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Cure the Sol – Dogtown

September 16, 2017 : 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Cure the Soul is a special concert event featuring two great bands, Sol Searchers and Cure My Enemy. Don’t miss this rare chance to see them together.

The search for meaning is something we can all relate to. The search for great music and inspiration is an entirely different thing. Or is it? The Sol Searchers seek to create meaning through their music, which traverses the landscapes of America’s deep roots through the blues, folk, jazz, rock and jam realms. The band itself consists of highly skilled and experienced musicians from the Blue Ridge Mountains of SW Virginia, each with his own unique experiential background.

Foster Burton has proven song writing skills and a penchant for bringing down home soul with an authentic demeanor that defines the voice of this ensemble. His song writing abilities are sure to bring meaning to your search, too. Foster has made a name for himself regionally with his involvement in many bands as front man, including Mad Iguanas, GOTE and Dead Reckoning.

Mark Nicholson brings his powerhouse of blues, rock and songwriting prowess. He embodies a gritty, southern rock style, echoing the likes of the Allman Brothers, Pete Seeger and Lynard Skynard. Mark comes to the band with a history of involvement in other groups, including The Nicholson Brothers and Dead Reckoning. He also holds a 2016 Nashville Songwriter’s Award.

Mark and Foster complement each other’s song-writing styles, creating a full story – not just a chapter – for the true ‘Sol Seeker.’

Jake Dempsey is a profound musician in his own right, a long-time ‘go-to’ in the area for the best a bassist can offer. Jake brings his history of live performance and audio engineering to solidify the rhythm section. Jake is the force behind Summit Sound and also the bassist for Dead Reckoning, The Floorboards, and many other regional acts.

Ben Hite is some random guy who could be a serial killer, for all we know. He’s an amazing keyboardist, resonating the likes of Dr. John and Kyle Hollingsworth of String Cheese Incident. We think he’s played with a variety of other groups, but –again—we really have no idea about this one.

Kris Hodges brings a long history of music industry knowledge and performance. He has picked up drumming styles from around the world via his extensive travels. Kris is most notably known as the co-founder of FloydFest, the long running, nationally recognized, music and arts festival. He played with Travianna Farm, Foundation Stone, and is a regular session player in and out of the studio because of his vast knowledge of percussive styles.

Cure My Enemy, the show’s opener, has this to say: “Who we are defines our music. Our beliefs and creativity come together to give you exalting deep grooves and a subtle hint of raw spirituality derived from our roots in the contemplative altitudes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the current of the sidewalks of Atlanta. Thick head-bobbing drums command the movement. Original unique uses of guitar and bass underlie the emotion expressed in the songs and in people’s lives. The vocals wrap the music up in an outpouring soulful conclusion bringing realization of who we are as people existing in the world. Groove. Passion. Deity. Love. We hit where the soul is with City Groove and Rural Grit.”

Cure My Enemy is Colt Coates – Lead Vocals/guitar, Mason Coates – Lead Guitar, Dwayne Jones – Bass and Ronnie Collier Jr – Drums


September 16, 2017
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Dogtown Roadhouse
302 S. Locust St.
Floyd, VA 24091 United States
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