The City Dirt Trio


The City Dirt Trio is a side project of Urban Soil, intended for smaller venues and more intimate settings. Featuring Gregory Meckley on violin and vocals, Eric Chesson holding down the acoustic guitar, bass and vocals and Jonathan Wilson on drums, bass and vocals  There is a strong emphasis on acoustic music and the native Appalachian and bluegrass traditions of North Carolina as well as healthy doses of Urban Soil originals and tasty Americana inspired renditions of popular cover songs.  

For bookings and inquiries about City Dirt Trio 

                    contact Eric Chesson



Sarah with an H

When the mind, body, and soul combine, the beautiful melodies of Sarah with an H can be heard whispering throughout Appalachian pines. Roots twist through travel, education, and years of performing to create a truly inspiring and lifting musical experience. With a broad range of influence including Eric Clapton, Bonobo, Alice Russell, and Jimi Hendrix, Sarah with an H’s music is not only soulful, but truly genre bending.

For bookings and inquiries about Sarah with an H 

                       contact Sarah Reinke 



Eric Steven Chesson


Eric is a veteran of the NC jam, funk and Americana music scene. With over twenty years of practical onstage experience with a variety of original and cover groups, Eric knows what a venue needs and expects from a performer and has proven his ability to deliver many times over. When not performing with his full band, Urban Soil, you can find him at any number of smaller venues, in the greater NC area, performing solo or with various arrangements of musicians.


06/21/21 - Eric Steven Chesson Solo

                    The Speckled Trout

                    Blowing Rock, NC - 6 PM

07/02/21 - Eric Steven Chesson Solo

                   City Drive In

                   Spruce Pine, NC

07/03/21 - City Dirt Trio 

                   Noble Smoke

                   Charlotte, NC

07/05/21 - Eric Steven Chesson Solo

                    The Speckled Trout

                    Blowing Rock, NC - 6 PM

07/09/21 - City Dirt Trio

                   Historic Jones House

                   Boone, NC

07/10/21 - City Dirt Trio

                   Old Hampton Store

                   Linville, NC

07/16/21 - City Dirt Trio

                   Little Brother Brewing

                   Greensboro, NC

07/24/21 - Eric Steven Chesson Solo

                   Primal Brewing

                   Huntersville, NC

07/29/21 - Eric Steven Chesson Solo

                    The Speckled Trout

                    Blowing Rock, NC - 6 PM

09/10/21 - City Dirt Trio

                   Stonefield Cellars

                   Stokesdale, NC