Charlie Mars “Beach Town” Album Release Show – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – May 18th, 2017

Charlie Mars "Beach Town" Album Release Show

Charlie Mars "Beach Town" Album Release Show

Natalie York

Thursday May 18, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

GA $18 | Premier $18 | Premier Plus $18

This event is all ages

• Full dinner and drink menu available

• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a  dedicated server for faster service

Charlie Mars
Charlie Mars
The Money, the final volume in Charlie Mars' Texas trilogy (out Oct. 14 on Rockingham Records/Thirty Tigers), opens with a scene of cinematic vividness. "Looking out a rainy window/In a hotel in Caroline/Drinking free coffee, smoking that smoke/From an apple by the exit sign." He called the song "Hell Yeah," a Rebel yell from this Oxford, Mississippi, resident not of celebration but of recognition. Maybe you, too, have found yourself far from home and feeling very alone, seeking relief in the substances at hand, exhaling out the open window as a practical measure. In those four lines, jotted down in a Hampton Inn in Greenwood, South Carolina, moments later, we find Mars (or a protagonist who closely resembles him) resuming his zigzagging trek through the darkness in search of the light. It's a theme as old as The Odyssey, laid out in crisp contemporary verse over a lowdown, hickory-smoked backbeat, in the tradition of fellow Southern minimalists Tony Joe White and J.J. Cale.

The Texas trilogy (so named because the first two albums were cut in Austin, the latest one at Sonic Ranch outside of El Paso, all with Billy Harvey as producer and core musicians J.J. Johnson, John Ginty, and George Reiff) began with the ironically titled Like a Bird, Like a Plane, released in 2009, two years after the record label Mars had been signed to went out of business, leaving him no choice but to go DIY. It was the best thing that ever happened to Charlie because, out of necessity, 12 years and five albums into his career, he found his true voice, just as he was beginning to experience life more fully. His eyes were opened to culture and possibility while spending much of the last half-decade in New York and Austin, hastening his artistic and personal maturation, reflected in the songs that were coming out of him along the way.
Natalie York
Natalie York
Washington-born and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Natalie York is a force to be reckoned with. The Washington Post has called her debut "one of the best local releases of 2010,” and praised her “soulful and warm vocals” and “sophisticated palette.” Natalie has earned favorable comparisons to Grace Potter, Norah Jones, and Bonnie Raitt. She studied jazz at the University of Miami, and was the first graduate from the distinguished institution’s Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program. York has garnered accolades for her quiet-fire aesthetic, a mix of contemporary folk and simmering Stax soul. But, for her sophomore record, she decided to do something bold – Natalie decided to make a rock record filtered through her distinct Americana vision. In addition to press plaudits and academic accomplishments, Natalie has established a highly credible artist profile through performing and working with such diverse talents as Jonny Lang, Bruce Hornsby, Shawn Colvin, Lamont Dozier, Jim Lauderdale, Jon Secada, and Phil Ramone.

"This is great. Every song! Very soulful, loose, affecting vocals. Natalie has an alluring Macy Gray-esque husky quality, with interesting phrasing that keeps it ever interesting. Clever, quirky lyrics. Nice, dynamic arrangements and great production. This is a quantum leap forward for her, and I'm really impressed and proud of her. Fantastic job."
-Bruce Hornsby on Natalie’s most recent release, ‘Promises'
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180
https://jamminjava.com/