Up the Chain

Up the Chain is the creation of Philadelphia-based writer/front man Reed Kendall. Having recorded original music since before his voice dropped, Reed’s songwriting has grown to capture a pleasant balance of catchiness and substance, reminiscent of Ryan Adams and Paul Simon. Mixed with the engaging high energy of the live show, Up the Chain is a spirited young project bound for a lengthy career.

Performing solo, as an acoustic duo/trio or as a full band, UTC have toured the East Coast extensively since the release of their 2011 debut (Holy, Open, Drying Road), growing their fan base one sincere live performance at a time. A new full-length album (Seeds & Thorns) was produced by Bill Moriarty (Dr Dog) and is set for a late fall release.

Seeds & Thorns has the production of a full band while staying true to how the songs were conceived, simply on piano or guitar.

Hezekiah Jones

Hezekiah Jones is the musical nom de plume for Raphael Cutrufello and a band of like-minded musicians crafting alternative folk music. His catalog of songs sometimes sounds like a post-apocalyptic White Album, as covered by Sufjan Stevens. The biting, sometimes campy vibe only serves to intensify the blow of his sucker-punch ballads. Songs are filled with outlandish characters, imagined landscapes..., ringing harmonies, and baroque instrumental flourishes, but never disconnect from the tangible feelings at their center.
---Peter Marinari, CBS local

The Hill and Wood

Hailing from Charlottesville, indie-rock sentries The Hill and Wood have been one of Virginia’s most critically adored new-fangled bands for over two years. Led by Boston native Sam Bush, the band has shifted from their folk-pop roots and integrated themselves into a multifaceted and stratified sound comparable at times to the chamber-pop melodies of Belle & Sebastian, at other times the symphonic, orchestral swells of Bishop Allen and Wilco. The music’s firm foundation is Bush’s songwriting, deftly communicating the anxieties of expectation and the malaise of the modern identity, all the while uncovering rare and unexpected moments of relief.

Launching their first and highly anticipated full-length, self-titled album in November, The Hill and Wood is now touring the country. Having taken their time to do it right, their sound has grown professional without losing its sincerity, and they bear out a promising sign for what’s to come.

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Up the Chain, Record Release with Hezekiah Jones, The Hill and Wood

Friday, November 1 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at The Ardmore Music Hall