SATURDAY, MARCH 25
• Doors, bar, and kitchen open at 7pm
• Show at 8pm
This show is upstairs in our Out of the Box room.
ADV: $8 + admission tax & processing fee
DOOR: $10 + admission tax
Advance ticket sales end at 6pm the day of the show. If tickets are not sold out by this time they will be available for purchase when the doors open. Bright Box is general admission. All seating is on a first come, first served basis. There is no reserved seating.
Singer/songwriter Matt Hires made his recording debut at the age of 22, when the Florida native introduced his confessional songcraft with the Live from the Hotel Cafe EP. Hires had begun writing music during his late teens, when his father jump-started his son's career by giving him a 1977 acoustic guitar. Before long, he'd pieced together a band with several friends; the rock group named itself Brer and released two records before calling it quits. Hires continued onward as a solo musician, landing opening gigs with Marc Broussard and the Dave Matthews Band before issuing Live from the Hotel Café in October 2008. A full-length album, Take Us to the Start, followed in 2009. Two EPs, A to B and Live Sessions, followed in 2010. In 2013, Hires returned with his third full-length album, This World Won't Last Forever, But Tonight We Can Pretend.
An ardent fan of legendary songsmiths like The Beatles, The Byrds, and Tom Petty, Hires also found inspiration in the earnest, earthy alt-rock of contemporary artists like Wilco and Coldplay. He channeled that inspiration into his first band, Brer, then struck out on his own as a solo artist—and, at age 23, released his first album for F-Stop/Atlantic Records. Shooting to the top 10 on iTunes' overall "Top Singer/Songwriters Albums" chart, Take Us To The Start instantly announced Hires as an uncommonly authentic pop-rock phenom.
Kyle Cox is a singer/songwriter from Nashville, TN whose latest release, "Trio & Friends" (Rock Ridge Music), is produced by Mike Marsh of The Avett Brothers. Kyle emphasizes the importance of the song with every melody and lyric. He takes pride in being a student of songwriting – drawing inspiration from peers and legends alike, while never letting his unique voice get lost. There is no doubt that his dedication to the art of songwriting shines through with each song, making it something that will last."