Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires appear on April-24th with a great boost from “Rolling Stone Magazine”April 14th, 2014
Tony has an extensive list of great songs to choose from, we have all the good food and drink you could ever want!! All you need to do is bring your A game and we will have us a good ole time!!
Come see what Whitesburg has to offer! We have the best Open Mic night in the area! Come out and share with us..or just sit back and enjoy a heck of a time!!
One of the Most Promising bands in America in “Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires” appear at Summit City on April-24th at 9:00 pm est. This is their Only Kentucky Show before they join the much awaited “Alabama Shakes Tour” ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE has been praising their talents for 2 years and they are ready to emerge as one of the next great bands from The South!
What awaits you when the needle drops on Dereconstructed, the new album by Lee Bains lll & the Glory Fires? Nothing less than pure fucking heaven, that’s what.
Consider the record’s opener, “The Company Man.” It revs up with a riff sleazy enough to clog Rod Stewart’s stomach pump as an incantation that only a Yellowhammer can truly understand is bellowed and then screamed. Before you know it, the joint is hotter than a Birmingham soaking pit while you, the listener, are reminded, lest you forget, don’t ever trust the company man.
Dereconstructed is a careening, road raging, all night party of a record. Informed by a distinctly southern hoodoo, it is a master class in authentic Gulf Coast choogle. Having cut his teeth in the Dexateens, Lee Bains lll has been properly schooled in how to throw down, so much so that even his hyper literate musings are no match for the blown out distortion that gives this record its blistering urgency.
Songs like “The Kudzu and the Concrete,” “Dirt Track” and the roaring, blissfully shambolic title track could be anthems looking for a stadium, but they’re also reminders as to why Lee Bains lll & the Glory Fires are such a formidable party machine. If your hometown is graced with a scuzzy dive and a few warm bodies to populate it, you’d best believe that the Glory Fires have been there, or are on their way back.
Dereconstructed was produced by Tim Kerr, and engineered by Jeremy Ferguson at Battle Tapes, Nashville, TN.
Lee Bains lll & the Glory Fires will be featured performers at the 14th annual NONCOMMvention, hosted by WXPN in Philadelphia, PA, May 14 – 16, 2014. This performance will be followed by extensive touring, radio sessions, and in-stores throughout North America. A late-summer European tour will be announced shortly.
Appearing at Summit City Lounge on April-24th at 9:00 pm est.
“An Evening with Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires” in the great town of Whitesburg, Kentucky! Call Summit City for more info at 606-633-2715.www.summitcitylounge.com
A great night of music awaits Summit City in Whitesburg as we welcome in ‘SHEL featuring GOOD GRAEFF and Taylyn Combs and Friends! Doors are at 7:30 pm est with music to start 8:10 pm est!
The high-altitude town of Fort Collins, Colorado is abundant in bicycles, awash in craft beer and rich in arts of all kinds. Understanding the town’s unique cultural brew begins (but only begins) to explain the novel sound of SHEL. Four sisters, raised in an atmosphere of creative freedom and diligent study, have honed their musical skills surgically sharp and blended their personalities and visions into a unified whole. They are a vocal group with outstanding instrumental capabilities and an instrumental group with a thrilling vocal attack. From their fetching, unpredictable songs to their whimsical, hand-made top hats, SHEL makes a profound impression, something they are doing to growing crowds and critical acclaim.
Sisters Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza were born within five years of each other. Raised and home-schooled by a professional songwriter father and an artist mother, they dove into music young. Hannah was first to take classical lessons on piano. Then it was Sarah on violin, Liza on harp and Eva on mandolin. Liza switched to the drums upon discovery of her passion for polyrhythm. Then in the early 2000s, they started working up and performing songs with their father. Over time, Eva stepped forward as the lead vocalist. Andrew Holbrook with SHEL became SHEL with Andrew Holbrook—and then just SHEL.
A friend of the family made a connection with Grammy-winning producer Brent Maher, an artist development guru with a long track record of hit singles and artistic breakthroughs. Over three years of unhurried experimentation and recording, SHEL completed two EPs and grew immeasurably. Now, their most complete and thought-out work to date is here in the form of a self-titled, debut album.
