Mississippi Book Festival presents Thacker Mountain Radio sponsored by Trustmark

Mississippi Book Festival presents Thacker Mountain Radio sponsored by Trustmark

Devon Gilfillian

Sat, August 19, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$15.00

This event is all ages

Show is partially seated. Seating is limited; First come, first serve.

Doors open at 7:00pm, show at 7:30pm.

Order tickets by phone at 877-987-6487.

The Artisanals
The Artisanals
The Artisanals, comprised of Johnny Delaware, Clay Houle, Steven Walker, and Jordan Hicks, are a rock band from Charleston, South Carolina. Although formed in late 2016, the band has already opened for Band of Horses for a two-night stint at 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., and toured in support of Futurebirds. Singer/guitarist Johnny Delaware previously performed with SUSTO.

The Artisanals recently recorded their debut album at e Magic Barn, a recording studio in the countryside of Iowa, using a 1970 NEVE 80 Series console acquired from Magic Shop in New York City, the same console on which, among many others, David Bowie’s Blackstar, Kurt Vile’s Smoke Ring for My Halo, and
Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs were recorded. The Artisanals nod their head to ‘70s heartland rock and perform with a refreshing energy.

A selection of songs off of their debut album, Literally, Anywhere, is available for streaming via a private SoundCloud link.
Devon Gilfillian
Devon Gilfillian
Devon Gilfillian fires twin barrels of gospel-blues and southern soul on his debut EP. Fueled by groove, guitar, and the powerful punch of Gilfillian's voice, the songs shine a light on a young songwriter who grew up outside of Philadelphia, absorbing everything from the r&B swagger of Al Green and Ray Charles to the rock & roll heroics of Jimi Hendrix. Now based in Nashville, puts a personalized stamp on those childhood influences, rolling them into five original songs that showcase not only his songwriting and singing, but also his talent as an instrumentalist.

Raised by a musical family, Gilfillian grew up singing. He took up the electric guitar at 14 years old, kickstarting a fascination with classic rock and other sounds from an older generation. By the time college rolled around, Gilfillian was playing three-hour shows in a local cover band, performing songs by the Meters one minute and the Beatles the next. The gigs allowed him to explore the full range of his influences, but Gilfillian wanted to play his own music, too. With that in mind, he moved to Nashville, eager to chase down his own muse.

Released in May 2016, the self-titled "Devon Gilfillian" finds him stepping into the spotlight as a solo artist. He recorded the songs with a small group of friends and collaborators, tapping drummer Jonathan Smalt and slide guitarist Jesse Thompson as co-producers. Equal parts swampy, funky, and enthralling, the record finds Gilfillian planting one foot in the classic sound of his influences, with the other foot pointing somewhere new and uncharted. After all, he's no revivalist. No nostalgia act. No retro wannabe. Instead, Gilfillian is a classic artist for the modern age, discovering new life in soulful sounds that have been making people dance for decades.
Venue Information:
Duling Hall
622 Duling Ave
Jackson, MS, 39216
http://www.dulinghall.com/