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.
The Dan River Girls
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
S1 : Episode 6
Saturday - July 7, 2018
With a smokey and seductive alto, 7 Time IBMA Bass Player of the Year, Missy Raines, heads up this all-acoustic ensemble. The territory The New Hip covers is broad and the compass is set by Raines, planted right in the center of the stage directing with her bass every bit as much as she’s playing it.
S1 : Episode 7
Saturday - August 4, 2018
With Daniel Emond on banjo, Sarah Hund on fiddle, and Ben Mackel on guitar, The Blue Eyed Bettys delight with their folky-bluegrass sound. But what always seems to grab audiences immediately are their powerful vocals in three part harmony. All actors by trade, The Blue Eyed Bettys met while doing a new play together at the Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, FL. They are singers and storytellers first; therein lies their ability to turn boisterous bars into attentive listening rooms and sleepy pubs into raucous parties as they weave stories with their exuberant performances.
Jeffrey Dean Foster
S1 : Episode 8
Saturday - September 1, 2018
A professed Southern Gothic songster based in Johnson City, TN, Amythyst Kiah’s commanding stage presence is only matched by her raw and powerful vocals—a deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant and restless past. A graduate of East Tennessee State University, she studied old time music and music performance, and it proved to be a pivotal moment in her life as she transformed from a long-time closet musician into a well-rounded, captivating performer.
S1 : Episode 9
Saturday - October 6, 2018
Sam Baker is a man of few words. Always beautifully chosen, and fully wrought. Words placed like plants and objects in a Zen Garden. His website is stark: white, black, sepia, and shades of gray. Baker turned inward, to relearn the use of his body and brain after a Peruvian train bombing almost killed him in 1986. It’s taken years to heal. Time to reconnect. The road back was arduous, but it opened up new vistas in art, poetry, and music.
Sarah Kate Morgan
S1 : Episode 10
Saturday - November 3, 2018
Zoe & Cloyd spring from deep roots in American music. Founding members of the acclaimed Americana trio, Red June, and long-time veterans of the Asheville, NC music scene, Natalya Zoe Weinstein and John Cloyd Miller released their second full-length album, Eyes Brand New, in spring of 2017.
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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!
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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.