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A Special Evening with The Shane Pruitt Band: Live Recording at The Hub-bub Showroom

Spartanburg’s instrumentalist of the year for 8 years and running, Shane Pruitt is a staple of the music scene in Spartanburg, SC.  Touring relentlessly with The Shane Pruitt Band, and performing as a feature artist with such acts as The Marshall Tucker Band, The Lee Boys, Flannel Church featuring Duane Trucks, Jeff Sipe, Ike Stubblefield, Yonrico Scott and many more, Shane Pruitt has earned his mark as THE up-and-coming guitarist in the southeast through undeniable hard work.

The Shane Pruitt Band has released two studio albums since their conception in 2005, which have received such honors as Blue Breaker of the Week on The House of Blues Radio Hour, #3 top Blues release of 2010 as voted by fans on 88.7 WNCW (behind Derek Trucks and Buddy Guy) and #2 Regional release, also voted by fans on 88.7 WNCW.   SPB has been seen supporting such acts as Robert Cray, Robert Randolph, Johnny Winter, Gary Hoey and many many more, but their development of their own devoted following has been what brings them to this special occasion at The Hub-bub Showroom in Spartanburg, SC.

In what promises to be an amazing musical experience, SPB embarks upon a long-awaited live recording which they have planned specifically for their hometown of Spartanburg.  SPB will be bringing the utmost in professionalism from our recording production company, Flying Eye Productions and Chris Mitchell, whose work has been seen in live releases from such acts as Keller Williams, Mickey Hart, Acoustic Syndicate and many more.

Join the Shane Pruitt Band for this very special evening of music, friends and history in the making.  Tickets can be purchased at www.hub-bub.com.


SPB Winter Dates Announced, Including Live Recording at Hub-Bub Showroom

New Winter dates have been announced, and we hope to see all of our great friends and fans out on the road around the Southeast throughout February and March.

We have a few special evenings in place, including a support bill with none other than the living legend Robert Cray at The Neighborhood Theater in Charlotte, NC, as well as a special Live Recording evening at The Hub-bub Showroom in our hometown of Spartanburg, SC!  Check out our tour page for ticket links and info!

WINTER DATES:

Feb. 11 – Rhythm and Brews – Greer, SC

Feb. 12 – The Neighborhood Theater w/ Robert Cray – Charlotte, NC

Feb. 17th – The Main City Cellar – Hickory, NC

Feb. 18th – Catawba Valley Brewing Co. – Morganton, NC

Feb. 24th – LIVE RECORDING @ The Hub-bub Showroom – Spartanburg, SC

Feb. 29th – Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC

March 1st – The One Stop – Asheville, NC

March 3rd – Machiavelli’s – Bristol, TN

 

 


Shane joins Duane Trucks in FLANNEL CHURCH!

Church is in session, and it’s a sweaty, slide-driven soul-saving affair. Duane Trucks and Kevin Scott of Col. Bruce Hampton & the Pharoah Gummit have joined forces with New Orleans blues guitarist Gregory “Wolf” Hodges to form a funky new blues trio, Flannel Church.

Offering a raw display of bluesy gospel funk, Flannel Church is also the side project of Lee Boys pedal steel phenom Roosevelt Collier and South Carolina blues guitarist Shane Pruitt, who bring the sit-in magic of a festival jam session to the group’s live show.

The trio will make its concert debut on Duane Trucks’ 23rd birthday in Jacksonville, FL following the Tedeschi Trucks Band concert Dec. 28. Playing just a block down from the Florida Theater at Burro Bar, Flannel Church and Collier will showcase their energetic brand of New Orleans gospel funk late into the night.

