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On Friday, August 1st from 5-8 PM, join us at The Garage for “Minor Mutations”– watercolor, pen and ink drawings by Kaki Dimock.

“Minor Mutations” explores the relationship between animals and the natural world, blurring the boundaries between flora and fauna and examining connections. There are trees growing on the backs of alligators, oceans inside iguanas, and conjoined white-tailed deer. And owls standing in a row. They don’t know what’s happening either.

The Garage is located on N 1st St., across from Lee Park. For more information, email Sam.

Featured image: detail of Marine Iguana

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Join us at The Garage on Wednesday, July 30th at 8 PM for an evening of music with Caroline Spence with James Harris Moore!

Caroline Spence is a 24-year-old Virginia native who shares a comforting narrative with her audiences; there’s a maturity and depth to her sweet dusky soprano as she relays the universal stories of love and self-discovery through detailed anecdote and careful verse. She is an Americana singer with a spry alt country vibe, a dash of bluegrass and a fine ear for a good hook, very much along the lines of female troubadours that she so admires: Brandi Carlile, Patti Griffin and Sheryl Crow.

James Harris Moore was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, the son of a singer/songwriter. Consequently, no matter how hard he tried to avoid country music, it was always playing in the background. These days, he writes and performs music split between the twang of Ryan Adams, the loneliness of Sun Kil Moon and the distortion of Uncle Tupelo. He has recorded under various projects. In 2008, his first band, sawgrass, released an album titled, “The Archipelago” produced by Rogers Mason in Nashville. He currently lives and plays in Charlottesville. He recently began work on a new solo album produced by Sam Wilson from Sons of Bill.

The Garage is located on N 1st St., across from Lee Park. For more information, email Sam.

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Join us at The Garage on Sunday, July 27th at 8 PM for an evening of music with Jeremy Quentin!

Jeremy Quentin features artfully crafted finger-style guitar playing, and softly sung melodies describing the people, love, and homes of his life.

The Garage is located on N 1st St., across from Lee Park. For more information, email Sam.

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Join us at The Garage on Friday, July 25th at 8 PM for an evening of music with Matt Hectorne and the Family Tree with The Rung and Spoke and Sam Cregger!

Matt Hectorne‘s southern roots jut out onto the surface, evident in every aspect of his music from the sound to the lyrics. Hectorne sings of whiskey and church altars in mellow tones, backed by a solid wall of guitars and drums. The formula is simple, as it should be, but also highly inviting.

The Rung and Spoke is a band in Charlottesville, VA. They are inspired by nature and intuitive emotion and approach their music with curiosity and positivity. Imagine drones and appalachian melodies with resonator guitar, banjo, harmonium, dulcimer, and woodsy ethereal voices.

Sam Cregger was born in Arlington, Virginia, the youngest of four boys. He grew up surrounded by art of all kinds, from painting to music, and even comedy. Over the years, his art has taken its own unique form, taking its cues from musicians, authors, and actors alike. Sam’s own music blends the rugged self-reliance and yearning of a western frontiersman with the deeply rooted loyalty of a born and bred Virginian.

The Garage is located on N 1st St., across from Lee Park. For more information, email Sam.

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Join us at The Garage on Saturday, August 2nd at 8 PM for an evening of music with My Darling Fury with Michael Coleman!

My Darling Fury is an indie pop band based in Richmond, VA. Their sound is rhythmic, melodic, sometimes ethereal, other times psychedelic, and always hooky. The band has a touch of a symphonic and operatic flare too–that’s because the singer and bassist are classically trained. Heavily effected guitar parts are layered with beautiful bowed bass and lush choral sections. The tone and riffs on guitar are wide-ranging, sometimes shoe-gazey, sometimes slightly funky, but more often noted for a uniquely bright and sparkling timbre. The lyrics are witty and evocative, touching on very personal themes with extensive use of imagery.

