The Ballroom Thieves, Travel Lanes
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
This event is 21 and over
Chicago’s Great Divide is a rock ‘n ’soul band full of passion, spontaneity and groove. They released their self-titled, sophomore record on March 5, 2013 - Think Motown meets Muscle Shoals, stoppin' by Stax on the way up to Levon's Ramble.
Produced by Dan McMahon and Darren Garvey (Cory Chisel) and engineered by James Auwarter (Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Rihanna, John Legend), who also recruited some gospel singers from the Chicago’s South Side, Great Divide is an ambitious affair, moving effortlessly from soul to pop to funk, all tied together by songwriter/vocalist Teddy Grossman’s lyrical openness and his way with a hook.
With multiple appearances at festivals like SXSW, North Coast Music Festival, Milwaukee Summerfest, and renowned venues across the midwest and east coast, Great Divide currently has its sights set on getting on the road in support of the the record.
The Ballroom Thieves
In January 2012 The Ballroom Thieves broke into the Boston folk scene with a five-song, foot-stomping EP entitled The Devil & The Deep. Since their debut release the trio has captivated audiences with their unique instrumentation and dazzling three-part vocal harmonies. In the span of just one year they have performed at over 30 colleges nationwide, shared the stage with established acts such as Joe Fletcher and The Apache Relay, and played to sold-out crowds at the Lizard Lounge, Great Scott, and the historic Club Passim in Cambridge, MA.
The Ballroom Thieves consistently deliver inspiring live performances highlighted by the group's infectious passion and raw energy, which are unrivaled in the local folk music scene. The sonic diversity of their growing repertoire allows the band to entrance an intimate listening room one night and entertain a large festival crowd the next.
Driving down a highway, you'll usually find there are two lanes--one traveling in each direction. On larger freeways, there may be multiple lanes and a shoulder for emergency stops. If we think of some great metaphor to tie this all together, we’ll let you know.
Travel Lanes are a band with a past. They hail from Philadelphia with only one wish......your time......and maybe a few bucks so they can record a few more tunes. Take a listen. Come out to a gig.
TRAVEL LANES is:
Frank Brown-guitar/lead vocals
Mitch Cojocariu-bass/backing vocals
Derek Feinberg-lead guitar/backing vocals