10th Annual Aaron Robert Wilkinson Memorial Concert

Graham Wilkinson

"Graham Wilkinson's new single and video "FOCUS" definitely has a message to get across but for me, the message is nothing but love and positivity on this gorgeous morning. It's a great way to start the day. I'm on my third viewing of this video and it's something I had to share with you all." - Dysonsound.com

"Imagine if Bruce Springsteen fronted an "up-and-coming" indie band. Then imagine if they lived in So-Cal for a few years, picking up a pair of ears for the surrounding sounds. And then they moved to Texas." - WONY Red Dragon Radio

"Graham Wilkinson makes beautiful music for mountain drives and nature hikes, but also for boisterous bars across North America. The music is original. Some might claim it is a kaleidoscope of roots music, folk, rock, Americana, jazz, and reggae, but really Graham Wilkinson melts away genres and makes new and exciting music." - JamTex

"His voice contains a powerful rawness that belies tremendous songwriting craft. Graham's lyrics are a journal of discovery. Every song is its own revelation; exuberant, buoyant, and deeply reflective. Graham is intense, brilliantly focused and deeply moving – a raucous celebration!" Bill Harris (Dubious Quality)

"Graham is like no other musician on the scene with charisma in spades and the songs to match. Graham will make you think, drink, dance, maybe even kiss a stranger." Hayes Carll (Lost Highway Records Artist)

"Graham's a great singer/songwriter. His songs are deep from the heart. His music on stage comes across as very honest, true and real. His unique voice and style make for an enjoyable live show." Steve Augello (ThumbPlay/RCA Records)

"In a town (Austin) known for its eclectic music there are very few bands as eclectic as this one." Jay Trachtenberg (KUT Radio)

"Graham is a little Tom Waits, a bit more Michael Franti with a touch of Springsteen."
Dwight Baker (Grammy Award Winning Producer)

"A recent release that is easily one of the better "Austin albums" of the year is Graham Wilkinson's Yearbook. As with many of the great albums that came from the Lone Star state's capital, Wilkinson doesn't concern himself with boundaries and constraints of various genre labels. Rock, country, soul and even reggae and ska populate this album, to varying degrees of success." Kelly Dearmore (Twangville.com)

PALEFACE is an American musician and artist currently on tour as high-energy indie-folk three piece band in support of their Ramseur Records follow-up One Big Pary. Paleface celebrated the release with a special guest-performance alongside The Avett Brothers at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall, followed by US and Europe tours. Soon after the album's release, Daytrotter.com featured a brand new live stripped down recording session by Paleface, and one of the tracks was voted "Daytrotter's Best of the Year - Reader's Choice". And later PASTE Magazine premiered "PALEFACE - The Making of 'One Big Party'", a short documentary which follows Paleface during the process of recording, touring and performing, and features interviews with Paleface, his darling drummer Mo, and friend Scott Avett of The Avett Brothers. PALEFACE welcomed the new year with a new music video for the tittle-track to their latest release One Big Party (Ramseur Records). The video has received television exposure via MTVu show The Freshman as well as via On-Demand programming, retail and web (Mtv.com, VH1.com, Magnet Magazine...). PALEFACE's brand new live Mountain Stage performance is being distributed worldwide by National Public Radio (NPR) and the Voice of America's satellite radio service.

Paleface was schooled musically by friend Daniel Johnston and soon discovered by the legendary Danny Fields (The Stooges, The Ramones, MC5) at an NYC open mic. He has since released over a dozen records including two major label releases, and he's collaborated and performed on three albums by The Avett Brothers. Paleface has influenced and inspired a wide range of musical acts, from electropopsters YACHT, to Grammy Award recipients Kimya Dawson (The Moldy Peaches / Juno), and Beck who calls Paleface “a big influence on my early work” on Annie Leibovitz’s book American Music. At the moment, Paleface is in the process of writing a new album to record with his band later in the year, and in the meantime he's just self-released Multibean Bootleg Vol.3, a collection of raw demos, live performances and outtakes.

“You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more appropriately-titled record this year. One Big Party is one big sonic shit-eatin’ grin. Joyous, carefree and catchy as hell, this record is a perfect and cost-effective antidote to whatever ails ya” My Old Kentucky Blog

"everything about this One Big Party suggests one damn good time” BLURT

"melodic acoustic songs with a sunny vibe while maintaining an underground edge." The New Yorker

"Paleface, a neo-folk icon” The Flagpole Magazine, Athens GA

"Paleface is one of the scene’s best-loved products" Time Out NY

"Influential cult hero Paleface, a man who has been on the cutting edge of contemporary music's continual fascination with traditional Folk music and an influence on some of the most adventurous musicians who seek to translate that vintage spirit into their own voice." City Beat, Cincinnati

"Whenever I hear the inspired music of Paleface, I am transported to a magical and happy place. Nothing else matters. Except the exceptional music that Paleface is accustomed to making. It has that early Dylanesque folk rawness to it so when it comes to Paleface’s eclectic style of folk and indie pop stylings, I just sit back, unwind, and crank up the stereo. Totally adore this band!" Loudvine.com

