Folk Soul Revival

Folk Soul Revival is a harmony drenched, boot stomping, rowdy, rootsy Americana band from the Appalachian mountain region of Virginia/Tennessee.

FSR has just released their third album 'Prompting The Dapperness.'The completely fan funded release (following a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign) returns to the formula that has continued to make the band so endearing- strong songwriting, sing along melodies, impassioned vocals and most of all honest music that resonates deep within the listener. There's a reason the band has such a loyal fan base ('The Congregation') and garners accolades wherever they travel.

In 2010, the band's second album 'Words Off the Tongue' was ranked among the Top 15 Albums of the Year by No Depression magazine. 'Prompting the Dapperness' reached #12 on the iTunes country charts and #99 on the overall charts on the day of its release, and has already charted on BillboardMagazine's Heatseekers Charts at #10 (South Atlantic division.)

In 2011, the Virginia Tourism Board awarded FSR the Virginia Band of the Year and in 2012 readers of Virginia Living Magazine named the band among the Top Three bands in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Poor Old Shine

From their handpainted cereal box cd cases to their thoughtful arrangements, Poor Old Shine, a Roots/Americana band from Storrs, CT is about honesty and hand crafted creativity. It's foot stomping, mind racing, dirty bluegrass like you've never heard it before! They travel with an assortment of instruments including guitars, banjos, pump organ, string bass, cello, a swarm of harmonicas, and a yard-sale-scrap-metal drum set. It's old songs with a new feel, banjos with paint peeled, shoes with holes and treadless soles, and music that is real.

POS' music is rooted in the folk and Appalachian mountain music tradition and fits in well at bluegrass festivals and sticky rock clubs alike. They have been compared to The Avett Brothers, Mumford and Sons, Langhorne Slim, and The Low Anthem because of the changing instrumentation and harmonies. Each set mixes the band's modern songwriting with traditional folk ballads, prison work songs, and front porch style jamming.

Poor Old Shine features Chris Freeman (banjo), Max Shakun (guitar, pump organ), Antonio Alcorn (Mandolin, guitar), Harrison Goodale (Bass), Benedict Gagliardi (concertina, tin whistle), and Brian Conlon (drums). All are students at the University of Connecticut. The new band has had the opportunity to play around Connecticut at Toads Place in New Haven, The Space in Hamden, and Sully's in Hartford. They have opened for The Steel Wheels and Monroeville at Bridge Street Live and appeared on WWUH's Caterwaul with Ed Mckeon and The Sunday Night Folk Festival on WHUS with Susan Forbes Hansen.

Now Traveling With:
1 Taylor Acoustic
1 Nylon String flea market original
1 shitty kick drum
1 matching shitty hi-hat
1 Deering Resonator Banjo
1 Brother of the Deering Banjo
1 really old pump organ
1 pretty cool mandolin
1 Rusty Stanley 22" Saw
1 Concertina (Ben's Baby)
Some Tin whistles
1 four string banjo w/ belt strap
Enough harmonicas to make two sets of braces
1 bottle of Jim Beam

$8.00 - $10.00

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Folk Soul Revival, Poor Old Shine

Saturday, May 11 · Doors 10:00 PM / Show 10:30 PM at The Evening Muse