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PATIO SHOW: Will Easter & The Nomads + Jon Charles Dwyer
August 14 @ 5:00 pm
- PATIO SHOW
- 4 PM DOORS // 5 PM SHOW
- ALL AGES
- RESERVED TABLES
Coming of age in the shadow of the Sauratown Mountains, Will Easter learned the family traditions; working hard, enjoying life, and playing music. His father and grandfather instilled in him their gifts, talents, work ethic, and love for the nature surrounding their home. These lessons combined with inspiration from the wild calm of the land and steady roar of the river impressed on Will’s heart the inspiration for his masterful lyrics and music.
Will embraced their gifts, combining them with his love and appreciation for many genres, crafting his masterful lyrics and music. You can call it “Sauratown Mountain Folk.” You can call it “Grunge Grass.” Regardless, when you listen to his album, Carolina Home, you can hear his fearless vulnerability in every note and lyric.
The last few years have been incredible for Will. He has shared the stage with acts synonymous with Folk and Bluegrass like the legendary Kruger Brothers, Rhonda Vincent, Jim Avett, David Childers, Time Sawyer, Brooks Forsyth, and Danger Muffin. In 2018 he earned his bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University, and in 2019 he recorded and released Carolina Home and in 2021 his self titled album.
From Boone and Asheville to the Triad and Charlotte, Will has become a staple of music venues and festivals throughout the Carolinas and Virginia. With a piece of every place woven into each song, his music has something for everyone, while paying homage to his roots. The road ahead for Will is exciting. Won’t you join him on this sonic journey from coming of age to love lost and found, working hard while finding peace in the every day, always culminating in the winding road leading to his Carolina Home?
Jon Charles Dwyer is a folk-influenced singer-songwriter based in Asheville, NC. With roots in punk, metal, and indie music, he has crafted a unique sound that is both hungry and curious. His haunting voice and poignant lyrics transfix and pierce to the crux, delivering distilled, honest emotion.
Dwyer released his debut album Between the Hallelujahs (2015) in Boone to a sold-out crowd. The album is one of sorrow and loss and was put into motion after the unexpected passing of a close friend, William Lindley. Dwyer wrote the title track in the week following Lindley’s death, and he continued to write songs that attempt to navigate instances of emotional anguish and loss. Of the album, Dwyer says, “I think it’s completely an album of sorrow and heartbreak but one that’s still trying to dig its way out of the muck to a brighter morning.”
In 2017, Dwyer moved to Asheville, NC where he met Cliff B. Worsham of RBTS Win. Dwyer’s EP Never Lets Up was recorded by Worsham and released in March of 2018. Inspired by moments of personal upheaval and change, the album developed as a response to a two-year creative lull. During those two years, Dwyer had moved from Boone to Richmond, VA, gotten married, and worked myriad jobs that left him unfulfilled. Of the transition, he says, “We spent many friendless nights wondering what the hell we were doing with our time on this earth. So much uprooting and trying to replant left me with a choice: write a damn song about it or don’t.” Dwyer chose to write, and the resulting EP is one that seeks to answer the driving question: “Am I really OK?”
Dwyer has played shows throughout the southeast U.S. and in Italy and France. He currently lives in Asheville with his wife, Gena.