7:00 - 9:00 Larkin & Friends
Larkin is Folk-Americana collaboration, fronted by singer-songwriter Kristin Larkin. Bringing an organic sound that can only be found in a homegrown band, their original songs about love, nature, and the human condition speak authentically to the heart.
Kristin grew up in Coral Springs, Florida, and began playing her original songs at coffeeshops and bars in Broward and Dade Counties at the age of 16. After moving to middle Tennessee in 1999, she continued to go back and forth from TN to FL for music throughout the early 2000’s. She garnered a cult following in Florida with her eclectic folk-pop band, Remember the Ocean, who released 2 full length records, Ruth (2001) and Tomorrow, after Dark (2004). RTO played both underground and prominent venues in the tri-county area, opening for acts like Lisa Loeb, Will Hoge, and Over the Rhine
Kristin took a break from music from 2005-2011. In Feb, 2014 she released her first solo record, Regardless, a 6 song EP that she recorded with the help of a crowd-funding campaign through Kickstarter.
When collaborations grew strong with singer Anna Eilermann, guitarist Adam Taylor, and drummer Jacki Macri, all formerly of The Granny Whites, it became clear that they were much more than a backing band. The group took on the name Larkin in an effort to weave Kristin’s existing following into the new project. They are currently in pre-production for their forthcoming album, Tread Lightly.
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9:00 - 10:00 Josh Womack & Mike Younger
Often described as a polymath-in-training or a working man’s Renaissance man, Josh Womack wears many different hats depending on the hour, day, week or year. Josh is a Nashville, Tennessee, native. Except for some formative years spent in a multi-cultural, parochial elementary school in the heart of San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury district and college at the University of Tennessee, Womack has made his home in Middle Tennessee.
After returning to Nashville from Knoxville in the mid 90’s, Josh co-formed the short-lived, but fondly remembered, song-based improvisational rock band Kombucha. After that band hung up its hat, Womack took his songwriting in a more hobby-oriented direction, opting to start some businesses, get married and raise a family. ��Songwriting never left Josh though and he continued amassing a substantial catalog. A business failure during the Great Recession brought Womack an existential crisis of sorts. Josh returned to performing in 2012 and in 2014 co-founded the Psychedelic Americana Funk band Natchez Tracers. Nashville-based Natchez Tracers deliver an expansive and emotion-filled salvo of genre-bending rock-n-roll to local venues and festivals and all across the Southeast. The band released its debut, Zeroes & Ones, in 2016 and are currently working on their follow-up record to be released in mid-2018. Womack’s writing draws equally from Muscle Shoals, New Orleans, World Music and Southern Rock lineage. While the Natchez Tracers are a more dance-oriented romp experience, Josh’s solo music is more from the singer-songwriter vein displaying tinges of similarity to writers such as Darrell Scott, Paul Simon and Jason Isbell. When the Natchez Tracers aren’t working, Womack occasionally performs solo or with a cast of revolving support. Be on the look-out in 2019 for a solo Josh Womack album of introspective song treatments and character explorations…
Mike Younger started out as a street singer, on the road at 17... Leaving his hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia, his early journey took him through Vancouver, Toronto, New York City and New Orleans. His earliest stages were sidewalks, doorways, subway platforms and city parks etc.
Mr. Younger's music was first noticed by music publishers in the late 90s and he moved to Nashville to pursue recording opportunities. His first record, "Somethin' In The Air", produced by Rodney Crowell, was released by Beyond Music in 2000 to positive critical acclaim and widespread radio airplay.
Following up with independent releases in 2005 (Every Stone You Throw) and 2009 (Hustled By Squares), Younger's musical and lyrical versatility has spanned genres and remains unpredictable. A poet and songwriter made for these times, Mike Younger is a non-GMO hybrid of Rhythm & Blues, Rock n Roll, Folk and Country...organic and additive-free...
His most recent recording project "Little Folks Like You And Me", produced by Bob Britt, one of Nashville's finest guitar slingers (Leon Russell, Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Delbert McClinton), was released in July 2017.
7:00 - 9:00 Larkin & Friends