Wheeler Walker Jr.
with Channing Wilson
DOORS: 6:00 PM
STARTS: 7:00 PM
Live on the Indoor StageGenre: Country
Age Limit: Must be 18 or Older
Free Parking; No Refunds
VIP Package: VIP Tickets Available, more info below.
Comedy fans & Country fans, this event is going to be a hoot! Wheeler Walker Jr. is back and making a stop in Asheville on his Spread Eagle Tour! He will be performing LIVE on the Indoor Stage at Salvage Station on Sunday, September 24th, 2023! Doors open at 6pm and the music starts at 7pm. 18+ ONLY ! FREE ON-SITE PARKING! Root Down will be serving their delicious twist on Southern Soul Food PLUS we will have our FULL bar open for you to enjoy!
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Love Wheeler Walker Jr. and want to experience exclusive access to the pre-show acoustic set & roast? This will also feature a private performance and Q&A with him! You can do that by getting VIP tickets! You’ll get into the venue at 5PM with early bar access, an exclusive Wheeler Walker Jr. merchandise item, Commemorative VIP laminate and lanyard, Pre-concert merchandise shopping opportunity, and GET ROASTED!
Listen to Wheeler Walker Jr.:
About Wheeler Walker Jr.:
That sound you hear is the entire city of Nashville (and now all of America) wetting their pants–some in excitement, most in fear–because Wheeler Walker Jr. is BACK! Breaking Billboard records, kicking ass and taking names–the legacy of Wheeler Walker Jr. will surely tell the tale of the best country artists to ever grace this earth. The Spread Eagle Tour tickets, VIP and more information are available at wheelerwalkerjr.com!
CDC guidelines + band requirements + our venue policies are subject to change daily, so please keep your eyes on https://salvagestation.com/covid-policy/ for updates. We do not issue refunds based on our Covid-19 policies and reserve the right to change them at any time.
Listen to Channing Wilson:
About Channing Wilson:
For Georgia-bred country artist Channing Wilson, writing great songs means living each day with an immense depth of empathy, curiosity, and devotion to inspiration. “A songwriter can’t live 50 lifetimes—but if he’s worth his weight in anything, he’d better be able to write like he has,” Wilson says. With his past triumphs including penning songs for heavy-hitters like Luke Combs—as well as sharing bills with the likes of Steve Earle, Billy Joe Shaver, and Robert Earl Keen—Wilson now brings his warmly nuanced truth-telling to his long-awaited debut album Dead Man. Produced by eight-time Grammy-winner Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton), the result is a timeless and truly singular body of work, revealing Wilson’s rare gift for turning the most painful aspects of the human condition into songs of life-affirming beauty.
The first album ever recorded at Cobb’s new studio in Savannah, Dead Man embodies a bare-bones yet hard-hitting sound perfectly suited to the uncompromising character of Wilson’s songwriting. In laying down its 10 thrillingly raw but finely crafted tracks, Wilson worked with a stellar lineup of musicians including guitarist Leroy Powell (Shooter Jennings, Cody Jinks), bassist Brian Allen (Lori McKenna, Chris Shiflett), and drummer Chris Powell (Brandi Carlile, The Highwomen), drawing abundant inspiration from the classic work of country legends like Willie Nelson. “Those are the kinds of records I’m going after, more than trying to push boundaries with the production,” says Wilson. “My whole intention was to just capture the song the way it should be.”
On the album-opening “They Don’t Make A Drink That Strong,” Wilson immediately proves the power of his instincts, unleashing a glorious feel-bad anthem built on lush 12-string guitar tones and moody riffs in drop-D tuning. Initially written as a Delta blues tune, “Dead Man Walking” arrives as a darkly charged epic whose final minute takes on an exhilarating intensity, fueled by Wilson’s haunted and howling vocal performance. And on “Gettin’ Outta My Mind” (co-written with Kendell Marvel), Dead Man delivers its most wildly joyful moment: a groove-heavy and galloping track showcasing Wilson’s more playful side as a lyricist (from the chorus: “I’m going back to gettin’ outta my mind/Back to getting stoned to the bone/Doing wrong and doing it right”).
All throughout Dead Man, Wilson imbues his songs with a rich emotionality that closely echoes a core tenet of his songwriting practice. “One of my techniques is to never completely get over heartbreak,” he says. “You’ve got to leave those wounds open, so that they’re there whenever you want to write a great song. The side effect is you’re constantly hurting, but that’s the price you pay for inspiration.” On “Beer for Breakfast,” Wilson presents a particularly gutting portrait of heartache, magnifying the song’s lonesome mood with sorrowful guitar work and tender piano melodies. “When I was a kid, the father of a good friend of mine was a bad alcoholic; he was drunk all day every day on the cheapest Canadian whiskey there was,” he recalls. “There’s really nothing sadder than to wake up and start drinking, and that song is me trying to create a snapshot of the saddest room to be in.” Next, on “Blues Coming On,” Dead Man slips into a strangely sublime moment of existential longing, setting Wilson’s unbridled vocals against a psychedelia-tinged sonic backdrop. “Growing up I lived near the railroad tracks, and I remember listening to the trains come through and wondering if I was ever going to get out of town,” he says. “In a way that was my first introduction to the blues: hearing that train go by and knowing I wasn’t on it.”
One of Dead Man’s most shining examples of Wilson’s strength as a storyteller, the pedal-steel-laced “Sunday Morning Blues” centers on a scene as fully realized and vividly detailed as the pages of an all-too-real novel. “It’s a song about a guy who goes out to a bar and bumps into an ex-girlfriend, and then totally loses it: gets drunk, blacks out, makes an ass of himself,” says Wilson. “He wakes up the next morning and just can’t deal with the day, so he’s lying there wallowing in bed and listening to the whole world going on without him. It’s a story that’s been told many times before—but I like tackling the same old stories, as long as I can put my own perspective into it.”
Day of show information:
PARKING: DO NOT park along the railroad tracks, bike lanes, or at other businesses along Riverside Drive! YOU WILL BE TOWED! FREE ON-SITE parking is available for this event.
AGE LIMIT: 18+ only (no exceptions!)
REQUIRED: Shirts + shoes are required at all times while on property (this used to be a salvage yard and can be very dangerous for bare feet).
FOOD/BEVERAGE: We will have Root Down Kitchen open with options for everyone, so come hungry! Please, no outside food, drinks are allowed into the venue. Multiple full bars will be open with an incredible selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. EMPTY water bottles are allowed in an effort to cut down on waste. Remember to reduce, reuse and recycle and LEAVE NO TRACE (aka- put your used items in the proper bins when done).
BAG POLICY: ALL guests are subject to being searched prior to entry. No large bags or backpacks allowed into the venue. For fastest entry, bring a small, clear bag for your personal belongings.
THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE VENUE:
-No Pets or Animals
-No camping chairs or blankets
-No firearms, knives, weapons, pepper spray, fireworks, or projectiles of any kind
-No drugs, drug paraphernalia, or illegal substances of any kind
-No personal video cameras, Go-Pros, drones, or lasers
-No professional audio, video, or audio recording equipment – (including detachable lenses, tripods, zooms, or commercial use rigs) without proper credentials
-No tents or easy-ups
-No frisbees, hula hoops, or balls
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