Sol Driven Train’s 6th Annual Music Festival
August 5 & 6, 2016
The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC
Beachside, Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
Sol Slam is Charleston’s oceanfront music festival — a family-oriented day fest led by a night of jams from some of Charleston’s finest and their friends. Doors open at 9pm on Friday night and 12:30pm on Saturday afternoon. Rain or shine!
9:00pm Doors open
10:00pm The Travelin’ Kine
11:30pm Sol Driven Train
Day – Outside Stage
12:30pm Doors open
1:00-1:30pm Sol Driven Train Kids Show
1:45-2:45pm The V-Tones
3:00-4:00pm Dallas Baker & Friends
4:15-5:15pm Sunflowers & Sin
5:30-6:00pm Sally & George
6:15-7:15pm The Danberrys
7:30-8:30pm White/Bogan Duo
Night – Both Stages
9:00-10:40 Empire Strikes Brass
11:00-1:30am Sol Driven Train
- $30 Weekend Pass – includes both 8/5 & 8/6 + 10% off of your bar tab
Limited # of Weekend Passes available
- $20 Friday Night – Sol Driven Train w/ The Travelin’ Kine
- $20 Saturday Full Festival
Free for Saturday Day only (til 5pm)
21+ at 8pm unless with parent.
Saturday, August 6, 2016 is a day filled with beach fun! Bring the kids for a day on the beach and live music on the deck of The Windjammer. Kids show, sandcastle building, and stand up paddleboarding demonstrations.
Nonprofit: Lowcountry Food Bank
Bring nonperishable food items to donate to Lowcountry Food Bank!
Food Drive Most Needed Items
Preferred when possible: pop-top cans and non-glass containers, low sodium, low trans fat, sugar free
Brown rice, quinoa, whole grain pasta, whole grain cereal, rolled oats, grits, canned tuna/ fish, canned chicken/ meat, nuts, dried beans and lentils, low sodium canned beans, peanut butter, canned fruit in 100% juice, low sodium canned vegetables, dried fruit
Sol Driven Train
Sol Driven Train’s music weaves through genres like images in a Tom Robbins paragraph. The band’s sonic schizophrenia absorbs songwriting influences like John Prine and Paul Simon, afrocaribbean rhythmic explorations, and funky New Orleans-style brass into earnest songs of life, love, loss, and long johns. The versatile 5-piece band, based in Charleston, SC, features rotating lead vocalists, and multi-instrumental talent spread across horns, strings, and percussion. Combining rich varieties of American pop and folk music into their own port-town sound, Sol Driven Train has carved out a unique musical identity within the burgeoning roots music scene.
Empire Strikes Brass
At the heart of The Danberrys is the Tennessee-born couple of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel – a truly unique pair of artists hailing from East Nashville, Tennessee. Drawing deep from the traditions of bluegrass, old-time country, blues, and funk/soul, the Danberrys offer inspired songwriting delivered with raw emotion, distinct vocal harmonies, and dynamic, top-notch musicianship. Rather than responding to a dictated sound, their music further displays the near limitless nature of the Americana genre.
In the town where country music was born (Bristol, TN), where two states come together on one street (State Street), a spark lit and a duo was ignited. Shelby and Joel met at the crossroads of country and rock and roll. The Nashville based duo, Sally and George, consists of Joel Timmons on guitar, percussion and vocals and GRAMMY nominated Shelby Means playing upright bass and singing. Drawing from their love for the classic duet styles of Johnny Cash and June Carter, as well as contemporary artists, The White Stripes and Shovels & Rope, Sally and George breathe life and love into the ever widening world of Americana. Merging Joel’s freeform live performances (Sol Driven Train) and Shelby’s energetic structure and bluegrass pedigree (formerly of Della Mae), the pair bring new material with stripped down instrumentation, emphasizing song craft and hypnotic vocals, to stages across the country. Their debut album will be released in the fall of 2016.
The Travelin’ Kine
2014 & 2015 City Paper Americana Artist of the Year winners The Travelin’ Kine are on the move. In two short years this hardworking local outfit has logged serious miles honing their sound: a mix of potent songwriting and fiery country chops, doused with a few shots of whiskey. With the help of a seasoned crew of local talent, singer Slaton Glover delivers a musical message of hellfire and heartbreak, leaving it all on the stage at every performance. Releasing their first album in early 2016, the Kine’s first single “Change in the Wind” was voted 2015 CPMA Song of the Year. The Travelin’ Kine amounts to some of the best lowcountry music in years. Catch them if you can!
White/ Bogan Duo
Drum Keys Rawk from Charleston, SC.
Sunflowers & Sin
We grew up on the outskirts of the little town of Greeneville, Tennessee. Country and bluegrass oozes from the foothills of these mountains, and has become a huge influence for us. In high school, we became active in chorus and discovered the intricacies of harmonies and the basic music theory behind the songs we loved. Although college separated us geographically, we always managed to gather around a fire or a kitchen table during breaks and holidays with a good bottle of Tennessee whiskey to play new and old tunes we’d been working on. We moved to Charleston on a whim in hopes of spending more time with each other, our music, and of course, the ocean! Sunflowers and Sin is our first step into the expanding world of live music, and we’d love you to join us as we find our voices in the Charleston music scene
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Dallas Baker & Friends
Dallas Baker is a native of the greater Charleston, South Carolina area. He now resides on James Island with his lovely wife, three children, two rescue dogs, two beta fish, and a mini-rex bunny. Dallas is a naturalist at Coastal Expeditions by day and music man by night. His passions are his family, playing music, yoga, staying active, surfing, and kayaking.
Dallas first started his music career playing heavy metal as a teenager at local music venues. Later on he found his niche in the Bluegrass/Folk/Americana genre. His love for Bluegrass music grew as a member in the band, Steel Rollers. Steel Rollers was known around town for being a rowdy bluegrass band. They brought in a lively and fun crowd to the Charleston Pour House as well as other local music venues in Charleston. After parting ways with Steel Rollers Dallas started up his own band, Dallas Baker & Friends. Dallas describes his music as “Roots Grass”. Dallas Baker & Friends have recorded a 9 track EP with Plowground Productions on Johns Island by Jim Donnelly. You can request to get a copy of his album at any of his shows. Eventually DB&F became a side project for Dallas after he and a friend started up the band, Big John Belly.
As a member of Big John Belly, Dallas played bass, harmonica, and vocals. Dallas is proud of his accomplishment as a BJB member winning ‘2014 Up and Coming Act’ by Charleston City Paper Music Awards. As much as Dallas enjoyed being a member in BJB he wanted to pursue his love for bluegrass music. In December of 2014 Dallas resigned from BJB and DB&F became his primary focus. DB&F are currently in the process of recording their next full length studio album “Albemarle Blues”. With no expected release date of Albemarle Blues Dallas and his friends will continue to play in, around, and outside of The Holy City.