Springsteen vs Petty Tribute

Joco Shows presents

Springsteen vs Petty Tribute

Sat · December 9, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 18 and over

Bones Owens
Bones Owens
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David Bornè
David Bornè
Kree Harrison
Kree Harrison
The highly anticipated debut single from Kree Harrison is finally here. “This Old Thing” is the title track to Kree’s live, studio album recorded at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC. “This Old Thing” embodies the timeless sound that Kree has spent her entire life working toward. Although timeless, This Old Thing is modern and was recently described as “fresh, now and tomorrow” by CMT’s Stacey Cato.

Although only 25, the sharp lyrics and deep emotional expressions make the listener feel like she is a seasoned veteran. That’s because she has been doing this her entire life. At the ripe age of 3, she belted out Amy Grant’s “El-Shaddai” at her local church in Woodville, TX. Kree signed an artist development deal with Lyric Street Records at 10 and moved to Nashville shortly after. While looking for songs to record, she declared that she wanted to record “He Called Me Baby” by Harlan Howard. That dream was fulfilled 15 years later in North Carolina when she finally recorded that song she was drawn to so many years before.

Many know Kree from American Idol Season 12 where she finished runner-up in 2013. American Idol did an amazing job of highlighting her vocal talent, but the show only scratched the surface of Kree’s artistry. In early 2015, Kree signed with Nashville’s independent Plaid Flag Music and began writing with her album in mind. She ended up co-penning 9 of the 13 songs on the album, stretching from before Idol to her time with Plaid Flag in 2015.

Many times Kree has said, “This record has been 15 years in the making.” There are numerous examples from songs written or inspired during her childhood that illustrate this fact. As cliché as it may sound, this album has truly been a product of the last 15 years of Kree’s life. The significance of This Old Thing as the album title, title track, first track on the album sequence and first song released is not an accident. This has been a life-long dream of Kree’s, but it’s been worth the wait.
PONCÉ
PONCÉ
PONCÉ is a rock duo based in Nashville, TN consisting of twin brothers, Carson and Michael Poncé. When they're not writing heart-lifting melodies and harmonies, the twins like to spend their time watching Indianapolis Colts football and bickering over who's turn it is to drive to Kroger.
Jer Gregg
Jer Gregg
He might call Nashville home, but no one would would walk away from watching Jer Gregg play and think they had been to a honky tonk show. Jer’s love of rock, soul, folk and blues is the platform for his Heartland Rock 'N Roll singer/songwriter sound.

Playing from the heart of his Midwest roots, Jer Gregg delivers a vibe heavily influenced by singer/songwriters, a la Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty. He also takes his cues from his home state of Indiana, where John Mellencamp is legend. Add in the drive of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and the Black Crowes, you’ve got a guy who knows how to make good writing - hit hard.

His drive to write a song is only rivaled by his ability to deliver it. With rock all over the vocals, and the way he weaves in southern soul and the melodic, emotional delivery of Jeff Buckley is a big part of what defines his music. Jer Gregg is a story-teller. Like Petty and Dylan who came before and Ryan Bingham and Gavin DeGraw who are doing it now, Jer is telling his tales through rock music. He smartly surrounds himself with players who can keep up with him and have first-class playing credits in their own right. Dual guitars, Hammond B3, blues harp and thick drum grooves are the vehicle that drives the story telling. He’s a player. You’ll see a guitar and harmonica strapped to him while he sings and delivers something you can't deny to feel.

He’s no stranger to rock culture and has played in historic venues like the Vogue Theater in Indianapolis, the Exit/in and the Rutledge in Nashville and King William IV in London, the legendary Troubadour in Earl's Court. As well as the Winton Outback Festival in Winton, Australia.

Jer Gregg released his first self-titled EP in January of 2010. It’s a record that has served him well as a spring board for his career. In July of 2012, he released a raw acoustic album titled "OTIS". Recording in his living room with fellow band mate, Ryan Scarbrough. The record , independently, reached 22 on the singer/songwriter charts. Various other Jer Gregg songs can be found online at jergregg.bandcamp.com.

From the first chord to the final “goodnight”, Jer Gregg gives everything he’s got when it’s time to play. He never wants to feel like he could have done more. When he leaves the stage, he wants everyone to have gotten their money’s worth. Jer Gregg will not be satisfied until everyone feels something.

Heartland rock 'n roll. Americana - Jer Gregg.
J. Marco
J. Marco
Long before moving to Nashville and kicking off his songwriting career, J. Marco listened to records in his Massachusetts bedroom, moving between the fast-moving fuzz of punk-rock and the hard-hitting hooks of pop music. Years later, he combines both of those genres and more on Days Of Surrender, his second album as a solo artist.

Days Of Surrender finds J. Marco pulling triple-duty as singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist. He covers a good deal of ground along the way, from the album's propulsive single, "Love Don't Matter" to the anthemic rock & roll of "See Her Tonight" "Now That It's Over" & "Say Goodbye.” Gluing the entire album together is an emphasis on guitar riffs and undeniable melodies, the same two ingredients that connected most of Marco's childhood influences.
Matt Koziol
Matt Koziol
Matt Koziol, age 22, is no stranger to the sounds of what most consider "the golden years of music." Born in Linden, New Jersey, he grew up listening to the world around him. Every sound that came out of the radio or tape deck flavored his music. Elvis was one of his largest influences growing up. "I really didn't know who he was until I was older, but I knew his name, and his music. At the age of 3, I knew what I wanted to do with my life."

Ten years later Matt picked up a guitar and began listening to classic rock (Led Zeppelin, Cream, Aerosmith, etc.) His musical experience was in motion. He studied all the great guitar players and singers trying to find what made them tick. "It was amazing to me to see the state of complete solitude these musicians went into while playing. It was like they were in a different world, and I wanted to see what that world was like!" The summer before his freshman year of high school Matt started writing his own music. Inspired by the many years of listening to James Taylor (his father's favorite artist), Matt began to work on his craft of song writing. During his high school years he was involved in local theatre groups, and worked on his vocal training singing classical music in the New Jersey All-State Choir.

"I knew at some point that I was a fairly decent guitar player, and I could sing, however I never knew how to put it all together until I heard John Mayer on the radio. His style really set me back and it was then that I realized what I'd been looking for! So I took what I learned from him and from the music made in the many years before him. Guys like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, all these great guys who played for that 'moment' and that's what put me over the edge, pushing me further into my career of being a musician. At 14 my music teacher urged me to do an open mic night at a local coffee shop. I haven't stopped performing since Those 10 minutes of pressure lit a fire in me."

A few short years later Matt has just released his second EP "Grace Matters." "This CD is a taste of what is to come. I wanted to bring the 'moment' back into the hearts of listeners. I want people have a chill run down their arm at the end of a CD like I had when I listened to Billy Joel's "Storm Front" the first time. That 'moment hasn't been around for a long time and its time for a second lap." He has performed in places all over the Tri- State Area, including the famous Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ and Sullivan Hall in New York City, NY. Matt is currently touring locally in an effort to spread his unique musical styling to as many listeners as possible. You can check out samples of his album "Grace Matters" on iTunes
Ben Clemons
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Brandon Wilson
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Not a Real Band
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Venue Information:
Mercy Lounge
1 Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
http://mercylounge.com/