Quest hosts Craig Sorrells Project 6/30

Andrew  |  June 30

Quest Brewing Co. is proud to host the Craig Sorrells Project on Thursday June 30. The show starts at 7PM with no cover charge. Food will be available for purchase with Thoroughfare Food Truck.

-Please note that no outside food or alcoholic beverages will be permitted.
-You are allowed to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and bottled water.
-Children are welcome. Dogs must remain leashed and owners must dispose of pet waste.
-The event is rain or shine. In the event of rain, the concert will take place inside the brewery.
-Per state law, patrons will be limited to 3 pints of beer per person.

Craig Sorrells is quickly becoming one of the most recognized funk/soul/jazz musicians in the southeast US. With his soulful vocals, and a trumpet sound that screams New Orleans, Craig is packing clubs all over the region. Craig is from Spartanburg, SC and started playing trumpet at the age of 10. He was classically trained at a young age and attended The South Carolina Govenors School For The Arts. He obtained his first taste of world-wide honors in 1995 by winning a DCI World Championship while he was a lead trumpet(soprano) player for The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. After what he calls “That magical summer!!” Craig attended The University of South Carolina, in Columbia, SC, to study Music Education on a full music scholarship. While at USC Craig began his jazz studies under Bert Ligon, and legendary tenor sax player Roger Pemberton. In 1995-1996 he worked as brass caption head for the Irmo High School Marching Band under direction of Bruce Dinkins where he helped lead them to several Best Brass Awards, two straight SC 4A State Marching Band Championships, and a top 12 finish in the Bands of America High School Marching Band Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1997 he enlisted with The United States Marine Corps Band where he studied jazz at the Joint Armed Forces School of Music in Little Creek, VA. After his service in the Marines, Craig completed his music studies at Limestone College in Gaffney, SC. In 2002 he earned a bachelors degree in Music Performance with emphasis in Jazz Studies.

Over the past decade Craig has toured the local, regional, and national circuits with many different bands including The Work, The Gypsy Souls, Laura Reed and Deep Pocket, The Professors of Soul, The Rickey Godfrey Band, Whitney Walters and The Sound, Chronic, Chocolate Thunder, Entropy, and Soulution. Craig has also performed on stage with some of the world’s most renowned bands, and artists such as George Clinton, Warren Haynes, Ani DiFranco, Edwin McCain, George Porter Jr., Jimmy Herring, Victor Wooten, Karl Denson, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Wailers, The Derek Trucks Band, Lettuce, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, The Rebirth Brass Band, Toots and the Maytals, Ivan Neville, Ekoostic Hookah, Garaj Mahal, Jurassic 5, Jeff Sipe, Col. Bruce Hampton, Oteil Burbridge, Stanton Moore, Robert Walters, The Lee Boys, Robin Ford, Johnny Winter, Stax recording legend William Bell, Zach Deputy, The Everyone Orchestra, DJ Logic, and many more…….

The Craig Sorrells Project is a culmination of all of Craig’s vast perferforming experiences that combines jazz, funk, reggae, soul, and traditional New Orleans second-line into one big steaming pot of musical gumbo! When asked how the band was formed Craig replied, ” I remember hearing an interview with Miles Davis where he said he could only attribute his success to the musicians he surrounded himself with over the years, so I decided to get the absolute best players I know and make something happen.” And make “Something” happen he did. The Craig Sorrells Project is a ensemble of the most proficient, and talented musicians around, and if Miles Davis was right then Craig has put himself in a position to be very successful.

Quest hosts Tonight’s Noise 6/23

Andrew  |  June 22

Quest Brewing Co. is proud to host Tonight’s Noise on Thursday June 23. The show starts at 7PM with no cover charge. Food will be available for purchase with Automatic Taco Food Truck.

-Please note that no outside food or alcoholic beverages will be permitted.
-You are allowed to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and bottled water.
-Children are welcome. Dogs must remain leashed and owners must dispose of pet waste.
-The event is rain or shine. In the event of rain, the concert will take place inside the brewery.
-Per state law, patrons will be limited to 3 pints of beer per person.

‘Tonight’s Noise was formed in early 2012 in upstate South Carolina with the goal in mind of bringing together the most capable and diverse musicians the southeast has to offer. A trio of working musicians who can reach from deep down, sultry blues to blistering fast bluegrass bliss at the nod of a head. With an array of originals taking you across landscapes of latin grooves and funk flavors with a new grass/roots feel that reminds you that you’re still home.

Bassist Sam Kruer and guitarist Matt Fassas first met at Eastern Kentucky University where both were studying music and getting hired out by a variety of local talent, including their own college music professors. Around the same time, mandolin player Matt Purinton was making his first big move from the Carolinas out west to Colorado where he toured the west coast and Rocky Mountains with various jam/bluegrass outfits.

Around early 2009 the Carolina’s were calling Purinton to come back home, and for Fassas to find a new start. Greenville, SC provided a comfy nest for the musicians to grow, and a nice place for Kruer to land in mid 2011. Now Tonight’s Noise is taking over and turning heads as they gear up for a tour in Fall 2012.

Members of Tonight’s Noise have performed with or opened for the following artists: Leon Russell, The Avett Brothers, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rebecca Lynn, John Keane, The Asylum Street Spankers, The Blind Corn Liquor Pickers, and many more…’