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An Intimate Evening with Kim Ware (the Good Graces) and Wyatt Espalin
July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT$20
Tickets: $20 (Call 251-367-4599 to reserve)
The Good Graces is an indie-folk collective based in Atlanta, GA. Formed by singer-songwriter Kim Ware in 2006, tGG has performed up and down the east coast, in California, and at such festivals as 30A, NXNE, Athens Pop Festival, and International Pop Overthrow.
Their previous album, Close to the Sun, explored a variety of styles and genres, from folk and alt. country to 90s-inspired indie pop. In 2015, the album caught the attention of the Indigo Girls, and the band was asked by the renowned duo to support some midwest and southeast shows during their summer tour.
The new record, Set Your Sights, marks their 4th full-length collection, and once again places Kim’s heart-on-her-sleeve songwriting and earnest, honest lyrical delivery at the forefront of a sonic expedition led by producer/guitarist Jonny Daly and supported by a long list of players from Atlanta and the southeast.
To learn more about the Good Graces, visit: http://www.thegoodgraces.org
With the Ocoee River in East Tennessee as the backdrop, and North Georgia on the horizon, Wyatt Espalin’s debut album, The Pardon (2013), was born. Entertaining audiences in his hometown of Hiawassee, Georgia as early as age eight, Wyatt’s passion for music was obvious, even from the barn room stage built by his grandfather. He and his brother Matt were known as “The Fiddling Brothers.” While Matt hung up his fiddle and bow after high school, Wyatt was just getting started.
Armed with a guitar and a desire to write songs, he paired with his friend, Cobi Ferguson to form the acclaimed Americana duo, Trees Leave. Combining electric guitar with traditional bluegrass roots led to a noticeably unique sound and a growing fan base.
Having years of touring under their belts and two successful albums, Run (2008) and The Gospel of Hurt (2010), it was time for Cobi to settle down, and Wyatt to find a new setting fit for a more personal level of songwriting. So alone, he began his sabbatical to the Ocoee.
While working as a raft guide and caring for his ailing Granddaddy, Wyatt began writing the songs for his debut album, The Pardon. His songs have garnered much attention winning the New Song Songwriting competition at the acclaimed L.E.A.F. festival in 2014. He also placed as a finalist in the Chris Austin Songwriting competition at Merlefest, the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriting Competition and Eddie’s Attic Open Mic Shootout.
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