Johnny Brenda's Presents
Kalob Griffin Band
Driftwood, Chelsea Mitchell
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:15 PM
This event is 21 and over
Kalob Griffin Band
The Kalob Griffin Band, better known to its devoted fans as the KGB, is a Pennsylvania bred, Philadelphia based outfit of Americana rock n’ rollers who strive to provide listeners on and off stage with an energetic and unique “KGB family” experience. Kalob Griffin (vocals/guitar), Rob Dwyer (guitar/mandolin/banjo), Eric Lawry (drums/vocals), John Hildenbrand (keyboards/vocals), and Nick Salcido (electric/upright bass) create a sound and live show that’s built around a variety of influences, tapping into multiple genres. The crew and their close knit team are centered in what the great pioneers stood for-hard work, good times, and building a community.
If Rock and Roll is anything specific, it is an energy. Unabashed and profoundly reflective. It’s love, it’s defiance, it’s human. It’s Folk Art. One of the most prominent national acts to come out of the Binghamton, New York music scene, Driftwood, is at heart a Rock band. Carving out a name for themselves with electrifying live performances, they bring one of the most unique, raw sounds to the Americana/Roots scene. Incorporating upright bass, banjo, acoustic guitar and violin, the ghost of traditional American folk music lives in their palette. But the melodies, the harmonies and the lyrics are something else entirely.
Since first emerging on the Philadelphia folk scene in 2005, singer-songwriter Chelsea Mitchell has become known for powerful vocals and raw lyrical honesty. Her wide repertoire reflects many styles and eras, but most listeners compare her clear, expressive voice to songbirds of the seventies – namely, Joni Mitchell (no relation).
Peter Joseph, Mitchell's musical partner, complements live performances with banjo, melodica, and electric guitar. Together they will release "Married in the Aviary," a new EP for the spring of 2013.