Sunday Feb 1st, 6:30 pm Live Music with J.W. Teller and Nikki Talley
J.W. Teller is the moniker/creative fuse for Logan Mason. Mason grew up playing shows and writing songs in the Jackson, Mississippi music scene before relocating to Asheville, North Carolina in the winter of 2012. His songs present us with stories of a domesticated South, in which fathers dictate daughters and children steal into tree lined fields to hide. Both haunting and aloof, filled with familiar truths and heartbreaking consequences, his songs are a sentimental retreat from the impartiality of the modern world.
Nikki Talley is a hardworking, energetic, mountain girl with a big voice. She is one half of a FULL TIME touring husband & wife DUO based out of Asheville, NC contributing acoustic guitar, clawhammer banjo & of course her trademark stunning vocals. Since January 2012 she & husband Jason Sharp, who accompanies her on finger style & flat picking guitar as well as bass, have played 200+ shows in over 20 states touring out of their Chevy van, Blue Bell, they bought w/ money raised from a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Raised in Ruffin, North Carolina and hailing from Asheville, it’s only fitting that Nikki’s music is as eclectic as the state that boasts the mountains and the sea. Trying to pin down Nikki’s style, critics and reviewers alike have compared her to Patty Loveless and Gillian Welch, but to leave the comparisons there would be doing a disservice to her fiery stage performance, hauntingly seductive and raw gritty lyrics, lifted by a voice that harkens back to her Appalachian roots, and shores up on the edges of contemporary country, folk, and old time that has her audiences stomping and clapping for more.