Bird Dog, Adam McBride-Smith, Moga
249 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Doors 8:00PM / Show 8:00PM
This event is 21 and over
Ben & Nino Chace and Mark Dobbyn grew up in the great state of Rhode Island, drinking coffee milk and eating grinders from an early age. When Ben moved to NY to pursue film at NYU he ran into Paul Defiglia, a rambling North Carolinean living in the room above his in their freshman dorm, who was constantly dropping heavy objects on the floor and making it hard to sleep. After many years spent stumbling around the five boroughs together causing trouble, they finally got a band together to record a song for a friends photography project in 2010. After trekking down to North Caronlin for its vinyl release at a fine art museum in Durham, they decided to enlist the help of their Rhode Island brethren and old college buddy Diamond Dave Christian and make it official. And on the 11th day, Bird Dog was born.
Adam McBride-Smith grew up in Oklahoma, but has called many places home since then. His mix of dark-minded folk, old-timey breakdowns, and country and blues first appeared on record with his 2007 highly-acclaimed debut album Good and Gone. 2010 saw the release of Half Seas Over, a collaboration between McBride-Smith and pianist-composer Elan Mehler (Brownswood Recordings).
Adam’s new album, “Traveller’s Moon” was recorded with the help of bassist Paul Difiglia (The Avett Brothers, Bird Dog) and drummer/producer Malachi DeLorenzo (Langhorne Slim) among others. It was released in April, 2012 on Wild Honey Records. Adam toured Europe in April and will be kicking off his first US tour of 2012 in August.
"A stunning discovery!" - Rock n’ Reel Magazine
"McBride-Smith is complimented by a great band. This record is full of great songs and variety. A real find and highly recommended." - Americana UK
"McBride-Smith's voice is conversational and informally mellifluous...sometimes eerily like a cross between Jeff Buckley and Johnny Cash." - The Guardian
"His literate ballads resemble '70's West Coast troubadours like Jackson Browne." - UNCUT Magazine
Moga is a band that was born in the ambient womb of Pink Floyd, got it's first black eye from Howlin' Wolf, and had it's first kiss with the sweet tunes of The Band. In their sounds you will find memories of simpler, happier, and drunker times. Moga strives to make good music for good people."
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