Dan Lipton, Tom Mackell, and Chris Wilcox

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Dan Lipton, Tom Mackell, and Chris Wilcox

Dan Lipton, Tom Mackell, and Chris Wilcox

Hill Country Live & F.A.M. Present

This show is 21+. All sales are final. No refunds. Masks are required to be worn indoors except while eating or drinking.

Dan Lipton

Dan Lipton was born and raised in DC, and after over a decade living in other cities, returned to his hometown in 2014 to woodshed his rustic tunes at the city’s now defunct gathering spot, Gypsy Sally’s. This was a place where people who cared deeply about music came together and Dan’s elegant finger picked guitar and literate vocals were informed more by this local scene than anything else.

Dan's solo debut, Breathing In, was covered by Huffington Post as the product of a "modern day folk artist that has drawn inspiration from a lot of great folk storytellers to make his album whimsical, homey and modern." His latest LP, Water Rising, was described by American Songwriter as the "warming crackle of nostalgia," while Earmilk noted it is hard not to get lost in the "steady beat," and "finger-picked guitar."

Tom Mackell

A Charleston, South Carolina-based singer/songwriter whose honest and soulful mix of Americana, pop, and rock creates a melodic, smooth sound that's effortlessly organic. Originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mackell honed his skills performing at bars and restaurants. He performed back and forth between Philadelphia and Charleston before moving to Nashville in 2015. Diving headfirst into music city, he landed a job at a talent agency while also writing and recording in his free time. He then went on to release five singles from 2016-2018 followed by a five-track EP in 2019 and another single “Strange Times” in 2020. His new single, “Maybe Tonight”, a powerful blend of Americana, pop and rock, dropped on March 5, 2021.

Chris Wilcox

Chris Wilcox is a singer/songwriter based in Nashville, TN. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD and having lived five years in Charleston, SC, Chris’s musical influence has no boundaries. Following the release of the 2019 full-length, Chris & The Boys hit the road harder than ever before, with multiple tours across the country, including numerous stops in Chris's hometown of Baltimore, MD. His latest release, “Old Shore Troubadour,” is a direct response to this increased time on the road.

While songs about the road aren’t a new concept, Chris turns the trope on its head, instead choosing to focus on the brief stops in his hometown. These fleeting moments take on a new meaning in the midst of a weeks-long tour. Conversations with family are cut short, friends greet a tired version of you, not fully understanding that while it always feels great to be home, there is another night, just like this one a day & drive away. Despite exploring this disconnect, Chris maintains his trademark optimism choosing instead to focus on the loved ones that wait at his new home in Nashville. Old Shore is perhaps the strongest exemplar of Chris’s appeal as a songwriter, that through all of the adversity he still manages to ask his trademark phrase “Why, Struggle?”

Recorded at Echo Mountain Run Asheville (Band of Horses, Susto) the stellar sound of the studio is amplified by keen mixing from drummer/producer Matt Zutell, who deftly explores modern filters while still maintaining a classic Americana sound captured so thoroughly in one of America's iconic studios.

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Dan Lipton, Tom Mackell, and Chris Wilcox
Friday, September 17, 2021
8:30 PM
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This show is 21+. All sales are final. No refunds. Masks are required to be worn indoors except while eating or drinking.

Dan Lipton

Dan Lipton was born and raised in DC, and after over a decade living in other cities, returned to his hometown in 2014 to woodshed his rustic tunes at the city’s now defunct gathering spot, Gypsy Sally’s. This was a place where people who cared deeply about music came together and Dan’s elegant finger picked guitar and literate vocals were informed more by this local scene than anything else.

Dan's solo debut, Breathing In, was covered by Huffington Post as the product of a "modern day folk artist that has drawn inspiration from a lot of great folk storytellers to make his album whimsical, homey and modern." His latest LP, Water Rising, was described by American Songwriter as the "warming crackle of nostalgia," while Earmilk noted it is hard not to get lost in the "steady beat," and "finger-picked guitar."

Tom Mackell

A Charleston, South Carolina-based singer/songwriter whose honest and soulful mix of Americana, pop, and rock creates a melodic, smooth sound that's effortlessly organic. Originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mackell honed his skills performing at bars and restaurants. He performed back and forth between Philadelphia and Charleston before moving to Nashville in 2015. Diving headfirst into music city, he landed a job at a talent agency while also writing and recording in his free time. He then went on to release five singles from 2016-2018 followed by a five-track EP in 2019 and another single “Strange Times” in 2020. His new single, “Maybe Tonight”, a powerful blend of Americana, pop and rock, dropped on March 5, 2021.

Chris Wilcox

Chris Wilcox is a singer/songwriter based in Nashville, TN. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD and having lived five years in Charleston, SC, Chris’s musical influence has no boundaries. Following the release of the 2019 full-length, Chris & The Boys hit the road harder than ever before, with multiple tours across the country, including numerous stops in Chris's hometown of Baltimore, MD. His latest release, “Old Shore Troubadour,” is a direct response to this increased time on the road.

While songs about the road aren’t a new concept, Chris turns the trope on its head, instead choosing to focus on the brief stops in his hometown. These fleeting moments take on a new meaning in the midst of a weeks-long tour. Conversations with family are cut short, friends greet a tired version of you, not fully understanding that while it always feels great to be home, there is another night, just like this one a day & drive away. Despite exploring this disconnect, Chris maintains his trademark optimism choosing instead to focus on the loved ones that wait at his new home in Nashville. Old Shore is perhaps the strongest exemplar of Chris’s appeal as a songwriter, that through all of the adversity he still manages to ask his trademark phrase “Why, Struggle?”

Recorded at Echo Mountain Run Asheville (Band of Horses, Susto) the stellar sound of the studio is amplified by keen mixing from drummer/producer Matt Zutell, who deftly explores modern filters while still maintaining a classic Americana sound captured so thoroughly in one of America's iconic studios.

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