• 59°

Spotlight on Big Daddy Love, appearing Friday at The Blue Vine

Spotlight on…
Big Daddy Love
appearing Friday at The Blue Vine
In early 2006, Daniel Justin Smith, Dustin Transou, and Derek Reece formed Big Daddy Love after years of friendship and informal jam sessions.
The band debuted as a rock/improv trio at The Wisteria Festival in Castle Hayne, NC. They played nearly 50 shows in their first year. During this time, their shared love of acoustic roots music began to influence their shows and set lists.
Substantial changes were made in ’07 when a drummer and banjo player were added to the trio. With Steve Nalley holding down the groove and Benjamin Kallam bringing his own banjo style, strong vocals, and some original material, Big Daddy Love evolved.
With this new musical landscape, principal songwriters Smith and Transou hit their stride and in April 2008, and BDL released their debut album, “Circle Around the Sun.” While the album is acoustic and roots driven at its core, it is the fusion of bluegrass, blues, alt-country, rock, and funk that is BDL’s signature.
Ultimately, it is BDL’s authenticity and the startling power of their live shows that resonate with their audience. Genuine and intensely personal lyrics captivate and connect.
Be captivated. Get connected. Feel the love this Friday at The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St.
For more information call 704-797-0093 or visit www.thebluevine.com.

Comments

Comments closed.

Crime

Sheriff’s office: Man takes deputies on chase with stolen moped

Coronavirus

Afternoon, evening COVID-19 vaccination clinic planned Thursday

Crime

Concord man charged with woman’s murder in drive-by shooting

Ask Us

Ask Us: Have city, county elected officials received COVID-19 vaccine?

Local

City gives away nearly 100 trees during ‘We Dig Salisbury’ event

Local

Political Notebook: Bitzer expects most ‘Trump-like’ candidate to be favorite in state’s Senate race

Crime

Blotter: Concord man arrested in Rowan for indecent liberties with children

Coronavirus

Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

Nation/World

Police: FedEx shooter legally bought guns used in shooting

News

Hester Ford, oldest living American, dies at 115 … or 116?

Local

Size of pipeline spill again underestimated in North Carolina

BREAKING NEWS

Kannapolis Police searching for suspect who fled scene of homicide

Education

RSS superintendent talks district’s future, strategic plan survey

News

Complaints and fines pile up against unpermitted landfill in southwest Rowan County

College

Catawba baseball: Crowd comes out to say goodbye to Newman Park

Lifestyle

History is a great teacher: Farming has helped shape Rowan County

Business

‘A safe place for them’: Timeless Wigs and Marvelous Things celebrates fifth anniversary

China Grove

County will hear request for more tree houses, hobbit-style homes in China Grove

Coronavirus

Livingstone College partners with Health Department to administer 500 Pfizer vaccinations

Education

‘Elite and it shows’: Staff at Partners in Learning at Novant celebrate news of national accreditation

Business

Biz Roundup: Food Lion earns Energy Star award for 20th consecutive year

Columns

Ester Marsh: What body type are you?

Nation/World

The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone

Nation/World

Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million