The band will then hit the road for their first tour in January 2012, playing intimate venues throughout the Southeast:

 

Chicora Alley in Greenville, SC 1/4

Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta, GA 1/5

Marty’s in Birmingham, AL 1/6

Barley’s Taproom in Knoxville, TN 1/7

One Stop Deli & Bar in Asheville, NC 1/8

Nu-Way Restaurant & Lounge in Spartanburg, SC 1/9

Evening Muse in Charlotte, NC 1/10

Home Team BBQ (Sullivan’s Island) in Charleston, SC 1/11

Surf Bar in Folly Beach, SC 1/12

Dog Star Tavern in Fernandina Beach, FL 1/13

The District in Dothan, AL 1/14


NYE Signed Commemorative Posters Available Tomorrow Night!

SPB is gearing up for what looks to be a fantastic NYE at the one and only Pisgah Brewing Company.

So, for this special occasion, the band will be offering signed NYE commemorative posters for $15.  You can also buy a package with commemorative poster and a choice of CD for $25.   There will be a limited amount of posters available, so please check in at the merchandise table when you arrive.

Tickets are moving fast, so buy yours today to ensure entry to tomorrow’s festivities!  Tickets can be found at www.pisgahbrewing.com.  Tickets are only $10 in advance, and they will be $12 at the door tomorrow evening.

 


NYE with The Shane Pruitt Band! Throwin’ back at Pisgah Brewing Company!


Alright folks, it’s about to be 2012!  And what better way to bring in the new year than with some blues, soul and rock-n-roll at Black Mountain, NC’s premier music venue, Pisgah Brewing Company!

SPB embarks upon a 3 set evening on Saturday, December 31st, 2011 to ring in 2012 the right way!   Doors open at 8pm, show set to start around 9:30pm.

Tickets:  $10 in advance, $12 at the door

Tickets On-Sale: Friday, December 9th @ 10am.

LODGING:  If you have never been to the Black Mountain, NC area, there are many places to call home for a night to ensure a safe evening for all on New Year’s Eve.  Here are some recommendations for lodging within a short distance to Pisgah Brewing:

 

*Asheville East KOA (within 2 miles of Pisgah Brewing Company) – http://www.ashevilleeastkoa.com/

Cabins and RV power and water spots starting as low as $40

*Super 8 Motel Black Mountain (downtown Black Mountain, 3 miles from Pisgah Brewing Company) – http://www.super8.com/hotels/north-carolina/black-mountain/super-8-black-mountain/hotel-overview

-Rates starting at $60.00

*Comfort Inn Black Mountain (downtown Black Mountain, 3 miles from Pisgah Brewing Company) – http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-black_mountain-north_carolina-NC258

-Rates starting at $89.00

 


Getting ready for SPB at Bear Creek 2011!

Alright folks!  SPB is getting revved up for our 2 sets in Live Oak, FL at the end-of-festival year blowout best known as Bear Creek Music Festival!

Featuring amazing acts such as Trey Anastasio Band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Medeski, Martin, Scofield and Wood and so much more, this plans to be an amazing weekend!

SPB wants everyone to get a chance to experience what they have to offer, so we are giving free downloads all weekend and through the holidays of new live material from 2011.  Check it all out at our music page!

 

And for all you Bear Creek-ers!…  Look for THE SHANE PRUITT BAND at the following sets and stages:

THURSDAY – 5:15pm-6:30pm – Full Sail Stage

FRIDAY – 11:30am-12:45pm – Purple Hat Stage

SATURDAY – 2pm – Shane Pruitt and Lil’ Jimmy Peterman will be part of the Green Artists and Jam – Full Sail Stage

 

And if you don’t have your tickets, we suggest you get them right now!   www.bearcreekmusicfestival.com


SPB Recognizes our dear friend, Jim O’Connor

Jim O’Connor, a longtime supporter and friend of the band, passed away on Sept. 16th, 2011.  The Shane Pruitt Band wants to give our love and condolences to his friends and family, and we thank you Jim for all you did.

Listen to our debut album, THE SHANE PRUITT BAND, and think of our friend Jim O’Connor.


SPB Recording LIVE! Getting ready for a 2012 Live Release!

The Shane Pruitt Band has always been admired as a one of a kind live experience, with musicianship that is breathtaking and overwhelming when experienced in person.  For this very reason SPB is embarking upon a few evenings throughout the end of 2011 in order to record at some of their favorite venues, to hopefully capture the magic that we want the fans to get in this 2012 release.

