Band: The Brewery Strikes Back: 5th Anniversary Party
Date: Saturday, Jan. 20, 2 p.m.
Venue: Fairhope Brewing Co., 914 Nichols Ave. (Fairhope), www.fairhopebrewing.com
For the past five years, Fairhope Brewing Co. has poured pint after pint of delicious ales and lagers. To celebrate, Fairhope Brewing will spend the day in a time “long ago in a galaxy far, far away” with a Star Wars-themed anniversary celebration.
The staff at Fairhope Brewing Co. are also music lovers. This soirée includes a three-band lineup that will begin with a set from Edward David Anderson. Anderson will pepper his set with locally grown tunes from “Lower Alabama: The Loxley Sessions,” which was recorded at Anthony Crawford’s (Sugarcane Jane, Willie Sugarcapps) Admiral Bean Studios. This release sets raw vocals and honest lyrics upon a mélange of earthy folk and dirt-road twang.
Steel City Jug Slammers will transport the crowd to the raucous days when Tin Pan Alley ruled. This trio brings a mix of blues and Dixieland jazz to the Eastern Shore. “The Earnest Tube Sessions: Vol. 2” is the latest offering from the group. The album successfully reflects the trio’s love for early 20th century music styles as well as the aural qualities of the era’s recordings.
Mitch Johnston will complete the day’s musical entertainment. This local singer-songwriter is a regular performer at Fairhope Brewing Co. Armed with his acoustic guitar, Johnston’s original music is both catchy and offbeat, especially songs such as “Hot Checks.”