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Live on Roots Down, WVTF (Three live songs, plus interview, August, 2018) https://www.wvtf.org/post/angela-easterling
Angela Easterling brandishes her songwriting chops with rootsy, refreshing, homespun tunes. Her backing band, The Beguilers (bass, drums and lead guitar), master many complex styles, with instrumentation that fleshes out the stories in Angela’s songs, and adds some rocking fun. Their act is not quite country, not quite folk, but all together unique and engaging.
Angela lives with her musical partner and their three young sons on the Greer, SC farm that has been in her family since 1791. Her most recent release, “Common Law Wife”, went all the way to number 1 on the Roots Music Report Americana Country Airplay Chart, and remained in the top five on that chart for over 2 months, garnishing much praise in the press. Her album, “BlackTop Road”, produced by Will Kimbrough, was on the Americana top 40 airplay chart for 7 weeks. It was chosen as a top pick in both Oxford American and Country Weekly. She was selected for an official Americana Convention Showcase, official showcases at both NERFA and SERFA (Folk Alliance) and is also a four-time Kerrville New Folk Finalist, a Telluride Troubadour and a two-time Wildflower Performing Songwriter Top 10 Finalist. The Boston Herald named her song “The Picture” “Best Political Country Song” in their Year’s best music picks. Angela’s music was featured in commercials (Southwestern Bell) and several of her songs were used in the series “Horsepower” on Animal Planet. She was invited to appear on the WSM-hosted stage at the CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair, where her entire set was broadcast live. Angela has appeared on the nationally broadcast public radio program “Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know”, the popular ETV show “Making It Grow”, Sirius XM Outlaw Country’s “Buddy and Jim Show” with Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, and was also interviewed by noted NPR journalist Bob Edwards. She was invited to perform at the Smithsonian Institution’s exhibit New Harmonies: Celebrating American Root’s Music, as well as the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. In 2019, Angela had the distinct honor of performing her song, “Isaac Woodard’s Eyes” at the unveiling ceremony of an historical marker in honor of the late civil rights hero, Sgt. Isaac Woodard.
Angela has toured the U.S., both solo and duo with Brandon Turner, and has appeared with her crowd-pleasing band The Beguilers at numerous concert series and music festivals throughout the Southeast, including Shakori Hills, Fall for Greenville, NC Apple Festival, Strawberry Festival, Albino Skunkfest and more. She has opened for or appeared with The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sarah Jarosz, Elizabeth Cook, Lucinda Williams, Charlie Louvin, Robbie Fulks, Mary Gauthier, Ray Price (at the Birchmere), Suzy Bogguss, Ellis Paul, Tom Brosseau, Eilen Jewell, Radney Foster, Will Kimbrough, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Lori McKenna.
In 2020, Angela & Brandon welcomed their third baby boy, and released several singles from Angela’s upcoming album. While COVID stalled their plans for a 2020 release and tour, they are busy recording a handful of new songs, written during quarantine, and plan to finally release a new full-length project in 2021.
