Late Local Addition: Skinny White Folk

Doors 8/Show 9

TICKETS: $5 (w/ Student ID) / $7 (21+) / $12 (under 21)

Folk music is on the rise again and The Roots Revival Roadshow is coming to town to show you why. This triple-bill of bands from the Northeast precisely captures the energy and excitement of the movement.
Melding the sounds of folk and bluegrass with grimey rock & roll saxophone and gut-bucket blues, Roosevelt Dime (Brooklyn, NY) delivers a music they describe as “Steamboat Soul”. They have been praised by the New York Times as “…a perpetual crowd pleaser,” and have been featured in premier festivals including Caramoor, Musikfest, and The Philadelphia Folk Fest.
North of Nashville (Portland ME), an outlaw country duo that conjures up a style somewhere between Waylon Jennings and Mumford and Sons, is the newest project from Jay Basiner and Andrew Martelle of This Way (nominated for “Best Folk, Country and Roots Act” in the 2012 New England Music Awards). The group claims to keep one foot planted in tradition and the other in an uncharted territory of American roots music. Perhaps they mean this literally, performing with one foot on a kick drum and the other on a tambourine, while guitar, harmonica, fiddle and mandolin round out the tradition.

Hailed by Relix Magazine for their “endless musical vocabulary,” five-piece string band Union Street Preservation Society (Brooklyn, NY) is influenced by everything from bluegrass to pre-war jazz. Their most recent album features legendary mandolinist Andy Statman, whose own unusual blend of jazz and bluegrass perfectly complements the band’s eclectic sound.

Skinny White Folk is a band consisting of 2 parts Peter Oundjian (acoustic guitar, vocals), 2 parts Elliot Daniels (bass guitar, vocals). In their spare time, they attend Skidmore College.

The Roots Revival Roadshow is not your mother’s gentle lulling folk music- it is an explosion of youthful energy that pays great homage to American tradition while simultaneously redefining the genre.