Hank, Pattie & The Current – Album Release Show with South Hill Banks

Friday, June 14
Doors: 7pm // Show: 8pm
$20 to $30
Bluegrass visionaries Hank Smith (banjo) and Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw’s (fiddle) innovative twist on traditional bluegrass music is a soulful brew flavored with classical, Motown, jazz, and pop influences. Joined by Billie Feather on guitar and Stevie Martinez on bass, this dynamic, North Carolina based group is celebrating the release of their sixth album, Paper Lanterns, on Robust Records. Paper Lanterns is the band's sixth release on Robust Records and is their most ambitious recording to date. Weaving together the music so it echoes and mirrors itself in lyrics, musical phrases, hooks and themes to connect the listener to the songs in a more intimate way. Each song is thematically linked and as the album progresses, the listener is able to find both subtle and more direct references to other songs on the record, as well as a few hints from recordings past.
Explore the vibrant sound of South Hill Banks, where bluegrass tradition meets modern rock innovation in a foot-stomping, genre-blurring spectacle. Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, the band has carved out a path of its own with their infectious energy and dedication to electrifying live performances. With roots deeply embedded in bluegrass, the quintet pushes boundaries, fusing the authenticity of acoustic instruments with the lively pulse of rock and roll. Their music is a journey through the heart of Appalachia, with detours into the realms of folk, Americana, and jam. Since their formation in 2015, the group has become a fan favorite on the festival circuit, winning both FloydFest’s “On the Rise” vote in 2017 and Lockn’s “Rockn’ to Lockn’” in 2020. Equipped with banjo, mandolin, upright bass, and both acoustic and electric guitars, South Hill Banks continues to captivate audiences with their striking melodies and tight harmonies. Whether you're a dedicated bluegrass aficionado or a casual listener, South Hill Banks invites you to join them on a musical voyage that transcends boundaries and leaves a lasting impression.
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