Johnny Brenda's Presents
Mason Porter, Ataloft
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:15 PM
This event is 21 and over
Frog Holler’s annual winter show at Johnny Brenda’s will also be their first proper headlining show in Philadelphia since the release of their 2016 recording, Souvenir. Souvenir’s ten new Darren Schlappich penned songs continue in the Frog Holler tradition of literate folk/bluegrass with rock crunch and group harmony singing, executed by longtime friends and band Mike Lavdanski on banjo and harmony vocals, Johnny Kilgore on electric guitar, Josh Sceurman on bass, Daniel “Skrappy” Bower on drums and Cory Heller on keyboards.
Combining lush harmonies with hand clapping sing-along's and the unfiltered emotion of a hungry young rock band, Mason Porter is a force that evokes the spirits of each and every person whose life they touch. Blending folk, rock, blues and bluegrass with creative songwriting and constant experimentation; Mason Porter is a group of musicians working together to push the limits of American music.
What began as a wintertime diversion for Frog Holler's Darren Schlappich, Michael Lavdanski and longtime friend Bruce Siekmann has evolved into Ataloft, an exciting new band whose self-titled debut recording is out now on ZoBird Records.
Ataloft enlisted Nick Franclik on bass (Eric Steckel, Electric Farm), Cory Heller on keyboards and backing vocals(Neo-Trio) and Keegan Linder on guitar to round out the live show line-up. The band takes its name from an imaginary pop group that Schlappich, his brother and a few neighborhoods friends formed as children in suburbanWest Wyomssing, PA.
$10.00 - $12.00