MOTHER MEREY & THE BLACK DIRT
on Back Up and Push
Monday, September 23, 2013
5 pm (edt)
Mother Merey and The Black Dirt will stop by WTJU Monday, September 23, for a visit to Back Up and Push. In the midst of a national tour, this Texas trio will be performing later that night at The Garage, located next to Lee Park in downtown Charlottesville. They are currently touring behind their latest release, Down To The River.
A dust colored, rickety and road-worn minivan pulls up in the lane next to you. You don't really think twice until a sharp rev of the engine erupts in a cloud of smoke and rust that slowly rises from the battered windstar. The lights are on, windows tinted. The light turns green and the next thing you know the minivan is burning rubber on its way to sixty in five seconds flat, throwing rocks from the road and leaving two dark plumes of burnt rubber in its wake. Where is it going? Down to the river. Mother Merey and The Black Dirt are Merey Kimbrough (washboard/vocals), Eric Witthans (dobro/vocals), and Kevin Allen (harp/vocals).