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Folk Rock

Drivin N Cryin

w/ Danielle Howle (11.26) & The Minks (11.27)

Friday, November 26th + Saturday, November 27th, 2021

Charleston Pour House

Main Stage

8pm Doors /9pm Show each night

Tickets: $25 Advance/$30 Day of Show + a limited amount of 2-night passes available for $45

Drivin N Cryin

Celebrating their 35th Anniversary together, Atlanta-based folk rock act, Drivin N Cryin, have spent most of their career on tour. In October 1985 Drivin N Cryin played their first show at Atlanta’s famed 688 Club. The band quickly gained attention for their blistering live shows, and amassed a rabid fanbase in the fertile soil of the late-1980s Southeast music scene.

Now, 35 years later, and after releasing four full length albums on Island Records and one on Geffen Records, founding members Kevn Kinney and Tim Nielsen find themselves enjoying a milestone anniversary for the band, having survived the pressures of fame, a shifting musical landscape, multiple lineup changes, and miles of back roads and highways to arrive here.

After a gold record, 9 full-length albums, and a handful of EPs to their credit, the band still refuses to rest. In 2012, a documentary about the band, entitled Scarred but Smarter: Life n Times of Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, was produced. In 2015, a collection of 10 choice cuts from the band’s 4-EP “Songs” series, entitled Best of Songs, was released on Nashville’s Plowboy Records. Additionally, the band was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame the same year. The following year, Drivin N Cryin released a vinyl-only album, entitled Archives Vol One, with a collection of basement recordings from the years 1988 to 1990.

With Dave V. Johnson on drums, and the band’s newest member, Laur Joamets, (originally Sturgill Simpson) added to the lineup, Drivin N Cryin continues to tour the U.S. to great acclaim. Island Records re-released their highly recognized Mystery Road album through Universal Music Group (2017) & Darius Rucker cut Straight to Hell on his new album, When Was the Last Time, released October 2017 with guest vocal appearances by Luke Bryan, Charles Kelley, and Jason Aldean.

Mystery Road was named one of “The 50 Best Southern Rock Albums of All Time” by Paste Magazine that year as well. In 2018, New West Records re-released their self-titled 1997 album with a new name, Too Late To Turn Back Now!. In addition, the band recently celebrated the release of their 9th studio album, ‘Live the Love Beautiful’. Produced by Nashville’s, and former band member, Aaron Lee Tasjan, the album was released on Drivin N Cryin Records to much praise.

A quote from the band’s lead singer, Kevn Kinney, gives a little insight into what Drivin N Cryin is all about: “We are a band that’s like your record collection.” Drawing influence from a wide array of musical elements, Drivin N Cryin has developed a unique sound over the years. Their name derives from the eclectic nature of this sound: a little drivin’ rock n roll and a little country twang. Comfortable with their past and confident in their future, the band has an arsenal of songs, a full tank of gas, and no plans of stopping any time soon.

Danielle Howle

True connection can only come about through pure, honest expression. It comes from knowing how to find a truth within, and having the courage to unabashedly share it. As an artist-poet, Danielle Howle is a natural storyteller through song. She makes the biggest impact by sharing simple truths. Her music comes from a place of self-awareness, and is on a perpetual journey of self-discovery. She balances powerful style with conversational lyrics, sharing her honest experience of life.

Known for captivating audiences with her stunning vocal ability, contagious energy, and incredible songwriting skills, Danielle’s music ranges from country-swamp-blues to jazz to Americana with clear jazz, country, southern rock, indie, and folk influences.

The South-Carolinian songbird has been compared to Flannery O’Connor, Patsy Cline, and Nina Simone. The New York Times calls her “an extraordinary mind, a southern storyteller with a gorgeous sense of melody that should be pouring out of stereos everywhere,” and Newsweek said, “Howle sounds as soothing as Karen Carpenter, as graceful as k.d.lang and as Saturday-night worn as Patsy Cline.”

Danielle is an effortless and deeply compelling performer with an astounding command of music: her intelligent writing deftly scales anything from ballads to pop to heavy soul, while combining introspective lyrics that galvanize mass appeal.

Danielle has opened for myriad legendary acts, including Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, San Bush, The Avett Brothers, Fugazi, and Elliot Smith, and the broad scape of her artistic supporters speaks to her ability to entertain a crowd and engage music enthusiasts.

Through her twenty-five year career, Danielle has demonstrated prowess at every turn–from the early band days, to the later eclectic acoustic and electronic years, and everything in between. She’s not only a seasoned recording and touring artist, she’s also turned her hand to successful production, soundtrack collaborations, and a variety of commercial music work. It’s safe to say, Danielle has an incredibly diverse skill-set, with one constant being the beloved guitar she shares her stages with.

It’s with great excitement that Danielle releases her newest single, “Something Better Now,” produced by long-time friend and collaborator Mark Bryan, of Hootie and the Blowfish on Friday, March 19.

This is the celebration of an artist anew.

The Minks

The Minks are Nashville’s “psychedelic-bloos” band, heavy on the rock and roll.