Upcoming Local Concerts: Carrie Underwood, Shawn Colvin, Old Crow and more!

May is going to be a spectacular month for concerts in Charleston, WV…

Country star and former American Idol winner Carrie Underwood will be at the Charleston Civic Center, with opener Hunter Hayes, on Wednesday, May 8th. Look for my review of that concert in next Thursday’s edition of The Charleston Gazette.

Lyle Lovett will visit The Clay Center on Friday, May 10th.

Comedian Lewis Black will hit The Clay Center on Thursday, May 16th.

Singer-songwriters Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter will perform as a duo during an extended set at a special Mountain Stage at The Clay Center on Sunday, May 19th. Crooked Still’s Aoife O’Donovan is also on the lineup. As an almost lifelong fan of Shawn Colvin, I’m very excited to be reviewing the show for Muruch.

The free Live on the Levee summer concert series will return to Charleston on May 24th. The acts haven’t been announced yet, but I do know Kathy Mattea will perform in June during Festivall week.

Just when you think it can’t get any better, Old Crow Medicine Show will put on a full concert at The Clay Center on Friday, May 24th! OCMS is one of my favorite modern bands, so reviewing their concert for Muruch is also cause for much excitement.

Jeff Ellis: CD Giveaway & New Tour Dates

Contest Closed

West Virginian singer-songwriter Jeff Ellis has returned home from his second US Army tour of duty in Iraq. I’m happy to have the opportunity to give away 1 copy of his magnificent CD The Forgetting Place (click the album title to read my rave review). Jeff will also be performing live at several local venues. Tour dates and giveaway details are below…

The Prize:

1 copy of Jeff Ellis’ new CD The Forgetting Place

The Rules:

Comment to this entry with your email address and the name of your favorite local artist (or just your favorite artist if you don’t like anyone in your locality). All new comments are moderated to avoid spam (which is why you must include the required text in your comment), so it may take a day for your comment to appear if you haven’t commented on Muruch before.

Note: This contest is open to everyone, but all contestants must enter with a valid email address and the name of an artist in order to qualify. The winner of the contest will also be required to provide me with their full name, phone number and postal address for shipping purposes.

The Deadline:

The contest will end on Friday, August 27th. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email.

Go now go! And tell others.

Jeff Ellis Tour Dates:

Aug 6 – Harley Davidson Store – Huntington, WV
Aug 13 – Live On The Levee – Charleston, WV
Aug 14 – V Club – Huntington, WV
Aug 26 – Pullman Sq. Summer Series – Huntington, WV
Sept 4 – Chief Logan State Park Amphitheater – Logan, WV
Sept 15 – Borders Bookstore (850 Grand Central Mall) – Vienna, WV
Sept 16 – Jackie O’s – Athens, OH
Sept 17 – Borders Bookstore (120 Huntington Mall) – Barboursville, WV
Sept 18 – Fairplain Yacht Club – Ripley, WV
Sept 19 – Borders Bookstore (9459 Colerian Ave) – Cincinnati, OH
Sept 20 – Borders Bookstore (4530 Eastgate Blvd) – Cincinnati, OH
Sept 21 – Borders Bookstore (2700 Miamisburg Centerville Rd) – Dayton, OH
Sept 23 – Borders Bookstore (6670 Sawmill Rd) – Columbus, OH
Sept 24 – The Boulevard Tavern – Charleston, WV
Sept 25 – 123 Pleasant – Morgantown, WV
Oct 2 – Huntington Music & Arts Fest – Huntington, WV
Oct 14 – The Purple Fiddle – Thomas, WV
Oct 15 – Jabberwock – Elkins, WV
Oct 16 – Court Street Grill – Pomeroy, OH
Oct 29 – Empty Glass – Charleston, WV
Oct 30 – Shamrocks – Huntington, WV

Buy @ Amazon

Jeff Ellis

Jeff Ellis MySpace