Oddball Events Honky Tonk Throwdown
New Country Rehab
250 State Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
New Country Rehab
Merging the old and new with reverent exuberance, New Country Rehab is a quartet of musicians’ musicians, comprised of John Showman, Ben Whiteley, Champagne James Robertson and Roman Tome. Their musical style has a roots/folk/alt-country high voltage sound that is earning them lots of fans in the U.S., Europe and back at home. Singing of love and loss, they evoke the likes of Hank Williams and Bruce Springsteen, with tunes that keep your toes tappin’ and your heart throbbin’. They're currently touring in support of their second great album, Ghost of Your Charms (2013), gaining critical praise and attention with every stop.
The Silks have been blowing up lately and not just in Rhode Island. Formed in the summer of 2010, The Silks have burst onto the country blues scene in New England with ferocity and enthusiasm. Front-man and songwriter Tyler James Kelly has managed to assemble a cast of musicians with resumes consisting of The Midnight Creeps (Jonas Parmalee), Electric Service (Matt Donnelly) and The Sugar Honey Iced Tea (Laila Aukee) and blending it into a sound that is all their own. With compliments that vary from drawing comparisons to The Rolling Stones in style and songwriting to a soundman shouting “that’s the most fun I’ve ever had!” after a show, The Silks have garnered a reputation as a band that everyone found themselves wanting to see overnight.
The Silks have had the privilege of sharing the stage with The Cave Singers, Brown Bird, The Devil Makes Three, Deer Tick and The Agents.
“The Silks’ music goes down easy like good bourbon on a hot day.” -Boston Band Crush – Nick Murphy
“This must-see local band has been earning high praise for its unique and enticing style.” -The Noise