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Shake the Dust and Doubting Thomas at Visulite Theatre

Shake the Dust and Doubting Thomas at Visulite Theatre
Shake the Dust and Doubting Thomas at Visulite Theatre

Festival Details - "Shake the Dust and Doubting Thomas at Visulite Theatre"...

Start: Friday, March 8, 2024 7:00PM
End: Friday, March 8, 2024 11:30PM

Show Details:

Double bill featuring Doubting Thomas and Shake the Dust. $15 advance / $20 Day of show.

March 8th
Doors at 7 pm
Doubting Thomas at 8:00-9:30 pm
Shake the Dust 10:00-11:30 pm


Indie folk rock outfit Shake the Dust brings a musical kinship deeply rooted in the Carolinas - most members have been performing solo or in bands throughout the local region since the early 90s. Frontman Phil Lomac's three solo records have garnered critical acclaim for their mix of alt-rock and roots music with his most recent solo release, 2017's Northern Cities, Southern Stars, playing like a post-punk update of Bare Trees-era Fleetwood Mac. The band's debut EP pays homage to throwback 70s FM country rock with its own modern edge. But for marketing purposes, the band's pensive, hand-crafted style is hard to pin down drawing on an array of music and artists - everything from '80s new wave and the alt-country rock of Wilco to the '70s Laurel Canyon sound exemplified by singer-songwriters like Neil Young, Jackson Browne and Tom Petty. Expect lush instrumentation packed with lyrical prowess when the band takes the stage to perform a mix of tunes from their debut EP the eponymous "Shake the Dust" along with lots of new material primed for their first, full-length LP due out late this year.

Shake the Dust is:

Phil Lomac - Lead Vocals, Guitars
Rob Bloise - Keyboards, Vocals
Craig Hanks - Guitars, Vocals
Paul Sires - Bass
Bob Simyon - Drums
Sean O'Shields - Pedal Steel



It was 1990 when Doubting Thomas was added to the music scene. At a time when rock bands were strictly a boy's club Doubting Thomas, proved that women musicians could carry instruments as well as a tune.
Gina Stewart and Brenda Gambill, not only broke down the clubs and coffeehouse doors they did it on their own terms. Playing over 200 shows a year. It was about the music, with soaring vocals laced together with melodies that never leave you, but it can only truly be described as the sound of Doubting Thomas.

Along with Bill Carroll, Matthew Davenport, Mark McColl, Irwin Bostian, Tim Hill, Michael Corrigan and Bryan Williams it was instant magic. The group has carved out an impressive name for themselves performing over 200 shows a year and named "Most Deserving of National Attention" by the readers of Charlotte, NC's Creative Loafing.

After their reunion show September of 2022, they decided they wanted to get back together and put together new shows. and Gina, Brenda, Bill, Matthew and Michael with the addition of Lenore Prisco on Keyboards and help from Tim Hill and special guest Mike Jones on guitars they are putting together a new album that they are really proud of called "Forever Changed" Coming soon.

Doubting Thomas has Released five albums; Blue Angel, the band's first album, was produced by John Keane (Widespead Panic) features special guests Peter Buck and Bill Berry of R.E.M.

Their second release, Two, features special guest Kristen Hall (Sugarland) and Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls) on tracks "Tiny Lights" and "How High" Their 13 song release, Who Died and Made You King, was also produced by Keane. Have a 12 song greatest hits from all five albums called History with a song never released featuring the late Bryan Williams on piano called "Spotlight". In September of 2022 a digital album 45 Ghosts which consist of recordings never released before and a remastered version of "Spotlight"


Price: General Admission: USD 15.00

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Visulite Theatre
1615 Elizabeth Ave
Charlotte, NC 28204
United States

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