A wild-eyed mash-up of country, blues, murderous melodies and riotous rockin' roadkill stew
Sun. Oct. 2 at 7pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +
Abalone Grey: Strong vocal harmonies, engaging soulful lyrics and unique melodies make up the backbone of the band Abalone Grey. The members of Abalone Grey include: Bobcat Rob Armenti (vocals, guitar, slide guitar), Emma Rae Marie Shaw (vocals, bass), Kat Factor (vocals, piano, percussion), Joe Kaplow (vocals, banjo, guitar), and Johnny Stiles (harmonica, vocals). As a group they showcase a strong collection of musical talent, translating into folk love ballads, murderous melodies and foot stomping rhythms.
Hymn For Her: The duo certainly covers a lot of musical territory. Their wild-eyed mash-up of country, blues and punk led U.K. music critic Stve Bennett to call H4H's sound “a riotous, rocking roadkill stew,” while others have referenced such diverse bands as Captain Beefheart, Primus, X, R.L. Burnside, JS Blues Explosion and the Ramones. They inject juiced-up backwoods country blues with a dose of desert rock psychedelia that has been described as “Hell's Angels meets the Amish.”
Suzanne Wilde plays original music in the style of vintage country western and honky tonk. She embraces the classic country music of the 1930's through the 1960's by the likes of Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb, Bob Wills, Johnny Cash and the Carter Family, and Patsy Cline as her inspiration. Suzanne will be playing as a duo tonight.
Artist sites and sounds: https://abalonegrey.com and http://hymnforher.com and www.suzannewildeandtheblackhats.com