Friday, November 25th, 2022

Boy Named Banjo

Stephen Wilson Jr., Ryan Sobb and the Dead Mall

$20 GA / $35 Club Level
Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:15 PM 18+ Years
Boy Named Banjo

Event Info

Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
925 3rd Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37201

This event is 18+, unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Valid government-issued photo ID is required for entry. No refunds will be issued for failure to produce proper identification.

There are no COVID-19 vaccination or test requirements for this event. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting our establishment, you voluntarily assume all risks related to the exposure to or spreading of COVID-19. 

This ticket is valid for standing room only, general admission. ADA accommodations are available day of show.

All support acts are subject to change without notice.

Any change in showtimes, COVID-19 protocols, and other important information will be relayed to ticket-buyers via email. 

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Artist Info

Stephen Wilson Jr.

Stephen Wilson Jr. is a singer/songwriter from rural Southern Indiana. Wilson was raised by a single father who was a boxer and had him boxing from age seven through adulthood as an Indiana State Golden Gloves finalist. Wilson, a self-taught guitarist moved to Nashville to pursue a degree in Microbiology at MTSU. There, he started indie rock band AutoVaughn after finishing his degree. They toured for over five years and Wilson co-wrote songs as lead guitarist until his creative focus turned more to songwriting and singing. After the band, Wilson relied back on his education where he worked for several years as an R&D scientist at Mars until signing a publishing deal with BMG Nashville in Aug 2016. He is currently building his catalogue and has had songs cut by Caitlyn Smith and Old Dominion, ‪Tim McGraw, ‪Trace Adkins, Chase Bryant, ‪Mackenzie Porter, ‪Kameron Marlow, Sixpence None the Richer and ‪Leigh Nash.
Stephen released his first single “The Devil” and a cinematic video for the song in Sept. 2019 with follow-up, "Year To Be Young 1994" which is currently featured on Spotify's Country Rocks editorial playlist, Apple Music's 5th Gear editorial playlist and was in full rotation at Nashville's Triple A station, Lightning 100 last year. Wilson recently released single and award-winning video for "Holler From The Holler” and most recently,  follow-up single “billy".
Wilson almost always plays a late-70’s gut-string acoustic and some of his main influences are ‪Willie Nelson, ‪Kurt Cobain, ‪John Mellencamp, ‪Bruce Springsteen, The National, ‪Glen Campbell and ‪Randy Travis.

Ryan Sobb and the Dead Mall

Raucous and boisterous, poised with lyrical clarity and intention, and sewn together with a band that could melt your face off and leave you punch drunk and stumbling wondering what the hell happened is the best description that could get you somewhere near the sound of Ryan Sobb and The Dead Mall. There are few songwriters with the wit and porch-sat wisdom that Sobb delivers. Paired with his badass rock trio The Dead Mall (Preston Cochran on bass guitar, Alex Rodriguez on drums) the band deliver a record and sound that are equal parts rowdy and reflective

Originally hailing from Chicago by way of Birmingham, Alabama, Sobb's roots have been set in Nashville for several years now. Since then he's released a slew of singles, such as the stellar "Still Waiting" & "Right Time" as well releases from The Dead Mall like "The Real John Law of the Valley" with the help of Anthony Da Costa and their 2021 tascam venture, Carnival Shapes EP featuring the gah damn hit "Two Phones". Most recently the band released a live video in collaboration with Earthquaker Devices & Dialback Sound of their song "Two Phones" recorded back in 2021.  

The Dead Mall have their debut record due out this fall. The record was produced, in part with the band, by Scottie Prudhoe (Lucy Dacus, Darrin Bradbury via Anti Records) at Trace Horse Studios in Nashville, and was mastered by Preston Cochran (Passion Fruit Boys, The Minks) . Art direction and design was put together by Maxwell Sebastian. Keep an eye out for more and check out the full album here

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