When: Wed., Aug. 13 2014
rock, blues, funk, 10 p.m.
After leaving Southern rock jam band JJ Grey & Mofro in 2010, singer/songwriter/guitarist Daryl Hance went solo, creating his own funky, bluesy, rock ‘n’ roll sound. But there were no hard feelings between former bandmates. Grey told Hance to strike out on his own. Hance’s debut Hallowed Ground was released in 2011, and he says a second album Land of Trembling Earth will soon pick up right where the first one left off. Set to drop on Aug. 5, the new LP is all about self evolution. “The underlying current of the album is about freeing yourself and empowering yourself — or more on point, the process of, or the metamorphosis of it all, like from a caterpillar to a cocoon. I suppose the butterfly stage will be the third album,” says Hance. With inspiration from Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Nina Simone, and a more personal muse, his father, Hance has created a raw, Southern rock sound with a psychedelic twist. —Teddi Aaron NEXT WEDNESDAY