Preview: Band Together - A night of music to benefit Tappahannock Tornado Relief

Held at the Tin Pan on Wednesday, March 16.

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Brickwall Jackson.
  • Brickwall Jackson.

There are three good reasons to attend the Tappahannock Tornado Fundraiser at the Tin Pan on Wednesday, March 16.

First, the bands. Alt. country/Americana band, Brickwall Jackson, is starting to gain traction. Their debut album set them in a more traditional Nashville context. And their latest – “Beautiful Mystery” - pushes the envelope with a bit of RVA color. Notably on “House of Freaks,” which pays homage to the eponymous Richmond band while name-checking a cascade of local references, including the James River islands and the buried Church Hill train. Cook County Bluegrass plays the opening set…

Second, the venue. The Tin Pan Quiocassin Road is listening room -- meaning the music doesn’t have to compete with ambient bar noise. The suburban location may seem unlikely, but the area is being pioneered by adventurous restaurants like McCormack’s Big Whiskey Bar in Regency Square.

If you haven’t been, a no-cover night is a great time for a first visit.

Finally, the cause. It may be no cover, but there is a suggested $10 donation that goes to relief for the victims of the late February tornados that tore a 20-mile gash across the Eastern Shore. And if you like the bands, according to Brickwall Jackson leader Johnny Hudak, a portion of their merchandise sales will also go toward the cause.

Band Together will be held at the Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Road on Wednesday, March 16. Doors open at 7, music at 8. $10 suggested donation.

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