WHERE: The Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St, Asheville
WHEN: Tuesday July 18, 2017
DOORS: 7pm | SHOW: 8pm
GENRE: Soulful Contemporary Free Range Folk
AGES: all ages
SEATS: seated / standing
TICKETS: $20 seated / $25 standing / $40 VIP (guaranteed seat in 1st 3 rows)
WEB LISTING: http://thealtamonttheatre.com/event/Sawyer
18 year old Singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks, hailing from his family’s farm in central New York State, is fast establishing himself as an authentic, original, Americana artist with an old soul. His deep, beyond-his-years lyrics and melodies, raw, soulful vocals, and powerful live performances have attracted an ever growing number of devoted fans of all ages, selling out shows throughout the US. As a folk/blues singer-songwriter, who cut his teeth at local farmers markets, open mics, and iconic New York venues like Caffe Lena, the Towne Crier Cafe, and The Bitter End, Sawyer seemed an unlikely match for reality tv, but quickly won over broad audiences with his genuine delivery and unique arrangements of classic songs, going on to win season 8 of NBC’s The Voice. Fresh from that whirlwind, Sawyer went forward with the release of his major label debut, A Good Storm, with Republic Records, an impressive blend of soulful Folk, blues, and rock, entirely written or cowritten by Sawyer. His 2016 A Good Storm Tour included 62 shows across the US. For 2017, Sawyer has once again gone independent, is busy crafting his sophomore offering, with full artistic freedom, and continuing to tour. Follow him at http://www.sawyerfredericks.com, and on FB, IG, and Twitter, to stay updated on new music releases and upcoming shows.
Gabriel Wolfchild & The Northern Light:
Gabriel Wolfchild first found his place in the world of music as a solo singer-songwriter. He became known for his deeply poetic and story driven ballads and began to regularly tour the west coast. He also created some movement over seas and managed to float two separate summers tours in eastern europe.
After his breakout on NBCs the Voice, Gabriel took some time to collect himself and refine his sound. Now with new songs, a new band, and a new vision, Gabriel is on the cusp of releasing his brand new EP “Mornings Like These”. The music has taken a strong new direction that now incorporates the large dynamic range and electricity of alternative rock, yet stays true to the raw, bare bone, storytelling qualities that makes his solo act so powerful.