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The Birchmere (Alexandria, VA) The Purple Fiddle (WV) Sellersville Theater (PA) Andy’s (Chestertown, MD) Baltimore Chop (MD) MilkBoy Coffee (PA) Fredericksburg Songwriter’s Showcase (Fredericksburg, VA) Vermilion (Alexandria, VA) FireFlies (Alexandria, VA) Burlap & Bean (Newtown Square, PA) Richmond House Concert (VA) Chateau Morissette (Floyd, VA) Ashland Coffee & Tea (Ashland, VA), First Friday Folk Music (Sheperdstown, WV), Vynecrest Winery (Breinigsville, PA) House Concert (Huntington, WV) Smithfield Summer Concert Series (Smithfield, VA) Lovettsville Library (Lovettsville, VA) Rust Library (Leesburg, VA) Music on the Steps (Fredericksburg, VA) Friends of Old-Time Music and Dance Concert (Charleston, WV) Roxbury Bandshell (Johnstown, PA) Art Works in Johnstown (PA) Nazareth Arts Center (PA) Roanoke Library (VA) Beach House Concert (Philadelphia, PA) Chesterfield Library (VA) Poplar Springs Inn (Casanova, VA) Bedford Library (VA) Village Concert (Palmyra, VA) Rockville Library (MD) Noteworthy Sundays Concert Series (Hagerstown, MD) Tin Angel (Philadelphia, PA) Venue of Merging Arts (Johnstown, PA) Sleepy Hollow Folk Club (Falls Church, VA) Susie & Soda House Concert (Mt Airy, MD) Little Yough Summer Music Festival (Oakland, MD) The Listening Room (Wytheville, VA) Woodside Park House Concert (Silver Spring, MD) Bena Country Store Music Series (Hayes, VA) Flood City Music Festival (Johnstown, PA) Slover Library Slover Sounds (Norfolk, VA) Rising Sun Library (Rising Sun, MD) Singers Glen House Concerts (Silver Spring, MD) Cascades Library (Sterling, VA) Purcellville Library (VA) Williamson Road Library (Roanoke, VA) Sandston Library (Sandston, VA) Allentown Library (PA) House Concert (Stoystown, PA) House Concert (Pasadena, MD) Richmond Cider Celebration (VA) House Concert (McLean, VA) The Listening Room (Wytheville, VA)
South & Southeast
Eddie’s Attic (Decatur, GA) Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre (GA) Americana Music Festival Showcase (Nashville, TN) Blue Ridge Perf. Arts Center (Hendersonville, NC) Bluebird Café (Nashville) Southeastern Regional Folk Alliance Conference (SERFA) Official Showcase (Montreat, NC) The Basement (Nashville) CMA Festival WSM Stage (Nashville, TN) 5Spot (Nashville) Music City Roots (Nashville) WDVX Blue Plate Special (Knoxville, TN) Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music Concert Series (Atlanta) Moonlight on the Mountain (Birmingham) Evening Muse (Charlotte, NC) Smith’s Olde Bar (Atlanta) Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival (Bristol, TN) Shakori Hills Festival (Pittsboro, NC) Barley’s Tap Room (Spindale, NC) St. Andrews College (Laurinburg, NC) Chattanooga Market (TN) Acoustic Seen Concert (Greenville, SC) Artisphere Festival (Greenville, SC) Rhythm On the River Concert Series (Columbia, SC) Alien Carnival House Concert (Columbia, SC) Reedy River Concert Series (Greenville, SC) Decatur Library (GA) Awendaw Green (Awendaw, SC) Jack of the Wood (Asheville, NC) The Showroom (Spartanburg, SC), Music on Maxwell (Greenwood, SC), Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium (SC), Grocery on Home (Atlanta, GA) Smithsonian “New Harmonies” Roots Music Traveling Exhibit (Gaffney, SC) Greer Family Fest (Greer, SC) Marigold Festival (Winterville, GA) Lois Jane’s Lawn Concert (Southport, NC) Creative Taste Festival (Spartanburg, SC) July 4th Freedom Fest (Columbia, SC), Purple Onion (Saluda, NC) Rooster’s Wife Concert Series (Aberdeen, NC) Fiddle & Bow Society (Winston-Salem, NC) Grimey’s (Nashville, TN) SpringWater Festival (Williamston, SC) Scarecrow Festival (Oconee, SC) Albino Skunk Bluegrass Festival (Greer, SC) Art of Sound Festival (Shelby, NC) Charles & Myrtle’s Coffeehouse (Chattanooga, TN) Fall Heritage Festival (Columbia, SC) The Handlebar (Greenville, SC) Six