8/29: Brad Heller & The Fustics

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Brad Heller and the Fustics continue their “Playing It Safe” 2020 Summer Tour with a show at Dogtown Roadhouse, 302 S. Locust St., Saturday, August 29. Showtime: 7:30pm. Free. All ages. Info: (540) 745-6836 or visit dogtownroadhouse.com.

Heller, a singer-songwriter-guitarist from Wilmington, North Carolina, has resumed touring since the COVID-19 pandemic in support of his critically-acclaimed 2019 album, “The Sentence.”

Whether with his backing band, The Fustics, or performing as an acoustic artist, Brad Heller has established himself as a credible force among current songwriters. Honing his craft for over a decade and a half, the Wilmington, North Carolina transplant has built a reputation as a thoughtful song-smith who tackles a wide range of personal and social issues. Bouncing between a myriad of genres, Heller finds creative drive in honoring musical influences that inspired him, while never abandoning his own unique sound.

With the release of The Sentence, Heller continues to build his audience with constant touring and spirited live shows. Heller’s The Sentence centers on middle-class characters while exploring themes of loss, self-imposed alienation, abandonment of faith, addiction, and immigration. Voted Wilmington’s “Best Original Rock Band,” Brad Heller and the Fustics will continue touring the U.S. full force into 2020 and beyond once the COVID-19 pandemic eases its restrictions.

Brad Heller/The Sentence: What The Media Is Saying

“Heller’s album, The Sentence, is evidence of his evolution as a socially-involved, profound song-smith…his most focused work, both musically and lyrically…fires on all cylinders from start to finish.” — Indie Pulse Music Magazine

“An engaging collection of stories…and a very deep record. Whether he’s flirting with Springsteen’s style (‘Bound For Nothing’) or gliding into the distant afterlife (‘The Garden Tree’), Heller tells engaging stories that really draw you in.” — The Rock Doctor

“Heller has become a voice for the common man as he continues to forge his own identity. A consummate storyteller, his songs reverberate within every-man.” — Nashville Blues and Roots Alliance

“Falls somewhere in between James Taylor and Bruce Springsteen…his songs are carefully plotted out…has all the elements of great songwriting and a mesmerizing voice.” — The Blues Highway