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December Staff Picks
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December Staff Picks

November 29, 2017

We’ve got another amazing lineup coming up in December! Check out some of our staff favorites, and take a listen on our Spotify Playlist.

WCL veterans Carbon Leaf are returning on December 1st! The Richmond, VA quintet blends folk, Celtic, bluegrass, Americana and rock into what the band refers to as “ether-electrified porch music.” Their 2016 release, Nothing Rhymes With Woman, was the third and final album to be re-recorded after a split with their previous record label, achieving the band’s goal of regaining 100% ownership of their music catalog. With 16 albums spanning their 24-year career, you never know what to expect at a Carbon Leaf show!
Favorite Tracks: Let Your Troubles Roll By, The Boxer, Miss Hollywood

Coming to our upstairs stage on December 5th is Jaws of Love., the new solo project by singer/multi-instrumentalist Kelcey Ayer of Local Natives. Ayer explains of his debut album Tasha Sits Close to the Piano, “It was such an awesome release making these songs, and that let me embrace who I feel like I am. It was wonderful to not have to explain myself to anyone. I have dark piano music in my heart and soul, and Jaws of Love. is me at my truest self.” Be sure to check out this special, intimate show!
Favorite Tracks: Love Me Like I’m Gone, Hawaiian License Plates, Jaws of Love.

Outlaw country/southern rock singer-songwriter and son of country music legend Waylon Jennings, Shooter Jennings is coming through Philly on December 8th! On this special co-headlining acoustic tour with Jason Boland, the two will be sharing the stage swapping songs and stories. This will surely be a fun show that country music fans will not want to miss!
Favorite Tracks from Shooter Jennings: 4th of July, The Gunslinger
Favorite Tracks from Jason Boland: When I’m Stoned, Pearl Snaps

 On December 9th, WXPN Welcomes Hiss Golden Messenger! This Durham, NC folk band is fronted by M.C. Taylor, who has been making music for more than 20 years. The prolific songwriter has been recently flooded with inspiration, releasing 2017’s Hallelujah Anyhow less than a year after 2016’s Heart Like a Levee, which itself was packaged with a bonus eight-song record, Vestapol. Taylor explains, “These songs felt like they were flying over my head and I reached up and caught them. It was pretty simple in that way. There was an emotional urgency with this collection of music that felt spurred on by what I was seeing and hearing around me.”
Favorite Tracks: Biloxi, Jenny of the Roses, Heart Like a Levee

Everett Bradley’s Holidelic returns on December 15th!  Combining his old school 70s style funk and humorous lyrics, Everett has created a fun and unique holiday celebration of life, love, and Christmas that people from all walks of life can enjoy.
Favorite Tracks: Holidelic, Santa Bring The Funk, Nativitay

One Tree Hill favorites Tyler Hilton & Kate Voegele are bringing their ”One Tree Holiday” tour to WCL on December 21st! The pair will be performing as a duo for a special night of music that is sure to make fans of the show feel nostalgic. Tickets are flying for this one, so don’t get left out!
Favorite Tracks from Tyler Hilton: When It Comes, Glad, Next To You
Favorite Tracks from Kate Voegele: It’s Only Life, Forever and Almost Always, Not The Only One