On the heels of his last two albums, both having charted on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and Heatseekers charts–Mississippi bred singer /songwriter /guitarist Jason Eady comes to Natalie’s with his band to promote his highly anticipated sixth album Daylight and Dark. Produced by Kevin Welch, the collection merges Eady’s distinct sensibilities into a stripped-down, roots-oriented sound that showcases the gritty elegance of his songwriting.
For Eady—who names Merle Haggard, Guy Clark, and Willie Nelson among his main inspirations—instilling each song with so much graceful honesty proved to be his greatest achievement and thrill, and despite its subtle approach, the album radiates a warm vitality that’s got much to do with Eady’s gift for nuanced yet unaffected ‘slice-of-life’ storytelling. Guest performances include Tammy Rogers of The SteelDrivers, Courtney Patton and Vince Gill.
Justin Wells will be doing a solo opening set. A roots-rock songwriter with a rough-and-tumble rasp of a voice, Wells’ music shines a light on the highs and lows of a life spent on the road. For years, he shared that road with his bandmates in Fifth on the Floor. The guys were southern rock underdogs, and they climbed their way toward success on their own terms, earning a cult following and a Billboard chart placement for their album Ashes & Angels along the way.Dawn in the Distance, his solo debut, takes a look beyond the Southern stomp of his former band.