7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show
Quincy Mumford & the Reason Why
After 6 years, 600+ shows, and four award-winning albums, New Jersey-based 23 year-old singer/songwriter Quincy Mumford released his 5th album “Its Only Change” in July 2013. Its Only Change was recorded in Nashville, TN with producer
Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) and features performances from Jerry Roe (K.D. Lang), David Labruyere (John Mayer) and Aubrey Freed (Black Crowes, Sheryl Crow). Producer Ken Coomer, states, “Quincy Mumford is a true artist that can bring raw 70′s style rock and funk highlighted with the voice of an old soul, it’s a perfect blend.”
Its Only Change displays many different emotions and musical styling’s including rock, soul, jazz, funk and hip-hop. States Quincy, “This record is like nothing I have ever done before. For the first time, I was able to mesh all of my influences into one complete piece of work.” Several different life changing experiences during the past year have provided Quincy with an array of lyrical content to complement the expansive sonic approach to Its Only Change.
Quincy and The Reason Why are excited to continue their tireless performance schedule, whether they are out for a 3 day weekend run in the northeast, headlining a packed home town show, or hosting a 2 set super jam across country. Mumford’s previous tours have found him sharing the stage with Slightly Stoopid, Rusted Root, moe., Donovan Frankenreiter, Tedeschi Trucks Band and performing at major music festivals The Gathering of the Vibes and Musikfest.
Quincy Mumford & the Reason Why often host “Super Jams” at their shows inviting different local musicians from the area to sit-in during various songs. Says Quincy, “We want to engage in the music scene and meet new people on the road.” “The Super Jam allows us to do both at the same time.”
Quincy and the band also volunteer their time for The Surfrider Foundation and hold other environmental causes close to their collective hearts. As well as putting on numerous of benefit concerts, raising money for various different non-profits including Mary’s Place by the Sea, an organization that provides a place for women with cancer to heal mind, body, and soul. In addition, Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why have seen great placement success with “Now that I Met You” presented in a Walt Disney World commercial, music featured on ESPNU, “Inside the Big East” television program, and featured performers in New Jersey’s “Stronger than the Storm”, tourism commercial 2014.
Optimistic, charismatic, and undeniably genuine, Quincy’s music possesses the same “feel good” attitude that the young man himself does. Its Only Change establishes Quincy Mumford and The Reason Why as a “Band to Watch” in 2015.
Dallas Baker & Friends
Dallas Baker is a native of the greater Charleston, South Carolina area. He now resides on James Island with his lovely wife, three children, two rescue dogs, and a mini-rex bunny. Dallas is a food and beverage connoisseur by day and music man by night. His passions are his family, playing music, yoga, surfing, and kayaking.
Dallas first started his music career playing heavy metal as a teenager at local music venues. Later on he found his niche in the Bluegrass/Folk/Americana genre. His love for Bluegrass music grew as a member in the band, Steel Rollers. Steel Rollers was known around town for being a rowdy bluegrass band. They brought in a lively and fun crowd to the Charleston Pour House as well as other local music venues in Charleston. After parting ways with Steel Rollers Dallas started up his own band, Dallas Baker & Friends. Dallas describes his music as “Roots Grass”. Dallas Baker & Friends have recorded a 9 track EP with Plowground Productions on Johns Island by Jim Donnelly. You can request to get a copy of his album at any of his shows. Eventually DB&F became a side project for Dallas after he and a friend started up the band, Big John Belly.
As a member in Big John Belly, Dallas played bass, harmonica, and vocals. Dallas is proud of his accomplishment as a BJB member winning '2014 Up and Coming Act' by Charleston City Paper Music Awards. As much as Dallas enjoyed being a member in BJB he wanted to pursue his love for bluegrass music. In December of 2014 Dallas resigned from BJB and DB&F became his primary focus. DB&F are currently in the process of recording their next full length studio album “Albemarle Blues”. With no expected release date of Albemarle Blues Dallas and his friends will continue to play in and around Charleston.
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