This month for the Tryon Palace Cultural Arts Series we will rock out with Tan and Sober Gentlemen! Born and raised in the North Carolina backcountry, The Tan and Sober Gentlemen began taking in the songs, stories, and tunes that make up their beloved state's heritage before they could talk. Despite having played music together in some form or another for most of their lives, the current lineup was formed in the summer of 2016.
The band aims to explore the Celtic roots of North Carolinian music, and to play it with a fire and intensity they feel is lacking in much of today's folk music. The result is an avalanche of Scotch-Irish hillbilly insanity they dub "Celtic punk-grass." As far as folk music goes, they're about the best partying and dancing band you'll find.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase from Brutopia.
Tickets will go on sale Monday, February 17 at 9:00 a.m.