with Special Guests: Black Violin, Eastbound Jesus, Del Water Gap
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Brooklyn-based Americana/Alt-Country band Yarn’s sound owes as much to Gram Parsons and Earl Scruggs as to Jerry Garcia and Exile On Main Street-era Rolling Stones. Much like its name, the band Yarn weaves country, rock, blues and more into a genre-defying blend that has captured the attention of fans and critics alike. Following in a fine tradition that includes forward thinking roots bands like The Flying Burrito Brothers and New Riders of The Purple Sage. Yarn weaves roots music idioms into a fresh sound that turns on hipsters and fans of country music alike, with technically impressive song-crafting and universal tales from the road of life.
with Special Guests: Black Violin
Combining a daunting array of musical styles and influences to produce a signature sound that is not quite maestro, not quite emcee, this group of two classically trained violinists and their DJ is redefining the music world-one string at a time.
With influences ranging from Shostakovich and Bach to Nas and Jay-Z, Black Violin breaks all the rules, blending the classical with the modern to create something rare-a sound that nobody has ever heard, but that everybody wants to feel.
When the members of Black Violin first learned to play their signature instruments-Wil Baptiste at the viola 14 years old and Kev Marcus the violin at the tender age of 9-neither could have foreseen that it would become their livelihood, though it was already becoming their passion. The two Florida natives first met while attending the Dillard High School of Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, a school whose exceptional music programs served to nurture their already budding talents.
One chilly evening, early in the fall of 2010, Adam Brockway, Dave Wright,
Carl Anderson, Luke Anderson and Zack Infante gathered by a woodstove in a
barn on the outskirts of Greenwich, NY. With a snare, a kick, and an old
beat up high hat, Carl began teaching himself how to play the drums while
Adam and Zack played along on guitars, Luke on banjo and Dave on bass. Vocal
melodies and harmonies were flowing like the beer from their cans and within
a few hours, the group had written 2 songs front to back and it was obvious,
at least to the brand new quintet, that they had immediately put together a
sound that was just as unique as it was traditional.
Week by week, song by song, the band quickly collaborated a full set-list of
original music, recorded an album in a bedroom with two sm-58's and on Jan.
27th, 2011 released their debut album Greatest Hits Vol. 1. Eastbound Jesus
continued to grow musically, as well as with members picking up Dylan
Robinson on lead guitar, as Zack Infante took over on lap steel guitar.
Writing music and picking up fans throughout the spring the band won the
Saratoga Performing Arts Battle Of The Bands in June of 2011.
Eastbound Jesus continues to grow musically and went into the studio in late
November to record their album Holy Smokes due out in the winter of 2012.
The album represents a year as a band and the completely unique and exciting
sound the members have all worked to develop, which promises to be an album
for the ages!
Del Water Gap
DEL WATER GAP was born in the fall of 2011 as the creative manifestation of upstate New York’s S. HOLDEN JAFFE, a self-proclaimed “song and dance man.”
AFTER SELF-PRODUCING THE DEL WATER GAP EP in a gentrified storage closet during the spring of 2012, Jaffe relocated to New York City’s East Village where, thanks to a week in Hurricane Sandy’s blacked out Lower Manhattan, he joined forces with bassist WILLIAM EVANS and drummer CHARLES SCHLINKERT to form the project’s live incarnation.
Evans, a true corn-fed Kansas boy, has a background in bass guitar and vocal performance with a concentration in opera. Schlinkert, hailing from just north of New York City, studied jazz drums and vibraphone before throwing away the brushes to concentrate on the more even-tempered musings of an alt folk trio.
The group currently lives and works out of Alphabet City, making a regular pilgrimage upstate to write and record in their man-cave studio.
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