05 May Eight Daze Sober
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2023
Location: Stage of Stars
Eight Daze Sober has a fantastic lineup of covers from all genres and decades that they effortlessly transform into their own musical style whilst mixing in their own original material as well. The band has the most magnetic harmonizing vocals that they expertly combine with banjo, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, harmonica and percussion into their music for a Kentucky Roots Country/Folk sound like no other!
The journey began in 2018 when Elijah Jarvis and Justin Riley met while working in a rehab for teen boys. They quickly recognized their musical connection to each other while using their talents to captivate and engage the youth during downtime at the facility. They began recording videos performing songs and posting them to Facebook. The videos did very well and soon they began to attract a small following. On February of 2019 they released a “kitchen performance” cover video of the song “Ain’t no Sunshine” by Bill Withers. Within a few days the video had over 22,000 views and they decided to start an actual band.
They spent the following year playing shows every Friday and Saturday. The offers to play just kept rolling in. Eventually the band was chosen to open for top-50 country artist Dillon Carmichael and later that year they were nominated for 6 Lexington music awards for which they won two. In 2020, in the midst of a pandemic, Eight Daze Sober released their first album entitled “9th Day”. Since then they have honed their craft and continued to write original music. In 2022 they and their band mates won another 2 Lexington Music Awards and was Nominated for several other Appalachian Arts and Entertainment Awards.
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