Sally Rose Band & Lost Indian 

Saturday, March 14

 

Photo: Andy Acquara

Photo: Andy Acquara

Sally Rose Band

The Charlottesville, VA-based Sally Rose Band has been described as "the most spirited mother/daughter fronted group you will ever encounter.” Sally Rose, rocking an arch top acoustic guitar or a vintage, electric Fender, writes original and eclectic songs in a range of genres--Southern rock, gypsy folk, Appalachian, rag-time soul--while mom Catherine “Shootin' Moon” Monnes sews in colorful notes and lilting textures on fiddle, cello, and spine-tingling electric violin. Holding down the beat and adding in sweet harmonies is Benjamin Jensen on a jazz style upright bass. “Sweet Pete” Stallings adds undeniable funk and classic rock undertones with his vintage Telecaster. Sweet Pete shares his soulful self with the SRB graciously, even though he also fronts the grungy old-time band Lost Indian. The members of the Sally Rose Band love each other boldly, and their music embodies an enthusiastic breath of fresh air in this era of generic radio pop.

 
Photo: Jessie Rublee

Photo: Jessie Rublee

Lost Indian

A mixture of indie old-time and Southern Gothic storytelling, Lost Indian began in a one bedroom apartment above the local pool hall in Staunton, VA, in 2012. Members Shona Carr on fiddle and tenor guitar, Jims Hinkle on bass, Sam Stallings on banjo and percussion, brother Pete on guitar and Colby Pegg-Joplin on fiddle have an undeniable chemistry. Each brings something different to the mix and the resulting sound is unique and exciting. They recorded their first self-titled album at Studio 808A, a giant wooden house in Floyd, Virginia. It took 13 hours. Since then, Lost Indian has played up and down the East Coast and is currently at work on a follow-up record.