Wednesday, May, 23 2018
Rival Entertainment Presents:
with The Ghost Wolves
ABOUT• All Ages Welcome
• Vinyl is a general admission, standing room venue
• Tickets available online via Ticketalternative.com or without ticket fees in person at the Center Stage Box Office, M-F, 11-6. Online sales end at 4pm on day of show
Armed with old bastardized mid-century guitars, hand-me-down fiddles and banjos, home-made contraptions with just enough tension on a string to be considered aninstrument and any random percussive item he can get his hands or feet on, Lincoln Durham is a Southern-Gothic Psycho-Blues Revival-Punk One-Man-Band with a heavy amped edge, preaching the gospel of some new kind of depraved music. With driving guttural beats backboning various growling stringed instruments Lincoln gives birth to a sound that transcends genres with his dark, poetic and raw writing style telling tales that E.A. Poe would have been proud of.
Lincoln’s musical odyssey began when his grandpa, Charlie, and dad, Ed, put a fiddle in his hands at age 4. He would grow into an accomplished fiddle player winning the Youth Fiddle Championship at age 10. Lincoln afterward followed the path so many musicians have, finding his vice in the seductive, siren-like callings of the electric guitar. Or, in Lincoln’s case, the acoustic slide guitar with gnarly pickups haphazardly screwed into it.
Lincoln’s true biography is in his live show. The passion in his sweat drenched, electrifyingly mesmerizing one-man-band show draws you in to feel every scar and drop of blood in his painfully intimate lyrics. It takes something beautifully “off” to get on stage with just hands and feet for a band, driven by a howling voice, and morbidly preach a music that harkens back to the old blues masters, Son House and Fred McDowell, infused with the edge and angst of Punk and darkened from the bad influences of Tom Waits and Nick Cave.
Carley Wolf grew up with a pack of large white wolf-hybrid dogs on her family's Texas hill country ranch. When she met Jonny Wolf in 2011 and they started making music together, they named their band The Ghost Wolves as a way of memorializing the beloved animals from her family who had died.
Blurring the lines between blues, rock n' roll, noise, punk and early American music, the duo has earned an international reputation as a must-see live act, with nearly 1000 shows between them in 23+ countries including most of western Europe, The USA, Scandinavia, the U.K., and Japan.
Their music has been featured in film and TV by Netflix, HBO, Showtime and other major networks, and they currently have a line of apparel in 40+ stores throughout Asia via a collaboration with fashion label Hysteric Glamour. Their full length album, TEXA$ PLATINUM, was released in 2017 by Berlin based Hound Gawd! Records. They are currently recording a new LP with producer Rob Fraboni (The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Last Waltz).