Brownbird Rudy Relic, Orb Mellon
250 State Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
Doors 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
This event is 21 and over
Brownbird Rudy Relic
Reltone Records Recording artist, Brownbird Rudy Relic is the embodiment of the 'modern-day' blues music troubadour. Having started his career street busking throughout the United States, he eventually settled in New York City where he began to hone his unique musical style; acoustic holler blues. Just as much as turn of the century blues music was an amalgam of the influences of the day, Acoustic Holler Blues lays parallel to a similar synthesis; fusing early pre-war country blues styles with a multitude of other relevant (rhythm &) blues influences such as Hokum, Ragtime, Doo wop and Boogie-Woogie; even going as far as to include elements of Mexican Romantic Ballads and corridos; a product of his Chicano Heritage.
In true troubadour fashion; he has taken his music all over the world; a man, his guitar and a mission to purvey traditional blues music in a relevant contemporary light – moving the music forward rather than presenting it as 'retro' or as 'revivalism"
He has played shows all throughout North and South America, Canada and Mexico as well as all over Europe, Australia and the Middle East.
His first album on Reltone Records, "Anti-Stereo Acoustic Holler Blues" has sold in excess of 6000 copies; an impressive feat in today's independent blues scene. His sophomore release "I Am The Juke" was released in 2011. A new album entitled "Chicano Dynamite" will see release in the fall of 2012.
Orb Mellon’s blues mines the energy of 20th Century American roots music, particularly whiskey fueled house party delta blues. Influenced by the likes of Son House, Bukka White, Charlie Patton, and Junior Kimbrough Orb Mellon performs pure, sonically aggressive original blues, free from any quaintness or historicism, prompting one reviewer to identify Orb Mellon’s work simply as “blues in all its primeval glory.”
Jason Prince is a singer/songwriter from the New Haven area of CT. He grew up in a household steeped in music, and says "there was always music on...my heroes have always been musicians, specifically songwriters." Raised on various forms of American roots music: rock and roll, southern rock, blues, and country (and later punk rock and hardcore), the template was set for what would later become his distinctive style of American folk music. Influences can, at times, be broad, but easily narrowed down to early Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Waits, Elliott Smith, Willie Nelson and Leonard Cohen. Jason is currently finishing up recording for his next record, "Love is a Storm and a Bottomless Well." A summer 2013 release can be expected.
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