starring GAVIN DEGRAW and ANDY GRAMMER With very special guests TRISTAN PRETTYMAN and SAM JAMES (from TV's "The Voice")
Monday, December 10, 2012
Show Time: 7:00p.m.
WXLO presents the fourth annual ACOUSTIC XMAS concert, starring GAVIN DEGRAW and ANDY GRAMMER, with special guests TRISTAN PRETTYMAN and SAM JAMES.
Beloved by fans for his blue-eyed soul vocals, freewheeling melodies, and earthy charm, singer, songwriter, and musician Gavin DeGraw has enjoyed success since breaking through in 2003 with his debut album, Chariot, which sold over a million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: "I Don't Want To Be," "Follow Through," and the title-track, "Chariot." He followed that up with his self-titled second album, which debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart in 2008 (earning Gavin his first Top 10 album and spawning the hit singles "In Love With A Girl" and the gold-certified "We Belong Together." His new album, SWEETER, features the hit singles "Not Over You", the title track "Sweeter", and his current single "Soldier". The willingness to explore what's meaningful to him and express it in a universal way is what has made Gavin a compelling artist, one who connects with listeners not only through his recordings, but also through his live appearances. Gavin has toured the globe, performing sold-out headlining shows as well as festivals with a variety of artists.
There's something wonderfully original about Andy Grammer, who burst into the music scene this year with the infectious radio hits "Keep Your Head Up"," Fine By Me", and his current single "Miss Me". Beautifully blending classic and modern styles into a catchy cocktail of genuine pop, Andy's music is one part John Legend, one part Maroon 5 with a splash of Lauryn Hill. He carries a moving spark to his sound that's unique in every sense of the word, while wielding a confidence that is reminiscent of rock n' roll's glory days.
Tristan Prettyman has parlayed her smoky Alto voice into a career studded with highlights, including her 2008 release ‘Hello’ reaching the #2 position on the Itunes Digital Album charts, touring in support of Jason Mraz and The Script, and her own headline tours across the U.S., Europe and Japan. With an artistry that lies in her finely etched lyrical details and intimate vocal performances, Prettyman spares no one, including herself on her 2012 release 'Cedar + Gold', featuring songs like "Say Anything", "I Was Gonna Marry You", and her current single "My Oh My".
Sam James is a singer-songwriter who is rising thru the ranks of the Alternative Pop-Rock genre with genuine force and intensity. A native of Worcester, Massachusetts, Sam got his biggest break this year as a contestant on the hit NBC TV show, "The Voice – Season 3". His introduction to "The Voice" audience was his unique vocal delivery of John Lennon’s timeless classic "Imagine", which landed Sam at the #11 spot on the iTunes Rock Charts. Sam's heartfelt lyrics and instrumental inventions find their way into all of his songs and represent a generation of songwriter well beyond his years.
You won't want to miss this rare opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with acoustic performances from some of today's biggest stars, performing their hit songs in the intimate setting of Mechanics Hall. Acoustic Xmas has sold out in advance every year, so make sure to purchase your tickets early.