18+ to Attend | $7 ADV / DOS
Support: Spaceman Jones, The Jake Quillin Band
Headliner: Natural Born Leaders
NATURAL BORN LEADERS
Natural Born Leaders (NBL) is an indie, hip hop and soul band based out of Asheville NC. They are fueled by the abstract, socially driven, and smooth, poetry-like vocals from Mike Martinez and hard hitting funky dankness of the rhythm section. They may be directly influenced by bands contrasting in range from The Fugees to Nirvana but their music displays links to everything from jazz to blues, to Afro-Latin and jam music. All blended into a soulful explosion of colors, powerfully painted in the raw form of hip hop and soul.
NBL is currently performing live at everything from dimly lit dive bars to bustling, urban, street festivals and are simultaneously working to complete their first studio album. With a uniquely powerful and lively stage show NBL is a giant bite of hip-hop-gumbo-funk with a strong, musical burst of soulful excitement. If granted with the incredible chance to experience NBL’s raw, melodic presence you will be sure to take a powerful, musical journey.
Continually motivated to release great music, Spaceman Jones is relentless with his pad and pen and time in the studio. After taking some time to learn the art of betaking, Spaceman embarked on a new journey teaming up with Wodbenders, B Double OG, SK The Novelist, and many more. Spaceman Jones sets himself apart with witty, informative, heartfelt lyrics that still remain hardedge. His high energy, on-stage performance clearly brings his music to life.
THE JAKE QUILLIN BAND
Jake Quillin is a blues guitarist and singer/songwriter from the Eastern mountains of Tennessee. His music takes the mind to a place immortalized by the late greats of blues and rock and roll. Melodic and moody vocals are matched by scorching, soulful guitar solos that reach stratospheric heights. His most recent project, The Jake Quillin Band, is a bluesy, psychedelic take on soul and r&b music. Made up of Quillin on guitar and vocals, Nick Castro on bass, Zach Ross on keyboards, and Quillin's longtime drummer Mike Lubrano. Quillin's lyrics and melodies are reminiscent of the early Motown days, with an edge of realness that cuts through. This unmistakable authenticity, combined with unshakable rhythm, creates a rich sound that goes straight to the heart.