1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
The Nadas are Iowa's signature alt-rock-country band, selling more than 200,000 albums through their own label, Authentic Records. Singers/guitarists Mike Butterworth and Jason Walsmith, bassist Brian Duffey, and drummer Brandon Stone mix country, rock, alternative, and indie with flawless songwriting and catchy melodies for a crowd-pleasing experience.
With two dogs, an eight track recorder and a book of old murder ballads, Rich and Rob Kwait would start their musical journey. Visiting mountain cabins from Vermont to Tennessee and listening to the country blues, the Philadelphia-based twin brothers would soon begin crafting songs of their own and bring them back to Philadelphia to play for friends on the stoop. What started as cosmic country and bluegrass would soon become something more rich and textured and groovy.... The band (including Ira Race on guitar, Stephan DiVincenzo and Jeff Levinsohn on drums, and Jeanine Reed on vocals/percussion) would begin to find their sound....
After the death of the two dogs, Rich and Rob and the band (now known as CABIN DOGS) would again retreat to the mountains -- this time in Upstate New York-- and being writing songs for a new album. Aaron "Professor Louie" Hurwitz - a veteran Woodstock NY musician/engineer/producer/keyboard master would be brought into the fold and a new album (ELECTRIC CABIN) would be recorded, bringing the CABIN DOGS onto the national scene (including two appearances at the Newport Folk Festival).
Critics would compare the album to classic works by the Grateful Dead and The Band and describe the music of CABIN DOGS as something like a conduit into a colorful pastoral timeless American story.
With a growing repoirtoire (including songs culled from the Kwait Brothers Band days) and 7+ years of steady playing together, the CABIN DOGS have also developed into a forceful and seaonsed live act able to play festivals, bars and singer-songwriter venues without missing a beat.