Sugar Dirt and Sand / Sam Burchfield / Wrenn Pop
- Presented By: The Ante Room
- Dates: December 8, 2016
- Location: The Ante Room
- Address: 219 W Water Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
- Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Price: $6
- Website: Click to Visit Sugar Dirt and Sand / Sam Burchfield / Wrenn Pop
Sugar Dirt and Sand – Based in Raleigh, NC, by way of Richmond, VA, Sugar Dirt and Sand is the musical culmination of the life of Mike McCabe. Powerful vocals and honest songwriting are the driving forces of Sugar Dirt and Sand’s musical splendor. By combining Motown vibes with his appreciation for the mystical folk stylings of early Van Morrison and Father John Misty, Mike strives to create relatable, heartfelt music that is a representation of the highs and lows of his own life. Lost love, lasting nostalgia, and a want for a better life dominate these incredible songs. Sugar Dirt and Sand isn’t something that Mike McCabe does. Sugar Dirt and Sand is the physical embodiment of Mike’s internal dialogue. These songs are a peek into the life of Mike McCabe, and they promise not to disappoint.
Sam Burchfield – With an honest voice, a band of buddies, and a fancy hat; Sam Burchfield has managed to make some moves at just 25 years old. His latest EP, Unarmored, digs a few layers deeper into a genre-crossing career that has only just started. From folk, to funk, to southern soul — Sam and his band capture it all on their sophomore release.
“…Burchfield’s music is soulful. That is the perfect word for it. It doesn’t just describe his genre – it describes the heart of the artist himself…”
-Emily McBride – VINYL MAG
After cutting his teeth in the indie-music hub of Athens, Georgia, Sam planted new roots in the nation’s R&B capital of Atlanta. Working as a wedding singer to pay rent, Burchfield played with some of Atlanta’s finest, meeting the likes of the Terminus Horns. Sam and the band have now made ripples in the southeast, opening for soul-phenom St. Paul & The Broken Bones, emerging pop star Ben Rector, and Athens pals Family & Friends.
Wrenn Pop – Wrenn is the freshest new wellspring of color, fashion, and sound to come out of Athens, Georgia. Her song-craft has the polish and drama of a writer twenty years her senior and she’s armed with a voice that can be sultry, lilting, playful, or bold. A visual arts graduate of Georgia University, her immaculate sense for aesthetic is apparent in everything she does from her self-produced artwork and videos to the bubblegum-chic outfits she wears on stage. In the tradition of the Athens music scene, her music can be B-52 quirky, Beatle melodic, yet fresh to the ear. Her performances, nothing less than a star-burst on stage, have attracted a larger and larger following of “Fireflies” (her term of endearment for her devoted and loyal fans).
The Main Street Annex was founded in July 2012 by Jeyon Falsini of Magnus Music, LLC. His vision is to create a space for the often overlooked local and regional acts. What was once a clothing store has transformed into a fully functional music venue hosting Charlottesville’s newest bands, local favorites, and touring regional acts, now under the... more