Hill Country Live Presents:
JP & the Gilberts, Third Wheel Band
30 W. 26th St.
New York, NY, 10010
JP & the Gilberts
Who are JP & the Gilberts?
The last thing you’d expect to come out of Brooklyn in these modern times is a country band more comfortable in overalls than in skinny jeans.
But wander into a crowded listening room on the banks of the East River and this is exactly what you get–JP & the Gilberts, modern storytellers in a timeless setting, road-worthy and with chops to beat the band.
Not content to re-imagine the past, songwriting duo J.P. Gilbert and Trevor Williams have embraced their disparate backgrounds as North Jersey crooners and South Texas honky-tonkers as a means of looking to the future.
Part accordion-laden string band from the western plains, part sea of achingly intimate guitars, and developing a reputation as the ‘youngest old-timers east of the Mississippi,’ JP & the Gilberts will release their much-anticipated debut album, Introducing…, in late 2011.
Packed with tales of heartbreak from start to finish, Introducing… is whiskey-drinking music for the new millennium. Highly intoxicating; not to be consumed alone.
Third Wheel Band
With influences ranging from bluegrass and country, to folk and talking blues, to early jazz and rock 'n' roll their sound digs deep into the past. Their original tunes carry on the traditions of the American Folk songs they include in their repertoire which they lovingly provide a fresh and modern twist to.
Known for their energetic live shows, the band has been described by The Huffington Post as "impossible not to dance to" and "New York's best hidden bluegrass treasure." November 2010 saw the release of their debut album, On Willow Street, which helped put the band on the map and spread their sound and name around New York and beyond.
In April 2012 the band hit the studio again but this time with a new direction in mind. Since all three members in the group are early education music teachers by day, the idea came about naturally to make a children’s album. In the end “Family Album” turned out to be much more than just a kids album, but rather a collection of traditional folk songs and a few originals that are great for children and adults alike. “I’ve been working on the Railroad,” “Skip to my Lou,” and “Buffalo Gals,” are just a few of the selections featured on the album.
"The Third Wheel Band is of unquestionable sincerity and meticulous musical ability."
- RA Chance (No Depression)
"Impossible not to dance to... New York's best hidden bluegrass treasure."
-The Huffington Post
"A relative newcomer to the scene, The Third Wheel Band is already making a name for themselves with their infectious brand of old-time, foot-stompin country swing."
-The Deli Magazine
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