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Urban Soil Duo


The City Dirt Trio

Eric Chesson and Sarah Reinke have been a musical team for nearly a decade and it shows with their unique blend of covers and originals and in the groove jams. Creating fresh sounds, with both players rotating between several different instruments and song selections ranging across multiple decades and genres, Sarah and Eric's set is sure to entertain!

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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 Urban Soil Duo or 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 and Southeast US, performing solo or with various arrangements of musicians.


01/27/23 - City Dirt Trio 

                   Fiddlin Fish Brewery 

                   Winston Salem, NC 6PM

02/03/23 - Sarah with an H Solo

                    The Pineola

                    Pineola, NC 7PM

02/16/23 - Sarah with an H Solo

                   670 on Oak

                   Spruce Pine, NC 6PM

02/23/23 - Eric Steven Chesson Solo

                    Appalachian Mountain Brewing

                    Boone, NC 7PM

02/16/23 - Sarah with an H Solo

                   670 on Oak

                   Spruce Pine, NC 6PM

03/03/23 - Urban Soil Duo 

                    Homeplace Beer Co

                    Burnsville, NC 6PM

03/09/23 - Eric Steven Chesson Solo

                   670 on Oak

                   Spruce Pine, NC 6PM

03/17/23 - Eric Steven Chesson Solo

                   The Pineola

                   Pineola, NC 7PM

03/24/23 - Eric Steven Chesson Solo

                   670 on Oak

                   Spruce Pine, NC 6PM

04/13/23 - Eric Steven Chesson Solo

                   Singers and Songbirds Songwriters Festival

                   Roots in the Round 

                   Statesville, NC 7:30PM

04/20/23 - Eric Steven Chesson Solo

                   670 on Oak

                   Spruce Pine, NC 6PM



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