Check out some of these dates, and keep an eye out for the boys on the road and be a part of the magic!

Sept 24 – The Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC

Oct. 15 – The Double Door Inn, Charlotte, NC

Sometime soon – Somewhere near you?

 

 


Shane joins the Marshall Tucker Band at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally!

Hey Folks, we are very proud of our very own Shane Pruitt as he embarks on a fantastic weekend sitting in as guitarist with The Marshall Tucker Band at the 71st Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Friday, August 12th, 2011.  Shane will also join the band for their date on Saturday, August 13th at Fuddfest Country Music Festival.

Check out the write up with more info and details about this special occasion:

http://soundobservations.blogs.goupstate.com/10284/spartanburg-guitar-whiz-shane-pruitt-to-play-two-shows-with-the-marshall-tucker-band-next-weekend/?pa=1&tc=pg


SPB set for 2 sets at the Bear Creek Music Festival 2011!

SPB is proud to be a part of an amazing second artist anouncement for the one of a kind Bear Creek Music Festival 2011!  Amidst one of the most amazing outdoor venues in the country, SPB brings 2 sets to this conglomeration of serious musicians (and jams).  With some of our good friends like The Lee Boys and The New Mastersounds, there is no tellin’ what may go down!

SOOO…. we had better see you there!

November 11-13 in Live Oak, Florida at the one of a kind Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park!

Early Bird tickets will be available March 5th-19th for $115, and will increase to $130 on March 20th.

Get your tix today at:    www.bearcreekmusicfestival.com


SPB featured on House of Blues Radio Hour!

We are so thankful to have been picked as this week’s Blues Breaker on the House of Blues Radio Hour!  The Blues Brother himself Dan Akroyd was throwing down some SPB in the featured tune “I Thought You Were My Friend” on the 2/20/11 show.

Check out SPB and STATE OF GRACE on the home page:   www.thebluesmobile.com

Links also are made available on the page for online purchases for STATE of GRACE on iTunes.

To listen to the excerpt from last week’s show featuring SPB, click HERE.  The play button is above the photo of the band.


SPB’s 2010 Release STATE OF GRACE is recognized on WNCW’s Top 100 Albums of 2010!

We would like to take time to thank WNCW and all of our fans for participating in the 2010 Top 100 Album voting.  The Shane Pruitt Band was selected with an amazing group of performers for our 2010 Studio Release “State of Grace”.  We are very pleased to announce we received the #2 Regional Album of 2010 and the #3 Blues Album of 2010, amongst an amazing group of competitors including Dereck Trucks, Buddy Guy, Toubab Krewe and many more.  Listed below are the results:

WNCW’S TOP 20 Regional CD’s OF 2010
1 Red June – Remember Me Well
2 Shane Pruitt Band – State of Grace
3 Toubab Krewe – TK2
4 Dehlia Low – Live
5 Shannon Whitworth – Water Bound
6 Big Daddy Love – To the Mountain
7 Nikki Talley – Beautiful Charmer
8 Gigi Dover & The Big Love – The Avocado Sessions
9 Brushfire Stankgrass – One For the Salamanders
10 Robin Rogers – Back In The Fire
11 Skinny Legs and All – The Original
12 Galen Kipar Project – The Scenic Route
13 Freddie Vanderford – Greasy Greens
14 Matthew Knights Williams – She’s Got a Mind Of Her Own
15 Lazybirds – Broken Wing
16 Charles Hedgepath – Spirituals
17 Aaron Burdett – Stand Up Eight
18 Leigh Glass Band – The Drone
19 Jar-E – Blood of the Summer
20 Overmountain Men – Glorious Day

