Tickets can be purchased at www.heartoffolk.com or by calling (336)990-0746.
Time Sawyer is coming to Talia Espresso on Saturday August 23. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Doors open at 6 pm with the show kicking off at 7 pm. Tickets are available online at www.heartoffolk.com, at Talia Espresso, or by calling 336-990-0746.
Time Sawyer is interested in “real people and real songs” and that’s just what the listener finds in their music – a sense of realness. Time Sawyer blends a grassroots feel with heart-felt lyrics to put on a high-energy, entertaining show.
The folk rock band’s name reflects the pull between the past and the future. The character Tom Sawyer evokes the rural background and love of home that the four band members, who all hail from the rolling foothills of Elkin, North Carolina, share. Time is a muse for songwriting; it’s the thread that runs through life, bringing new experiences, giving us a sense of urgency, while still connecting us with our past.
Lead vocalist Sam Tayloe and lead guitarist Kurt Layell recorded an acoustic EP together in 2010, but the addition in 2011 of Houston Norris, on banjo, and Clay Stirewalt, on drums, allowed them to create a richer sound at their live performances and on their albums.
Time Sawyer’s first album, “Time for a Change”, placed high on WNCW’s list of Top 20 Regional Albums of 2011. Each subsequent album has demonstrated growth, with more skillful instrumentation and more sophisticated arrangement, all while retaining the honesty and directness that has been a hallmark of their music from the start.
The memorable lyrics and strong melodies result in songs that will stay in your head long after the music stops. Time Sawyer continues to develop a loyal and growing fan base. Whether they’re playing in an intimate coffee shop or a large outdoor festival, their goal is to forge a face-to-face connection with the audience so that they become friends who happen to be fans.
Music on Main presents the ToneBlazers on July 25 at 7 pm at Talia Espresso. Billy Gee, Dale Meyer, and Randy Gambill will present selections from the ToneBlazers repertoire. Doors will open at 6 pm and dinner reservations are available by calling 336-838-0111. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance online, by calling 336-990-0746, or visiting Talia Espresso during normal business hours.
ToneBlazers are based in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. Their repertoire is an Americana mix of their own original material. The ToneBlazer’s performances include Merlefest, Riverhawk Music Festival, Songs of the Mountain (PBS series), King Pup Syndicated Radio, Red White and Bluegrass Festival, Albino Skunk Festival, Plum Hollow Festival, Chomp & Stomp Festival, Hendrick Motorsports,and winning the Charlotte Music Awards in Americana/Bluegrass category. Individually throughout their careers, they have shared the stage or studio with Doc Watson, Kenny Rogers, Loretta Lynn, George Shuffler, Marty Raybon, Alison Kraus, Mark O’Connor, Doug Jernigan, Wayne Henderson, Roy Huskey Jr., Charlie Waller, and Tony Rice, to name a few. The ToneBlazers just released their latest CD, Gold Rush Town on Little King Records, which they will be debuting at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas in September 2013.