As a singer and songwriter, Michael Coleman draws from his religious upbringing, life experiences and influences ranging from Otis Redding to Dave Matthews. His skills as a jazz drummer translate themselves to the guitar to create a truly unique rhythmical sound.

The Garage is located on N 1st St., across from Lee Park. For more information, email Sam

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Join us at The Garage on Thursday, July 31st at 8 PM for an evening of music with Jamie Kent!

A fresh 26-year-old singer-songwriter with big dreams and an ever-expanding fanbase, artist Jamie Kent’s future as a performer looks quite promising. Drawing on influences from modern artists like Ray Lamontagne and Amos Lee as well as paying tribute to classic greats like Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, Kent’s perfectly mellifluous tunes are roll-the-windows-down, soak-up-some-sun kind of good.

The Garage is located on N 1st St., across from Lee Park. For more information, email Sam.

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Join us at The Garage on Wednesday, July 23rd at 8 PM for an evening of music with Dead Fingers!

Since 2012’s eponymous debut on Big Legal Mess Records, Dead Fingers have taken stock of the dynamic changes their lives have undergone. Kate and Taylor being first time parents has added new perspective to their road weary travelogues and broke beat folk/country/blues hybrid.
They made their way through the ranks of indie-rock reality checks both with each other and on their own.

The Garage is located on N 1st St., across from Lee Park. For more information, email Sam.

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Join us at The Garage on Saturday, July 19th at 8 PM for an evening of music with Humble Tripe with Pantherburn.

Humble Tripe is the musical project of Shawn Luby. A competitive classical guitar player in his youth, Luby received national recognition as one of the country’s leading string players, only to walk away in pursuit of a career in clinical laboratory science. After an almost decade-long hiatus as a performer, Luby found his way back to music as a singer-songwriter with the formation of Humble Tripe, and the release of their 2010 debut album, Counting Stars. Humble Tripe returns this fall with a stunning sophomore album entitled simply, The Giving.

Pantherburn plays aggressive, all-original Indie-Rock. Fans have compared them to the Talking Heads, to Television, TV on the Radio and early Phoenix.

The Garage is located on N 1st St., across from Lee Park. For more information, email Sam.

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Join us at The Garage on Friday, July 18th at 8PM for an evening of music with The Get Rights with The Acorn Sisters!

Whether performing as an intimate acoustic duo, or a full-fledged 5-piece band, The Get Rights step up to the plate and bring all that classic country has to offer. . . the stories, the heartaches, the trysts, and even the gentle reminders of what love could be. Early country, western swing, honky tonk or old time, it’s hard to nail down exactly what The Get Rights will bring you. Sets may start off with a Wanda Jackson/rockabilly feel, and end with a sweet love song, like “I’m Confessin’ that I Love You” or “Rockin’ Years.”

The Acorn Sisters are a cover singing duo playing old time, bar room country, Carter family and more.

The Garage is located on N 1st St., across from Lee Park. For more information, email Sam.

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Join us at The Garage on Wednesday, July 16th at 8 PM for an evening of music with Tall Tall Trees with Christopher Paul Stelling!

Mike Savino is not your grandaddy’s banjo player, and Tall Tall Trees is definitely not your average indie-folk outfit from NYC. Savino has released two records on his own start-up label Good Neighbor Records, Tall Tall Trees (2009), and moment (2012), and has toured extensively, mystifying audiences with his innovative banjo technique. Whether performing with a full band or solo, Savino runs his instrument, dubbed by fans as the “space banjo” or “banjotron”, through a slab of effects and loopers, bowing, drumming, and strumming out multi-textured arrangements on the fly to support his lyrically driven songs.

Singing his songs with a pure uninhibited delivery, Christopher Paul Stelling has become known for the intensity and passion put into his live performances. Owing as much to the bards and troubadours of times long since past as to his contemporaries, Stelling’s ever developing commitment to his craft is obvious.

The Garage is located on N 1st St., across from Lee Park. For more information, email Sam.