Join Nashville singer/songwriter Andrew Adkins and his band, joined by The Smoking Flowers with special guest Chris Moyse & band at East Nashville's The 5 Spot.
Thursday July 12, 2018 — 9PM
— The Smoking Flowers:
The Smoking Flowers are a rock duo from Nashville, TN composed of husband and wife Scott and Kim Collins. Their style incorporates stylings from roots, alt-country, punk, and folk. Their sound has been described by Alt Country Magazine as, «less traditional than your classic country-folk duo by bringing a punk-attitude and energy to their highly infectious songs. A marriage of song and voice that is uniquely their own.»
Andrew Adkins is an acclaimed singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN with over a dozen years of playing in clubs, theaters, festivals in the United States several times over from coast-coast. His songs have been featured in films, TV, and commercials. He's shared the stage with artists including Sturgill Simpson, Cage the Elephant, Little Big Town, David «Honeyboy» Edwards, Dexter Romweber, Billy Joe Shaver and Wayne «The Train» Hancock among many others
«A poet with a bleeding heart, a renegade voice with grit and soul.» — Paste Magazine
“Unpretentious, honest, roots-influenced American music.” — The Huffington Post
«A prolific artist…a real diversity and unique touch. Lyrically there is an abundance of edgy stimulation. He has talent-to-burn.» — No Depression Magazine
Chris is the legendary Kerrville Folk Festival’s 2017 Best New Folk Winner.
Chris Moyse’s new album, Bad Parts EP, is the culmination of his first few years since moving to Nashville. Poignant and diverse, his characters tell the stories of leaving home to find a new life, finding love and losing it, and the common thread of struggling to grow into oneself. It’s both highly personal and relatable. You often times feel like his lyrics are telling your own story.
At times raw and stripped down, the Bad Parts EP doesn’t sound like someone trying to make an Americana album. It doesn’t force itself to be anything in order to fit into a specific genre. Moyse combines the sounds of classic singer-songwriters like Neil Young and Steve Earle with modern folk-rock influences of The Wood Brothers and The Avett Brothers. The record is both musically and sonically dynamic, having been engineered and co-produced by Nashville’s eclectic Randall Kent (Matt Hires, POPFILTER). “I really didn’t even intend to make this record,” says Moyse. “I always loved writing and performing. Fortunately I had a handful of people pushing me to get some recordings done after a little while. Once I put a band together and found a producer I went all in and never thought twice about it. I wish I had done it sooner because I’m really proud of it.”