Hickory – Friday, June 29, Twisted Pine will unleash its signature sound on Union Square at the City of Hickory’s Sails Original Music Series. Kathleen Parks (fiddle), Rachel Sumner (guitar), Dan Bui (mandolin), and Chris Sartori (bass) make up this band of players and singer-songwriters that produce a unique blend of bluegrass, folk, funk, jam, and vintage radio pop.
“Take exceptional songwriting, rich harmonies, and a willingness to take chances musically, and you’ve got Twisted Pine. They urge pop hooks from an acoustic ensemble!” exclaims Sails Music Coordinator Bob Sinclair.
Twisted Pine’s unexpected harmonies and syncopated rhythms have caught the attention of audiences, not only in the U.S., but in the U.K. as well. The band released its debut album in July 2017, and has been touring throughout 2018. “Their live show is already legendary for the band’s unbridled spirit and contagious energy,” says Jim Olsen, president of the innovative folk label, Signature Sounds.
The Sails Original Music Series is able to bring excellent musical entertainment from all over the United States with the help of numerous sponsors. The presenting sponsor of the series is Lowes Foods, while the Hickory Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau was the premier sponsor for the month of May and The Hickory Wine Shoppe is the premier sponsor for the month of September. Additional sponsors include: Bob Sinclair Music, Larry’s Music & Sound, Pfahlert Creative Labs, Olde Hickory Brewery, and Crowne Plaza. Media partners include WNNC 1230 AM/WAIZ 63 Big Ways, WNCW 88.7FM, and FOCUS Newspaper.
Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Olde Hickory Brewery and Shadow Line Vineyard will sell beer and wine in designated areas, and there are a variety of close-by restaurants to patronize.
The show, beginning at 6:30pm, is the last Sails Original Music Series concert until September 7, when the series returns with another stellar line-up.
In the event of rain, the Sails Original Music Series will be held indoors at the Hickory Elks Lodge #1654, located at 356 Main Ave NW. The City’s Facebook pages and website will be updated with those details, if the event is relocated.
For more information about the Sails Original Music Series and upcoming bands, please visit the Sails Music Series Facebook page – www.facebook.com/SailsMusic.
Photo: Twisted Pine