… "Edens is the R.F.D. (Real effin' Deal), and when he and his band have their collective back against the wall, there's trouble in store."
Venue Information:
Proud Larry's
211 S Lamar Blvd
Oxford, MS, 38655
http://proudlarrys.com/