The start of the very first Downtown Downbeat concert series is just around the corner on April 6 and there is a stellar group of musicians set to kick it off.
Joslyn and the Sweet Compression is a gem from central Kentucky and travels all over the U.S. From east coast to west coast, they have performed in many arenas and on many stages including opening for musicians and bands like Tyler Childers and Tower of Power at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. Joslyn is a frequent headliner at events and music festivals, and her sound has been celebrated across the nation. Her soulful, bold, and warm voice amplifies joy and she is backed by a great band with great tunes. Between her captivating stage presence, the band with its horn section and tunes that just make you want to dance, Joslyn and the Sweet Compression is an absolute party and we’re beyond honored and excited to host them as our very first performing artist in Danville for Downtown Downbeat on April 6.
Her official bio reads “After cultivating her dynamic voice and performance skills in backup roles and stage plays, Joslyn Hampton teamed with her stepfather, Marty Charters (a touring guitarist and songwriter who has shared the stage with legends such as Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, and Van Morrison), to compose a captivating set of tunes and assemble an ace band. Joslyn & The Sweet Compression (Robert Frahm – guitar, Smith Donaldson – bass, Rashawn Fleming – drums, Trevin Little – saxophone, and Isaac Stephens – trumpet) combine to deliver a hook-filled mix of funk and soul on their self-titled debut album, released in 2019. A headlining favorite at regional clubs and music festivals, they are poised to engage fans across the country with widespread touring in 2023.”
Downtown Downbeat takes place on the first Thursday of every month from 6-9 p.m., April through October. At 6 p.m. come to Constitution Square for a local opening act and grab some food and drinks from one of the great Main Street restaurants and bars. Then at 7 p.m. head to Weisiger Park for more musical fun.
More information including bands and schedule can be found at gabbf.org/downtowndownbeat