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Red Sammy offers music, poetry at Durty Nelly’s July 28

Got an email from Adam Trice the other day. Adam is the man behind Red Sammy:

Red Sammy is Baltimore singer/songwriter, Adam Trice. The band name is a reference to Flannery O’Connor’s short story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” (1955). Trice describes the music as “graveyard country,” a style that embraces the beauty in imperfection. Life, work, hard work, disappointment, love and loss are all themes entwined in his songs.

Music and arrangements are provided by Red Sammy’s ensemble, The Electric-Wire Blackbirds: John “Chesapeake” Decker (resonator guitar), Greg Humphreys (bass, electric guitar, mandolin), and Tony Calato (drums).

Seems that Red Sammy is coming to Charlottesville, “incorporating poetry from my book, In Places with Bad Lighting, into our musical performance.”

Give him a listen at redsammy.com, and if you like what you hear, here are the deets:

Saturday, July 28th (Durty Nelly’s, 2200 Jefferson Park Avenue, Charlottesville, VA)

9:00 p.m. – Midnight

*Original edgy rock music all night with poems incorporated throughout the show.


Support The Haven, Wednesday May 23

On Lament and Hope

On Wednesday, May 25 from 7-8:30 PM at The Haven, New City Arts presents an interdisciplinary evening of art that gives language to the process of grieving in our world and the ‘other’ whether it be hope, love, or something else, that precedes (or follow) our grief.

Participating artists include PennyWell, Sam Voekel, Evan Hansen, Rachel Adams, Bernard Hankins, Lisa Ryan, Daniel Moore, Elizabeth Stehl, and more! Featured work will include musical performances, an installation in The Sanctuary, spoken word and poetry readings.

$5 will get you in and benefit The Haven. The evening’s plenary is hosted by PennyWell, a local band led by NCAI board representative, Brendan Jamieson. The Haven is located at 112 West Market Street. Inquiries? Contact Maureen at artsdirector [at] newcityarts.org.