Well, we couldn't be more excited to be hitting the road for our second East Coast tour in six months! We've got some noticeably bigger, better, and more improved dates on this trip and hope you'll make it out if you've made it this far. Check out the dates here on our website or on our Tour Facebook event at:
We're also excited to announce that we've picked up a set at Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival in October, if you get there on Thursday or early Friday you'll be able to catch us. We play the Meadow Stage at 1:45pm on 10/11!
Also, we're participating in Moving Day NC Triangle, a benefit and walk/run for Parkinson's Disease Research. We're pairing our song "Julia", about Jeb's grandmother with Parkinson's, with the event and will be playing at Koka Booth Amphitheater the morning of Saturday 11/2 during and after the walk. If you haven't seen our live video from over at Jack's house back in May of "Julia" here's an embedded YouTube:
It's been a great summer so far here in Chapel Hill! Lots of fresh tunes and musical equipment (our new mixer is the stuff of dreams), not to mention all the fresh tomatoes, and our flock of young hens laying eggs out in the backyard!
This weekend we'll be headed out to the Doodad Farm outside Greensboro, NC for the 2nd annual WhoDat Festival! There's a great line-up of bands, art vendors, and activities. We go on at 3:30pm tomorrow, but the festival runs through Sunday. Check out the hyperlink above to see their website.
We'll be headed out on the road again for a week or so in Late-September, back up the east coast to VT. We'll update the dates as they come in!
Big thanks to all the friends new and old from this past weekend at Saturdays in Saxapahaw! We had such a great time. Saxapahaw is a beautiful little town, and we can't wait to return to play at the Haw River Ballroom on Friday with Driftwood! It's gonna be a special night. You can buy tickets here
It's gonna be a busy weekend. On Saturday, we're hitting up Deep South the Bar in Raleigh w/ friends Justin Lacy & The Swimming Machine and Alpenglow of Burlington, VT. Three great bands for a whopping 5$. Here's a link to the Facebook Event Page.
And then Sunday we play a private event for UNC Chapel Hill's Center for the Study of the American South. We hope at least they get the Southern Lit reference in our band name...
Also, Jeb's mom, Brantley is most likely going to be in town! Party!
So, we made it back in one piece from our first east coast tour. From playing a show for the deaf to being upstaged by a cop car in NYC during our set in the East River Park, it was a hell of an experience.
Big thanks to Marlene and Sarah Purnell, Kim and Adam Turner, Kira, Ty Hall, Matt Ill, Raph, Hannah, and all of the folks who fed us, beered us, or gave us a place to crash. Y'all kept us alive, seriously. Thank you.
We made SO MANY other new friends, and feel so loved and thankful for all of them as well. Those of you who see this and made it out to a show, tell your friends! We'll be coming back, and we'd love to share! Stay tuned for more details. Expecting September/October time.
Also, you can find our album streaming on our Reverbnation page as well as on Bandcamp. We'd love for you to buy our LP!
Lastly, for those of you who are in the area, we'll be making our debut at the lovely Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, NC on Friday June 14th opening for the band Driftwood! We couldn't be more excited to play a show with such an awesome band in such a beautiful space. Going to be a very special evening. Jeb's mother might even be there. Just saying.
Be sure to download your copy of our new LP "The Cards" today!
Use the link on the right, and Bandcamp makes the process pretty simple.
Early in the morning, Bevel Summers will be heading out for our first extended tour as a full band. It's gonna be a hell of a time, and we're all thoroughly excited to be crashing on a couch near you soon!
You can find all the dates for the tour on the website here, but for regular updates on the tour find us on Facebook and Twitter as:
This website is going to be undergoing a makeover in the coming weeks as we prepare for releasing our debut full-length LP, "The Cards" on Saturday May 11th at Local 506 w/ good friends Curtis Eller's American Circus and Wylie Hunter & The Cazadores.
We couldn't be more excited about our album (should be getting the mastered recordings this week), and are eager to share with our friends old and new. The album is a BIG step up for us, and a great portrait of our new line-up and tunes.
Updating our schedule on the website currently with all of the new dates, and you should be seeing fresh photos of our purty faces, as well as a design makeover in the next week or so! Get pumped!
We're thankful to the utmost for the 87 people who contributed to our Kickstarter Campaign, helping us to raise nearly $3000 in support of our new album's development! We literally couldn't do it without you!
