Love and Theft & The Southern Gothic
Tickets are $10 Available at the door (Doors 9PM Show at 10PM)
It has been an exciting year for ACM/CMA/CMT-nominated country duo, Love And Theft. They were nominated for Vocal Duo of The Year for the third consecutive year at the 2014 CMA awards, and in February of this year they are set to release their boundary-pushing new album, Whiskey On My Breath. Having already established themselves as one of country’s hottest young acts with such memorable hits as the #1 country smash “Angel Eyes” and the Top 10 hit “Runaway,” and their widely acclaimed albums World Wide Open and Love and Theft, Stephen Barker-Liles and Eric Gunderson – the singer-songwriter-guitarists-frontmen of Love and Theft – set out to make an album of meaningful songs and honest performances for their third record. Although several of the songs on the album are a departure in many respects, Whiskey On My Breath won’t come as that much of a surprise to Love and Theft’s longtime fans, who’ll recognize the commitment to high-energy performances and emotionally forthright song craft that’s been the foundation of Love and Theft’s music from the start.
Started in 2007 by frontman & principal songwriter Connor, The Southern Gothic have been bringing their unique brand of sun-baked, road-worn country, southern rock & soul to countless stages & fans across the US. The Southern Gothic has spent the better part of the past three years on the road. When not headlining, they’ve shared stages with such artists as Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Big & Rich, Zac Brown Band,Uncle Kracker, Corey Smith, Gloriana, ZZ Top, Heart and more. The diverse nature of the artists with whom they’ve toured again reflects the diversity of the band’s sound. “It works,” says Connor in regard to the varying nature of the audiences. “We’ve played to country crowds, rock crowds, young crowds, old crowds. We’ve played to jam band audiences and we’ve played bluegrass festivals. The response with all of them has been fantastic.”
Fantastic enough for Billboard Magazine to notice. TSG was named “Artist on the Verge” in Billboard’s Best Bets after debuting #1 on its Heat Seekers List. 2013 saw the band’s hit single “Sheets Down” stay on the fan-voted CMT Pure Countdown for 4 weeks, resulting in 60k views on YouTube. After hundreds of miles, countless shows and a double-live album (Shuffle & Stomp) the band headed to its new home of Nashville to record demos for their 3rd album in Reba McEntire’s StarStruck Studios. Album to be released later this year.