Two Beards & a Babe: Amber Nash (of Shiny and the Spoon)

Two Beards & a Babe: Amber Nash (of Shiny and the Spoon)

Andyman Hopkins, Casey Campbell

Thu · December 7, 2017

8:00 pm

The Southgate House Revival-The Lounge

Free

This event is 21 and over

Amber Nash (of Shiny and the Spoon)
Amber Nash (of Shiny and the Spoon)
Andyman Hopkins
Andyman Hopkins
Andyman Hopkins is a folk musician from Cincinnati, OH. His music is heavily infused with blues, bluegrass, jazz, and old traditional country influences. Lyrically, his songs center around themes concerning 3 of his favorite things: trains, women, and food. Although he performs primarily as a solo artist, he can also be found leading The Andyman Hopkins Band.

Born in Columbus, OH, Andyman Hopkins came into showbiz honestly. Dad was a professional bluegrass musician, and mom was a full time mime/actress. During his childhood, his family operated a successful singing telegram company. His first professional gig was at age 4. Mom dressed him up as Cupid and booked him for a full day of public appearances. Life has been totally weird ever since.

After taking a shine to woodwinds and stringed instruments, Mama Hopkins packed up all their belongings into a van and moved to Cincinnati, and enrolled him into the prestigious School for Creative and Performing Arts. He played saxophone and electric bass for the jazz band and the symphonic ensemble, while holding down a second major in technical theater. After graduation, he moved up the hill to University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music for a degree in Electronic Media. Throughout his time in school, he played music at night with local rock bands, and held down odd jobs at amusement parks, haunted houses, and renaissance festivals.

Before going solo, some of Andyman’s former music projects include: Soulstice, 60 Cycle Hum, Dos Locos, The Fine Lines, and The Slick City Ramblers. He has shared the stage with Winton Marsalis, The Brian Setzer Ochestra, Ozomatli, The Ass Ponies, Freekbass, Lydia Loveless, Homunculus, The Ohms, Eric Nassau, Kennedy’s Kitchen, Slick Andrews, Jaik Willis, Millish, Steve Foresman, Dave Hawkins, Carole Walker, The Menus, Slim White and The Averys, Alligator Blackbird, and The Andy Shaw Band. (Andyman Hopkins doesn’t enjoy name-dropping, but understands that its an important part of establishing his credibility with folks he hasn’t met before.)

In his spare time he enjoys cooking, hiking, live music, road trips, pickin’ with friends, shooting cans with his trusty Red Ryder BB gun, and conducting audio engineering experiments.

The new CD entitled “Trains, Women, and Food” is being released very soon. You should get yourself a copy when it comes out!
Casey Campbell
Casey Campbell
​Though the stump Casey Campbell perches atop to sing may be new to him, the roots it springs from are as familiar as dirt between the toes. Singing and song have been a blanket across his entirety, from old country churches to amphitheaters, across forgotten hollers of Alabama to the ancient meander of the Ohio Valley. For several years he has been a musical vagabond and hired gun, just recently settling in with his Americana outfit Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle. Venturing solo for the first time, Campbell takes years of stage experience and entertainment credentials to craft a thoughtful and reflective approach to music and songwriting.

Born and raised across Alabama, Casey Campbell moved north soon after college to pursue stage work and opportunity. For the last several years his attention has been turned primarily to music endeavours; he can be seen in various forms across the Cincinnati metro area regularly. The new focus on solo music is leading to a widening sphere of travel and performance.
Venue Information:
The Southgate House Revival-The Lounge
111 East 6th Street
Newport, KY, 41071
http://www.southgatehouse.com/