The Believers – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – August 12th, 2017

The Believers

Gypsy Sally's Presents

The Believers

The Vegabonds

Sat, August 12, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Advance $15/ Day of Show $15 + Fees

This event is 21 and over

The Believers: Rock N Roll with Soul

The Vegabonds: New South Rock

Online sales stop at 5pm day of show then tickets are available at door unless posted as sold out.

The Believers
The Believers
The Believers Bio

In 1988, Charlie Pastorfield’s extremely successful band, Skip Castro, was

calling it quits. Charlie needed an outlet for his prolific songwriting/singing

and guitar skills, and turned to Charlottesville’s stalwart bassist Steve

Riggs, drummer Conrad Drennon, and Jimmy Carpenter, a NC sax payer

he had met on the road. Thus began Charlie Pastorfield and The

Believers’ 8 year run as one of the hardest working original rock-n-roll

bands on the East Coast, touring as widely as Austin and Key West. But

the band found its real success closer to home, in NC, VA, and MD, and

built a huge following in Charlottesville, Northern Virginia, and DC. During

those 8 years The Believers released 3 recordings: (Golden Road, ’89; I’m

Your Prisoner, ’92; Live at Red Hot ‘n’ Blue, ’94).

There were, of course, numerous personnel changes over the years, but

Charlie and Jimmy persevered and held the band together. In its last and

arguably the strongest version, they were joined by El Torro Gamble on

drums, and Ross King on bass in 1993, and this is the band reuniting for a

3-show tour this August, starting in Charlottesville on Friday, August 11th,

part of the Friday at Five series. The last reunion was in August of 2005, 12

years ago almost to the day.

“The Believers look forward to playing music together for the first time in

many years, and to seeing and hanging with old friends, fans and family!”
The Vegabonds
The Vegabonds
With a swagger reminiscent of the Black Crowes and a tight musicianship that will have you drawing comparisons to everyone from Led Zeppelin to the Allman Brothers, Nashville-based rock band THE VEGABONDS are just getting started. A mix of different musical interests laid the groundwork for the band’s debut album, Dear Revolution, and its follow-up, Southern Sons.

Both albums received critical acclaim, and after multiple songs splashed onto independent music charts (“Shaky Hands” climbed all the way to the top spot on the IAIRA indie music chart), the band promptly took their songs on the road.

2013 saw the release of the the band's third studio recording, entitled RCA Studio B for the historic Nashville, TN studio where it was recorded.

As one of the hardest-working bands in the southeast, THE VEGABONDS have won over thousands of fans by maintaining an exhaustive touring schedule. Hundreds of shows and two European tours later, the band finds itself on the brink of a global takeover. The band’s high-energy, guitar-driven brand of rootsy rock & roll has made them a favorite across the globe, and the next year promises to be a breakout one for the band on a national stage.


Daniel Allen (Lead Vocals)

Richard Forehand (Guitars/Vocals)

Paul Bruens – (Bass)

Bryan Harris – (Drums)

Beau Cooper - (Keys/Vocals)
Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007