Four Chattanooga shows you can't miss this spring
By Tim Moore, Music Columnist
Along with graduating this May (no big deal), my goal for this semester is to actually make an effort to attend shows in the area. I've been bad in the past about not buying tickets for financial reasons, but truth be told, there are several artists coming to the Chattanooga area that I can see for the price of a meal or lower. Here are a few shows that I can't miss this spring and I hope to run into some of you there.
Shovels & Rope // February 3 // Track29
Shovels & Rope is a husband-and-wife duo from Charleston, South Carolina that has made serious waves since their release of their album 'O' Be Joyful' in 2012. In 2013, they won the emerging artist award and best song award from the American Music Awards. Recently, they sold out four consecutive nights at the world-renown Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. And you can see them for less than 20 dollars!
J. Roddy Walston and the Business // March 26 // Track29
Before many of you came to Lee, there was a coffeeshop venue near the BonLife location on Inman Street called Thirsty Thursdays. Being in the early 2000s, I was too young and shy to know that such a gem was in this little town. At this venue, Cleveland-native Walston got his start before eventually shipping northeast to get his name out there. A decade later, Walston has played on the Late Show with Letterman and opened for huge acts like Kings of Leon.
mewithoutYOU opening for DR. DOG // March 28 // Track29
mewithYOU is known among several things for their lyrics about the relationships and struggles that come with faith. From the perspective of younger progressive Christians, the lead singer is viewed similarly to Sufjan Steven's way of discussing faith in music that is quite different from usual contemporary music. Even if you aren't a DR. DOG fan, this is a show worth checking out.
Jason Isbell // April 16 // Track29
Jason Isbell is making his third loop through the Southeast for his 'Southeastern' album tour'and who knows, it could be his last for a while. Isbell's solo album about struggles with addiction and love tied in with Southeastern culture led to a career explosion and sweeping all the major awards at last year's Americana Music Awards.