R. Ring

R. Ring is Kelley Deal & Mike Montgomery. It is voices, guitars and keys. It is sparse, chaotic, abrasive and lulling, often within the same song. Kelley also plays with the Breeders. Mike plays with Ampline.

THE FERVOR offers a rare example of truth in advertising. With intensity and passion, THE FERVOR adopt the best of rock and roll troubadour tropes and synthesize them into a pastiche that feels unique and familiar, all while seamlessly fitting into the narrative of their native Louisville’s rich musical culture. With husky vocals delivered in a distinct and seductive tone, THE FERVOR's Natalie Felker paints mystical, dreamlike imagery. No Depression called her “the Karen Carpenter of indie rock.” Alongside Natalie’s radiant vocals and shimmering keys, the band cultivates hypnotic atmospheres that stomp and crash toward listener-rewarding apexes.

Shivering Timbers

Shivering Timbers' story developed when married couple Sarah and Jayson Benn started singing and crafting songs for their infant daughter; as she grew the music began to take shape, and a band was born. They were discovered by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach when they were invited to play at his birthday party. Their first album was subsequently recorded at Auerbach's Akron studio, a collection of home-spun dark folk songs and fractured fairy tales called "We All Started in the Same Place".

One year later, Shivering Timbers met Brian Olive (Greenhornes, Dr. John), and Sarah sang harmonies on his solo album "Two of Everything". Soon the band was at his Cincinnati studio recording their second album, "Sing Sing" -- a much more accomplished, complex, and mature effort.

Sarah is a captivating singer -- part P.J. Harvey, part Patsy Cline -- a long, lean presence, her voice delivers each emotion in its full glory. The nuanced howl of Jayson's guitar work is the perfect mate to her sultry vocals, yet stands majestically on its own. Live performances are heightened by the percussive mastery of Daniel Kshywonis on drums, and on occasion 6-year-old Suzi Benn on toy piano/tambourine.

What's more difficult to describe is the mood they create, which can, at times, entrance and haunt the audience, while in the next breath, invite them into a whimsical, foot-stomping play land. The couple has a quality not unlike that of Johnny and June at their height -- an obvious chemistry that pulls in the entire audience.

More importantly, Shivering Timbers has been honing their considerable craft on relentless tour stops with Shovels & Rope, Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Chapin Sisters, Carolyn Wonderland, Tav Falco, Tristen, David Wax Museum, He's My Brother She's My Sister, and so many more; resulting in a live presence that combines Indie Rock energy, Blues/Punk passion, and Country/Gospel reflection.

Shivering Timbers' music has appeared on ESPN, short films, live dramatic theater, videos, and commercial spots.

FESTIVALS / PERFORMANCES INCLUDE: SXSW, NXNE, MidPoint Music Festival, CMJ Music Marathon, TwangFest, Nelsonville Music Festival, Mission Creek Music Festival, Kent State Folk Festival, Musikfest, Independent Music + Art Festival, Whispering Beard Folk Festival, Wildwood Music Festival, Daytrotter, WDVX Blue Plate Special, NPR, etc...


QUAILBONES is a five-piece garage rock band from the disoriented streets of the friendliest small-town in America: Murray, Kentucky. Their debut album will be released this summer on Karmic Swamp.



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