ABOUT LAURA BLACKLEY & THE WILDFLOWERS
Laura Blackley is a singer, writer and purveyor of high lonesome Appalachian blues and soul. She plays ‘folk tunes with a rock n roll soundtrack’ with her band the Wildflowers. Their album, titled “Tell It To the Darkness” was released in April 2017.
Laura Blackley & the Wildflowers took first place in the North Carolina Piedmont Blues Preservation Society’s 31st annual Blues Challenge Band Competition back in October 2016. This win put them on the roster of artists invited to compete in the International Blues Challenge, held in Memphis, Tennessee in February 2017.
ABOUT TIM BETHEA
Tim Bethea is a soulful singer / songwriter from Spartanburg, SC — where he has been writing and performing music for over 20 years. Tim’s spiritual approach to music is uniquely honest and compelling, and has garnered the attention of the Upstate of Carolina and abroad.
Tim Bethea has been described as having “a rare, soul-drenched quality to his voice” and “an Americana-tinged sound that defies categorization.” His latest body of work Offertory: A Musical Journey is a live-recorded, spiritual outcry — the creation of which came after a life-threatening health episode that brought Tim into a place of recovery, and inspiration.
As a songwriter, Tim Bethea is transparent, vulnerable, and rich with religious narrative. He currently serves as the worship pastor for his congregation, while also touring the Southeast to share his music with churches, venues, and all gatherings alike.