Everette

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present

Everette

Rebel Union

Sat, April 27, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00 - $18.00

This event is all ages

STANDING ROOM ONLY

Everette
Everette
“At an after party one night we watched a video of The Band’s “The Last Waltz” over a bottle of Knob Creek. It sounded like the dirt I grew up from. That moment musically changed my life.”
~ Brent Rupard of Everette


Like the great American bands that came before them - new Broken Bow Records duo Everette doesn’t follow trends. Instead, the guys of Everette write what they live, weaving gritty tales of struggle and heartbreak alongside fun-loving stories of escapism and mischief. Often their songs are written while touring – sometimes during sleepless nights as an odometer tracks the miles or on a day off in a dingy motel room off the beaten path – but always organically and always from the heart.

Hailing from humble beginnings, Brent Rupard and Anthony Olympia unknowingly went to high school a mere eight miles apart in rural Bullitt County, Kentucky. Brent spent much of his youth on his family’s horse farm and even dabbled in barrel racing. Anthony’s grandpa was a hall of fame quarter horse trainer and, although their families were friends, the two musicians wouldn’t meet until the age of 21 when Brent took a guitar lesson from the classically-trained Anthony.

Their friendship and musical chemistry was immediate and the pair soon moved to Bowling Green, KY, where the duo cut its teeth playing originals and covers four nights each week while finishing their degrees at Western Kentucky University. It was the burgeoning Bowling Green music scene that Brent and Anthony credit for shaping them into the songwriters and artists they are today, particularly at a venue called WHA bah.

“Once we started playing music at WHA bah the crowd wasn’t just college kids anymore – it was people of all ages and all walks of life. They taught us to how to have a good time and not worry about proving ourselves to anyone. They taught us to be true to ourselves,” says Anthony.

The two friends moved to Nashville after graduation to “chase the dream” together. Brent started a solo career. Anthony began working as a musician for hire to pay the bills while still playing in Brent’s band. Throughout this time the roommates continued to write and record demos together until the day the two collaborators decided to form the duo Everette during a writing session – and an American band was born.

Named for George Clooney’s character in “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” the duo of Everette is a bonafide triple threat. Brent and Anthony co-write almost all of their songs as well as play many of the instruments on Everette’s studio recordings. The two young artists are also co-producing their debut project, an experience Brent calls “spiritual” and one that is critical to the authenticity of Everette’s brand of Country music.

“We have a certain type of rhythm and we get into a symbiotic zone together in the studio that makes the song work,” explains Anthony. “We have a mutual respect for each other’s talent and each other’s feedback when we disagree. Trying to redo a song in someone else’s studio – it just isn’t the same.”

Everette’s brand of country music is filled with swampy harmonicas and bluesy guitar licks mixed with a knack for melodic hooks not unfamiliar to fans of the 80s and 90s. Citing diverse influences ranging from Tom Petty, The Eagles and Randy Travis to Ray Charles, Michael Jackson and John Mayer, Everette’s honest and relatable music exudes a crossover appeal that would have fans singing along at Bonnaroo as well as at CMA Music Fest.

Everette’s “Slow Roll” is a rollicking, carefree number inviting the listener to escape from the trappings of city life into an afternoon of leisurely possibility. With a dance-friendly beat and an infectious chorus, “Slow Roll” showcases the duo’s clever songwriting abilities, including a nod to pop culture classic “Dazed and Confused.”

Hips will immediately begin swaying to Everette’s intoxicating “Mugshots.” At once dangerous and fun-loving, the duo utilized a steel resonator to add a “Tarantino soundtrack vibe” to the song. That unique element, paired with the song’s arena rock chorus, is sure to make “Mugshots” the universal anthem of wild summer nights.

The duo switches gears with the dark and gritty “Relapse” which showcases an intensity and depth to the young artists’ songwriting abilities. Everette credits the “magic” of the heart-wrenching lament to writing it while on the road without time limitations or constraints.

Everette often describes its brand as “bonfire music” because of its communal nature, which relates directly to the Country music genre. “It’s the same thing we love about Country music and Country radio,” says Brent.

“Just like everyone’s involved at a bonfire jam,” says Anthony. “When we’re on stage we don’t want any separation between us and the audience. We want our shows to be an experience. We write songs about us, but they’re really about everyone.”
Rebel Union
Rebel Union
Nashville based four-part group, Rebel Union, prove that when the stars align magic truly does happen. The group, consisting of Suzanne Dennis, Allie Johnson, Blake Mohler and Zach Laughlin, formed by pure chance. They were all living in Atlanta at the time but were pursuing musical careers as duos, never crossing paths until they moved to Nashville in the same month. After meeting, their connection was instant. They still focused on their duo careers full time while performing together occasionally. That changed when they recorded a video of a mash up of “Hurricane” by Luke Combs and “Let It Rain” by David Nail. The video has garnered almost 200k views and grabbed the attention of outlets such as Whiskey Riff where the popular country music blog praised the group saying, ”The harmonies on this are killer and all around an awesome job.” After seeing the response, they knew they had to make Rebel Union a full time endeavor.

In the past year, the group released very successful debut singles “Secondhand High", "Brand New", and "Different Roads" with their accompanying live acoustic videos which have done extremely well across their social media outlets. Their latest single “Different Roads” was even featured on the Spotify curated playlist “New Music Nashville” and grabbed over 15K streams in a couple weeks. They also recently sang the National Anthem for the MLB team the Atlanta Braves (to see the video click the “National Anthem” link above). They recently just wrapped up a big fall tour hitting 20 different major cities across the Southeastern and Midwestern United States including Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, Indianapolis, and many more. Now RU is getting back into the studio to cut more music and currently booking dates for Spring 2019.
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801
http://www.thegreyeagle.com/