• All Ages Welcome
• Vinyl is a general admission, standing room venue
• Tickets available online via Freshtix.com or without ticket fees in person at the Center Stage Box Office, M-F, 11-6. Online sales end at 4pm on day of show
Quiet Hollers formed in Louisville around the songwriting of singer/guitarist Shadwick Wilde, who originally formed the group with the idea of playing only one show—the CD release of his solo effort, Unforgivable Things, in 2010. The group’s debut, I Am the Morning, followed in 2013. The alt-country styled album was a limited success, spawning a cult following in the US and some international critical praise, allowing the band to continue touring on the DIY circuit, where changes in personnel and taste saw the band exploring territory beyond the genre.
In 2015 the band’s self-titled sophomore album Quiet Hollers introduced them to a much broader audience, drawing praise both for the breadth of its influences and for Wilde’s lyricism. Consequence of Sound called it a “beautiful portrait… breaking the confines of roots music” with PopMatters aptly noting the band’s “strong post-hardcore influence.” The album brought the band to Europe for the first time, selling out shows there and back at home stateside. Breakout singles found their way onto TV shows, coffeehouse playlists, and a #9 debut on the FMQB college and indie charts.
Quiet Hollers signed with the indie label SonaBLAST! for their third album, Amen Breaks. The album draws parallels between the modern entertainment landscape and the cultural crossover of the 1970s– another decade marred by division, political corruption, and terrorist bombs. Their shape-shifting palate makes use of orchestral strings and brass, vintage drum-machines and samples (including the Amen Break, the most sampled piece of music in history). Amen Breaks explores themes of spirituality, sexuality, and mental illness.
Bridges began as singer and songwriter Alex Young’s solo project, after he took a year off from school to develop his songwriting craft, and wrote over 40 songs. Bridges soon evolved into a full fledged rock band, when Young’s former guitar teacher recommended a rhythm section comprised of Chase Cross on bass guitar and David Williams on drums. At their first meeting, the 3-piece experienced immediate musical chemistry, writing their first song together in 15 minutes. Still early in their careers, the band is developing a sound all their own, drawing influences from rock, soul, and fusion styles.
The group’s new single ‘Learn to Dance’, featuring master percussionist Weedie Braimah (Nth Power, Fourchestra) on congas and djembe, is a gritty, latin-influenced rock song inspired by Alice Walker’s book of poetry ‘Hard Times Require Furious Dancing’. The lyrics explore the idea of dance as an ethic for dealing with difficulty and struggle. Instead of seeking control, seek intimacy; instead of seeking autonomy, seek community. Instead of learning to escape, learn to dance.
Known for their energetic live performances, superb musicianship (saxophone and electric guitar round out the live band), and insightful lyrics, Bridges continues to impress audiences across the southeastern US.