Doors – 7:30 PM
Showtime – 8:00 PM
Tickets – $15
Soul Miners Union
If there’s one word to describe soul rock power trio Soul Miners Union, it’s “dynamics.” Soulful ballads give way to soaring guitar solos from veteran blues shredder Ben Brandt before dropping into deep pocket funk grooves. First-call rhythm section Liam Galiano and Joe Shattls lay down a foundation so solid you’ll find it hard to believe you’re listening to only a 3-piece… until you realize how nimbly they navigate improvised jams. Recently, they qualified for the International Blues Challenge to be held on Beale Street in January.
D’Arc’s Family Jams
D’Arc’s Family Jams is a duo consisting of brothers Jake D’Arc and Mike D’Arc. The brothers originally played in the band Peanut Butter Lovesicle, which was based in Brooklyn and London while touring throughout the US. They played The Bonaroo Music & Arts Festival and had 2 songs featured on the TV series Gossip Girl. The band also worked with multi-platinum producer Henry Hirsch (Lenny Kravitz, Paul McCartney).
Originally from Western Pennsylvania, the brothers now reside in South Jersey, where they continue to make music together. Their sound is self-described as a “mishmash of psychedelic Americana sprinkled with Motown flavors and ice cream parlor pop proclivities.” And their music features rich vocal harmonies, intricate guitar work, and soulful grooves. Drawing inspiration from classic acts such as The Beatles, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, while also incorporating elements of modern indie rock.
In 2023, D’Arc’s Family Jams released their debut album which was praised by ANR Factory as “psychedelically sweet vintage soul.”Americana-UK added “the songs evoke much of the introspective side of The Band.” The album features Jake and Mike’s soaring harmonies and skilled guitar work, creating a dreamy, otherworldly atmosphere.