Stray at Home Festival

Stray at Home Festival

Marc Scibilia, Zach Williams of The Lone Bellow, Joe Pug, Grace Askew, Delta Mountain Boys

May 13 Saturday

Doors: 11:00 am / Show: 11:00 am

Smith Park

Jackson, MS

$0.00

This event is all ages

Stray at Home Festival
Stray at Home Festival
Stray at Home’s 6th Annual Art and Music Festival is scheduled for May 13th, 2017 in Downtown Jackson, MS. The event will be on Congress and Amite Street and in Smith Park. The Festival is the day before Mother’s Day and there will be tons of great art and gifts to buy! It’s an event for the whole family! Come out from 11-7 and enjoy food, music, drinks, kid’s activities, shopping, and more! We are raising money this year for the Museum to Market Trail.
Marc Scibilia
Marc Scibilia
"I look at the world in a dark way sometimes, but when I hear a melody, when a lyric comes to me, I feel like things are going to be OK."

While the sounds and styles of the eleven songs on Scibilia's debut album, Out of Style, span a broad spectrum—from singer-songwriter narratives to dance beats, drawing on folk, pop, and rock along the way—his hard-fought but positive spirit never wavers. Produced by critically acclaimed artist and hitmaker Butch Walker (Pink, Fall Out Boy, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban), Scibilia's LP marks the arrival of a unique new talent.

The Buffalo-born, East Nashville-based artist may be up-and-coming, but not completely un-known. In 2015, he turned heads and set Twitter abuzz for his ethereal rendition of Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land," as part of the Jeep Chrysler commercial that aired during the Super Bowl and became the most Shazamed moment of Super Bowl XLIX outside of the halftime show.

The success of the ad lead to coverage from Rolling Stone, Billboard, Forbes and USA Today and helped launch a busy year of touring with over 100 shows performed across North America and Europe.
Zach Williams of The Lone Bellow
Zach Williams of The Lone Bellow
Long before they combined their voices, the three members of the Lone Bellow were singing on their own. Brian had been writing and recording as a solo artist for more than a decade, with three albums under his own name. Kanene and her husband Jason were living in Beijing, China, hosting open mic nights, playing at local clubs and teaching music lessons. Zach began writing songs in the wake of a family tragedy: After his wife was thrown from a horse, he spent days in the hospital at her bedside, bracing for the worst news. The journal he kept during this period would eventually become his first batch of songs as a solo artist. Happily, his wife made a full recovery. Rams Head is thrilled to present this talented singer-songwriter!
Joe Pug
Joe Pug
If the opening notes on Joe Pug's new LP "Windfall" are a bit disorienting, his fans won't likely be surprised. The Austin, TX singer songwriter has made a habit of defying expectations so the piano-driven "Bright Beginnings" and the atmospheric rumination of "Great Hosannas" are just further indication that he's quite comfortable stepping outside of the guy-with-a-guitar trappings of the genre.

His rise has been as improbable as it has been impressive. After dropping out of college and taking on work as a carpenter in Chicago, he got his musical start by providing CDs for his fans to pass along to their friends. This led to a string of sold out shows and a record deal with Nashville indie Lightning Rod Records (Jason Isbell, Billy Joe Shaver). As he toured behind "Messenger" (2010) and The Great Despiser (2012) it was with a band that looked as much like a jazz trio as an Americana band. "I never quite found a live band that captured what I was aiming for until I connected with Greg [Tuohey–electric guitar] and Matt [Schuessler–upright bass]. It was an arrangement that maybe didn't make a ton of sense on paper but 10 minutes into the first rehearsal I knew this was going to be my band." The following years would have them on the road for over four hundred shows, including stops at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and The Newport Folk Festival.

The relentless grind of four years of nonstop touring had taken its toll though, and by late 2013 he was ready to call it quits. The tour that fall was a runaway success but his personal and creative lives were a different story. "It was this surreal dichotomy. Everyone kept congratulating me on how well the tour was going, and the mood was probably the best it had ever been on the road. We finally got two hotel rooms in each city instead of one. We've got this incredible group of die-hard fans that somehow make each show bigger than our previous trip through town. Meanwhile my relationship was in shambles and creatively I was at a dead end. There was absolutely no joy left in playing music. So we walked off stage after a particular show when I played terribly, and pulled my manager aside in the green room and told him to cancel the rest of the tour dates and that I was essentially through."

But studio time was already scheduled and deadlines had been set for a new record, so after a few weeks Pug was back to the business of writing songs. "In retrospect, I was in a very unhealthy place. I was sitting in a room with the blinds shut and a notebook, forcing out words that weren't there and drinking astonishing amounts of bourbon. I was looking at it as a job….as a business obligation, and that is a very slippery slope." At that point he decided to make good on his promise from the previous tour. The album was put on indefinite hold. "I just needed to start behaving like a human being again. I needed to reconnect with my girlfriend. I needed to eat healthy food. I needed to go enjoy live music as a fan. I really needed to make sure I still loved making music, because I really had my doubts at that point."
Grace Askew
Grace Askew
At the wild age of 22, Grace left six generations of Memphis roots behind to find her voice - what she found was far more than a delicately destructive sound. Invoking the spirits of the cross roads and imbibing the spirits of the heartland, this Tennessee tumbleweed found a home with the salt of the earth.
Her songs are their stories - they are a mausoleum to hearts broken along the way and a shrine to the poignantly mundane - hemmed with deep compassion and an unapologetic vulnerability. A born-again rambler baptized by the road, she was destined by her very name.
Delta Mountain Boys
Delta Mountain Boys
The Delta Mountain Boys bring their own interpretation to traditional bluegrass music, relying on their strong, unmistakable harmonies and instrumental talents to provide a unique acoustic experience. Ya’ll come and see us when you can.
Venue Information:
Smith Park
302 Amite Street
Jackson, MS, 39201