On that note, we spent 7 days in studio this past month, and are so excited about the work we've got brewing. We'll be finishing up our recording and mixing at Arbor Ridge Studios with a few more days in February, and are anticipating a late April release with May touring. Can't wait! We'll keep you posted as we add dates and prepare for the journey!
In the meantime, we're playing a special event for Valentine's Day at MotorCo in Durham, NC called Love: A Variety Show, and couldn't be more excited about the bill. Nine talented and diverse acts to make your evening awesome regardless of if you have a date or not. You can find the Facebook Event here:
Hey friends! Wow, X-mas came a little late for us, but we are so excited about the month of January! Two shows this month: one at Nightlight in Chapel Hill Friday, January 18th w/ good friends the Ayr Mountaineers and Steph Stewart and the Boyfriends, then a show Saturday January 26th at the MotorCo Garage w/ new friends Pinkerton Raid!
January is also our month to record a new album! Just had our first day in studio on Monday w/ Jeff Crawford at Arbor Ridge Studios, and it was a doozie. So excited for 6 more days before the end of the month.
We're humbled and deeply grateful for all of the Kickstarter contributions we've received so far, 40 people and over $1500! Our goal is set at $2500 and we're well over halfway with 17 days left in a 30 day campaign. If you haven't yet, please watch our video and go check out the link below to consider donating!
Well, just as we say we are hibernating for December, we end up playing another show for Vimala's Curryblossom Bar Opening last weekend! Never played a show in a Prep Kitchen before, but damn if it didn't work out quite well. Such a fun evening and major congratulations to the restaurant on a successful party!
In other exciting news, Indy Week has our track "Sunday School Sayin'" on their year-end list of "The Triangle's Top 32 Tracks of 2012" as well as in the "Year in Triangle Theater 2012" honors under "Best Original Music" for our songs in Mark Twain's Joan of Arc back in July/August. Check out both lists below:
We are honored to be included on such awesome lists!
In the next few days, we'll be launching our Kickstarter fundraising campaign, asking you, our friends for financial support in making our new album in January. 2012 was a big year for Bevel Summers, and we'd like to make 2013 our biggest year yet! But we need your help. More details to follow soon!
Wow, November was a doozie. We played several great shows, one in Columbia, SC at New Brookland Tavern and another in Asheville, NC at Jack of the Wood. Big thanks to all our friends who came out and supported us, as well as the new ones that we've made!
It's really put a lot of metaphorical wind in our metaphorical sails to travel and play for audiences composed of mostly strangers, and to receive such praise and support.
As a result, we are getting geared up to record a full album in January with Jeff Crawford out at Arbor Ridge Studios, and we're on the hunt for tour dates for the Spring. We're taking December easy on the gig front, playing one show at Paperhand's annual Holiday Auction this Saturday December 1st. Check out Facebook for more info. Gonna be a helluva night.
We'll definitely be back for more local action in January, and we can't wait! Happy Xmahannukwanzikah!
Just a quick update on our happenings in the month of November. October was super busy for us locally, but in November we're super excited to announce that we are taking our act on the road for the first time legitimately this month!
We'll also be debuting some Bevel Summers T-shirts, keep a look out!!
Here are the dates:
Friday Nov. 9th- Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern w/ Charming Hala and The Kicks
Saturday Nov. 17th- Asheville, NC @ Jack of the Wood w/ Al Scorch Country Soul Ensemble
Tuesday November 27th- Chapel Hill, NC @ (Keeping venue and bill a secret for the moment, but mark your calendars!)
Hey y'all, excited to announce our next big Chapel Thrill appearance at Local 506 in just two weeks on September 30th! We're gonna be opening the show w/ local fuzz-psych blues rock faves The Ill Family, for the amazing Rock/Soul/Blues Knoxville sextet that is The Black Cadillacs.
We've been huge fans of theirs for quite some time, and it's exciting to finally share a stage with them. Might even see a surprise David Hutcheson appearance... ( he and Adam, the Cadillacs drummer, grew up together in Rocky Mount!)
Here's a link to their website, and their effin' awesome new album Run:
Scroll down and listen to their album tracks. Day-um.
Big thank you to all who came out, played with us, or were there in spirit for our CD release show on the 22nd. It was a huge success, and we're already looking forward to recording our full album!
