The Josh Brannon Band will host the fall version of its twice-annual Home in Carolina Music Festival at 7 p.m. Friday at Kingston Terrace Stables, 140 Double Bridge Road, Boiling Springs.
In addition to its own performance, the lineup will include western North Carolina-based southern rock/alt-country outfit Dirty Grass Soul.
Admission is $12 and gates open at 5 p.m. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring coolers, chairs or blankets, but glass bottles will not be permitted. There will also be barbecue, water and soft drinks available for purchase.
The Home in Carolina Festival started out as an opportunity for the Josh Brannon Band to kick back with family, friends and fans-turned-friends, try out new material and have fun with songs not generally included in its regular concerts. The focus is on family with a fun farm environment that allows kids and teens the chance to experience live music.
“It’s a very laidback environment in a rural setting,” Brannon said in a news release. “The place functions as a horse farm 363 days a year, but two days every year, it’s a music festival venue for our spring and fall events.”
The Josh Brannon Band represents the evolving edge of modern country in which the southern and traditional sounds of such artists as Chris Stapleton, Jamey Johnson and Drake White is increasingly popular.
In the news release, Brannon described the band’s music as “genuine country.”
“The songs I write are about life, and they’re all rooted in my own truth,” he said. “I was raised on a farm, and that’s country for sure, but I don’t have to say that I’m country or insist it in my songs. It’s just how I am.”
Brannon formed his band with fiddle player Worth King, and the two have surrounded themselves with equally passionate and skilled musicians Tanner Beck, Andrew Beck and James Poindexter.
The Josh Brannon Band’s latest album is “Neon Lights,” featuring the single, “Always Home.”