Published on August 30th, 2013 | by Ballard Lesemann


Charleston Music Hall to Host Local Heavies in a ‘Triple Album Release’ Show this Fall

Three Charleston bands who share a deep love and appreciation for roots music, vintage country, and twangy rock ‘n’ soul will partner up for a special triple bill at the Charleston Music Hall this fall.


Longtime colleagues Guilt Ridden Troubadour, Gaslight Street, and Ryan Bonner — three acts who often share members, stages, and various side projects — are solid for a “Triple Album Release” show at the Charleston Music Hall on Sat. Oct. 12 at 8 p.m.

Fronted by singer/songwriter Reid Stone, Guilt Ridden Troubadour (pictured above with Bonner on bass guitar) is set to release a new 10-song collection titled Gone. Stone recorded it at Mantis Studios with producers Mitch Webb and Adam Belsly.

Most of the core members of his ensemble — guitarist Jeff Davis, drummer John Picard, bassist Wilson Pippin, and keyboardist Whitt Algar — provided the basic tracks for the album. Special guests included singer/guitarist Mac Leaphart, pedal steel player Charlie Thompson, and vocalists Bonner, Jon Hagar, Cary Ann Hearst, and Jordan Igoe, among others.


Gaslight Street (provided)

Led by singer, guitarist, and pianist Campbell Brown, rock/roots group Gaslight Street has explored all sorts of Southern soul, blues-rock, and Americana styles over the last few years.

The band’s current lineup features Brown on  vocals and guitar with backing from singer Noelle Pietras, keyboardist Whitt Algar, drummer Stratton Moore, bassist Ben Kinser, and guitarist Dan Wright. They tracked their latest studio collection, Heavy Wind, with local engineers Jeff Leonard Jr. and Erick Rickert at Ocean Industries on James Island.

When he wasn’t playing solo shows, gigging with Luke Cunningham and Mac Leaphart, or filling in on bass with Guilt Ridden Troubadour, singer/songwriter Ryan Bonner spent much of the last year working on a solo album titled Only When It’s Burning with studio producer Joe Taylor at Taylor’s Salt Creek Recording studio in Bennett’s Point, S.C. (located between Edisto and Beaufort).

Ryan Bonner CD

Bassist Sean O’Bryan Smith (Keith Urban, Kenny Rogers) and drummers Steve Holley (Wings, Elton John, Mott the Hoople) and Glenn Williams contributed rhythm tracks. Whitt Algar added some Hammond organ. Malin Wagnon and Jordan Trotter stepped in to provide extra harmonies.

All three bands will share the stage with additional guests on Oct. 12. Copies of the new albums will be available for sale at the show.

Advance tickets for the “Triple Album Release” concert at the Music Hall go on sale for $10 on Tues. Sept. 3 at 10 a.m. (they’ll be $13 at the door on the day of the show).

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Ballard Lesemann

is a musician and writer. Born and raised in Charleston, S.C., he spent years playing in bands and working for Flagpole Magazine in the bustling music town of Athens, Ga. He returned to his hometown and served more than seven years as the Charleston City Paper's music editor. He's better at drumming than he is at playing guitar.

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