Tickets on sale Friday, 10/11 at noon. Buy Tickets Here
9pm doors | 10pm show
$14 advance | $16 day of show
Limited number of 2-night package tickets available for $27.
These will sell out so get them now!
It’s not quite long-johns weather, yet, but cooler temperatures have hit the Carolina coast. With the arrival of local oysters, we know that it’s time to hit the road for our Fall Tour. I am looking forward to bonfires, outdoor music festivals, and not sweating so much on stage (yeah right). Take a look at our complete tour schedule, but a few upcoming highlights include the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival with Lucinda Williams, Shovels and Rope, Blitzen Trapper, Deer Tick, and much, much more. Russ is packing his rollerblades for this downtown street festival. We’re also excited to be heading to the Pensacola Seafood Festival, The Voice of the Wetlands Festival in Houma, LA, The Red River Revel in Shreveport, LA, the Maple Leaf in NOLA, The Riverhawk Festival in Brooksville, FL, and finishing off the year with a string of shows with Tab Benoit before returning home to the Charleston Pour House for our annual NYE celebration.
An important tour stop that is not on the calendar is Russ’ wedding! We’ll be taking a little time off in mid-November to help him and Jill celebrate.
Hope to see y'all out on the road sometime. We've been working on a few new songs, and plan on recording a new album early next year. Stay tuned...
Sol Driven Train and The Windjammer are proud to present Sol Slam on July 19th – 20th at The Windjammer on Isle of Palms, SC. The third annual event will feature nine bands performing on two stages including an outdoor stage overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The 2013 musical lineup includes a cast of Charleston based talent with performances by hosts Sol Driven Train, Dangermuffin, YARN,Fowl
Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at the venue box office and online at www.soldriventrain.com/
A portion of all proceeds from Sol Slam will be donated to the Rainforest Action Network in memory of Becky Tarbotton, the organization’s former Executive Director and a close personal friend of Sol Driven Train.
For more information on Sol Slam including a daily schedule of bands, or to purchase tickets, visit:www.soldriventrain.com/
What: Sol Slam hosted by Sol Driven Train and The Windjammer
When: July 19th & 20th, 2013
Where: The Windjammer – 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms, SC
Time (Friday): Doors 8 pm / Show 9 pm
Time (Saturday): Doors 1 pm / Show 2 pm
Ages (Friday): 21+
Ages (Saturday): All ages (from 1 pm – 6 pm) / 21+ (starting at 6 pm)
Tickets: $35 Weekend / $15 Friday / $25 Saturday / $5 Saturday Day (1 pm – 6pm) – Kids under age 16 are free / $20 Saturday Night (7 pm – close)
Ticket Purchase: www.soldriventrain.
For media inquiries, contact Crissa Requate (email@example.com) or Molly Kummerle (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Mason Jar Media.
Sol Driven Train
The Reckoning: A Tribute to Grateful Dead
The Shack Band
Sol Driven Train Kids’ Show
From The Album “Underdog”
SOL DRIVEN TRAIN ANNOUNCE THE UNDERDOG SPRING TOUR
CD Release Party Set for Charleston on February 22nd
CD Release Party Set for Charleston on February 22nd
Southern tour-hounds Sol Driven Train are proud to announce the dates for their upcoming Underdog spring tour in support of their upcoming February 5th album release of the same name. The “Lowcountry Roots Rock” band will be bringing their horn-infused songs steeped with Afro-Caribbean rhythms to venues throughout the Southeast and Gulf Coast states including select dates with Tim Reynolds and TR3.
On February 22nd, Sol Driven Train will be performing a hometown show at the Charleston Music Hall in celebration of their album release of Underdog. Everyone who attends the CD release party will receive a copy of the album and a portion of proceeds will go to benefit the Jerry Zucker Ride for Hope, an annual South Carolina fundraiser for cancer charities.
For media inquiries, including album and interview requests, please contact: Crissa Requate(email@example.com) at Mason Jar Media (828-337-6002).
Confirmed Underdog Spring Tour Dates
**Opening for Tim Reynolds and TR3
2/7/2013 The Well Knoxville, TN
2/8/2013 Gottrocks Greenville, SC
2/15/2013 The Hamilton Washington, DC
2/16/2013 Clementine Harrisonburg, VA
2/22/2013 Charleston Music Hall Charleston, SC
2/23/2013 Soapbox Wilmington, NC
3/8/2013 Visulite Theatre Charlotte, NC
3/9/2013 Smith’s Ole Bar Atlanta, GA
3/10/2013 Capital Oyster Bar Montgomery, AL
3/12/2013 Real Life Real Music Radio The Woodlands, TX
3/15/2013 Luna Live Lake Charles, LA
3/16/2013 Mid City Lanes New Orleans, LA
3/17/2013 Happy Harbor Orange Beach, AL
3/21/2013 The Bamboo Room Lake Worth, FL**
3/22/2013 Skippers Smokehouse Tampa, FL**
3/23/2013 Spirit of the Suwannee Live Oak, FL
3/24/2013 SpringJam Charleston, SC
3/30/2013 Hannah’s Haus Beaufort, NC
4/12/2013 Down Home Johnson City, TN
4/13/2013 Albino Skunk Festival Greer, SC
4/16/2013 The Melting Point Athens, GA
4/18/2013 Funky Biscuit Boca Raton, FL
4/19/2013 The Green Parrot Key West, FL
4/20/2013 The Green Parrot Key West, FL
4/21/2013 The Green Parrot Key West, FL
4/23/2013 Paradise Bar & Grill Pensacola, FL
4/24/2013 Paradise Bar & Grill Pensacola, FL
We’re driving through a drizzle on I-95S, Charleston-bound after finishing up 2012’s busy year of touring with a few dates around the southeast. Thanks to all our friends, family, and fans in Atlanta, Asheville, Isle of Palms, Athens, Winston-Salem, and Raleigh for coming out to the shows. We had a blast sharing those stages our pals in Dangermuffin and Tab Benoit, and the musical collaborations and backstage hilarity were inspiring.
