Tonight Carl will cash in on the latter part of his recent winnings, playing a headlining set at the Mockingbird Roots Music Hall in Historic Downtown Staunton. Most of his gigs in the area are solo ones, a true testament to his captivating stage presence, but this will be one of a rare few appearances backed by a full band. Carl’s band will consist of Wade Warfield on drums, James Gammon on keyboard and backing vocals, Adam Long on guitar and lap steel, and Matt Chick on bass. Audiences can expect to hear tracks from the new record as well as songs from his first EP, Twenty Something Blues. In his most recent newsletter, Carl indicated he would be releasing a new EP this spring (to be titled Risk of Loss), so you will likely catch a few newer songs as well.
Tickets can be purchased online in advance of the show for $10 or at the door for $12. The show is set to begin at 8:00 pm, but get there early to grab some food in the Mockingbird’s Restaurant, which offers a rotating seasonal menu of vibrant local flavors, including handmade pastas, regionally caught seafood, and locally-sourced meats.
For a preview of what you can expect, check out part of Carl’s winning performance from the Mockingbird Open Mic Competition below: