Double Feature: John Brewster & Hollifield Tuesday 2/20/2024 @ 7 PM

$45.00

Join us for an unforgettable live music experience featuring John Brewster & Hollifield!

After a successful and adventurous three year run with local Charleston band, SondorBlue, John Brewster made the decision to embark on his creative journey as a solo artist. 2019 was a year fully dedicated to leaning into the unknown, building and nurturing his original music. So far in 2020, John has released five singles and has more on the way! His intention is to create conscious conversation and content around his new original music.

Charleston rock ‘n’ roll ensemble Hollifield rolls out amiable, cozy, small-town tunes on its eponymous debut EP. The trio is composed of the group’s namesake, guitarist Connor Hollifield, along with bassist Tommy Merritt and drummer Drew Lewis.

🎵 Event Details 🎵
🎟️ Tickets: Online ticket $45
📅 Date: February 20, 2024
🕒 Time: 7PM
📍 Venue: Second floor directly above the Corner Perk coffee shop

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  • This event is 21+ only, and ID is required for entry.

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After a successful and adventurous three year run with local Charleston band, SondorBlue, John Brewster made the decision to embark on his creative journey as a solo artist. 2019 was a year fully dedicated to leaning into the unknown, building and nurturing his original music. So far in 2020, John has released five singles and has more on the way! His intention is to create conscious conversation and content around his new original music.

Hollifield: Charleston rock ‘n’ roll ensemble Hollifield rolls out amiable, cozy small town tunes on its eponymous debut EP. The trio is composed of the group’s namesake, guitarist Connor Hollifield, along with bassist Tommy Merritt and drummer Drew Lewis.

Establishing this musical alliance was very intentional, Hollifield told the Charleston City Paper, and the result of much soul-searching on his part.

“A big shift in my life had happened when the [previous] band I was in throughout college with my best friends decided to split up,” Hollifield said. “This prompted some big questions like, ‘What makes me happy?’ and ‘What message do I want to share with people?’ ”

Lewis, who has known Hollifield since childhood and later became friends with Merritt while attending the University of South Carolina, said that it just made sense for such like-minded musicians to join forces, which eventually happened in the autumn of 2021.

It certainly helped, Lewis added, that they had each been working separately from the same cultural reference points. “I’d say we all draw the most influence from the songwriting of The Beatles and Bob Dylan combined with the spontaneous and sensitive music of artists like Jimi Hendrix and The Band,” he said.

For these Charleston-based practitioners, the first Susto record was also “a great high water mark” according to Lewis, and an example of the sort of definitive statement that could be made right here at home. Hollifield’s record echoes the sounds of all of these forebearers with its own stripped back sincerity.

Tracks such as “Let it Grow” and “Fishcamp” show an unguarded, reflective side. On “Fishcamp,” Hollifield sings: “Isn’t it strange how / people we change and / just like that we go back again.” While the songs “Come Up” and “Queen Bellevue” are percussion heavy pick-me-ups.

“This collection of songs is our thank you to this ever-changing life,” Hollifield said. “The message we hope to get to people is to be who you are and let your light shine.”

Lewis said the group plans to take these tunes out on the road. “We are looking at booking a tour later this year,” he said. “Hopefully we’ll be traveling up the East Coast, maybe hitting New York City.”

For now, Hollifield can be frequently found holding court and dreaming big at The Royal American downtown — the trio’s self-professed “home.” And for Merritt at least, that’s not such a bad position to be in.

“Success is getting to do it your way,” Merritt said. “Not ignoring everyone else, but writing music the way you want to, and getting in front of people who resonate with that. The music industry is crazy, but then again, everything’s a bit crazy.”

NOTICE: THE ARTIST HAS FULL DISCRETION IN REGARDS TO START TIME, SET LENGTH, BREAK LENGTH, AND ENDING TIME. THE VENUE IS NOT HELD LIABLE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCES ARISING FROM ARTIST’S FINAL DISCRETION. THE POSTED START TIME IS A GUIDE ONLY.

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