July 13, 2024

Doors: 8:00 PM - Show: 9:00 PM

The Barons, James River Junction, Tyler Meacham

with James River Junction and Tyler Meacham

The Camel

1621 W Broad St, Richmond, VA, 23220

Date & Time

Saturday, July 13, 2024

9:00 PM


The Camel

1621 W Broad St, Richmond, VA, 23220

The Barons

"Hailing from historic Charlottesville, Virginia in 2016, The Barons confront youthful themes of love and fear into their ethereal, booty shakin' rock n’ roll music. Fresh into their twenties, The Barons are frontman Peyton Alley, lead guitarist Josiah Ragland, bassist Kirtland Gray, and drummer Mathes Glymph. With extensive touring through the US and supporting touring alternative artists (i.e. Judah and the Lion, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Barns Courtney, The Aces, etc.), the boys hone in on classic, high energy shows. The Barons released their first EP, ‘rock! or go to the association’ June 2nd, 2023. The EP dives into their influences from alt-rock heroes with a combination of unapologetically pop vocal hooks, intricate time signatures, and steadfast screaming guitar solos. Throughout the record the band touches on oxymoronic themes of an awfully great world we live in ('Polar'), the temporary dopamine rushes we try understand it with ('The Getaway', 'Invade') and a softer reflection of the authentic relationships we may have missed along the way ('Mary Anne', 'Knowing He Sees'). Overall 'rock! or go to the association' embodies what The Barons ultimately are about which is finding love in the destruction and expressing who you are, rather than conforming to the narrative created by the hand that feeds you.”


James River Junction

Originating in the heart of Virginia, JRJ serves up Southern Rock-Americana with plenty of blues influence. Lead singer and songwriter Daniel Glymph’s vocals are supercharged by Michael Nadder's guitar leads. The two melody makers are held together by Brady Donovan (Drums) and Henry Liscio’s (Bass) funk inspired and largely improvisational rhythm section, delivering listener’s an unmistakably raw and authentic sound.


Tyler Meacham

In the heart of Richmond, Virginia, emerges a musical luminary in Tyler Meacham, whose music is an unfiltered reflection of the human experience, defying the conventional boundaries of indie-pop.

From an early age, music was her refuge. Although she was a textbook theater kid before anything else, her first guitar and keyboard unlocked a boundless realm of self-expression through heartfelt albeit angsty compositions. What began as a personal outlet evolved into an integral part of her life as she navigated first loves, heartbreaks, and hardships.

Tyler Meacham's artistic journey ignited during her college days, where her film degree took a backseat to her profound love of music and the world of college a cappella. Despite landing what seemed like her dream job after graduation, the allure of songwriting remained undeniable. It wasn't long before she made a bold choice, leaving her desk job, and returning to her hometown of Richmond, Virginia. There, amidst the familiar walls of her childhood home, she discovered her true calling, and challenged herself to spend one year writing songs and pursuing a career in music.

Thus, the solo artist was born, her voice becoming a resonant force that swept through the Richmond open mic scene, captivating audiences and forging connections with fellow musicians and admirers alike. With each song and performance, Tyler bares her soul, using songwriting as her personal compass through life's twists and turns, inviting audiences into a world of fully-produced pop gems and raw, stripped-back sonic affairs, where her resonant voice takes center stage.

"It's pop but it's not," Meacham poignantly muses, refusing to be confined to a single genre. Instead, she follows her artistic instinct, allowing each song to find its unique sound beyond the constraints of convention. Her debut LP, "Into The Fray" (2022), is an extraordinary exploration of love, vulnerability, and human connection. Produced with partner and multi-instrumentalist Chip Hale, the record draws inspiration from the influences of pop icons like Jack Antonoff, Ed Sheeran and Maggie Rogers, as well as the candid introspection of artists like Sara Bareilles and Theo Katzman. The result is a captivating 10-song amalgamation of synth-pop, indie rock, and a dash of folk that resonates with authenticity.

Critics have lauded Tyler's artistry, acknowledging the "quiet strength" of her indie singer-songwriter sound and the crystal-clear production that envelops her music. PopWrapped praises her "beautiful and relatable" compositions, and CLOUT dubs her song "No Running Away" as cinematic, perfect for a coming-of-age film.

Even so, her purpose reaches beyond the boundaries of a mere performer or recording artist. For Tyler Meacham, music is an instrument of connection, a means to create a sense of belonging and understanding. In her own words, "I hope people hear these songs and maybe feel a little less alone, a little less lost in whatever life has presented them with."

As her artistic journey continues to unfold, Tyler Meacham remains a beacon of honesty and vulnerability, a resolute artist unafraid to delve into her innermost depths. Her melodies serve as a soundtrack to our most profound emotions, resonating with an intimacy that bridges the gaps between us all.

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