It’s almost the weekend, so why not start things off with a show full of stellar local talent that will have you buzzing through Monday? Folk singer-songwriter Renn and gritty storyteller Shannon LaBrie are hitting the stage for a co-headlining show tonight, Aug. 24 at Mercy Lounge. Make sure to get there early to enjoy the sounds of local Americana rockers BRUNS. Sound enticing? Our giveaway has ended, there are still a handful of tickets available here. Snag yours while you still can and keep reading to find out more about this great night of music.
North Carolina native Renn began his winding musical journey in Nashville after starting at Belmont University back in 2006. There, he focused on honing his guitar skills and working his love of literature into is own songwriting. Even with praise coming from both friends and his instructors, he opted to keep music as a hobby and moved to California, starting his own ministry school. Although he sold all but one guitar to fund his cross-country move, that decision ended up igniting his passion for music once more. Later, after moving back to his home state, he began channeling the pain of a breakup into his own original material. He headed back to California to finish the project, sleeping on friends’ couches and funneling his own money into completing the work. The result was 2015’s King of California, an emotional and folk-driven record that came straight from the heart.
In 2013, Shannon LaBrie first burst onto the scene with her debut LP Just Be Honest, which showcased her soulful vocals and moody, emotionally-charged brand of Americana. Earlier this year, she returned with War & Peace, an introspective and raw project that was inspired by a personal tragedy. From addiction and heartbreak to American politics, she tackles some of life’s toughest subjects with incredible grace and honesty.
If you’re a regular attendee of our showcases at Acme Feed & Seed, you may have caught the rocking Americana sounds of local band BRUNS back in April. If you looking for a refreshing mix of Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen with a pinch of classic folk storytelling, look no further. Get there early to hear some of the tracks from their stellar 2015 self-titled EP.
Renn, Shannon LaBrie and Bruns will perform tonight, Aug. 24 at Mercy Lounge. The show is 18+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $10.