By Jason Robinson
The Cellar, established in Spartanburg, always hosts some of the most versatile acts around the area. This night was no exception, for it was Rev. Syd and the Homewreckers, with opening act and Asheville, North Carolina based, Brief Awakening. This is the venue were Rev. Syd and the Homewreckers were born and seems to be sort of a homecoming for the jam band. After a quick smoke break outside and a stroll over to the bar, I notice Kara-Lynn and Kat Petrucci, of Brief Awaking, were all set up and ready to play. I took a seat up front to listen to the duo play. It’s always exciting to hear a group you’ve never heard before. The set was melodic and dynamic, filled with harmony that was very uplifting. They were joined on stage, mid-set, by Hope Lucktenberg and her violin, to add more to the dynamic sound of the band. Lyrically, they seem to have some complex songwriting’s that fit the tone for them.