Levee Drivers, Deadstring Brothers
Joe Fletcher, Ron Gallo (of Toy Soldiers)
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
This event is 21 and over
Levee Drivers' music embodies the sounds of old country souls being reborn into tomorrow's rock. Their music is a modern take on the story-telling of Johnny Cash, driven by early country and blues roots with a startling vocal rendition likened to a cross of Bruce Springsteen and Ryan Adams. Levee Drivers embrace an eclectic mix of sound that engages listeners of all ages and across many genres. They were named "Best of Philly Rising" 2007 by World Cafe Live. Levee Drivers also became the winners of the 2009 Beta Hi-Fi Festival hosted by World Cafe Live, a multi-night music competition with voting by the audience and a panel of judges. In 2010, Levee Drivers won the Deli Magazine "Best Philly Emerging Artist Poll" and came in 9th in the overall contest and were up again for the 2011 "Best Philly Emerging Artist". And recently in 2013, took home the Tri-State Indie Music Award for "Best Indie/Folk Americana Band" in the Tri-State Area.
One Man. One band. Deadstring Brothers fans get a new look at the soulful sounds of Kurtis Brothers as he heads in a slightly different direction.
Straight off three successful Bloodshot Records album releases with the Deadstring Brothers, (Starving Winter Report, Silver Mountain, Sao Paulo) creator, producer and charismatic frontman Kurt Marschke aka Kurtis Brothers expertly traverses brave new ground – rockin' blues countrified guitar, drums, harmonica and vocals at the same time.He's giving fans a must-see show they will surely not forget.
The charismatic and extremely talented man behind breakout Americana sensations Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons performs a solo set.
Ron Gallo (of Toy Soldiers)
A song a day keeps the madness away" is the mantra of Ron Gallo, singer-songwriter of Philly based rock n' roll band Toy Soldiers. Gallo is heavily influenced by early delta blues, old soul, jazz and country music as well as everything between. Aside from playing with the band he's often around town playing a nylon string guitar and occasional harmonica making up and singing songs about whatever comes to mind.