Doug and Telisha Williams
Photo Courtesy of Doug and Telisha Williams
Fri., Feb. 5, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Greg Garing & His All Stars. Greg has been making music on a variety of instruments since his early days in Erie, Penn. Making his Nashville bluegrass debut at the age of 17, Greg has played with such luminaries as Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin and John Hartford. Greg was instrumental in keeping country, bluegrass and Americana alive in NYC, developing the Alphabet City Opry in the 1990s. Come see one of the most talented pickers in the country, right in your back yard.
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10 p.m.: Doug & Telisha Williams
Doug and Telisha Williams hail from Martinsville, Va, in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where boarded-up factories stand as monuments to how fast the world can change. When they write and sing songs about dying small towns, they know what they’re talking about. The unemployment rate where they live is 20.2 percent. The songs for their latest record, Ghost of the Knoxville Girl, came from stories told across kitchen tables or between friends after a couple of pitchers at the Ten Pin.
“Seems like everybody we know is living what you read about in the papers,” says Doug. “We’re all feeling a little desperate and pushed against the wall. This record couldn’t help but echo what we’re seeing and hearing. ”
Wherever Doug and Telisha go they always make quick friends. “That’s what it’s all about for us,” says Doug, “being out there, playing on the road, meeting people. Everything else is just… everything else.”
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315 Columbia Street Brooklyn