When: Mon., Aug. 25 2014
folk, rock, 9 p.m.
Bluesy Americana songstress Rachel Kate Gillon left Charleston for her hometown of Nashville back in February, and she hasn’t settled down one bit. Gillon always kept us on our toes in Charleston, shapeshifting from the raw rock ‘n’ roll power of The Shaniqua Brown to the sweet harmonies of The Local Honeys to the more stripped-down acoustic balladry of her solo work. Since arriving in Music City, she’s been recording a new album at Tiger Spa studio and touring for weeks at a time, hardly spending any time sitting still in her old stomping grounds. “Since I moved back, I basically have been on the road,” she says. “I’ve just been busting my butt, really.” When she comes back to Charleston this time, it’s going to be a reunion show, with accompaniment from Brad Edwardson on upright bass, Mackie Boles on guitar, and Jordan Igoe on vocals. Expect to hear some songs from her most recent album, Rachel Kate With Love and Hate, plus some new ones from her as-yet-unnamed next record. “The recording has been a little more electronic than I’ve done in the past,” Gillon says. “Rather than going in and setting up the whole band and playing it live, I’m using a lot more recording tricks, experimental sounds, and alternative percussion.” We’re ready to hear what she’s cooking up next. —Paul Bowers MONDAY