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Eddie Owen Presents: St. Patrick’s Day with Tuatha Dea (Opening: The Night Travelers)

Thursday, March 17
Show | 8pm // Doors | 7pm
$0 to $25

Advanced tickets: $25
Day of: $30

Tuatha Dea is a progressive Americana band with a rock edge and fearless attitude for pushing the boundaries of modern roots music.

Combining primal rhythms, melodic and ethereal ballads, screaming guitar riffs with an Appalachian/Celtic vibe this FAMILY born of a family drum circle delivers an authentic tribal and clannish feel that not only draws the audience into the music but into the moment and clan as well. 

Their rhythmic groove and interaction naturally inspires audience participation which has become a staple of their performances. From the beginning the band has embraced its Celtic heritage and meshed the traditional music of Scotland and Ireland with their own bold blend of mainstream rock, mountain drumming and Appalachian blues to produce a truly unique sound that has a universal appeal! Dubbed “The Eclectic Steam-Punk Partridge Family in Kilts and Corsets” and “The Appalachian Fae”, this band is REAL family!!!

In 2014, the band released their 4th CD which is associated with the novels of recognized published Sci-Fi- Fantasy Author for Tor Publishing, Alex Bledsoe. {The band appears as characters in his 3rd book in the series “Long Black Curl”!NO BOUNDARIES! NO CONSTRAINTS! JUST MUSIC! 

“Tuatha Dea is a progressive Americana band with a Rock edge, a Celtic-Appalachian influence and a fearless attitude for pushing the boundaries of modern roots music. Their music thrives on a perpetual energy backed by expansive vocal ranges, steady, driving percussion, electric instrumentation and the melodic sounds of acoustic instruments like fiddle, guitar, penny whistle, bagpipes and even didgeridoo.” – Wilson/Pickens Promotions

 

Tuatha Dea has performed on stage with and accompanied Paul Simon, Alto Reed, Seven Nations, Saor Patrol and James Mckinney and has appeared at events featuring Brandi Carlisle, Kacey Musgraves, Jessica Lynn and Phil Lesh among many others.
 
Tuatha Dea is one of the 12 artists chosen for the  90th Anniversary Bristol Jubilee Sessions with Dolly Parton, Ritchie Owens to be released in 2021!

 

OPENING: The Night Travelers

The Night Travelers are a virtuosic, artistic and charismatic musical duo with the acoustic impact and
harmonic depth to please any audience.
Drawing on multiple genres (World, Bluegrass, Folk, Country, Americana, Blues, Jazz, Dawg, Celtic,
Classical, and Pop/Rock) and focusing on tone and presence by creating incredible virtuoso arrangements
for each instrument, The Night Travelers create a sound which presents as if way more than two people
were playing. As detailed melodic lines on both instruments weave and dance around each other,
audiences often comment that they could swear they hear at least 4 instruments playing and are
mesmerized by the sound and carried away.
Combining these special techniques and philosophies with Master level musicianship allows The Night
Travelers to lift the simple combination of a banjo, and bass above average expectations, radiating an
orchestral quality which transcends genres in a distinctive voice all their own.
James McKinney, banjoist, vocalist, and band leader, is one of the most innovative and masterful players
in the world today and will continually surprise and amaze you. James, 1982 national banjo champion,
has performed, toured, or recorded with all the master bluegrass players and musical legends such as
Vassar Clements, John Hartford, Barbara Mandrell, Porter Wagoner, Johnny Cash, and also The Grateful
Dead.
Niki Portmann, the group’s bassist and second vocalist, is an astounding and highly skilled player in her
own right, producing soulful and wonderfully tuned bass lines which will hypnotize and have you moving
to the music. An electrical engineer and physicist, Niki started her musicianship late in life and combined
her love of music with her driving work ethic and rapidly developed exceptional skills with her Bass and
composition.

Together, they create a blend of Americana, Folk, and World acoustic music that is truly unique and
memorable.