WNCW’S TOP 20 Blues CD’s OF 2010

1 Derek Trucks Band – Roadsongs

2 Buddy Guy – Living Proof

3 Shane Pruitt Band – State of Grace

4 Robin Rogers – Back In The Fire

5 J.J. Grey & Mofro – Georgia Warhorse

6 Mavis Staples – You Are Not Alone

7 Elvin Bishop – Red Dog Speaks

8 Freddie Vanderford – Greasy Greens

9 Cyndi Lauper – Memphis Blues

10 Bettye LaVette

– Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook

11 Pinetop Perkins & Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith

– Joined At The Hip

12 Delta Moon – Hellbound Train

13 Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band – Live In Chicago

14 James Cotton – Giant

15 Steve Miller Band – Bingo

16 Lucky Peterson – You Can Always Turn Around

17 Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3

18 Hill Country Revue – Zebra Ranch

19 Eric Lindell – Between Motion and Rest

20 Eric Bibb – Booker’s Guitar


SPB part of the Smilefest Reunion 2011 Artist Announcement!

SPB is proud and honored to join an amazing group of talented musicians from across the globe chosen to be a part of the 2011 Smilefest Reunion!

SPB is set to play on Saturday, June 4.  This entire weekend of eclectic music, family gathering and shared community will be one not to miss, read on for more information on this amazing event!

SMILEFEST REUNION 2011 ARTIST ANNOUNCENT!

Mountain Roots Management is proud to bring another Smilefest Reunion to the musical family of Smilefest supporters past and present. The 2011 event promises to be something special!  Smilefest Reunion 2011 is scheduled to take place June 3-5, 2011 at Jomeokee Campground in Pinnacle, NC.

This private, invitation only event offers 2 stages, acoustic late night jams, VIP packages, RV and Vehicle Camping passes, and capped ticket sales at 1499 patrons. Smilefest Reunion 2011 promises to be a treat to all the Smile Folk that attend, guaranteeing an intimate experience between patrons, artists and festival.  Nestled below Pilot Mountain, the 100 acre plot has plenty of covered and open camping, rolling hills, scenic mountains and a near perfect amphitheatre which hosts the side-by-side stages.

With so much great music that has come thru Smilefest over the years, we have a lot to live up to for sure.  We have worked extra hard to plan a special musical experience for the 2011 Smilefest Reunion. We are proud to announce the following Artist Line-up:

RAILROAD EARTH

JJ GREY and MOFRO

KARL DENSON’S TINY UNIVERSE

MELVIN SEALS and JGB

THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS

LARRY KEEL and NATURAL BRIDGE

PIMPS of JOYTIME

DANNY BARNES

SOL DRIVEN TRAIN

THE SHANE PRUITT BAND

RALPH RODDENBERRY

JACKASS FLATS

SANDERS,CARDINE and POND

NORA JANE STROTHERS

DOBY

LIZZY ROSS BAND

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT BAND

SANCTUM SULLY

ELECTRIC SOUL PENDEMIC

Plus more to come!

Early Bird Tickets are going fast, so be sure to get yours today. To purchase tickets, go to www.smilefest.com and click on the ticket link. You will need this year’s password in order to purchase tickets.  To get your official invitation and password, send your request email to smileagain4@gmail.com . This will allow you to purchase up to 4 tickets at one time. The Smilefest Reunion is invitation only, so the password is required to purchase tickets. Feel free to forward this to any of your close friends or family.

If you have any questions or comments please email smileagain4@gmail.com .


New Year’s Eve in Asheville, NC!

We are very excited to be bringing a special night of SPB to Asheville, NC to bring in 2011!  We will be performing at Mo’Daddy’s Bar and Grill off of Biltmore Ave. in downtown Asheville.  Tickets are $15, and this will be a limited capacity event, so we urge everyone to go ahead and get your advance tix today!


Vote for SPB’s “State of Grace” on WNCW 88.7’s Top 100 Albums of 2010!

Hey Folks, we are up again for Album of the Year at WNCW’s Top 100 Albums of the Year online ballad.  Please go to the link below and vote for The Shane Pruitt Band – State of Grace.  We are up for the following categories:

-TOP 100

-REGIONAL

-BLUES

http://www.wncw.org/Top100Contest.html

Voting ends Dec. 20th… Let’s see it folks!


