Since 1974, L’Arche Mobile has provided a community in which individuals with and without intellectual challenges can live and work together. In celebration of its 40th anniversary, L’Arche is bringing five stellar musical acts.
The Deluxe Trio is sure to be one of the highlights of the celebration. Steve “Duck” Varnes, Phil Proctor and Stan Foster are at the foundation of this acoustically minded group. However, it is not uncommon for notable musicians such as Jef Funk and Tim Dennis to collaborate with them at live shows. Their impressive brand of Americana has made them a local favorite and weekly regulars at Callaghan’s.
Rebecca Roubion is a hometown artist who has been making her way through the Nashville scene. Roubion combines sugary vocals with thoughtful lyrics and lays them on a bed of feathery bed of piano. The songstress just signed with Dualtone Records but the Temple will echo with songs from one of her three releases.
The Smoking Flowers will be travelling from Nashville along with Roubion. Comprised of Kim and Scott Collins, the duo has been compared to Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons. The Smoking Flowers will be performing in support of their sophomore effort “2 Guns.”
The L’Arche celebration is also bringing home one of the Azalea City’s favorite sons. Singer/songwriter Eliot Morris released his debut “Parker’s Back” in 2002. Morris broke out onto the national scene with the album’s 2006 follow-up “What’s Mine I Ours.”
Gulf Coast supergroup Willie Sugarcapps will round out this five-shot lineup. With their honest songs and homespun sound, it’s no surprise the group took home the Independent Music Award for “Best Americana Album of 2013.” After the L’Arche concert, Willie Sugarcapps will prepare for their performance at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville.
L’Arche 40th Anniversary Concert
Date: Sunday, Aug. 17, 2 p.m.
Venue: The Temple Downtown, 351 St. Francis St., www.templemobile.com
Tickets: $15 avail. at the door or online at larche-mobile-inc.ticketleap.com