S1 : Episode 1
Saturday - February 10, 2018
Jonathan Byrd is a preacher's son, a Gulf War veteran, and an award-winning songwriter from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, known for literary, outsider songs that have become campfire favorites. The Chicago Tribune called Byrd "one of the top 50 songwriters of the past 50 years.
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S1 : Episode 2
Saturday - March 3, 2018
Grammy winner Mollie O'Brien has long been known as a singer who doesn't recognize a lot of musical boundaries, and audiences love her fluid ability to make herself at home in any genre while never sacrificing the essence of the song she tackles. She is a singer at the very top of her game who's not afraid to take risks both vocally and in the material she chooses.
S1 : Episode 3
Saturday - April 14, 2018
One time Pentacostal, fashion model, New York taxi driver, drifter, pro-surfer, photographer, and film-maker, his music is the conduit for all the stories he collected along the way. His previous albums ‘Wrong-Eyed Jesus’ , ‘No Such Place’  and ‘Drill a Hole in That Substrate…’  were acclaimed as masterpieces of ‘outer space alt.country’ and established Jim as a phenomenal maverick talent.
S1 : Episode 4
Saturday - May 5, 2018
Jazz pianist turned roots musician, Sam Reider is redefining American music on the accordion. He’s been featured at Lincoln Center and on NPR, and performed alongside pop stars, virtuosos, and folk musicians around the world ranging from Jon Batiste and Stay Human, to viral YouTube sensation CDZA and T-Pain, Americana singer Jim Lauderdale to Grammy Award-winning Venezuelan musician Jorge Glem.
S1 : Episode 5
Saturday - June 2, 2018
"Take a classically trained cellist with an adventurous spirit and strong feelings for his native Kentucky and what do you get? A brilliant new album that will warm the hearts of those who know and love the Bluegrass State — and just might encourage others to come calling." - Associated Press
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The Martha Bassett Show happens live at the historic Reeves Theater in Elkin, NC and features emerging national artists, fresh local faces, and the music of Martha Bassett. There are 10 shows in the 2018 season and we invite you to make a trip to beautiful downtown Elkin to take in a show.
Each month Martha will bring audiences from throughout the region to enjoy an evening of inspired and entertaining music at the newly renovated Reeves Theater. You’ll hear the songs of folks you know and meet new artists who will lift your hearts and fill your playlists. It’s good music for good people!
Modeled on old-time radio shows with a hint of the modern, The Martha Bassett Show aims to reach far and wide with the feel and flair of the Piedmont region of NC. You can also subscribe to our podcast or listen after the fact on the radio.
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Martha Bassett has been making music in NC and beyond for over twenty years. With nine albums under her belt, she transcends genre in her artistry and spirit. In her spare time, Martha enjoys growing green beans and mushrooms, perfecting her baba ganoush recipe, shoe shopping, and thinking up names for her future rescue opossum.
Once a grand Art Deco movie theater, the Reeves spent 20 years in ruin. In 2013, Debbie Carson and Chris Groner bought the Reeves, and with partner and project superintendent Erik Dahlager, began renovating it into a live music venue. They saw the abundance of skilled musicians in the area and the need for a state-of-the-art performance venue that could be these artists' creative home.