As the frontman of Mississippi band Water Liars, Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster put a bleak Southern spin on the brand of rootsy indie rock heralded by bands like Centro-matic and The Hold Steady. On his latest solo album, Constant Stranger, Kinkel-Schuster casts out his demons in favor of something approaching lightness, or what a press release calls “a universally felt home for memory, gratitude, acceptance and regret.” Fellow Mississippian Spencer Thomas, a member of the Americana group Young Valley, also appears on Tuesday’s bill, along with Athens pop mainstay and Drive-By Truckers secret weapon Jay Gonzalez.
JUSTIN PETER KINKEL-SCHUSTER Acclaimed Southern folk singer-songwriter from Arkansas.
JAY GONZALEZ Athens songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with an affinity for classic pop melodies.
SPENCER THOMAS Rhythm and soul artist from Texas.