“From the outset Paleface’s new album, One Big Party, makes no amends for the raucous, boot-stomping experience in store...These songs are catchy and upbeat, retaining Paleface’s lyrical openness and sly sense of irony. ” East Nashville Blog

"Playing folk music in its simplest form, the pair shined a rare beam of sincerity in a music world bogged down by false glitz and glamour...We should all feel so privileged to be able to get up so close and personal to a musician who can turn the air in the room blue by simply opening his mouth. His words are gorgeous and bloody with heartache, and the effortless way in which he holds a roomful of folks captivated is a beautiful thing." Show Review by Ink19

“Paleface composes folk music in earnest, with a bluesy vocal delivery that portrays a feeling of something genuine and well-intentioned" KDHX 88.1FM St. Louis, MO

"Overdue for recognition" The Scene, Nashville

"Seriously, he’s the real deal, and you need to check him out" Star News, North Carolina

PALEFACE is an American musician and artist currently on tour as high-energy indie-folk three piece band in support of their Ramseur Records follow-up One Big Pary. Paleface celebrated the release with a special guest-performance alongside The Avett Brothers at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall, followed by US and Europe tours. Soon after the album's release, Daytrotter.com featured a brand new live stripped down recording session by Paleface, and one of the tracks was voted "Daytrotter's Best of the Year - Reader's Choice". And later PASTE Magazine premiered "PALEFACE - The Making of 'One Big Party'", a short documentary which follows Paleface during the process of recording, touring and performing, and features interviews with Paleface, his darling drummer Mo, and friend Scott Avett of The Avett Brothers. PALEFACE welcomed the new year with a new music video for the tittle-track to their latest release One Big Party (Ramseur Records). The video has received television exposure via MTVu show The Freshman as well as via On-Demand programming, retail and web (Mtv.com, VH1.com, Magnet Magazine...). PALEFACE's brand new live Mountain Stage performance is being distributed worldwide by National Public Radio (NPR) and the Voice of America's satellite radio service.

Paleface was schooled musically by friend Daniel Johnston and soon discovered by the legendary Danny Fields (The Stooges, The Ramones, MC5) at an NYC open mic. He has since released over a dozen records including two major label releases, and he's collaborated and performed on three albums by The Avett Brothers. Paleface has influenced and inspired a wide range of musical acts, from electropopsters YACHT, to Grammy Award recipients Kimya Dawson (The Moldy Peaches / Juno), and Beck who calls Paleface “a big influence on my early work” on Annie Leibovitz’s book American Music. At the moment, Paleface is in the process of writing a new album to record with his band later in the year, and in the meantime he's just self-released Multibean Bootleg Vol.3, a collection of raw demos, live performances and outtakes.

“You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more appropriately-titled record this year. One Big Party is one big sonic shit-eatin’ grin. Joyous, carefree and catchy as hell, this record is a perfect and cost-effective antidote to whatever ails ya” My Old Kentucky Blog

"everything about this One Big Party suggests one damn good time” BLURT

"melodic acoustic songs with a sunny vibe while maintaining an underground edge." The New Yorker

"Paleface, a neo-folk icon” The Flagpole Magazine, Athens GA

"Paleface is one of the scene’s best-loved products" Time Out NY

"Influential cult hero Paleface, a man who has been on the cutting edge of contemporary music's continual fascination with traditional Folk music and an influence on some of the most adventurous musicians who seek to translate that vintage spirit into their own voice." City Beat, Cincinnati

"Whenever I hear the inspired music of Paleface, I am transported to a magical and happy place. Nothing else matters. Except the exceptional music that Paleface is accustomed to making. It has that early Dylanesque folk rawness to it so when it comes to Paleface’s eclectic style of folk and indie pop stylings, I just sit back, unwind, and crank up the stereo. Totally adore this band!" Loudvine.com

“From the outset Paleface’s new album, One Big Party, makes no amends for the raucous, boot-stomping experience in store...These songs are catchy and upbeat, retaining Paleface’s lyrical openness and sly sense of irony. ” East Nashville Blog

"Playing folk music in its simplest form, the pair shined a rare beam of sincerity in a music world bogged down by false glitz and glamour...We should all feel so privileged to be able to get up so close and personal to a musician who can turn the air in the room blue by simply opening his mouth. His words are gorgeous and bloody with heartache, and the effortless way in which he holds a roomful of folks captivated is a beautiful thing." Show Review by Ink19

“Paleface composes folk music in earnest, with a bluesy vocal delivery that portrays a feeling of something genuine and well-intentioned" KDHX 88.1FM St. Louis, MO

"Overdue for recognition" The Scene, Nashville

"Seriously, he’s the real deal, and you need to check him out" Star News, North Carolina

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For dinner reservations during the show, phone 212 255-4544 and ask to be seated on the club level near the stage.

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10th Annual Aaron Robert Wilkinson Memorial Concert

Saturday, June 29 · 9:30 PM at Hill Country

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