Homegrown concert returns Tuesday

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Featuring a pair of regional acts out of Pittsboro and Bloomington, the Homegrown concert series returns to Music on the Square Tuesday night.

The monthly listening room concert will feature Brandon Tinkler and The Hammer and The Hatchet for a 7 p.m. show.

The all-ages show is free and open to the public.

Featuring independent, original artists, these stripped-downs shows are recorded and featured on the weekly “Homegrown on WGRE” radio show. Airing each Thursday at 10 a.m., the show is hosted by brothers Dennis and Glen Furr and Ben Costley.

A frequent player on the Putnam County music scene, Tinkler released his debut album, Nowhere To Run, in 2014 and is currently preparing to release his second full-length album this spring. ]

Tinkler fell in love with rock ‘n roll music at the age of 15 and began performing and writing songs shortly thereafter.

Listeners will enjoy a songwriting style that blends the simplicity of early rock ‘n roll music with textures that encompass a range of different types of American music.

The Hammer and the Hatchet have released 2 albums. The first (self titled) in January of 2015 and the second, Winter Fires in October of 2016.

John Bowyer, The Hammer, is a virtuoso mandolin player and guitar player who has used his talents as a side man, studio musician, and front man for projects like Old Truck Revival, Punkin’ Holler Boys, Chris Dollar Band, Avocado Chic and so much more. He recognized in Jayme Hood, The Hatchet, an undiscovered talent, who has quickly moved past protege to become his musical soulmate.

The Americana sound that they have created is bluegrass-inspired, harmony rich and heartfelt. They have been co-writing songs and bringing their brand of American Roots music to the region for three years and continue to build momentum with every show.

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