The Backsliders

Presented by: Jazz Entertainment Agency

The Backsliders

Erin Nenni Band

Sat, December 15, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

The Pour House Music Hall

Raleigh, NC

$8 online / $10 at the door

The Backsliders
The Backsliders
For fans of: Buck Owens, Neil Young and Gram Parsons.

The Backsliders came to be in 1992 when Steve Howell and Chip Robinson began playing as a guitar-mandolin duet in Raleigh, NC. They soon found themselves wanting to amp up their sound in the spirit of the Flying Burrito Brothers and the Rolling Stones…rock and roll dudes playing country-tinged tunes with just the right amount of don’t give a damn attitude. Enter Danny Kurtz on bass, Brad Rice on electric guitar and Jeff Dennis on drums. The line-up of 2 electric guitars, acoustic guitar, bass and drums became The Backsliders calling card, and the band began drawing legions of local fans to their frenetic live shows. Soon, record labels began calling…

The Backsliders signed to Mammoth Records in 1996 and soon released a live EP From Raleigh, North Carolina recorded at one of their local haunts The Brewery. That same year they began work on their debut album Throwing Rocks At The Moon with producer Pete Anderson (Dwight Yoakam, Roy Orbison, The Blazers, The Mavericks) at Mad Dog Studios in Burbank, CA. Released in February 1997,Throwing Rocks At The Moon took the roots/Americana scene by storm, sitting at #1 on Americana radio charts and receiving rave reviews from national media. The band chose Eric Ambel (Bottle Rockets, Nils Lofgren, guitarist with Joan Jett and the Del Lords) to produce their second record. After finishing most of the what would become Southern Lines, the band fell apart with Howell joining Two Dollar Pistols and both Kurtz and Rice joining one of many Whiskeytown line-ups. Robinson formed a new band featuring talented Raleigh players and continued supporting Mammoth’s release of Southern Lines, but The Backsliders officially called it a day in 1999.
While there were a few shows with various members billed as The Backsliders, the core original line-up (Robinson, Howell, Kurtz, Dennis) did not come back together until 2012. With Rice now in Austin, TX this new line-up features Greg Rice on keyboards.

The Backsliders are back, playing hard core honky tonk with their unmistakable swagger. See them soon!
Erin Nenni Band
Erin Nenni Band
For fans of: Miranda Lambert, Tanya Tucker, Patsy Cline

~~~Erin Nenni is from Benson, NC. She's been singing since she was a small child. As a teenager, she performed locally landing a gig along side Clay Aiken. Erin took a break from singing to focus on college and family. After graduation, marriage, and the birth of her handsome twin boys, she was inspired to pursue her passion once again. With the help of family and fans, she has begun to develop a career in music. Erin enjoys singing all types of music, especially country, blues, classic rock, and pop. She performs regularly with Scotty, and is currently forming a full band with him.

~~~Scotty Miller is a veteran of the Raleigh music scene, having played in such seminal Triangle outfits as Six String Drag and the Al Williams Band, as well as studio and live performance work with Shana Tucker and The Whistlestop. He is a native of Durham, NC but has lived in Raleigh for over 20 years. He loves all styles of music, from rock and country to blues and jazz- anything “roots-y”. He’s comfortable with all type of six string guitar, acoustic and electric, especially liking to play slide and lead. Currently, he performs several times a month in a duo with singer Erin Nenni, and is currently putting together a band with Erin. He loves the studio environment, and especially performing live, and is looking forward to the further musical adventures with Erin and the band.

~~~Together, Erin and Scotty, have a great combination of fresh vocal talent and veteran guitar playing and entertainment skills. Erin and Scotty's love for all music brings an exciting dynamic to the duo.
Venue Information:
The Pour House Music Hall
224 S. Blount
Raleigh, NC, 27601
http://www.the-pour-house.com/