Great Divide, Cold Roses
2639 Poplar St
Philadelphia, PA, 19130
This event is 21 and over
Great Divide's music is influenced by the traditional roots of soul, blues, soul, country, funk or otherwise, good ol-fashioned rock & roll. Think Motown meets Muscle Shoals, stoppin' off at Stax Records on the way up to Levon's. With their self-titled, sophomore record released on March 5th, 2013, Performer Magazine attests, "Great Divide is certainly hitting their stride on their second release, delivering classic blues-rock with a healthy dose of soul." The Alternate Root commends, “Their sound is Memphis soul meets Muscle Shoals grit and funk. It is rock’n’soul glory with each note." Absolute Punk raves, “Ostensibly a horn-driven soul-pop band, the quintet that is Great Divide are arguably one of roots music's up-and-comers.”
Possessed by the honesty and raw energy of yesteryear's rock and roll, Philly's Cold Roses "sound like they're straight out of a Texas roadhouse with their old-style country rock/blues combo" (WXPN). Their high-energy, eclectic live performances quickly led them to perform at some of their area's most premier music venues, as well as be featured in publications like JUMP Magazine and Philadelphia Weekly.
On paper, Caleb Hawley's resume reads as the standard Who's Who for up-and-coming songwriters. Then you hear him sing, and you realize there is only one word needed to describe this artist: Extraordinary.
From his ability to write intricate lyrics with cutting-edge chords to his lightening fast licks and ear for taste and style, there is absolutely nothing average about this shaggy-haired, blue-eyed, multi-faceted musician. Receiving top honors in the prestigious New York Songwriters Circle Contest (2008 and 2009), the John Lennon Songwriting Contest (2009), the Telluride Festival (2010), the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (2010), and Rocky Mountain Folks Fest (2011) for his songwriting, he also has a voice to place him in the final fifty on the 2011 American Idol Season. Hawley is as aggressive as he is perseverant in advancing his art and impressing audiences with his unique and catchy approach to music.
Sharing the stage with industry greats such as Mark Cohn, Rusted Root, Dave Matthews Band, Shawn Mullins, and Edwin McCain, this diverse songwriter has written and produced three albums and toured all over the country playing sold-out venues and nationwide festivals. Though his initial passion simply began with a guitar and a love for a wide variety of music from Metallica to Martin Sexton, it was shortly after graduating Berklee College of Music with a degree in jazz composition that Caleb discovered a knack for song writing. He quickly made his way to New York City to pursue his newfound ambitions.
While lyrically influenced by observational writers such as Randy Newman and Tom Waits, Hawley is also well known for his outstanding vocal capacity and range. The humble performer captivates audiences with soothing folk tunes in the same manner as James Taylor, and with the next breath blows them away with his powerhouse of soul, likened to that of Stevie Wonder.
$8.00 - $10.00
North Star Bar
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