String Cafe (Raleigh, NC) Frog Hollow House Concert (Dahlonega, GA) Spring Fling (Spartanburg, SC) Mountain Spirit Coffeehouse (Asheville, NC) Historic Newberry House Concert (SC) Mountain Ribfest (Asheville, NC) NC Apple Festival (Hendersonville, NC) Fall For Greenville (SC) Red, White and Blue Festival (Greenville, SC) Music on the Square (Jonesborough, TN) Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival (Bluffton, SC) Street Music on Paris Avenue Series (Port Royal, SC) Peacock Playhouse (Hayesville, NC) UU Coffeehouse (Columbia, SC) Strings Attached Concert Series (Durham, NC) SC Strawberry Festival (Fort Mill, SC) Fleur de lis House Concert (TN) Bakersville House Concert (NC) Music Mania House Concert (NC) Southern Festival of Books (Nashville) Casting for Hope Winter Music Fest (Morganton, NC) Don Gibson Theatre (Shelby, NC) Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival (Hiawassee, GA) The Chapman Cultural Center (Spartanburg, SC) North Charleston Arts Festival (North Charleston, SC) Fall Festival (Madison, GA) The Spinning Jenny (Greer, SC) SOOIE Barbeque Festival (Mauldin, SC) Balsam Mountain Inn (Balsam, NC) Six O’Clock Swerve (Knoxville, TN) Pickens Amphitheatre (SC) Family Friday Series (Valdese, NC) Todd Summer Music Series (NC) Haywood Public Library Auditorium (NC) Greenville Chautauqua Festival (SC) Opulent Possum House Concert (SC & NC) Rhythm and Brews Concert Series (Hendersonville, NC) WinterSkunk Music Fest (Greer, SC) The Grey Eagle (Asheville, NC) Tryon Fine Arts Center (NC) Harvest Moon Festival (SC) House Concert (Columbia, SC) Due West Fall Festival (SC) Trailblazer Park Concert Series (SC) The Parlor at Maple Hall (Knoxville, TN) Songs By the Brook Summer Music Series (Alcoa, TN) Jones House (Boone, NC) Grits and Groceries (Belton, SC) Augusta Canal Music Cruise (Augusta, GA) xPand Fest (Asheville, NC) Tall Ships Festival (Charleston, SC) Bluffton Unitarian Church Series (SC) John C. Campbell Folk School (Brasstown, NC) Glassy Chapel Series (SC) LeBauer Park (Greensboro, NC)
Club Passim (Boston) Monaplex House Concert, (Lowell, MA) Narrows Center for the Arts (Fall River, MA) The Center for the Arts in Natick (Natick, MA) Northeastern Regional Folk Alliance Showcase – NERFA (Kerhonkson, NY) Oyster River Folk Club (Durham, NH) Rockwood Music Hall (NY, NY) Radio Bean (Burlington, VT) Café Nine (New Haven, CT) Café Atlantique (Milford, CT) Parkside Lounge (NY,NY) Northstar Café (Portland, ME) Big Kahuna Café (Bridgton, ME) Shaika Café (Montreal, QC) Langdon Street Café (Montpelier, VT) Lizard Lounge (Boston) Bocelli’s (Bellows Falls, VT) Firefly (Lenox, MA) New Haven House Concert (CT) Parima Acoustic (Burlington, VT) HogFarm Studios (ME) Ames Free Library (North Easton, MA) Dreamaway Lodge (Beckett, MA) Splatter Concert Series (Whippany, NJ) Hunterdon County Library (Flemington, NJ) Mt Laurel Library (NJ) Randolph Library (NJ) South Burlington Library (VT) Rawson Memorial Library (Jericho, VT) Studio 99 (Nashua, NH)
Telluride Bluegrass Festival (Telluride, CO) Kerrville Folk Festival (Kerrville, TX) Threadgill’s (Austin, TX) Wildflower! Art and Music Festival (Richardson, TX) Woody Guthrie Folk Festival (Okemah, OK)
Poplar Playhouse (Berkeley, CA) Lobero Theatre (Santa Barbara, CA) Cattle Call House Concerts (San Diego, CA) El Cid (Los Angeles) The Mint (Los Angeles) Molly Malone’s (Los Angeles) Viper Room (Los Angeles) Genghis Cohen (Los Angeles) Hollywood & Highland (Los Angeles), Billy Block’s Western Beat (Los Angeles) Wine & Song Series (Pasadena, CA)
Trinity House Theatre (Livonia, MI) Solon Library (Cuyahoga County, OH) Delaware Library (Delaware, OH) Worthington Library (Worthington, OH) Rochester Hills Public Library (Rochester, MI) Hamilton Lane Library (Hamilton, OH) St. Clair County Library (Port Huron, MI) Hudson Library & Historical Society (Hudson, OH)