Tommy Prine w/ El Dugrodo (Rod Elkins and Doug Woodard from El Dorodo)

Fri. May 17, 2024 at 8:00pm EDT
18 and Over
29 days away
Price: $18.00
18 and Over
  • Get Tickets
  • Details
  • Comments
Event Stats
29 days away
Price: $18.00
18 and Over
Event Description
Tommy Prine w/ El Dugrodo (Rod Elkins and Doug Woodard from El Dorodo)

Tommy Prine's debut album This Far South (released 6/23/23) is not only a long-awaited introduction but a testimony to Prine's 20s and the loss, love, and growth that has defined them. Co-produced by a close friend and kindred musical spirit, Ruston Kelly, and beloved Nashville engineer and producer, Gena Johnson, the album is rich and dynamic from cathartic jams to nostalgic storytelling.


"I feel like I've learned more about myself in the last year and a half than I ever have in my life," Prine says. "And I think that speaks a lot to doing something that I'm passionate about. I love and respect the craft. Just hitting the road and doing what so many people before me have done and will continue to do, it's really resonated with me. I think it has transformed me into the person that I am meant to be."


Prine is currently crisscrossing the country playing full band headlining shows as well as festivals. Last year, Prine opened for Tyler Childers on the "Send In The Hounds Tour" and was named one of Amazon Music's 2023 Breakthrough Artists to Watch. He wrapped up 2023 by making his Grand Ole Opry debut in December.


The son of late songwriting legend, John Prine, Tommy Prine grew up in Nashville surrounded by music, art and writing. As a child, he thought all parents were musicians, as his father "going to work" meant performing shows for adoring fans and writing songs. Tommy learned to play guitar by watching his father play, copying the ways his fingers moved and inadvertently developing his own singular style. Summers in Ireland lent their own inspiration, as did 10 straight years camping at Bonnaroo. Prine's musical tastes grew to become decidedly eclectic, spanning John Mayer, Outkast, Bon Iver, the Strokes and more.


It wasn't until Prine reached his mid-twenties, though, that he considered a career of his own in music and began to share with others the songs he wrote in private. His songs were quickly met with excitement and enthusiasm, which sonically brings together a colorful patchwork of musical influences and lyrically explores existential questions and emotional experiences.


El Dugrodo (Rod Elkins and Doug Woodard of El Dorodo)

 

A lot can be said about El Dorodo that hasn’t been said before. We can talk about their beginnings, their roots, their lineage and their heritage, but that does not even begin to scratch the surface that is the iceberg of El Dorodo. Before the age of woefully crafted template songs that littered radio all across America, there was an age of radio and song craft that spoke to everyone on a common level. These words tell stories — stories of heartache, stories of past good times…but mostly heartache. A universal understanding of the human emotion coupled with every great sound that music has to offer, all in one place.

 

El Dorodo is all of these things and all of these things are Country music. El Dorodo appreciates, respects and loves all types of “good” music. You may hear aspects of these different genres represented in their music. They are fans first. Their hearts lie in Country/Western/Old Time music and culture. They represent true, honest Country music to be consumed by the masses and do so with full hearts. Their aim is to get back to the basics of love…El Dorodo is country music.

 

One thing about El Dorodo can be said that HAS been said before. The band is comprised of Rod Elkins, James Barker, and Craig Burletic of TYLER CHILDERS' band, The Food Stamps, and singer Doug Woodard. Rod and Doug will be performing a special DUO performance as El Dugrodo!
Comments
Reserve Tickets
GA $18.00
Venue Details
Map of Venue Location.
123 Pleasant Street 123 Pleasant Street
Morgantown, WV 26505
Join the Conversation

Follow the event with #123pleasant