Sunday, August 12th, 2018
2018 SUNSET SESSIONS SPOTIFY PLAYLIST https://open.spotify.com/user/hermustache/playlist/0LBc1Xc3k2kjOiVvinOvaF?si=pyaVREnzQHS967hX6wv2pQ SAM BURCHFIELD With an honest voice, a band of buddies, and a fancy hat; Sam Burchfield has discovered something special in his musical journey. His latest EP, Unarmored, digs a few layers deeper into a genre-crossing career that has only just begun. From folk, to funk, to southern soul — Sam and his band of 'Scoundrels' capture it all. The rowdy crew puts on a show that is electrifyingly entertaining and yet full of Burchfield's lyrical honesty and depth. “…Burchfield’s music is soulful. That is the perfect word for it. It doesn’t just describe his genre – it describes the heart of the artist himself…” -Emily McBride - VINYL MAG After cutting his teeth in the indie-music hub of Athens, GA, Sam planted new roots in the nation’s R&B capital of Atlanta. Sam and The Scoundrels have now made ripples in the southeast, and continue to grow a loyal fanbase with their passion for music and camaraderie for each other. TRUETT People often talk about musicians needing to “pay their dues” before they deserve success. Truett has paid his many times over; enough to treat himself and ten friends to an all expenses paid trip straight to the top. Sweating it out night after night in blues bars around the South, screaming into the bright lights and cigarette smoke like the ghost of Howlin’ Wolf, soloing until his hands bled hour after hour, roadhouse after roadhouse, mile after mile. Fast forward to today, Truett has not only developed immensely as an artist, but also as a songwriter and performer, touring all across the US and Europe, supporting the likes of Ron Pope and Jonathan Tyler, and headlining shows of his own. With a debut EP under his belt, he prepares to release his sophomore project, Lies and Lightning, along with a slew of pre-released singles from the 5-song EP. “This record I focused more on ideas, lyrics and music that I had been carrying with me for a long time. Every song on this record is a story from the road or a struggle that I have dealt with in this industry, I’m very proud of it,” Truett says. Is Truett a soul singer? He was raised on Bill Withers and Stevie Wonder and can croon a Sam Cooke song or shout his lungs out a la Jackie Wilson. Is Truett a guitar virtuoso? Hearing him play is like having Albert Collins throw his drink in your face and kick his muddy boot up on your table to solo at the height of his powers. Is what Truett does easy to define? Absolutely not. He’ll take you from the Mississippi Delta to Prince’s Minneapolis, Chicago blues to Bowery Punk, down through Outkast’s Atlanta and out the other side of the psychedelic rabbit hole. That explosive mix makes for a singular experience. Truett is more than the sum of his influences; what he does is unique and spectacular. His work is evocative of many things, but a carbon copy of nothing that came before. He’s classic and modern, new and old, absolutely stunning in his raw, unbridled authenticity. CATALINA Catalina's mesmerizing vocal prowess is showcased through her soulful writing and ever expanding soundscape. Born and raised in Santiago, this Chilean artist's debut album "In The Midst Of A War" encapsulates her latin influenced Pop/RnB sound and has been in rotation on over 90 non-commercial radio stations across the country. At the age of 5, thanks largely to her parents love for music, Catalina began her life-long romance with singing. With her early childhood being influenced by the sounds of Motown, Aretha Franklin, Barry White, Michael Jackson and Madonna it's no surprise that by the time she turned 12 she had begun writing her own music. She picked up the guitar and began laying the foundation for a music career that would push the limits of her genre and expand her realm of possibilities. Today her musical palette is virtually limitless, drawing inspiration from empowering females artists like Adele, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, all the way to indie bands like Young The Giant, Manchester Orchestra, HAIM, and Alabama Shakes, by way of Latin artists like Natalia Lafourcade, Carla Morisson, and fellow Chilean, Mon Laferte. Catalina uses her powerhouse vocals and wildly talented backing band to intertwine her passion for genre-bending music with her inspirations which remain rooted in soulful Pop/RnB with a hint of Latina flare to remind her of home. She blends these different tonalities together in a way that uniquely emphasizes her versatility and musicianship. "No one will lend you their ears unless you are being honest", says Catalina, "People turn to music because it keeps them company through their every day, and their every experience, both bitter and sweet". The honesty of her music and lyrics is hard to miss, but it doesn't stop there. When she takes the stage Catalina bares her soul to all who will accept it; her playful eye-contact, expressive face, and ferocious dance moves leaving nothing unsaid. Her original sound and ability to capture an audience has been showcased at legendary venues like The Bitter End in NYC, the New Haven International Festival of Arts & Ideas, and Red Gorilla Music Fest at South by Southwest. Catalina is gearing up to release more new music in the coming months. Her new tunes seek to continue building on her signature style while maintaining the honesty of her previous works. Prepare yourself to get to know the whole Catalina; the woman, daughter, sister, wife, immigrant, lover, fighter and Chilean. MORE ABOUT Park Tavern in Piedmont Park Located conveniently off of the Atlanta BeltLine, concertgoers can enjoy giveaways throughout the series and, the opportunity to mingle with on-air personalities from ALT 105.7 in Atlanta. Plus, fans can try specialty seasonal cocktails, house-brews, 1/2 off sushi from 10 p.m. to midnight, and much more. The free concert series will run through Sunday, September 30, 2018; every show is from 7 to 11 p.m. and guests must be 21+ older to attend. For more information, visit www.parktavern.com. SPONSORS: Mountain Dew, Aquafina, Pepsi, ALT 105.7, herMustache Booking, Red Stripe Jamaican Lager, Bacardi Rum, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Fugu Vodka by Cutwater Spirits, Strongbow Cider, and Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Winery.