Thu, December 15, 2016
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmVariety Playhouse
$13 Advance, $16 Day of Show
This event is all ageshttp://www.variety-playhouse.com/event/1360947/
The Shadowboxers are described by The Nashville Scene as "a harmony-driven, funk-footed quintet, which combines elements of modern pop, '70s-style AM radio folk...and classic R&B." Founding members Scott Schwartz, Matt Lipkins, and Adam Hoffman, along with rhythm section Carlos Enamorado (bass) and Cole McSween (drums), generate a collective voice that is intelligent, soulful, and catchy.
Originally gaining online buzz for their YouTube cover of "Pusher Love Girl" (including massive support from Justin Timberlake himself), The Shadowboxers are quickly building a loyal fan base. They have forged a cohesive sound based on a shared reverence for the strong, taut harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel, D'Angelo, and The Beatles and the rhythmic pop funk of Prince, Michael Jackson, and Earth, Wind & Fire.
After appearing on American Idol Season 13 and receiving a golden ticket to Hollywood, Sam turned the show down and released his first EP titled Where to Run on February 4th, 2014, a few months of graduating from UGA. Since the release, his EP charted #8 on Billboards Regional-South Atlantic Heatseeker chart and gained notable attention from industry professionals as well as #1 college music blog GoodMusicAllDay.com. After the EP's success Burchfield booked his own tour of the Southeast, sleeping on floors and couches, and winning over crowds one at a time.
In his short career, Burchfield has shared the stage with notable acts such as St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Ben Rector, Josh Garrels, Emily Hearn and YouTube sensation Noah Guthrie. The Athens based singer/songwriter creates a masterful blend of blues rock, funk and folk, influenced by the likes of ZZ Ward, Ray LaMontagne, James Morrison, and even early Jack Johnson.
The EP Where to Run is complete with varying instrumentation from funky guitar riffs to a vintage jazzy horn section. The songs are bonded together with a chillingly precise rhythm section. Each track leaves the listener feeling pleasantly surprised by an exciting mix of Burchfield's multiple styles of music. While he has achieved much success as a young artist, the potential is limitless for this youthful dreamer and his noble guitar, Sassy.
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