Friday, March 3, 2023 • 7:30 p.m.
Koger Center Presents
Live in the Lobby:
The Dub Chamber
Ticket prices: General Public - $18, USC Faculty/Staff & Military - $13, Students (ID Required) - $8 (DRESS TO IMPRESS!)
In the same spirit as the Mississippi Delta Bluesmen of the 1920’s and 30’s. THE Dubber takes on the world with only his words and a guitar. His original compositions and one-man band guitar style delivers a message that's informative, insightful and hopeful for all humanity. On March 3 2023, Columbia SC is in for a real treat! The Koger Center for the Arts presents for one night... "THE Dub Chamber". A live performance of his music accompanied by a classical string ensemble. The ensemble includes Musical Director/Cellist Ryan Knotts, violinist Sarah Land Knotts and Bassist Shane Thomas of (Greenville Symphony Orchestra/South Carolina Philharmonics/Aiken Symphony). Hosted by lana Rose. You don't want to miss this one!
Musical Director/Cellist - Ryan Knotts
Ryan is a performing and recording cellist and teacher in Columbia, South Carolina. Trained as a classical cellist, he has since taken his cello playing to new mediums and genres -- performing and appearing on albums for artists including Cage the Elephant, Collective Soul, Kill the Noise, Tasha Cobbs, and others. As part of the Joshua Messick trio Ryan has performed concerts across the US and Japan. He has collaborated and recorded with several film trailer and television composers in Los Angeles -- composers and companies include Mark Petrie, audiomachine, and Angry Mob Music, whose works have been featured in trailers for many major motion picture studios such as Disney, Marvel, Warner Brothers, and others. He regularly performs with many regional orchestras across the Southeast including the Greenville Symphony, South Carolina Philharmonic, Savannah Philharmonic, and others. In his free time, Ryan enjoys writing music and discovering new ways to use his cello to its fullest creative limits.
Violinist - Sarah Land Knotts
Sarah Land is a professional violinist, teacher, and yoga instructor in the Columbia, SC area. Since she was young, she has been interested in music as a healing art, which led her to begin studying the violin at age 11. Since then, Sarah has studied a wide range of musical styles throughout her ongoing education in hopes of connecting with audiences and students in as many ways possible.
As an active orchestral violinist, Sarah has performed extensively throughout the Southeastern United States. She is a section violinist with the Greenville Symphony, Savannah Philharmonic, South Carolina Philharmonic, and performs regularly in Hilton Head, Charleston, and Asheville.
Bassist - Shane Thomas
Shane Thomas is a versatile multi-genre bassist, guitarist, improviser, and composer. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina Shane has lived in Myrtle Beach, Greenville, and Columbia, began his formal music education in middle school on the upright bass, which led to his successful admission to the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities. After completing high school, Shane spent 2 years at the University of South Carolina studying Double Bass Performance under Dr. Craig Butterfield. During this time, he became principal bassist of the USC Symphony Orchestra as well as a performer in various university jazz ensembles.
A frequent performer with the SC Philharmonic and Aiken Symphony Orchestra, as well as Chris Reed & The Bad Kids (a rock and roll band that takes revolutionary improvised approaches to rock and pop standards), Shane draws his roots from the South, particularly the sounds of Florida, the Caribbean, and the Mississippi Delta. Informed by blues, funk, 1960s-70s jazz, hardcore punk, and contemporary “free” improvised music. Shane’s style is a very eclectic, deliberate, and aware cultural fusion of the sounds he was surrounded by growing up in the South in addition to the music from throughout time and around the world that he was exposed to as a result of being born at the beginning of the internet era.