SPB Announced for Floydfest 2011!

We are so excited to be a part of the 10th annual Floydfest in Floyd, VA.  SPB is set for 2 days in the midst of a stellar line-up that includes Taj Mahal, Del McCoury Band, Hot Tuna and many more!

Check out the site for the entire initial artist announcement and early bird tickets:  www.floydfest.com


NOLAween!! Hope to see you in the voodoo city…

SPB is excited to join our friend Greg “The Wolf” Hodges in NOLA for 2 nights at Cafe Negril!  Come see two amazing nights of music on Frenchmen Street in the French Quarter.


Thanks to all at Bristol Rhythm and Roots! Hope to see you in Sautee…

We had a phenominal weekend at the infamous Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion this past weekend.  SPB rocked two sets over the weekend, sat in with a few friends like Big Daddy Love, and had an amazing response from fans all over!

We will be continuing our Fall festival trails this weekend at the Sautee Jamboree in Sautee, GA.  Other performers include The Indigo Girls, The Mosier Bros. and many more.  SPB goes on at 3pm Saturday.  Tickets are $35, and the event is almost sold out folks, so hurry to catch our North Georgia appearance of the fall!


FREE DOWNLOADS! from SPB’s latest studio album “State of Grace” featuring Roosevelt Collier

Hey folks, we are so excited about having Roosevelt on the road with us this weekend, and to give everyone a taste of what’s happening! (in case you don’t already know, shame shame)

Go to our music page to get FREE downloads of “Sallie Mae” and “Thought You Were My Friend”, both featuring Roosevelt on pedal steel.

And of course we will hope to see you on the road!


SPB w/Roosevelt Collier! 8/19-8/21…

Hey Folks, we are so excited to have our dear friend and pedal steel/sacred steel extraordinaire Roosevelt Collier joining us this weekend in NC and SC.  Check out the dates, and make sure you don’t miss this!

8/19 – The Taproom, Spartanburg, SC

8/20 – The Double Door Inn, Charlotte, NC w/ Devon Allman’s Honeytribe!  www.doubledoorinn.com

8/21 – Gottrocks, Greenville, SC

And look out for special Roosevelt Collier and Friends appearances popping up too:

8/18 – Gottrocks, Greenville, SC

8/22 – The Garage, Asheville, NC


FREE DOWNLOAD of the Title Track from SPB’s Brand New Release, “State of Grace”! (EXPIRED)

Go to our music page to listen to some of the cuts from our brand new release State of Grace, and you can download the title track, “State of Grace” FREE!


CD Release Events! Check us out…

As SPB gets ready to drop their long-awaited Second Studio Album, State of Grace, they will be on multiple radio stations and publications leading up to our CD Release party in hometown Spartanburg, SC on Friday, June 18th, 2010…

Here are some places you might find us, don’t forget to call your favorite radio stations to request some of the new album:

-WNCW 88.7- Studio B LIVE on Friday, June 18 @3pm

-WGWG 88.3- On-air rotation

-98.1 The River – Homegrown Music Hour and On-air rotation

-105.9 The Mountain- Homegrown Music Hour and On-air rotation

-Rock 101.1 WROQ- On-air rotation

-The Link Magazine- CD Release Interview, released week of June 15, 2010

AND… Don’t forget to catch us on tour all month for CD Release extravaganza!

-June 12- Ashvegas Blues Festival, The Garage at Biltmore, Asheville, NC (CD’s will be available for pre-order only)…

-June 18 – The Hubbub Showroom, Spartanburg, SC

-June 19 – Smoke Sounthern BBQ Revival, Columbia, SC

-June 24 – The Station, Carrboro, NC

-June 25 – The Garage, Winston-Salem, NC

-June 26 – Brown St. Club, Greenville, SC


New Album Set to Drop in June!