We have some time off over the holiday season to spend time with loved ones, play some music with our side projects, and reflect on the busy year ahead of us. We’d like to invite you to celebrate the arrival of the new year with us at the Charleston Pour House. Heck, come for the whole year-end weekend and enjoy some other great bands playing at the Pour House.
12/28 Perpetual Groove and Old You
12/29 Dangermuffin and American Aquarium
12/30 Mama’s Love and Gaslight Street
12/31 Sol Driven Train
Visit www.charlestonpourhouse.com for tickets and details
We’re very excited to begin 2013 with our 4th annual Virgin Islands Tour. Join us in paradise Jan.16-28, 2013 for shows on St. Thomas and St. John.
2013 Virgin Islands Tour
Wednesday, 1/16 – Latitude 18 – St. Thomas
Thursday, 1/17 – Jack’s Bight – St. Thomas
Friday, 1/18 – Beach Bar – St. John
Saturday, 1/19 – Island Blues – St. John
Sunday, 1/20 – Beach Bar – St. John
Monday, 1/21 – Island Blues – St. John
Tuesday, 1/22 – SS Kekoa Musical Sail – St. John
Wednesday, 1/23 – TBA
Thursday, 1/24 – Iggie’s – St. Thomas
Friday, 1/25 – SS Kekoa Musical Sail – St. John
Saturday, 1/26 – Montessori School Fundraiser – St. Thomas
Sunday, 1/27 – Hull Bay Hideaway – St. Thomas
When we get back from the Virgin Islands, we’ll be releasing our new album, Underdog. Some of you who supported our Kickstarter fund-raising effort may have already received your advance copy. If you didn’t help us kickstart this thing, you’ll have to wait until Feb.5th, 2013 when the album will be available for sale online and through local record stores (just kidding, those don’t exist anymore). Or you can tune into Sirius/XM’s “Jam On” to hear our song “Lady from Chiang Mai” from the upcoming Underdog release. We’ll be supporting the new album with tour dates stretching from Texas to NYC in the first quarter of next year. Save the date: Feb.22, 2013 CD Release party in Charleston. Stay tuned for an exciting announcement about the wonderful venue will be taking over for a Sol Driven Train CD Release Party!
Wishing you a happy, safe holiday season,
Joel, Ward, Russell, Rusty, and Wes
We’re in the midst of our Fall Tour, and it is going great. We’ve been travelling from festival to festival, and meeting smiling faces at every stop. The food was delicious in Louisiana at the Voice of the Wetlands Festival, Seafood Festival, and Red River Revel, and we had a wonderful time catching up with old friends at the Sautee Jamboree, Albino Skunk Festival, and Lake Eden Arts Festival closer to home. I’m writing to you from Key West, Florida, currently in the midst of Fantasy Fest! We’ll be here at the Green Parrot for three nights!
For many of these events, we have to rush in and then rush out to the next gig. It’s nice when we can stay for a few days and really get a taste of what each festival has to offer. We got to spend nearly a week around beautiful Asheville, NC recently for the Lake Eden Arts Festival. We got paired up with a local school through the festival, and spend the first part of the week teaching the students some of our children’s songs and a simplified version of our percussion piece. Fall is a beautiful time in the Southern Appalachians, and we enjoyed getting outside during the afternoons for some hiking and paddling. We played 3 sets at LEAF, including a saturday morning set with the students that went great! After that set, our work was done, and I set to enjoying the festival immediately. I caught some music: Appalachian Rising, Your Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Tinariwen, Mickey Hart, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Footloose, Darrell Scott, and some more I’ve forgotten. I also got on the contra dance floor, and rediscovered my love for this form of high-energy square dancing. I finished up saturday night with a trip to the drum circle, and played until 6am. What a blast!
After 3 nights of madness down here at Fantasy Fest, we’ll head north for shows in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas for the rest of the year. We’ll be finishing out the year at home in Charleston with our annual New Year’s Eve celebration at the Charleston Pour House. Oh, yeah, then we’re heading down to the US Virgin Islands for our annual tour, Jan.16-28,2013. Check out the facebook event here for more info.
I’m happy to announce that we’ve got the cover artwork for our upcoming album, Underdog. Thanks to Kevin Curran at Charleston Graphics for the cool painting!
The album will be released in February 2013. Stay tuned for an exciting announcement regarding our Underdog CD Release Tour!
Thanks for listening, and we hope to see you soon!
Joel and Sol Driven Train