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Sun Studies, Andy Holmes, Shannon Garcia and the Taken

June 20, @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
416 W South St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Sun Studies is a songwriting moniker featuring the wide-ranging baritone of Reid Johnson. Since the mid-2000s, Johnson has quietly accumulated a respected catalog with the band Schooner, as well as other projects. Sun Studies is a more intimate, sparse affair. Characters conveying false truths, current existential crises, and mental illness come to the forefront, carried by Johnson’s swooning voice and arresting melodies.
“…spare, saturnine acoustic folk-rock bears along a striking vocal performance, heavily draped but surprisingly mobile. Johnson’s baritone has the stern majesty of Scott Walker, but it’s softened by the syrupy ache of Roy Orbison, and here, it’s clasped in a melody that you don’t realize is catchy until it’s stuck in your head.”
-Brian Howe, Indy Week
http://SunStudi.esAndy Holmes
“Limping Through Paradise”
“This is a painfully beautiful album that uses melancholy to provide solace…the guitar embraces lo-fi aesthetics as if you were listening to your roommate play guitar. The song builds atmosphere which is warm and melancholy but not dark. I loved the tinge of yearning in his vocals. It feels real and authentic and the lyrics provide little truths that most of us experience.”

Shannon Garcia and the Taken
Track premiere:


Date: June 20,
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: donations
Event CategoryShow


Venue Name: The Night Rider
Address: 416 W South St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States

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