ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL “String Band Tour” – Tickets – McGlohon Theater – Charlotte, NC – February 26th, 2019

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL  “String Band Tour”

BLUMENTHAL PAC & MAXXMUSIC PRESENT

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL “String Band Tour”

Kyle Petty & David Childers

Tue 2/26

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

McGlohon Theater

TICKETS BEGIN AT $25.00

This event is all ages

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
“Recently we did a lot of press for our new album “New Routes” and had some performances were we couldn’t logistically do the full band, so we did em’ as a “String Band” 2 Fiddles, Upright Bass and Acoustic Guitar and had a blast! We then started thinking about some of the material we could do with this lineup and got real excited. So! We decided to take it on the road! Don’t worry, AATW full band ain’t going nowhere, we just felt this would be a fun change of pace for some shows and to do something that AATW has never done before. So! Come on and check out the String Band, Katie, Dennis, Josh and Myself do some fiddle tunes, dive deep into the AATW catalog and suprises you’ll just have to come see in person!”

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Kyle Petty & David Childers
Kyle Petty & David Childers
KYLE PETTY - Kyle Petty is a former racecar driver turned racing analyst who has always carried a passion for music. A traveling preacher at the racetrack gave Petty his very first guitar at age 12. Petty soon began writing his own music in high school, finding creative influences in country artists, such as Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard, and singer-songwriters like Carole King, James Taylor, Harry Chapin and Jim Croce. Throughout the ‘80s, Petty was an opening act for various bands, and now enjoys open-mic night at the Evening Muse in Charlotte, North Carolina. When not onstage, you can find him on NBC Sports Network’s daily NASCAR America show, and beginning in July, on pre- and post-race NASCAR Sprint Cup shows on NBC and NBCSN. Petty lives in Charlotte with his wife, Morgan, and son, Overton. www.kylepettycharityride.com

When Kyle Petty was only 12 years old, a traveling preacher gave him his very first guitar at a local racetrack where his dad was competing. Petty soon began writing his own music in high school, finding creative influences in country artists, such as Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard, and singer-songwriters like Carole King, James Taylor, Harry Chapin and Jim Croce. Throughout the ‘80s, Petty was an opening act for various bands, and now enjoys open-mic night at the Evening Muse and other venues in Charlotte, North Carolina and surrounding areas.

Also known for his brief attempts as a professional country musician, Petty was signed to a record contract by RCA Records in 1986 and began work on an album with Don Light. His lone single from this period was “The Other Guy,” which led to appearances on Hee Haw and opening for acts such as Randy Travis, The Oak Ridge Boys and Hank Williams, Jr. In 1995, Petty recorded a track entitled “Oh King Richard,” a tribute to his father, written by Rodney Crowell and was a part of a NASCAR-themed country music compilation album. A music video for the song was produced, featuring Petty playing an acoustic guitar in front of his father’s No. 43 race car, as Richard watched highlights of his career on a screen.

When not onstage, you can find him on NBC Sports Network’s daily NASCAR America show, and beginning in July, on pre- and post-race NASCAR Sprint Cup shows on NBC and NBCSN. Petty graduated from Randleman High School in 1978 and currently resides in Charlotte, with his wife, Morgan, and son, Overton.


DAVID CHILDERS - Singer-songwriter David Childers is the proverbial study in contradictions. A resident of Mount Holly, North Carolina, he’s a former high-school football player with the aw-shucks demeanor of a good ol’ Southern boy. But he’s also a well-read poet and painter who cites Chaucer and Kerouac as influences, fell in love with folk as a teen and listens to jazz and opera.

Childers’ latest album, Run Skeleton Run, released May 5, 2017 on Ramseur Records, is filled with the kinds of songs that have made him a favorite of fans and fellow artists including neighbors the Avett Brothers. Scott Avett contributes to four tracks, and Avetts bassist Bob Crawford co-executive-produced the effort with label head Dolph Ramseur. (Crawford and Childers, both history buffs, have recorded and performed together in the Overmountain Men).

In fact, it was Crawford who kickstarted this album, Childers’ sixth solo effort, by suggesting he reunite with Don Dixon (R.E.M., the Smithereens), who’d produced Crawford’s favorite Childers album, Room 23 (done with his band the Modern Don Juans). Crawford also suggested tracking at Mitch Easter’s Fidelitorium Recordings.

Crawford has also called Childers “a great friend, a great thinker and a great man … a true North Carolina treasure.” But let’s take out “North Carolina,” because Childers is the kind of treasure who can spread joy wherever people love listening to great songs. In other words, just about anywhere. Or everywhere.
Venue Information:
McGlohon Theater
345 North College Street
Charlotte, NC, 28202
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