Looking for the next generation of Columbia’s singer/songwriters? If you are at New Brookland Tavern on Friday night you’ll be on the right path. Average age of the performers is only 19 and they all have an EP under their belt.
Emily McCollum is headlining and releasing her fist EP titled Stranger which was recently recorded with Kenny McWilliams at Archer Avenue Studios. Kenny is known for working closely with all of the artists he works with and working with Emily was no different. Just last week we made her song available for streaming.
Cayla Fralick and her band Kemp Ridley will be main support, leaving the fellows to open up the show. Cayla is a Scene SC veteran, but we’ve always covered her more for her solo work. Her band Kemp Ridley takes her acoustic songs to another level. More Paramore than singer songwriter. Although, we wouldn’t mind seeing a solo show again.
Ned Durrett will be opening the show and pushing his newest release The Carolina EP. I’m not sure what Ned’s influences are, but his EP has a similar sound to a lot of Southeastern artists from the past. Mainly Edwin McCain and the gaggle of artists that came out after the Hootie revolution of the mid nineties. The Carolina EP will not disappoint and neither will Ned live. He put on a great show for us just weeks ago at our Breakedge series at Bey’s.