Bristol, VA/Tenn. (August 20, 2015) – Holston River Brewing Company has announced that the Raelyn Nelson Band will join Folk Soul Revival and Billy Bob Thornton’s band, The Boxmasters, in the previously publicized concert happening on Sunday, August 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the brewery.
The outlaw Willie to whom Daugherty refers would be Raelyn’s legendary Granddaddy, Willie Nelson. Though they share a surname and family ties there are few comparisons to their musical styles. Raelyn is a firecracker, pure and simple, with a sound she categorizes as “country/garage rock.”
“I’ve been told by more than one person in the ‘biz’ that I’m stubborn like my grandpa. I kind of like that,” says Raelyn. The fairer Nelson has been known to rip a Joan Jett cover while furiously strumming a ukulele. The Raelyn Nelson Band will open the show at Holston River Brewing Co. followed by regional favorite Folk Soul Revival, supporting headlining act The Boxmasters.
Teddy Andreadis, J.D. Andrew, Brad Davis and Oscar winning actor and musician Billy Bob “Bud” Thornton make up The Boxmasters, an American roots-rock band of seasoned musicians whose sound is rich in rhythm and story. The band has been vigorously touring the south, from Texas to Tennessee, since the album’s spring release. Somewhere Down the Road is the band’s fourth album; it’s an accumulation of all of the life stories, all of the musical influences, and all of The Boxmasters’ history together – delivered in their signature “Modbilly” sound.
The band has earned critical acclaim since their first, self-titled release. Their second album, Modbilly (a term coined by the band for its 60s British music and influences from southern American music, both pop and country), reached #1 on the Americana Radio Chart and was #14 on the Americana Music Association’s Top 100 Albums of the Year.
Some members of The Boxmasters boast Grammy winning careers amidst a who’s who of artists from Alice Cooper to Earl Scruggs. J. D. Andrew is a record engineer who has worked with The Rolling Stones, Kanye West and Guy Clark. As a producer and musician, Brad Davis has worked with Merle Haggard, Sheryl Crow, and David Lee Roth. Teddy Andreadis has shared the stage with legendary artists Bo Diddley, B. B. King, and Guns N Roses.
The outdoor event will take place at Holston River Brewing Company, located beside Bristol Motor Speedway, and will offer food trucks, amazing craft beer, and tent and RV camping for concertgoers at the on-site Thunder Mountain Campground. There is a shower house on the premises and some camping spots offer electric and sewer hook-up.
General admission tickets to the show are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tent and RV camping sites can be reserved. Tickets can be purchased at Holston River Brewing Company’s website at www.hrbrewing.weebly.com. Camping reservations can be made with Thunder Mountain Campground online at www.thundermountaincampground.weebly.com. For more information, call the brewery at 423-797-1403 or the campground at 423-946-2380. Holston Mountain Brewing Company and Thunder Mountain Campground are located at 2623 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, Tennessee, 37620.