MARTY STUART & His Fabulous Superlatives

Neighborhood Theatre & MaxxMusic present

MARTY STUART & His Fabulous Superlatives

CHUCK JOHNSON & CHARLYHORSE

Fri, May 2, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 10:30 pm)

Neighborhood Theatre

Charlotte, NC

This event is all ages

MARTY STUART & His Fabulous Superlatives
MARTY STUART & His Fabulous Superlatives
Marty Stuart is a five time GRAMMY-winner, platinum recording artist, Grand Ole Opry star, country music archivist, Southern culture historian, photographer, musician, songwriter, TV show host, charismatic force of nature, and country music fan.

One of country's most historically minded new traditionalists, Marty Stuart was also one of the most eclectic, moving between honky tonk, rockabilly, country-rock, traditional country, and bluegrass. He was also one of the more flamboyant showmen, supporting his party-hearty image with a wardrobe of rhinestone-laden Nudie suits. Stuart was born in Philadelphia, MS, in 1958 and grew up obsessed with country music. He learned guitar and mandolin as a child and by age 12 was performing with the bluegrass group the Sullivans. He soon met Lester Flatt bandmember Roland White, which led to an invitation to play a Labor Day gig in Delaware with the band in 1972. Flatt invited Stuart to join the band permanently and took responsibility for overseeing the teenager's continued education.

Since starting out singing gospel as a child, Stuart, 55, has spent over four decades celebrating American roots music with a missionary's zeal. His teenage years on tour with bluegrass legend Lester Flatt in the '70s were followed by six years in Johnny Cash's band during the '80s and a chart-topping tenure as a solo artist in the '90s.

The turn of the century saw Stuart looking inward to make deeply felt records paying homage to his love of vintage gospel, his Native American passions, and as always, his core -- foot-stompin', tail-shakin', honky tonkin', rockin' hillbilly music. His latest musical oeuvre is ably supported by the coolest cats in Nashville - his backing band, The Fabulous Superlatives: guitarist Kenny Vaughan, drummer Harry Stinson, and bassist Paul Martin.

Stuart's zest for every conceivable flavor of country music is also seen regularly by TV viewers these days, on RFD-TV's "The Marty Stuart Show", a musical variety show and the number one program on the network.
CHUCK JOHNSON & CHARLYHORSE
CHUCK JOHNSON & CHARLYHORSE
We've been waiting awhile for the emergence of the entertainer whose experience and stories can put a rich patina on our own remembrances, an artist whose music at once feels like home but opens a new world of thought and feeling.

His upbringing in a small Southern town and the roads he traveled inspired vivid stories populated by trailer-park queens, hellfire preachers, shuttered cotton mills and down-home philosophers. His humorous, high-energy performances paced by wistful ballads of lost love, life and death are both engaging and memorable, leaving the crowd talking long after the show.

If Tom Sawyer had grown up to be Woody Guthrie, the result would be Chuck Johnson, “the Charlyhorse.”

Firmly anchored in the American roots tradition, Chuck’s songwriting draws on the legacy of his musical heroes, including John Prine, Bob Dylan, Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, but his background in rock, country, R&B and soul gives each tune its own unique feel.

Onstage, the upshot is compelling, soulful performances — spirited rockers paced with wistful ballads of lost love, life and death. Chuck’s presentation, salted with wry humor, invites the audience into the act.

With a voice like smooth Tennessee whiskey, lyrical imagery of surprising sophistication and a passion for his work, Chuck draws his listeners into musical movies they’ll be talking about long after the show’s over. His creative approach to the enduring Southern roots genre places him in the front rank of emerging singer/songwriters.
Venue Information:
Neighborhood Theatre
511 East 36th Street
Charlotte, NC, 28205
http://www.neighborhoodtheatre.com/