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Lowland Hum on “Afterhours: Live from the Red Cat Birmingham”

North Carolina husband and wife duo, Daniel and Lauren Goans create their own style of musical storytelling. Lowland Hum evokes the serenity and splendor of their rural home by weaving their appealing high-tenor and soprano voices into intricate harmonies over simple string-band arrangements and sparse percussion. Songs include “Brother Stranger,” “Ballad of Saudade,” “Twine,” and… Read more »

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1995 Documentary Tells Poarch Creek History

The Creek Indians of south Alabama lived in isolation and poverty until Calvin McGhee came along. Despite treaty promises, they had been abandoned by the federal government. A farmer with only a fifth grade education, McGhee fought tirelessly for his people. Through court battles and meetings with government officials in which he wore traditional plains… Read more »

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Ellis Paul on “Afterhours: Live from the Red Cat Birmingham”

Ellis Paul is an American singer-songwriter and folk musician originally from Maine and currently living in Boston. His songs create a world into which the listener is drawn. As a touring musician, Paul plays close to 200 dates each year and his extensive club and coffeehouse touring, together with radio airplay, has brought him a… Read more »

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The Heavy Hearts on “Afterhours: Live from the Red Cat Birmingham”

Lauren-Michael Sellers and Zac Baldwin met while attending Birmingham-Southern College and their performances together have garnered a loyal following in Birmingham. Their music is folk-rock Americana featuring beautiful vocal harmonies. Featured songs include “All Our Own,” “Leave,” “Crawl,” and “The Boy from Iris Glen.” For more info about The Heavy Hearts: Lauren-Michael & The Heavy… Read more »

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The Clay States on “Afterhours: Live from the Red Cat Birmingham”

This Alabama-based duo features intense vocal harmony by Stephen Collins & Lauren Little as they conjure images of the crumbling post-industrial south in their songs. They label their music as experimental country combined with old style lament. Songs include “Time and Corn,” “The Lines,” “Eli Whitney,” and “Pasture and Star.” For more info about The… Read more »

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Griffin House on “Afterhours: Live from the Red Cat Birmingham”

A Nashville-based musician with a Midwestern upbringing, Griffin House spikes his pop/rock songwriting with a dose of rootsy, atmospheric Americana. In high school, the athletically gifted House landed a role in a musical and was surprised to learn that he had a natural talent for singing, so he taught himself to play guitar and started… Read more »