Larry and His Flask
Onward, etc., Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy
324 South Ave
Springfield, MO, 65806
This event is all ages
Larry and His Flask
From their humble roots smack dab in the middle of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Redmond, Oregon's Larry and His Flask have been creating quite the name for themselves over the past 10 years. Founded by brothers Jeshua (stand-up bass/baritone) and Jamin Marshall (drums/vocals) in 2003, the band went through numerous incarnations and members before finally settling on their current 5 member line-up and signature brand of rock 'n' roll. Alongside the Marshall brothers, Ian Cook (electric guitar/lead vocals), Andrew Carew (banjo/trombone/vocals) and Dallin Bulkley (acoustic guitar/vocals) incorporate various facets of folk, punk, gypsy jazz, bluegrass, soul and brass band to create a richly talented, uproarious, foot-stomping, ass-slapping good time for everyone listening.
What truly sets Larry and His Flask apart from any other band touring today is their unbelievably live show. Performances see members careening wildly across the stage with instruments, narrowly avoiding harrowing collisions amongst themselves and frequently trading said instruments mid-song while still maintaining pitch-perfect 4-part harmonies. They've even managed to catch the attention of the New York Times who listed them as one of the best shows of 2011, calling the band live "a breathless, polymorphous good time."
With as much as Larry and His Flask have toured since their inception, the praise was hard-earned and well-deserved. They have toured the US and Canada from coast to coast several times over as well as playing in Alaska, Hawaii, Europe, the Yukon Territory. and this year brings the promise of their first world tour. The band has shared the stage with a cast of musicians as diverse as Descendents, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Streetlight Manifesto, Dropkick Murphys, Lucero, Andre Williams, Blackalicious and Wanda Jackson.
Their assorted and complex influences come shining through on their debut full-length, 2011′s All That We Know on Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club. In 2012, Larry and His Flask released the critically acclaimed Hobo's Lament EP, and 2013 brings a brand-new full length, By the Lamplight, slated for a June 25th release by the band on their own Cascadian Records, in conjunction with Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club in the US and Xtra Mile Recordings outside North America.
From street corners to barns, from squats to coffee shops, from dive bars to international festivals, Larry and His Flask continue to bring their own brand of rock 'n' roll to the people. They strive to make sure that no one in the audience misses out on the fun. So if they happen to be in your state, province or even your country, do yourself a favor and check them out!
Onward, etc. is a musical project put together by Rosco Wuestewald. Leaving the midwest at an early age, he started a journey traveling around the world which has evolved into a project known as Onward, etc. The idea behind the project is to form groups of musicians all around the country so as to be able to tour and have each show be completely unique based on the different band members and the location of the stage. So far the journey has been a complete success, forming pieces of Onward, etc. in places such as Alaska, The Dakotas, Montana, Minnesota, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Hawaii. The Onward, etc. project has developed a great sound being influenced by outstanding musicians including Mumford & Sons, Bon Iver, Blind Pilot, Sea Wolf, The Devil Makes Three, Delta Sprirt & many more, taking Indie/Rowdy Folk to another level. Rosco has shared the stage of music with some fantastic acts such as Luba Davorak, Larry Oakes, Michael Dooley, The Art Of Whimsey and many more. Onward, etc. is currently in the process of choosing the band members from pieces of Onward, etc. established in the Midwest, Alaska and Hawaii for their first tour this fall in the wild west. To get a feel of Onward, etc.’s musical awesomeness, check out Rosco’s self titled album, “Rosco Wuestewald - The Secrets Of Marindahl" on iTunes.
Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy
Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy is a high-energy, acoustic brass 'n' grass outfit based out of Wichita, KS. The band, whose sound has been described as a stagecoach in overdrive, has brought their eclectic blend of punk, bluegrass, dixieland, and circus tunes to packed bars, basements, and festivals across the United States since 2007.
With tunes that cover just about everything from drinkin' to dyin' to livin' and lyin', CNS can fill the dance floor with their blazing bluegrass and circus tunes as quickly as they can provoke existential introspection with dark, slinky tunes reminiscent of a New Orleans funeral march. Blaring trombones melt into break-neck banjo solos, while the "junkyard" trap set and stand-up bass churn out hard-driving rhythms that carry the force of a Kansas freight train.
This unique blend of styles combined with the high energy maintained on stage, allows CNS to fit perfectly into any lineup including folk, bluegrass, punk, metal, ska, or jam. Always providing an energetic and drink 'em down atmosphere to any place they play, Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy has proven a dedication to their live shows with a solid understanding of what entertainment really means.