Stoll Vaughan

Southern California-Based singer-songwriter and frequent Allman Betts Band collaborator Stoll Vaughan criss-crosses the Carolinas after extensive touring of the U.S. this year.

The Kentucky-born troubadour will play Sunday, Jan. 19, along with Tire Fire, at the Rooster’s Wife in Aberdeen, following stops at Awendaw Green Barn Jam in South Carolina, Charlotte and Bluffton, S.C.

Stoll's 2018 album “The Conversation,” co-produced by Mike Wanchic and Carl Broemel marks a return to his solo career after over a decade of working with other artists.

Vaughan was recruited to play guitar by punk-turned-rock band Chamberlain while working at John Mellencamp guitarist Mike Wanchic’s recording studio. By the mid- 2000s, Vaughan had released two solo albums, “Hold On Thru Sleep & Dreams” and “Love Like A Mule,” touring with the likes of John Fogerty, John Mellencamp, Marty Stuart, Don Williams, James McMurtry and as a concert opener act on a Journey/Def Leppard national tour. Vaughan then detoured into TV/film, getting his songs featured in “True Blood,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Shameless,” “The Office” and composing music for David Lynch’s Webby Award-winning documentary series “Interview Project.” More recently, he co-wrote with Duane Betts and Devon Allman, the sons of Dickey Betts and Gregg Allman, for their debut record as The Allman Betts Band. They have since become touring partners.

“I’m too country for folk, and I’m too folk for country,” Stoll Vaughan explains of his new album, which walks that fine line between genres. “When it was time for me to get back to the process of writing songs for myself, I thought maybe I should reconsider everything. I’d been in music. I could write songs for other people, but I had lost a sense of what I would like to say. I was left feeling distant, and that distance made me look inward. The album’s title signifies being in a continual conversation regarding people, God, and the fears we carry around, and how music interplays with everything emotionally and spiritually.”

There have been quite a few shows in the listening room of the Poplar Knight Spot, genres running from old time through modern jazz. Yet another style is brought to bear Jan. 19 when Tire Fire makes their first appearance at the Rooster's Wife.

Tire Fire is somewhere in between mystical and mayhem, making a label near impossible. Wht you can expect is five part harmonies, with outstanding instrumentation on traditional acoustic instruments. Inspired musical presentation and strong songcrafting set this quintet apart.

The Rooster’s Wife is a community arts organization dedicated to

bringing the best in live music to the Sandhills. Home base is the

listening room of Poplar Knight Spot, 114 Knight St. Children are

welcome with admission waived for the under 12 set. No BYOB, please; a full bar is available featuring Reverie Cocktails, and Southern Pines Brewing products.Supper will be available for purchase. Check social media for menu.

Tickets to this general admission show are $15 for members. Annual membership may be purchased online or at the door.

For more information, the complete schedule, or to purchase tickets

online, visit or call (910) 944-7502.

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