Paulo Franco & The Freightliners, Tin Can Fish Band

Paulo Franco & The Freightliners

Tin Can Fish Band

Sat · July 14, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is all ages

Seating: We assign seats in order of when you purchase your tickets. All reservations are subject to a food and drink minimum of $13 per guest. We reserve the right to seat parties together at the same table in the event of a busy show.

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Paulo Franco & The Freightliners - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Paulo Franco & The Freightliners
Paulo Franco is a Richmond, Virginia based singer/ songwriter. His songs are steeped in storytelling, often drawing from his own life and those around him. The sound is a seamless blend of the myriad of influences that have shaped both his everyday life and his musical tastes. Listeners will find glimpses of John Prine's wit, The Stones' rock n roll heart, and the fluidity of The Grateful Dead often times infused with the rhythms of traditional Latin and Colombian music, the country where his family is from. He has recently included original Spanish songs into his songwriting as well, bringing a depth and a love of two cultures seldom seen during the same show or album. Paulo switches his voice from country twang, to rock anthem, to Spanish troubadour. His vocals are so authentically Spanish that it’s easy to forget you just heard him effortlessly sing a country tune in English.

In the last few years, he has shared the stage with the likes of The Eli Young Band, Rhett Miller (Old 97s), Dan Baird of the Georgia Satellites, Walter Salas Humara (Silos), Chris Knight, Adam Carroll, Cris Jacobs, Cory Branan, Austin Lucas and many others. In 2016, Franco released The Last Card, an album Paste Magazine hails as possibly the most sincere album of the year. No Depression’s Emily Hinde called The Last Card “a phenomenal sophomore record.” She listed the record No. 2 on her list of the best of 2016, which also included releases from The Avett Brothers, Sara Watkins, Drive By Truckers, Sturgill Simpson and more. Paulo ended 2016 with a tour of Colombia, South America.

Drawing their name from the legendary song by Townes Van Zandt, the Freightliners are Paulo's backing band. They are Jimmy Slagle - Lead Guitar and Vocals, Dave Hess - Drums and Vocals, Doug Thompson – Bass. They bring intensity to each performance, utilizing blistering guitar solos and crisp vocal harmonies. They provide the accompaniment and groove to Paulo's original music, bringing a fresh and unique interpretation to the songs you hear on the albums. The band floats easily between the differing genres that weave together to form the tapestry of Paulo's sound. The Freightliners are a band that find themselves at home as a country, rock, alt+country or blues outfit.
Tin Can Fish Band - (Set time: 9:10 PM)
Tin Can Fish Band
Tin Can Fish Band started as the duo TinFish in 2006, with acoustic singer songwriter Steve Fisher and long time friend, Colonial Williamsburg tavern musician, and mandolin fiddle maestro, Doug Austin. While primarily performing Steve's original songs, TCFB draws from a wide variety of folk, rock and roots material ranging from public domain and Bluegrass to Americana and World music, as well as works written and performed by various TCFB members. Drummer and hand percussion player Jack Taggart (ILLBillys/The Lost Souls) and (Circuit Rider/Single Bullet Theory) bassist and long time musical cohort, Keith MacPhee combined with TinFish to form TIN CAN FISH BAND in 2012, and the band was off and running. Veteran Richmond guitar favorite John Leedes (King Solomon's Marbles/Squalor Hollow Boyz/Blue Line Highway) joined TCFB in November 2013 followed by Joe Conner (Blues Cats, Blue Line Highway) on Accordion and keys in 2014 to complete the unique acoustic electric blend. After steadily performing for over five years and putting out 2 CDs, Tin Can Fish Band's infectious spirit, engaging shows and distinctive musicianship is cultivating a strong following in central Virginia and beyond.
Venue Information:
The Tin Pan
8982 Quioccasin Road
Richmond, VA, 23229