JARED & THE MILL – Tickets – Free Range Brewing – Charlotte, NC – March 22nd, 2019


MaxxMusic, Midwood Entertainment & Free Range Brewing present


The High Divers

Fri 3/22

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 11:30 pm)

Free Range Brewing

$15 adv/$17 dos

This event is 18 and over

18+ Valid ID required for entry into venue.

We're 5 best friends from Arizona, we love our land, we love the desert, we love the mountains, and we love the people. We love each other. We love bonfires and chili lights and Sonoran dogs (look it up) we love dive bars drenched with neon signs, carne asada Tacos at 3 am, we love dirty jokes, we love asking each other what we think about things, we love margaritas, we love Van Halen and jimmy Buffett as much as we love Simon & Garfunkel, Kendrick Lamar, and Gregory Alan Isakov. We love dogs, we love our van Tamata (think "tomato" with a cowboy accent), we love you, it's true.

Over the course of the past few years we’ve released 3 EPs, an album, and played everywhere from Macon Georgia, to Seattle Washington, to New Castle England, even Djibouti Africa (long story, ask us about it). We’ve headlined some tours, hit the road with fellow bands making their name like us, and been lucky enough to share stages and open for some lovely people; like the War on Drugs, Zac Brown Band, Allen Stone, Ron Pope, and many others we look up to. From arenas to dirty dive bars, to theaters, and clubs, we love the road and have toured a lot. Along the way we’ve seen our fan base grow steadily and learned a few things about traveling the country in a van (never forget to fill up on gas in Ft. Stockton West Texas) Our fans (the pack) are our greatest investment, we love them, we really do, and we do our best to insure them that we can’t do this without them.

We've literally done everything to this point without a whole lot of assistance (label, suits, the man), and our music and demeanor reflects that authenticity. In our sound and in our show we are unabashedly ourselves, allowing us to pull off the smallest introspective folk tune in the crowd, or a loud guitar spastic rock out on stage, and still really pull it off for our fans. We fucking love playing on and off stage.

We’ve spent maybe too much time on the road and have grown up relying on ourselves and each other, through heartbreak, through personal struggle, and through missing holidays and special moments at home. These sacrifices are worth it though, and its it only makes us huddle even tighter. The show we put on brings people together in that same way; singing with everybody in the crowd, having peoples arms around one another howling, being honest about regrets, and accepting each other as we are.

We care, a lot. Between visiting fans in the hospital (LET’S HYPERLINK TO ONE OF THE HIGH PROFILE MEDIA OUTLETS THAT WROTE ABOUT THIS) to coming out and playing songs for fans too young to get into venues before the show, we love and care for everyone who gives us their trust and attention and ears to play for.

We're liberally minded, and that's ok. We confront opposition, we're not violent, we believe in understanding, and celebrate people's differences. We want to spread open mindedness and caring with our music and at our shows cuz that shits badass. Our message is one of acceptance, not in a circle sitting 'kum-baya' bullshit way, but in a way of acknowledging that we all have shit we regret, and we all have passions and opinions, and it's up to all of us to filter through our flaws and our regrets to find ourselves. Don’t judge other people, do your best to have a good time in life, and care about everybody, like "everybody" everybody. Our music is about the shit we go through, and we want people who have been through shit to feel like they aren’t alone.
The High Divers
The High Divers
“We just wanted to be a kickass, road-ready, rock ’n’ roll band”, muses frontman, Luke Mitchell, of South Carolina based rock outfit, The High Divers; and with 4 years of steady national touring, 2 studio albums, and a growing fanbase that have come to love their raucous live shows: it would seem the band is making good on those original plans.

With anthemic choruses, lush 3 part harmonies, and rhythms rooted just as deeply in Motown as in rock ’n’ roll of the past and present, The High Divers create songs that nod to the classics, while carving out a sonic space all their own. A fixture of the South Carolina music scene, the band is known for it’s charismatic on-stage swagger and it’s ability to get the crowd completely and unabashedly involved. “Every show we play, I get people to sing along with us, and it’s a beautiful thing, something I look forward to every night” says Luke Mitchell, of the call and response hidden within the song “Summertime”.

The band is comprised of husband and wife, Luke Mitchell (Guitar/Vocals) and Mary Alice Mitchell (Keyboards, Vocals), along with Julius DeAngelis (Drums) and Kevin Early (Bass/Vocals). “We are here today, probably because Kevin was about 4 and learning to ride a bike in our neighborhood” says Mitchell, “then ended up hitting my Dad’s van”. “We grew up together and have been playing music in various bands since we were 14” says Early. Each member of the band grew up on Hilton Head Island, before relocating to Charleston to officially form The High Divers, where they began immediately recording their debut album, “Riverlust”.

The High Divers’ Sophomore album, “Chicora” brought the band out on the road for most of the last year signaling the return of the group after being sidelined by an auto accident during a tour out west. Released on True Blue Records, “Chicora” captures the band experimenting with synthesizers, psychedelic vocals, and pop sensibilities that could bring to mind the “Rumors” era of Fleetwood Mac. The album features Mary Alice Mitchell’s song, “Side Man” described as “A striking moment on the album…because of its narrative and the novelty of Mary Alice's vocals, "Side Man" is Chicora's most affecting song” (Chris Conaton/Popmatters).

The band is currently writing new songs before heading to Nashville to record their third album, which has a tentative release schedule of late Spring, 2019. A full US tour will follow. “Certain bands have a level of chemistry to them that coats their work in such a way where nothing seems out of place. This can be a detriment to some, who could benefit from a more spontaneous, less defined approach, but for others like The High Divers, that kind of consistency is their key resource.” (Max Mclaughlin/New Noise Magazine)

Best Up and Coming band in Charleston 2015, Top Album of 2015 - Blue Indian, Top 5 band out of SC- South Carolina Music Guide
Venue Information:
Free Range Brewing
2320 N Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC, 28205

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