INTRODUCING: THE 2023 NCFF HEADLINER
A native of small-town Kentucky, early touchstones like Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earle and John Fogerty joined Wheelhouse Records’ Elvie Shane’s Gospel roots to form the bedrock of his taste – along with R&B classics like The Temptations and modern superstars like Eminem. Shane has celebrated multiple milestones with his hit single “My Boy” topping the charts at country radio and being certified PLATINUM by the RIAA. “My Boy” is taken from Shane’s debut full length album BACKSLIDER. Shane co-wrote the set that embodies the crunchy hooks of classic rock, the nostalgia of country music as well as the emotional electricity of Gospel and R&B. Critics were quick to praise the cohesive set with the album landing on 2021 “Best Of” lists including Billboard, Rolling Stone and Nashville Scene. “If you listen to just one major-label debut by a dude this year, consider Elvie Shane’s” declared Rolling Stone, while Stereogum noted the record “forces you to rethink anything you think you know, or assume, about the genre’s Music Row bros.” Billboard also determined Shane is “making the case for a new mainstay in country music.” The singer/songwriter undertook his first-ever headlining run this year, with his MY KINDA TROUBLE TOUR marking some of Shane’s first live performances of BACKSLIDER. Shane’s picture-based lyrics and knack for storytelling has led to opening slots on the road with Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Brothers Osborne, Brooks & Dunn and Lady A, to name a few.
Visit Elvie’s Website & YouTube Page to learn more about our headliner!
ALSO PERFORMING AT FREEDOM FEST
THE SOUL PSYCHEDELIQUE ORCHESTRA
The Soul Psychedelique Orchestra is “The Ultimate Party Machine!” TSP plays the best party songs from a multitude of genres and eras. Having decades of experience performing with International acts, TSP are consummate professionals that craft tight, world class shows which always entertain! With a wide palette of sounds including male and female vocalists, a horn section, electric and synth basses, two guitarists, incredible keyboard and synth sounds, vocoder, talk box and drum pad, the songs and genres are always presented authentically, and, rare for today, 100% live! Great vocals, deep grooves, amazing arrangements, tight choreography, presented with high production values make The Soul Psychedelique Orchestra “The Ultimate Party Machine!”
The Soul Psychedelique on Facebook
THE PINK SLIPS BAND
Coming together from all walks of the music industry, The Pink Slips Band is a melting pot of award winning entertainers. Playing your favorite music from Carolina Beach Music, to soul, to country, to rock, and so much more, you are sure to have the time of your life at each show you attend. The Pink Slips Band strives to make each person in the crowd feel like a part of the show. With crowd involvement, dancing, and other random shenanigans, you will be on your feet wanting more! From a stellar brass section to killer guitar solos you can give a pink slip to your everyday mundane routine and buckle up for the experience! Their setlist includes hits from every genre, with their own chart-topping songs sprinkled throughout! This group is the hottest new band on the beach music scene and took home the 2022 Rising Star Award from the Carolina Beach Music Awards. You will not want to miss their debut performance in Downtown Goldsboro!
The Pink Slips Band on Facebook
OTHER 2023 ENTERTAINMENT ACTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!