The Sinners & Saints house show is just two days away and we have some news to share about the show. By special request, fiddler Geoff White will be joining the band for this one show, adding a whole new dimension to the songs. you might know Geoff from his work with David Childers and other projects around town. He also played in all the Sinners & Saints albums, but rarely plays with them in public. So this is a rare treat!
Also, Sinners & Saints new album, On the Other Side, will be released soon. This will be a chance to hear many of the songs from this new album. I got a sneak listen to it and I’ve got it on repeat. I’m really excited for everyone else to hear it too.
We still have some space left for the the show.
If you’ve already RSVPd you should have just received a separate email from me, with all the details, and a request for you to reconfirm your attendance. Please respond to that one, but you can ignore this one!
If you haven’t RSVPd yet, we still have room!
Common Chord Concerts welcomes Sinners & Saints for a return performance on Saturday, November 19th, 2016. They played with us once before, in December of 2014, and it was a great show. They’ve recorded a new album, so be ready to hear a lot of new material! Look below for a video from their first Common Chord Concerts appearance.
Send an email to CommonChordConcerts@gmail.com with the number of people who will be coming.
You will receive a reply telling you the address (it’s on the north side of Charlotte) and that you’re confirmed, or that you’re on the waiting list. If you’re confirmed it means we’re saving a spot for you. There is limited space, so please let us know right away if you find out you can’t go. You must email in order to have your reservation confirmed. Joining the Facebook event does not confirm your reservation, but it’s a good way to spread the word to your friends.
Important: Common Chord Concerts strives to present a listening room environment. Please think of this as a house concert, not a house party, and contribute to the creation of this respectful listening space.
We’ll be gathering at 7:30 p.m. Please bring your own beverage, and, if you’d like, a snack to share. Sinners & Saints will perform at 8 p.m.
Minimum suggested donation: $10. It goes 100% to the band.
You should consider joining the Common Chord Concerts Facebook group (and invite your friends to join).
Courtney Devores wrote “The group delivers countrified tales of love with twangy harmonies and rootsy instrumentation – harmonica, fiddle, etc… “Stupid Little Songs” is deeply Southern, but contemporary… The harmonies and instrumentation recall early Avett Brothers.” Sinners and Saints have played in countless festivals, have toured everywhere from NYC to Florida, and recently opened for Flogging Molly at The Fillmore Charlotte.
Review of album “Love and Misery” by Pat Moran in Creative Loafing:
“With Love & Misery, Sinners & Saints singer/guitarist Perry Fowler and bassist/multi-instrumentalist Mark Baran craft an album so rollicking, tuneful and affable that it’s easy to forget just how serious they are.
With sonic signifiers like the good-timey chug of The Faces’ “Ooh La La” and the acoustic blues swing of John Mayall, Love & Misery is a stealth album, wrapping heartsick-yet-hopeful concerns in the elastic snap of rootsy arrangements and in songwriter Fowler’s good humor.
The LP could well be a bookend to the Louvin Brothers’ Tragic Songs of Life, with Fowler’s and Baran’s close-yet-distinct harmonies echoing the Louvins’, coupling soaring sweetness with the twist of a pocket knife. Yet Sinners & Saints’ gorgeously lovelorn songs of loss, transience and transcendence gladly embrace heartbreak as the price of being human.
The Overmountain Men’s Geoff White lends sawing, restless fiddle to several cuts, including the romance-on-the-rebound barn burner “Recipe.” Baran’s ricocheting bass and frowsy barroom trombone take the spotlight on the doo-wop-shaded two-step “Only You,” where the harmonies climb as anxious and angelic as Don and Phil Everly’s.
Fowler’s whirl-pooling guitar propels “Gods and Men,” a tent-revival release of greed and aspiration that finds freedom in the closing line: “This all will fall apart.”
On the forlornly waltzing title cut, Fowler’s vulnerable lament entwines injury and desire, building to the shattering confession, “I love misery.” It’s the kind of emotionally grounded revelation that defines the intuitive spark and beating heart of Love & Misery.”