The Dulaney, Lauer & Thomas sponsored “Local Jam” to support Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance, which strives to enrich the quality of life in Fauquier County and the surrounding reasons by creating an opportunity to bring world-class music to everyone.
Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance, the new non-profit music venue which opened on Feb. 2nd of this year in Old Town Warrenton, is hosting a “Local Jam” live music event on Sun. afternoon, June 2nd from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 92 Main Street, Suite 104, Warrenton. The 4500-square-foot performance space, with a concert hall and a black box theatre, will showcase seven local and regional bands in an eclectic mix of musical talent and creative virtuosity. The bands range in style, with native favorite the Elizabeth Lawrence Band (ELB) leading the charge to entice local audiences out to enjoy live music, light food, drinks, and a silent auction. Local law firm Dulaney, Lauer & Thomas is a corporate sponsor, and Sandy’s Kitchen, newly opened on Culpeper Street, is donating light fare.
The impressive band line-up kicks off with Bailey Hayes, a young solo acoustic artist whose musical influences include Ed Sheeran, John Mayer & Jason Mraz, and other artists from a broad range of genres including pop/soul, country, classic rock, and folk.
Rockin’ the blues is Robbins and Green Blues Company, featuring “Mississippi Tom” Robbins, from Natchez, who fronted his own successful band back in the ’90s, and who currently leads the house band at Fat Tuesdays on Monday “Blues Jam” nights. Gary Green, a virtuoso harmonica player (who won the Hohner-sponsored 1987 World Harmonica championship), continues to tour nationally with a variety of singer/songwriters, but will ‘sling the harp’ and get back to his blues roots with this show.
Schreiner, next in the line up, who just released their impressive 10 song debut album, “Kingdom From,” is one of the mid-Atlantic region’s premier live bands. Combining soulful vocals and driving guitar riffs with hypnotic rhythms, this rock and blues power trio features instrument virtuoso John Schreiner, along with bassist Jay Glaspy, in an intense fusion of musical styles.
The Bottle Shop, a trio of three childhood friends who re-connected in 2015, have combined their colorful music experiences playing in a variety of bands, drawing from musical influences like the Foo Fighters, the Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Thundercat, to mold an “Americana” sound that is uniquely their own. While playing shows throughout Virginia, they have also been focused on writing and producing their newest album, “Spring Shack.”
The Elizabeth Lawrence Band, shaped around local legend Elizabeth Lawrence, known for her eclectic style and powerful throaty lead vocals, is joined by three other talented musicians: Joe Cody on guitar and back-up vocals, Jeff Cody on electric bass guitar, and Sven Bishop on drums and back-up vocals. Together, they play popular hits by blues and rock artists, as well as original songs of their own. The musical camaraderie between the four and their devotion to the community has made them a hit around the region, with a loyal following.
The Thistle Brothers, with an almost telepathic musical bond between them, strive to set up a “blind date” between jazz, harmony and folk influences. Combining R & B, soul, and folk music, this remarkable duo love to listen, perform, and create, drawing inspiration from Bob Dylan and Stevie Wonder among other artists. Bottom line: the brothers plan to present all original music, and rock it out for the local audience.
Finishing up is Whisky Business: don’t’ be fooled by the name! Bringing it home with rock and pop favorites, and just a sprinkling of country and funk, this band favorite makes you want to MOVE with hits from the late ’60s forward.
Tickets can be purchased for $15 a person at gloriasmusic.org/localjam. Turn out, give a shout, and grow the local music scene and small business community. We need to expand business in Old Town, and Gloria’s can help do it!