On Saturday, August 5 at 8 pm The Taters are celebrating their 20th anniversary. That’s 20 years of musical virtuosity, perfect harmonies, tight instrumentation, cosmic song juxtaposition, and outright joyful silliness. Craig Evans and Brad Tucker started it all, adding old friend Greg Marrs and Chris Mendez along the way and perfecting a sound that’s unmistakably Tater-fied and consistently surprising. Elizabeth Cotten to Led Zeppelin to Leadbelly to Dean Martin all in one set. It goes to show you never can tell.
On Friday, August 11 at 8 pm, Bill Kirchen returns with his all-star Texas band, Rick Richards on drums and David Carroll on bass. Guitar Player Magazine dubbed Kirchen the “Titan of the Telecaster.” Rolling Stone said he’s “an American treasure” and “one of our best.” No matter what you call him, Kirchen is a founding father of the Americana movement, now at the peak of his impressive career. He’s only in Richmond about once a year these days, so don’t miss your chance to see what all the fun is about.