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Paco Shipp & Dave Pomeroy Mon 9/23 7:30 pm $8/$10

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Paco Shipp & Dave Pomeroy



Nashville Musicians Have Performed, Recorded With Such Stars As Steve Winwood, John Fogerty, Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash

Highly-coveted bass player Dave Pomeroy, who has contributed to six Grammy winning recordings and performed with the likes of Steve Winwood, John Fogerty, Willie Nelson and Peter Frampton, will join vocalist, guitarist and harmonica artist Paco Shipp, an industry veteran who has worked alongside such luminaries as Johnny Cash, Marty Stuart, Billy Joe Shaver and A.J. Croce, for a special concert at White Horse Black Mountain on Monday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Paco Shipp is a multifaceted singer, songwriter, and musician, perhaps best known for his virtuoso harmonica playing, which has landed him recording work with iconic artists such as Johnny Cash, Bill Anderson, and Billy Joe Shaver. Paco also recorded with A.J. Croce, along with Jim Keltner, T Bone Burnett, and Ron Carter, in addition to touring with acclaimed bands such as the Bel-Aires and the Jamie Hartford Band.

“One In a Million” is a collection of 12 songs that show the full range of Paco’ musical soul. In addition to his stunning harmonica work, including his unique simulation of Hammond organ sounds with harp and effects, Paco’s guitar playing, previously unheard on record, fuses Delta blues slide playing, fingerpicked folk and country styles, and bracing electric leads, all of which match the power and emotion of his songs perfectly. Combined with his distinctive voice, at times reminiscent of Mark Knopfler, J.J. Cale and John Prine, and a stellar batch of new songs, “One In A Million” is the sound of an artist who has found his true voice.

For the past few years, Paco has been hard at work reinventing his musical persona and revealing the results to the world. His debut solo CD, Tip of the Tongue, released on Earwave Records in 2004, showcased a series of instrumental duets, in addition to unveiling singing and songwriting chops that perfectly complement his instrumental prowess. SInce then, Paco’s “60 second harp clinic” and performance videos on YouTube have been viewed over 90,000 times, and with the release of “One In A Million”, Paco’s career has taken yet another quantum leap.

Dave Pomeroy has been on the cutting edge of Nashville's music scene for nearly 40 years as a bassist, bandleader, and producer. He was born in Naples Italy, into a U.S. military family and lived in Colorado, England, Virginia and Pennsylvania before moving to Nashville from London, England in 1977. From 1980 to 1994, Pomeroy toured and recorded with country music legend Don Williams, and has since performed live with Winwood, Fogerty, Nelson, Frampton, Mose Allison, and many other major artists. He has played the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Merle Fest, Carnegie Hall, the Ryman Auditorium, and London's Royal Albert Hall. 

As a studio musician, Pomeroy has played bass on more than 500 albums, with a diverse range of artists including Keith Whitley, Emmylou Harris, The Chieftains, Alan Jackson, Earl Scruggs, Sting, Elton John, Alison Krauss, and Trisha Yearwood. His television appearances include work with Chet Atkins, Vince Gill, Eric 
"My friend Paco Shipp at tonight's Roadmaster Stage Presents... it was nice to hear him again after a few years. He's a great songwriter and probably one of the 10 best harmonica players in the world!"   . . . . Jimmy Landry