JARED KOLESAR & THE LOCALS, GRANDFATHER CHILD
26 S. Farmer Ave.
Tempe, AZ, 85281
Doors 9:00PM / Show 10:00PM
This event is 21 and over
Covered in kudzu and swathed in a blanket of humidity, spanish moss, feedback and reverb exists Futurebirds; six Georgia natives who currently call Athens "home." In 2009, these folks self-produced and released the six song Futurebirds EP—one of undeniable character. Less than a year later, there was a full-length in the can. That album, Hampton's Lullaby, garnered praise for its Appalachian harmonies and ethereal melodies. The band toured, and continues to tour in 2011, in support of that collection of songs, as well as in anticipation of two spring releases. The first, Via Flamina, a four song collection of new originals and inspired covers, dropped on April Fools Day via multiple formats. Only a few weeks later, on April 19th, Autumn Tone Records released a re-mastered version of the original EP. Sooner than later, Athens' own up-and-coming label, Holy Owned Subsidiary, will offer the EP on One Hundred and Fifty Gram vinyl in a package featuring art hand-fashioned by the band. Only Four Hundred copies will be available.
During May and June, the band will support Grace Potter on the Bonnaroo Buzz Tour and perform at Bonnaroo, as well as tour with Drive-By Truckers and headline AthFest 2011.
The band hopes to find your face in the crowd.
Carter King - guitar, banjo, drums, vox
Daniel Womack - Acoustic, Banjo, Vox
Payton Bradford - Drums, guitar, banjo, vox
Thomas Johnson - Guitar, mandolin, banjo, vox
Dennis Love - pedal steel
Brannen Miles - Bass
FUTUREBIRDS EP - futurebirds.bandcamp.com
JARED KOLESAR & THE LOCALS
Jared Kolesar & the Locals came together in June 2011 to play a show at the Clubhouse in Tempe, AZ. The individuals bonded almost effortlessly, and grew together as a band shortly after.
Months down the road the band not only rediscovered the genre of music they were born to play (Folk-pop), but they also picked up a dedicated fan base because of their completely original and unique sound.
With elements of Folk, Western, Americana, and Pop, Jared Kolesar & the Locals are unlike any band you've heard in the past.
Jared Kolesar & the Locals are quickly gaining attention in the Southwest. In the first six months (even without an EP!) the group has played various venues, including iconic stages like Comerica Theater, Crescent Ballroom, Martini Ranch and the legendary Roxy Theater in Los Angeles, CA.
Their first EP titled "In Our Youth" is expected to come out sometime in March or April 2012.
Jared Kolesar :: Singer/Songwriter, Lead Vocals
Jared Kolesar is the band's singer/songwriter and passionate lead.
He has considered himself a singer and songwriter for the majority of his young life. A couple years ago, Jared and his best friend, Michael Carter (coincidentally the mandolin/banjo player in the Locals), discovered music from the likes of Joe Pug, Ryan Adams, and other Folk artists. The friends also found their place in this genre as artists.
Since then Jared has amassed a band under the name of "Jared Kolesar & the Locals," comprised of Larry Gast III on lead guitar, Michael Carter on mandolin, banjo and harmonica, Chuck "Bassman" Morriss on the electric and upright bass, and Josh Morin on the drums and percussion.
The group came together in the summer of 2011, and has continually gained attention through their connections all over the nation, and especially in the Southwest.
Michael "Mike" Carter is the band's banjo, mandolin, harmonica player, and Jared's lifelong, best friend.
He is and always has been a driving Folk influence to Jared's lyrics, tempos and rhythms.
At the start of their musical journey, Mike played lead guitar, for their bands "Halfway to Rome," "Radio Cafe," "Teatime for Larry" and "Jared and Mike." Through thick and thin the duo has maintained an unfaltering friendship through shared interests in not only musical talent but also camping, shooting, archery, woodcutting, carpentry, furniture restoration and other Folky (and always manly) activities.