Microwave Dave with Hymn 4 Her Concerts on the Dock Microwave Dave with Hymn 4 Her Concerts on the Dock
June 01, 2018 in Huntsville , AL
6pm - 9pm
Join us for Concerts on the Dock, featuring Dave Gallaher, aka Microwave Dave, and Hymn 4 Her. This concert is part of the 14th Annual Cigar Box Guitar Fest, which will continue the following day, Saturday June 2nd in the Flying Monkey Arts. Microwave Dave is a talented Alabama-based bluesman who incorporates cigar box guitars into his electric and acoustic shows, as well as an instrument called the Lowebow. The band has been playing locally and regionally since the early 90’s, but Dave’s singular bluesy sound and the band’s apparent charisma remain not only fresh and exciting but impressive. The Hymn 4 Her duo certainly covers a lot of musical territory in their 3rd album, Smokin Flames. Their wild-eyed mash-up of country, blues, and punk led U.K. music critic Steve Bennett to call H4H’s sound “a riotous, rocking roadkill stew,” while others have referenced such diverse bands as Captain Beefheart, Primus, X, R.L. Burnside, JS Blues Explosion and the Ramones. The two create their “ripsaw sounds” with only a few instruments. Wayne mainly playing the kick-drum, high-hat, acoustic guitar and harp, serves as the group’s rhythmic driving force. Lucy delivers a gritty squall on her “Lowebow,” her a custom-made cigar-box guitar: “The Riff Monster.” Concerts on the Dock has grown from a small gathering of music lovers to an institution in the Huntsville music scene since the first note was struck in 2008. This free, family friendly series is all about creating a laid back atmosphere where friends of Lowe Mill A&E can enjoy original content and interesting new acts, Friday nights during the Spring and Fall. Bring chairs, picnics, friends, and pets on a leash and join us under the water tower! Concerts on the Dock are always FREE though we do charge $5 per vehicle for parking on property. Please Carpool!