On Tuesday, September 27, we’ll head back to The Cobra Nashville to bring you a diversified lineup featuring the talents of Nashville’s Aaron Friend & The Enemies, in between touring artists Edgar Derby and Leoncarlo.
Edgar Derby has been making music for over two decades. He was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, and is currently based in Denton, Texas. Derby’s music fuses acoustic, lyric-based folk with a unique songwriting style and energetic performances. He treats a live audience to a multi-instrumental show that includes vocals, guitars, a resonator, and harmonicas. Edgar Derby’s sophomore LP, Dancing in Death/The Place Where the River Makes a Sound, was released February 13, 2021.
Urgent, uplifting, and wildly anthemic, the music of Aaron Friend & The Enemies radiates a brilliant energy that boldly amplifies its emotional power. With captivating vocals and soul-baring lyrics, Nashville-based singer, songwriter, and producer Aaron Friend created his latest body of work after a period of personal upheaval and self-discovery, channeling his deepest pain and uncertainty into songs that question, confront, and endlessly illuminate. The result: an essential soundtrack to self-reflection, raw catharsis, and life-changing transformation.
Leoncarlo is a musician, violinist, and educator based in North Texas. His career took shape while attending the University of North Texas for violin, as Leoncarlo would begin to travel nationwide, performing and speaking at reputable events such as SXSW Festival in Texas, Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado, TEDx Conference in Fargo, and more. He has had the honor of collaboration with esteemed musical acts like Polyphonic Spree, Alejandro Escovedo, and Melanie Safka, to name a few. Off stage, Leoncarlo offers various audio production work, as well as music lessons at Soundbox MusicWorks (formerly known as Bonduris School of Music) in Denton, TX.
Tickets for this show are just $10, and you must be 21 or older to enter. Doors are at 8 p.m., with music promptly kicking off at 8:30 p.m.