Doors @ 9 PM ★ $8 Door
The Star Community Bar will be transformed into an Old Time Music Front Porch Picking Party with I WANT WHISKY, HOTHOUSE PEACHES and THE TOMBIGBEES. This night is sure to get you up on your feet and dancin' your woes away just like you did at Granny's house on those warm, summer nights. Moonshine not included, but the bar will be stocked full of your favorite libations.
I Want Whisky transforms punk into southern roots music. By incorporating traditional styles and instrumentation, a wide range of influences- including Lead Belly, Bill Monroe, The Pogues, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Woody Guthrie- and what some may call "subversive" subject matter, this Atlanta band breathes a new life into Southern tradition with standards and original works alike. Their music displays a true American spirit; a spirit of life, love, good times, hard work, and rebellion.
HotHouse Peaches — nitty, gritty, dirty, sexy, sassy, jazzy high heel stompin' country music!
Hailing from local open mic nights and the front porches of Starkville, Mississippi, The Tombigbees offer a wide variety of sound. Their sound has been described as “Old-time revival with hints of folk-punk and country-blues”, but if you ask them what genre of music they play, it’s usually “Starkgrass”. The original lineup consisted of Tré “Danger” Watts on the upright bass and fiddle, Brent Varner on guitar, John Ford Harrison on banjo, Taylor Morgan on the washboard, and Hayden Ellis on mandolin. All five of the original members are from Jackson, Mississippi. During the summer of 2013, Charlie Culpepper from Boone, North Carolina, with his Piedmont style of blues guitar, found the “Bigbees” playing a local open mic night and has been a staple ever since.
The current lineup consists of Charlie Culpepper on banjo, guitar, bass and harmonica; Brent Varner on bass, guitar, dobro and harmonica; Hayden Ellis on guitar, mandolin and bass; Taylor Morgan on percussion; and Anna Katherine Coker on vocals.