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This week the Off The Rails Summer Music Series welcomes LUTHI with opening act, Masseuse. Concerts take place on the stage at Beautiful Burr Performing Arts park located right in the heart of Historic Downtown, Dalton. This event is FREE for everyone, so bring your friends, family, lawn chairs, and come enjoy the show. 

Based out of Chattanooga, TN Masseuse is a four piece ensemble that takes you on a journey from world-inspired themes to delicate, jazzy timbres, all wrapped up in a funk groove to get you moving. Musically, the group blends harmonious vocal melodies, smooth guitar textures, and driving bass lines. 

Since their formation, Masseuse has toured the southeast and beyond sharing stages with bands such as Perpetual Groove, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Dopapod, and Keller Williams. Recently the band took to the studio to record their first full length album, “Ambidextrous”. Displaying their ability to wrap multiple styles into one unique and infectious sound, Masseuse surely lives up to their motto as “Music to Massage Your Mind!”

 

LUTHI routinely brings the party, and it’s a big one. “Boogie Circus” is the most colorful description of their sound so far. “We like the term Cumberland Funk too,” says frontman Christian Luthi, an homage to the river that flows through its Nashville home and a sound that blends the city’s often under-appreciated musical history. What’s very evident in talking with (what they call) “The LUTHI Crew” is the shared passion for helping others let loose.

And let loose they will. Traveling in a pack that can be likened to big bands of days gone by, LUTHI has honed in on the one thing that all of them can agree on; “keeping it weird”. Drawing from influences that include soul and R&B acts from the 1960’s, psychedelic funk and groove from the 70’s, and New Wave rock and roll from the 80’s. LUTHI then turns the ingredients into their own stew of modern dance music, with lyrics and melodies that only continue to open themselves up to listeners with each new spin.   

“…unreal vocals…hypnotizing stage presence, and contagious, fun energy” – Live for Live Music

“Funky…LUTHI is known for it’s live shows” – American Songwriter

“LUTHI has provided one of Nashville’s finest grooves, and it’s safe to assume they won’t be stopping any time soon” – Lockeland Springsteen