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Todd Mathis & His Only Friends Left will perform Thursday April 28th 8-10pm from Gem/Jangly Studios in Columbia as the debut broadcast from Woodshed Archive’s newest “Studio Collection”. This addition to Patrick Chapman’s Music Collections, “Live from Gem/Jangly”, will join other archives in the collection such as “Live from The Shed”, “Live from Utopia”, “Live from The Warehouse”. Jangly Records has joined forces with Gem Recordings and together they have blended state of the art and vintage analog to create a shared studio centered around an MCI console, MCI 2-inch tape machine, Pro Tools HD, and one of the best microphone collections in the region. “Combining equipment from Jangly Records and Gem Recordings is a live studio room that has been around for about 30 years gives the archive the opportunity to use an array of boutique pre-amps, huge collection of microphones, vintage analog sound board, two very talented sound engineers, and a huge live room I think this is going to grow to be something special”, says a wide-eyed Patrick Chapman.
Be sure to tune in online and join us from this exciting new broadcast location!
Todd Mathis will perform two sets: Set One will be an acoustic set featuring various guests and Set Two will feature tracks from American Gun, the alt-country turned rock and roll band that Todd co-founded, and that was active from 2004-2015. The band will rely heavily on 2011’s Therapy album, celebrating its 15-year anniversary while book-ending the set with tracks from American Gun’s other releases.
Todd Mathis – Singer/Songwriter, Producer, Guitarist, Song Development, Engineer in Training
For the past 15 years, Todd has been a solid fixture of the South Carolina music scene, and well beyond, playing guitar and singing in a number of groups from the indie soul of Betty Sneetch to the Brit-tinged rock of Boxing Day (Universal/Republic), and the alt-country-turned-rock of American Gun. Todd loves the writing and recording process more than any other aspect of the “artist experience.” He has recorded at numerous studios including Dreamland, Tree Sound Studios, Sound on Sound, the Fidelitorium, Modern Recording, the Jam Room, and now, Gem/Jangly Studios.
“Over the course of four full-lengths in the alt-country outfit American Gun, singer/songwriter and guitarist Todd Mathis has established himself as one of Columbia’s finest and most consistent scene members, and that’s not counting his work in Betty Sneetch and Boxing Day, two now-defunct local rock bands that also were at the top of their class, or his solo releases.” – Jasper
During their peak five years, American Gun racked up a years’ worth of shows throughout the Southeast, traveling to any dive that would have them and broadcasting their own unique spin on rock and roll while attempting to (and most often succeeding) connect with fans on a personal level. They also had a pretty darn good time themselves in the process of all the madness. Initially inspired by the rough and tumble alternative country of artists like Lucero, Steve Earle, and Uncle Tupelo, the band quickly hit upon its own brand of rambunctious, barn-burning rock n’ roll. In their latter years, the group morphed into a more muscular and electric force, taking cues as much from the Afghan Whigs and Pink Floyd, as from their twangy roots.
Their songs have been featured on PBS’s Roadtrip Nation, The Mountain Dew X-Games, ESPN’s Bass: The Movie, and countless indie compilations. They have opened for such contemporaries as Lucero, Drivin’ N Cryin’, Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell, The Bottle Rockets, Shooter Jennings, Robbie Fulks, and others.
“On their second album, The Means and the Machine, South Carolina’s American Gun sift Uncle Tupelo, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen through a filter of southern gothic story-telling and rock ‘n’ roll energy, coming out with a batch of pure, stripped-down twang ‘n’ roll.” – Kevin Oliver, No Depression
Todd Mathis – vocals, guitar
Noel Rodgers – guitar, vocals
Paul Bodamer – drums
Barry Corley – bass
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