Henry Wolfe, Market East, Lucy Stone
2639 Poplar St
Philadelphia, PA, 19130
This event is 21 and over
Brad Hinton is at home whether he's belting out a bluegrass tune by the campfire or strutting across the stage in honky-tonk twang. Aside from singing the country blues with the Brad Hinton Band, he can be found around the Philly folk scene playing lap steel, guitar, dobro and/or banjo with Wissahickon Chicken Shack, Hezekiah Jones, Joe D’Amico Band, Psalmships, Christopher Bohn, Honey Watts, Manatawny Creek Ramblers and Josh Park. His first official solo release, Mourning Dove, was released in the summer of 2010. He is currently working on his follow up release.
Los Angeles songwriter Henry Wolfe lives in the past. His assuredly understated debut LP "Linda Vista" looks back to pop music of bygone days for inspiration, from Tin Pan Alley to the 1970s heyday of the singer-songwriter. Produced by Nico Aglietti and Aaron Older (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes) the album was mostly recorded in live takes with Wolfe and his backing band playing together in the studio. The result is a loose dressed-down affair, a mash-up of Chet Baker and Neil Young that My Old Kentucky Blog calls "...the perfect confection of Broadway sass and breezy California folk." Released in 2011, Linda Vista has garnered enthusiastic reviews from Rolling Stone (3.5 stars), American Songwriter and Nylon, among others, and led Wolfe to tour extensively across the US for the first time. Recently a track from the record called "Someone Else" was featured in the ATO Pictures film "Terri, starring John C. Reilly.
"On the surface, the melodies Wolfe performs with his five piece could pass for the slightly unorthodox methods of a young Randy Newman... his words are pungent, with the smarts to charm a middle-aged lady into convincing him to drive her up to Margaritaville. This is middle-of-the-road seventies pop of the highest order with a wink of nostalgia thrown into the mix. But the music is anything but ironic - Wolfe's slick strums and pacific rhetoric are just a way to communicate the pains of unrequited love." -LA Deli
"3.5 Stars… Though Wolfe's songs are classically pop Linda Vista is situated in one of Tin Pan Alley's darker corners. There's a sense of perpetual defeat in Wolfe's parched tenor, adding a layer of pathos to his brittle pop." -Rolling Stone
It's an interesting time to be a music fan. There seems to be a rift between the artist and the observer these days. Relatability in music as a whole feels like yesterday's news, and the appreciation for honesty is an archaic concept. C'est la vie I suppose. There are, however moments in which a band is assembled where under any pretense you can close you eyes and feel yourself surrounded by friends, surrounded by love and mutual respect and truly listen, an art unto itself. I am humbled to have met Market East under precisely these conditions and the warmth of their particular brand of truth has resonated with me since the first time I heard Genevieve.
With all the charm of early Kevin Ayres, but maintaining that pure Americana of the Beach Boys and the Cascades, Market East captures the naivety of youth with the heart strong compassion of a long lived man. With their strong influences from you're early Bobby Darin, Ritchie Valens genre, one finds themselves surprised when none of their girls die in a classic car on a long lost highway. However, despite the classic influence, the lyrical direction of their songs is rich and modern, uniquely contemporary.
I would like to introduce you to my friends, Kurt, Max, and Vincent. They are Market East. I hope you find them at a period in your life of great openness to yourself and to the love that can only be captured on a jangly guitar and three part harmony.
Lucy Stone is a singer-songwriter emerging from the Philadelphia music scene. Her music blends folk harmonies, with early R&B and the sound of avant-garde indie-pop. Lucy’s effortless and silky-smooth voice captivates audiences. Several years ago, Lucy Stone ventured into the diverse Philadelphia music scene and was introduced to the extensive sounds of Rock, Jazz and urban elegance at its best. Her experiences inspired her to write her own songs and stories. She has immersed herself in the growing local music scene- her talent and ability making a lasting impression on audiences as well as local producers and musicians.
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