Appalachian Antidote and Joshua Songs will be playing a show at one of Chattanooga’s niftiest venues: the newly remodeled Barking Legs Theater.
Appalachian Antidote is a Chattanooga-based musical ensemble. Original songwriting and versatile musicianship combine to form an eclectic mix of blues-folk-rock and haunting vocal harmonies. Comprised of bass, guitar, mandolin, and percussion, Appalachian Antidote wails like a banshee, seduces like a siren, and lingers like a lullaby long after the concert’s over.
Amanda Rose Cagle is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she roams the valley as a free agent of theatrical, liturgical, traditional and anarchical music. She studied Baroque strings and woodwinds with Case Western tutors and holds a bachelor’s degree from Hiram College, where she focused on piano, double bass and clarinet. Following matriculation, she snuggled up under the wing of The Shaking Ray Levis and began a study of modern improvisation. She has performed with the big band Sweet Georgia Sound, psychedelic jug band Big Kitty, poet-prophet Jack Rentfro and the Apocalypso Quartet, Ghanian drum and dance group Mawre & Co., polka partiers The Wurstbrats, rococo-horror trio Trigger Mortis, and speakeasy chanteuse Christabel.
Chattanooga based singer/songwriter Joshua Songs has been performing live regionally for ten years and toured the country as singer front man for the TN 2007 psychedelic folk rock band the Dancing Medicine Men and played rhythm and backup for the New Orleans based dark country goth folk rock act TheTWITCHES opening for LA experimental dark blues sensation Dax Riggs on tour through the south in late 2007 with FatPossum Records. Joshuas music is an intense and at times comical storytelling effort attempting to explore the awkward and unexpected side effects of life and love in transit and sometimes in solitude.