Ashley McBryde, Adam Capps and the Dirt Road Drifters

Ashley McBryde

Adam Capps and the Dirt Road Drifters

Tue. February 13, 2018

Doors: 4:30 pm / Show: 5:30 pm

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This event is 21 and over

Ashley McBryde
Ashley McBryde
"I hear the crowd, I look around, and I can't find one empty chair. Not bad for a girl going nowhere" sings Ashley McBryde on "Girl Goin' Nowhere," the seminal title track from her forthcoming LP. They're words built from experience: over the course of her life, McBryde's been finding her own way to fill those seats and sway those hearts since the very first time her teacher told her that her dreams of writing songs in Nashville would never see the light of day. Every time she was brought down, she persevered; trusting her timeless tone and keen, unwavering eye for the truth. It paid off. In April, Eric Church brought her on stage and called her a "whiskey-drinking badass," confessing that he's a massive fan. The rest of the world is quickly catching on, too.

Dubbed as one of Rolling Stone’s “Artists You Need To Know," citing she's "an Arkansas red-clay badass, with the swagger of Hank Jr. and the songwriting of Miranda Lambert," McBryde fearlessly lays it all on the line, and it's that honest all-in approach that has led to NPR critic Ann Powers to ask if McBryde could be "among the first post-Stapleton country stars?" McBryde's album will showcase an artistic vision that will prove her to be one of the genre's keenest working storytellers, bringing unwavering honesty back into a pop-preoccupied genre. Pulling tales from every corner of her human experience, McBryde sings with fire and fury, laughing and swigging that brown stuff along the way.

McBryde was raised in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. At three, she'd secretly pluck her father's guitar like an upright bass, and after about the 17th time being caught, her father bought her a guitar of her own. When she was twelve, she played her parents and grandparents her very first composition. It was at Arkansas State when, while a member of the marching band, McBryde finally started sharing her voice with others, and finally moved to Nashville in 2007 where steadily worked a circuit of dive bars, biker hangouts, and colorful joints fighting to have her songs heard.

Her first EP, the self-released 2016 Jalopies and Expensive Guitars was just a taste of what McBryde can do, and, on her full-length debut, she will meld her songwriting chops with the vision of producer Jay Joyce, peppering her tales with a touch of guitar-driven rock fury. McBryde isn’t afraid to tell the truth, get raw and real and use the spirits of country, folk and rock when it serves her greater purpose. And that's to tell the stories that shake us, make us and tell us a little more about what it's like to be human.
Adam Capps and the Dirt Road Drifters
Adam Capps and the Dirt Road Drifters
Adam Capps grew up listening to all genres of music and learned at an early age that good music is good music, no matter the genre. In his early teens he picked up an old, red, Danelectro guitar and began to pick away at it. It wasn't long after that, he had written his first few songs. During his attendance at Wichita State University, where he was an accomplished track athlete, he earned a degree in Spanish and Education. He used that degree to begin his first job as a high school Spanish teacher. During the last couple years of college he started performing at smaller venues and parties and gained a following in his hometown of Wichita, Ks. It wasn't until the age of 24 that Adam had the aspirations to pursue a music career.
In early 2014 The Adam Capps Band came together and put out their first single, "Play it Proud". "Proud" became a sort of anthem for the band to live by and they strive to take pride in every aspect of their music and performance. "Play it Proud" is a gritty sounding rock/country anthem that has the subtle sounds of an acoustic guitar and then explodes into a southern rock number with a formidable 33 second guitar solo. Give it a listen and it will give you the definition of what the band strives to be in their music! The band's second single release, "I Call it Home" was honored by being placed on the 2015 top 200 list of music on the Iceman's radio network, the largest radio platform for independent artists. Not much time after coming together the band was featured in the Kansas Proud Concert, opened for acts such as Charles Kelley, Easton Corbin, Logan Mize, Cam, and performances at Kicker Country Stampede in the Summer of 2015, and Adam was invited to perform at a side stage at the CMA Festival in the summer of 2015 in Nashville. In the Spring of 2016 the Adam Capps Band shared the stage with The Band Perry at Lawrence Dumont Stadium for a sold out crowd of nearly 10,000 people.
In late July of 2016 the Adam Capps Band released their debut album, "Play it Proud", with ten original songs written by Adam. Their first single from the album was "Memories on the Road" which immediately began to gain attention and radio play throughout the country.
The band consists of Adam Capps joined by a group of rockers who grew up in the 60's and 70's, during the golden age of rock music. Bill Hemmert plays a smooth lead guitar, Jacob Condreay on guitar with his hard rock background, Danny Burt pounding on the drums, and Dave Kilgore thumpin' the bass. Their blend of classic rock, country, and southern rock has become a hell of a sound that isn't like anything else on the radio today.
Venue Information:
Barleycorn's
608 E. Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS, 67202
http://barleycornswichita.com/