If you missed the show, though, you are in luck. Our album can be purchased and downloaded on iTunes, Bandcamp and CDBaby. AND you can stream the whole album FREE here on our website.
To top it off, we've made the track "Hard to Come By" FREE to download on our "Audio" page of this website. The song features some angelic mandolin from our brilliant friend Andrew Marlin (Mandolin Orange) and some soulful wailing from Jeb.
I suppose said track is no longer hard to come by...
bad pun. But seriously, give us a listen and download the FREE track!
Hi friends, just a heads up the closing performance for Mark Twain's Joan of Arc w/ Urban Garden Performing Arts at Burning Coal Theatre in Raleigh will be this Sunday 7/8 at 8:30pm. We received a 4-Star Review from the Independent Weekly!! Check it out here as well as some photos of the actors:
I'm more than a little bit pleased to introduce some new folks who have jumped onboard with Bevel Summers in recent weeks. These new guys (and gal!) are becoming close as family to me and have put their heart and soul into turning the Bevel Summers songs into a new, revamped, and totally awesome sound complete with a full electric band and three part vocal harmonies. It's been a real pleasure rehearsing and hanging out. We've been writing a lot of new tunes, too, and can't wait to share it all with you in the coming months!
We'll be playing our first real show locally at The Cave on Saturday 6/23!
The new members and their respective instruments include:
Dylan Turner- Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keys, Vocals
Alicia Best- Vocals, Blues Kazoo, Percussion
Jack Fleishman- Drums, Banjo
Will Franke- Fiddle, Mouth Trombone (no, but really)
(as an addendum here, David Hutcheson is still a part of Bevel Summers from his new home in NYC. Somebody gave him a Creative Writing MFA scholarship. Go figure.)
Well, it's been awhile, but we're gonna be getting back on our hosses with a supporting show at Local 506 on Tuesday, May 29th! The band Suckers is headlining. They're pretty cool. Check em' out here:
In other news, David and I are in the process of writing some new material for a performance group called Urban Garden Performing Arts. You can check out their blog here:
The performance is an adapted experimental dance theatre extravaganza of Mark Twain's Joan of Arc. I bet you didn't even know Twain wrote a book on Joan of Arc. But he did. It's pretty awesome. Here's what the man himself had to say about it:
"I like Joan of Arc the best of all my books. And it is the best. I know it perfectly well. And besides, it furnished me seven times the pleasure afforded me by any of the others; twelve years of preparation, and two years of writing. The others needed no preparation and got none." -Mark Twain
We'll be playing live for the performances at the end of June beginning of July. More on this in the future.
Speaking of the future, this dude thinks we can build the Starship Enterprise for $1trillion dollars over the next twenty years. And he's entirely serious. My undies just got ruined. Check his site out:
Hi, neighbors! Big announcement. The Bevel Summers Release is up for download and purchase on CD Baby at www.cdbaby.com/cd/bevelsummers. It will also be up on iTunes, Spotify, and the like within a few more days.If you are one of our friends from outside NC, or you just prefer digital media-- go ahead and download. Otherwise get in touch with us, so you can get yourself a less royalty fee ridden hard copy.
We're still planning on having a "release" show/party somewhere at some point. Logisitics are a bitch. We'll keep you posted.
Also, we're getting pumped about traveling up to NYC for the 2012 Sarah Lawrence College Folk Festival April 13-15th. We'll be playing on the evening of the 14th in Bronxville on Sarah Lawrence's campus. If you're up in NYC next weekend, let's hang out!
It's Spring time, and BEVEL SUMMERS has a finished, pressed CD! It's been almost a year since we recorded, but the product is beautiful and we all couldn't be more proud and thankful for the whole thing. On that note, special special thanks to Arbor Ridge Studios, Jeff Crawford, James Wallace, and Andrew Marlin for helping make the album sound so amazing, and a big shout out to Mandi Van Aswegen for the design work. If you are reading this, you can listen to a few tracks from the album on the above music player, or even download "Sunday School Sayin'" for free on our audio page. We'll be posting links soon to CDBaby, iTunes and the like so you can download digitally, but in the meantime, enjoy the tunes. Sorry the website is so bare, we're working on adding more photos, bios, and perchance a video or two in the coming weeks. Thanks for checking us out!