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St. Paul and The Broken Bones

July 20 | 8:00 pm

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A Schaefer Spotlight Series Event

Series Sponsorship provided by Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer.
Supporting Sponsorship provided by Broyhill Family Foundation, The Campus Store, Explore Boone, Mast General Store, Goodnight Brothers, SkyBest Communications, Inc., and Appalachian Home Care LLC.

Founded in Birmingham, Alabama in 2011, St. Paul & The Broken Bones consists of Paul Janeway (vocals), Jesse Phillips (bass), Browan Lollar (guitar), Kevin Leon (drums), Al Gamble (keyboards), Allen Branstetter (trumpet), Chad Fisher (trombone), and Amari Ansari (saxophone). The eight-piece ensemble burst into the world with their 2014 debut, Half the City, establishing a sound that quickly became a calling card and landing the band a slew of major festivals including Lollapalooza, Coachella and Glastonbury. Critical praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, SPIN and NPR followed, leading to shared stages with some of the world’s biggest artists — Elton John and The Rolling Stones among them — and launching an impressive run of headlining tours behind what Esquire touted as a “potent live show that knocks audiences on their ass.”

The group has continued to expand their sound with every record, branching out well beyond old-school soul into sleek summertime funk and classic disco on albums like 2018’s Young Sick Camellia. Their most recent LP, Angels in Science Fiction, stretched their limbs further afield, building on the shadowy psychedelia and intricate, experimental R&B of 2022’s The Alien Coast.

Support Act:

Harper O’Neill, one of the most exciting young voices to come out of Nashville, recently released her debut album, Dark Bar Daisy, which Billboard hailed for its “wisened vocals, which expertly bends notes and imbues the lyrics with the husky realism of someone who has lived, loved, lost and seen a few things.” After quitting her job and packing up her life to move to Nashville, Jody Williams Songs signed O’Neill to a publishing deal on the spot after hearing her songs for the first time. The singer-songwriter has cultivated a fresh take on Texas soul music: her smokey and signature “night cap country sound.” O’Neill has recently been on the road with Abraham Alexander, Lainey Wilson, Corey Kent, and Ashley McBryde.

photo credit: Aubrey Wise

LOCATION: Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers St., Boone, NC 28608

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Box Office at theschaefercenter@appstate.edu or call 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046.



Tier 1: $50
Tier 2: $40
Tier 3: $30
Students (limited availability): $25

Saturday, July 20, 2024 | 8pm
Doors open at 7pm

PLEASE NOTE: We are anticipating a standing crowd for this concert. Be prepared to get on your feet and dance!


ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT: Appalachian is committed to providing an inclusive experience for individuals with disabilities. If accommodations are needed in order to fully participate on the basis of a disability, contact the Office of Disability Resources (828.262.3056). It is recommended that accommodation requests be made two weeks prior to the event.


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July 20
8:00 pm
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