The Final Second Friday with South Hill Banks w.s.g. Erin and the Wildfire

The Final Second Friday with South Hill Banks w.s.g. Erin and the Wildfire

Fri, December 14, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Camel

$8 ADV, $10 DOS

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

South Hill Banks
South Hill Banks
South Hill Banks – Lance Thomas (vocals, guitar), Eric Horrocks (mandolin, vocals), Ryan Horrocks (banjo), Dan Fiasconaro (guitar, vocals), and Matt Eversole (upright bass) – have carved a niche for themselves in the Richmond music scene with their genre-bending psychedelic bluegrass sound. Formed in August 2015 in Richmond, Virginia, South Hill Banks pulls from a wide range of influences such as Phish, Tony Rice, The Grateful Dead, and Doc Watson, Sam Bush, Greensky Bluegrass to keep audiences entertained with a blend of sounds old and new.

Since the release of their debut album, Riverside Dr., South Hill Banks have taken central Virginia by storm, headlining a multitude of small- and medium-sized venues and working aside national touring groups with a devoted and ever-growing fanbase following every step of the way.

South Hill Banks are currently performers-in-residence at The Camel in Richmond, Virginia, appearing on the 2nd Friday of every month. Be sure to stay tuned, as the band has big plans to make a name for themselves throughout the rest of Virginia and beyond in 2017.
Erin and the Wildfire
Erin and the Wildfire
Rock, blues, folk, and soul had a baby and they named it Erin. She collected three of her most talented friends in 2012 and dubbed them The Wildfire, in reference to the fiery quality of their groove. Erin & The Wildfire is comprised of Erin Lunsford (vocals, acoustic guitar), Ryan Lipps (guitar), Matt Wood (bass), and Nick Quillen (drums). Erin is an award winning vocalist (1st place Winner of Charlottesville’s Paramount Idol 2013) and an award winning songwriter (1st place Winner in the 11th Annual Rapunzel’s Songwriting Contest) with the song “Best I’ve Ever Been.” This past summer, the band won the Rockn' to Lockn' competition and had the honor of playing on the final day of the 2014 Lockn' festival alongside Soja, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Willie Nelson, Wilco, Widespread Panic, and The Allman Brothers. Erin & The Wildfire was also featured in this year's CMJ Conference, The Festy Experience, and The Circus Life Festival.

Erin & The Wildfire has been described as a “local treasure” and their presence continues to grow throughout Central Virginia and up and down the east coast. In 2013, Erin & the Wildfire released their debut self-titled EP, which features poignant lyrics, dynamic energy, and sultry melodies. The EP track, “Best I’ve Ever Been” was also chosen as one of the best new songs of 2013 by WNRN Radio’s LocalMotive broadcast. This November, the band will be releasing three new tracks on the Blame the Rain Single, and will subsequently tour the northeast. The combination of Lunsford’s soulful and striking vocals with the Wildfire’s feverish intensity will start a flame in the heart of any listener.
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thecamel.org