Nestled within SHEL’s enveloping sound, wisps of folk revival, vaudeville, renaissance fairs and steam-punk esthetic blur around one another. Allusions abound to their core influences—The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Harry Nilsson and acoustic super-group Strength In Numbers—but you’ve never heard this before. Tracks such as “Tuscany” borrow liberally from their classical training, yet there’s nothing ponderous or unapproachable about them. “The Wise Old Owl” showcases their daring, fanciful vocal arrangements. They revel in strong dynamics, so a single song like “Stained” can grow from airy lace to a driving, white-water rush. They are richly feminine, but they don’t shy from covering Led Zeppelin’s “The Battle of Evermore.” Above all, there’s variety and creativity. Pure acoustic tone is best when it’s best, but if an electric mandolin or special effect is called for, they let the song dictate the production.
SHEL has achieved many benchmarks that point to a full and fruitful career ahead. They’ve played public radio’s Etown, Echoes, South by Southwest, Nashville’s Music City Roots, Lilith Fair and numerous other distinguished festivals. In addition, they have songs in national television ad campaigns for Splenda, Glade and a song featured in CBS series, Jersey Girl. One does not have to be floating on the updraft of their blended voices to predict a bright future for SHEL.
Twins Brooke and Brittany Graeff first formed the indie pop folk duo Good Graeff in 2004 in Florida – when they were just 16 years old. In high school, Brooke started writing music, and Good Graeff was unleashed.
Then Brooke fled the United States for Canada – where she learned the art of foley, and Brittany went to the University of Central Florida to study marketing and international business.
The two reunited in all their musical glory in Hanoi, Vietnam where they were living in the same country for the first time in six years (thats like 12 in twin years), using mysterious twin powers and musical influences from classical to country, from indie to blues, Good Graeff’s sound is back with a vengeance!
“Taylyn Combs” is a rising Letcher County Singer Songwriter who’s single ‘Kentucky Thunder” is gaining attention in Nashville! Combs is in line to be one of the next great talents in Central Applachia!
We are making some exciting changes here at Summit City and we just wanted to feel everyone in on the changes as we move toward this transition. A brief overview…
As many of you know, our new kitchen is almost complete and we are excited about the increased food options this will allow us to prepare. Along with the new kitchen we will be adding a full time cook. This will allow us more options on the type of food we can prepare and also allow food to be served more quickly and efficiently.
An Anna Bogle enhanced menu! Anna has been working on updating the menu and it should be out by the first of the year. Included in this upgrade will be a Saturday brunch menu with exciting food and drink options. Mmmm…. bloody mary…!
In addition to enhancing the menu at Summit City Anna will also be taking over the leadership role as manager of operations. Our wonderful friend Heather Bates is taking on a new role at another company in downtown (yay!) and we are excited for her to move on to greener pastures. We are also so excited about the prospects of Anna’s leadership and the vision she will have for Summit City.
We will begin table service in the New Year. Along with the full time cook we will also have a full time server at all times. Table service will apply to all seating areas (inside and on the deck). Less time chasing food and drinks, more time relaxing!
Tap beer! Now doesn’t that just sound (taste) great! That’s right, it’s in, and we have eight options of fresh beer. One for each day of the week (just trust me on that). Come early and often to see the rotating options!
As of today (December 11, 2012), we will begin opening at 4pm, Tuesday through Friday and 11am on Saturdays (for Brunch). The reason for this is two-fold. One, we want to concentrate our efforts on our evening and brunch dining experience and to perfect these to the nth degree. Summit City has always been and will always be a place for gathering together and celebrating our community. We will still have great times. We will still have great food, amazing drinks and outstanding music and art. We want everything to be perfect and we feel by becoming more specialized we can better achieve this. The second reason is that we are welcoming a new business into downtown Whitesburg! A bakery, Here Comes the Bun, is set to open in the coming weeks and we are very, very excited to have them as partners here in Whitesburg. Here Comes the Bun has created a beautiful space and is set to serve both breakfast and lunch. So along with allowing us to become more specialized, our move will also help ensure the vitality of another business in our downtown. We feel it’s a win-win!
So yes, new and exciting things! We are very excited about the future of not only Summit City, but Whitesburg. We feel that town is moving in a very positive direction and we’re very excited to be a part of it. We hope you are also!
Onward and Upward!
Team Summit City