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Mac Leaphart + Travelin Kine w/ Meredith Foster

Saturday, May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Country/Red Dirt/Americana/Outlaw Country/ Folk

Mac Leaphart + Travelin Kine

w/ Meredith Foster

Saturday, May 18th 2024

Charleston Pour House

Deck Stage

$10 advance /$15 day of show

Early show : 3pm doors /4pm show

Mac Leaphart

Upstate SC native and Nashville-based Country Singer-Songwriter Mac Leaphartmixes hook-heavy roots and Americana, honky-tonk rock n’ roll and salty, sharply-detailed outlaw songwriting for a sound that is every bit as much Carolina, Georgia and Texas as it is Tennessee. The former lead guitarist and vocalist for Five Way Friday, Guilt Ridden Troubadour and Damn Fine Company has forged his own path now with 3 full-length albums and another on the way in early 2024. Leaphart has written and recorded with Sadler Vaden (The 400 Unit) and Mark Bryan (Hootie & The Blowfish) and toured extensively nationwide over the past 20 years.

Travelin Kine

The Travelin’ Kine has spent the last decade making a name for themselves as one of the hardest working bands in Charleston. Ten years on the road and a multitude of City Paper Music Award nominations as well as winning Americana Band of the Year five times, Song of the Year for Change in the Wind, and Guitarist of the Year for former member Scottie Frier, has put the Kine in the same conversation as other Charleston mainstays such as Dangermuffin, Sol Driven Train, Atlas Road Crew, and Gaslight Street.

The band’s formation began when singer/guitarist Slaton Glover was introduced by a mutual friend to mandolinist David Vaughan at a show of Slaton’s on Edisto Beach. Dave sat in for what he thought would be one song but after the reaction from the crowd he played the rest of the night and the next night with Glover. The two continued playing shows together and started building a following thanks to their chemistry on stage and the crowds love for their brand of music which was unique in the lowcountry.

The success of the duo would soon lead to the expansion of the band. Currents members Jim Donnelly (drums) and Mark Davis (Harmonica) joined along with seasoned pros Gary Hewitt (bass) and Walter Biffle (guitar). It wasn’t long before the Kine was one of the hottest bands in town and began hitting the road and touring throughout the Southeast. Scottie Frier would later replace Biffle as lead guitarist. Brent Poulson took over on bass for the bands award winning debut album Change in the Wind and was later followed by current Bassist Scott Grainger.

The success of Change in the Wind led to years of heavy touring and the opportunity to share the stage with Drivin’ n Cryin’, Cowboy Mouth, Turnpike Troubadours, Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters, Lucas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Junior Brown, Reckless Kelly, Drive-by-Truckers, Cody Jinks, Mike & the Moonpies, Leftover Salmon, Yarn, and American Aquarium among others. The band has also had the honor of having musicians sit in on their shows including Sadler Vaden (Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit), Mark Bryan (Hootie & the Blowfish), Mike Sivilli (Dangermuffin), Charlie Thompson (Blue Dogs) and Evan Felker (Turnpike Troubadours).

Frier said goodbye to the road as he became a father and current guitarist Bobby Plexico joined the band in 2017. Soon after they began working on their upcoming album, “Ride”, set to be released September 2. Josh Roberts was brought in to produce the album and the band recorded at Charleston’s Truphonic Recording. The album was mixed by Omar Colon at Fairweather Studio and mastered by Jeremy Lubsy at Vlado Meller Mastering.

“Ride” is a twelve song album which somehow perfectly captures the sound of The Travelin’ Kine although fans and even they themselves have trouble coming up with what exactly to call it. The first track, “Again”, along with self-titled “The Travelin’ Kine” seem to fit neatly into the modern genre-bending landscape of Americana. “I Mean It This Time”, a short and sweet example of how long it sometimes takes to get out of a relationship gone bad, “Give It a Try”- a tale of a man seeing in himself the things he criticized in someone else, and the ballad “Drink the Atlantic” would all belong on Country radio prior to the pop-country takeover. At the same time “Girl Like You” would be a fit on a Skynyrd album and “Addicted” pushes the boundaries of Rock and Metal. The album ends with “Hangovers & Regret”, a prime example of the genre blending sound the Kine has come to be known for.

Whether you call them Country, Americana, Red Dirt, Rock or anything in between The Travelin’ Kine has become a favorite for a diverse group of fans across the Southeast and beyond. Entering into their second decade of creating music, the release of “Ride” proves that not only is The Travelin’ Kine here to stay, but their best is still yet to come.

Meredith Foster

Meredith Foster is a Charleston-based singer & songwriter known for her honest lyrics, rooted sound, and soulful storytelling. A native of Wildwood, Missouri, Foster began playing shows at age 13 and started writing songs at 14. She relocated to Charleston, South Carolina after 4 years in Mississippi and has played venues all across the country. She was recently featured at the Tough Enough To Wear Pink Songwriter Festival in Crested Butte, Colorado alongside the songwriting legends Dean Dillon, Buddy Cannon, Marla Cannon, and others.

* Show is for all ages. Attendees under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Attendees under 21 will be subject to a $5 surcharge. The surcharge must be paid in cash at the door on the day of the event.

Details

Date:
Saturday, May 18
Time:
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mac-leaphart-travelin-kine-w-meredith-foster-tickets-869151815477

Venue

Charleston Pour House – Deck Stage
1977 Maybank Hwy
Charleston, SC United States

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Charleston Pour House
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