THE SHANE PRUITT BAND TOURING IN SUPPORT OF THEIR 2nd STUDIO ALBUM RELEASE, STATE OF GRACE, SET TO DEBUT IN JUNE

In today’s ever expanding market of musicians and musical acts, finding true roots music built on heritage and yet staying original becomes harder and harder to find.  Herein lies the foundation for one of the most explosive blues acts coming out of the Southeast today, The Shane Pruitt Band.
 Lead man Shane Pruitt hails from Spartanburg, SC, where the musical roots of the blues and southern rock have been living and breathing for years on end.  Birthing such musical talents and styles like those of Toy Caldwell and The Marshall Tucker Band, David Ball, Champ Hood, Walter Hyatt, and many others, Spartanburg has named Shane Pruitt its “Instrumentalist of the Year” for seven years and running.

In the studio now working on their long-awaited second studio effort, State of Grace features a number of new original tunes that display the virtuosity and growth of this ever-evolving blues and gospel trio.  Featuring an array of instrumentation and amazing tones and sounds from the entire collection of ’68 Fender Amps (www.stuckclutchamps.com), State of Grace will include guest appearances by Roosevelt Collier on the pedal Steel, Molly Rose Reid and Eleanor Underhill on vocals, and a local horn-section derived of members of the Spartanburg and Greenville Philharmonics.

Living and breathing the blues and gospel, The Shane Pruitt Band embodies a regional tradition while bringing its original tone and flare to every performance. 
Finding itself ever-searching in musical traditions between Delta Blues, Gospel, and Southern Rock, The Shane Pruitt Band embraces in the Jam Band traditions of improvisation and an ever-evolving musical experience.  Picking up momentum with every performance, Shane Pruitt and his trio are driving towards uncharted waters while wowing critics everywhere they play.

Moving towards their album release with road-powered steam, the band has made friends and colleagues across the board with their soulful sound.  Having shared the stage with such greats as Johnny Winter, Junior Brown, Chuck Raney, Victor Wooten, Galactic, Gary Hoey, Robert Randolph, Papa Mali, The Neville Brothers, Mose Allison, The Lee Boys, Roosevelt Collier, Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Yonrico Scott, Sol Driven Train and many, many more, Shane Pruitt is a name to be known amongst the insiders of the southern music scene.

The members share their own place in music history as well.  Hammond B3 player and vocalist Lil’ Jimmy Peterman is a founding member of the Steve Miller Band (1967-1969), having also been a founding member of the Steve Miller Blues Band (featuring Steve Miller and Bozz Scaggs’ original colaboration).  Shane’s prior colaboration, Flat Front Tire, was also a fixture in small club touring throughout the late 90’s and early milleneum. Drummer Bill Fletcher has seen many years at the backline, playing and touring with Robin Rogers before joining his first collaboration with Peterman and blues singer Wanda Johnson, known as Cocktail Frank.

The band is proud to boast their place in the Top 10 Regional Albums of the Year 2008 for WNCW 88.7 FM.  Their debut album, The Shane Pruitt Band, took the #7 spot on the list, beating out a phenomenal list of competitors from throughout the region.  The album has seen critical acclaim from a number of  regional newpapers and weekly publications, and the band is excited about its continued excitement coming into 2010, with the new album set to drop the third week of June 2010.


LP available now!

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Based in Spartanburg SC, the Shane Pruitt Band is bringing its raw, refined, explorative, and expressive brand of blues all across the Southeast.  Formed in the Fall of 2005, the Shane Pruitt Band is quickly becoming one of the most recognized and popular bands in the area. Since its emergence on the local music scene, the Shane Pruitt Band has opened for numerous National Acts, headlined several local blues festivals, and has received a lot of support from local media outlets.

In 2007, the Shane Pruitt Band opened for Gary Hoey, PBS, Mother’s Finest, Junior Brown, Robert Randolph, Galactic (selected), and Johnny Winter (2 shows).  In addition, they headlined the Greenwood Blues Cruise, Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, Low Country Blues Bash, Spoleto Festival, and Indian Summer Festival in 2007.

In 2008, the Shane Pruitt Band plans to open for more headliners, headline more local festivals and release their long anticipated second CD.   (more…)