Erin & The Wildfire and Stoop Kids

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Venue: The Ante Room

Address: 219 W. Water St., Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: (434) 284-8561

Website: http://the-ante.com/

Erin & the Wildfire – Rock, blues, folk, and soul had a baby and they named it Erin. She collected three of her most talented friends in 2012 (and two more in 2016) and dubbed them The Wildfire, in reference to the fiery quality of their groove. Erin & The Wildfire is comprised of Erin Lunsford (vocals, acoustic guitar), Ryan Lipps (guitar), Matt Wood (bass), Nick Quillen (drums), Garen Dorsey (sax, keys), and Jackson Shurlds (horns). Erin is an award winning vocalist (1st place Winner of Charlottesville’s Paramount Idol 2013) and an award winning songwriter (1st place Winner in the 11th Annual Rapunzel’s Songwriting Contest) with the song “Best I’ve Ever Been.” Erin & The Wildfire played in the most recent Lockn’ Festival and was also featured in this year’s CMJ Conference, The Festy Experience, and The Circus Life Festival.

Erin & The Wildfire

Erin & The Wildfire

Stoop Kids‘ sound is an eclectic mix of soul, hip-hop, surf, jazz, and rock with a psychedelic aftertaste. This, combined with their high-energy, theatrical performances, makes Stoop Kids unique and unpredictable. While based in New Orleans, the band has toured extensively throughout the eastern United States over the past two years and continues to tour. Their sophomore album, Already Out of Time, was described as a genre-bending masterpiece and an essential album of 2015.

The group is fronted by Griffin Dean singing, rapping, dancing, playing guitar, and writing the majority of the music. He is backed by Thomas Eisenhood (Baritone Saxophone, Harmonies), Sam Fruend (Bass, Harmonies), David Paternostro (Keys, Guitar), and Joe Tontillo (Drums). The five-piece band has independently released two albums and self-booked over 250 shows over the three years since their inception.
Stoop Kids

Stoop Kids

All Ages // $8 // 8 PM Doors // 9 PM Show