Fife & Drom
196 Allen St.
New York, NY, 10002
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:15 PM
This event is 21 and over
Fife & Drom
Fife & Drom is the brainchild of husband and wife team Mark Marshall and Abby Ahmad. Though the couple grew up down the street from each other in a tiny Pennsylvania town, destiny arranged their first meeting, oddly enough, over two decades later at the “Crossroads Cafe” in Brooklyn, NY. One might say their collaboration was fated. The duo pen original songs inspired by the works of blues pioneers Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Son House and beyond. Their name pays tribute to fife and drum blues music, a highly influential genre which emerged from Mississippi, the heart of Delta blues, as well as a nod to the dutch word “drom”, meaning “a group moving together with purpose”.
Joined by bassist Adam Minkoff and drummer Sean Dixon, Fife & Drom's music incorporates the infectious rhythms and sounds from Delta and Chicago blues, but adapts with content for today's life and times. Their explosive live shows have audiences captivated by the band's unbridled passion, ceaseless energy and powerful dynamics.
Their debut album, Introducing Fife & Drom is garnering early praise for its relevant and resonant voice in blues music. The album features the immense talents of Jon Cowherd (Brian Blade Fellowship, Roseanne Cash), Michael Leonhart (Steely Dan) and Jackson Kincheloe (Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds). Whether the role-flipping bravado of opening track “Wicked Tongue”, the eerie karmic retribution of “Ghosts”, or the heart-wrenching struggle of “Please, Please, Please”, Introducing Fife & Drom provides an unpretentious and unabashed entrance into the genre.
Cellist and singer Laura Wolf Schatz uses live looping, effect pedals and various instruments to weave a penetrating world of sound. Having performed with various contemporary and classical ensembles, her debut solo EP Stitch One (2017) was met with critical praise, deemed "beautifully immersive" and "distinctly enchanting" by Gold Flake Paint. She is currently workshopping her newest work bridging spacious experimentalism with pop driven songs. She is Brooklyn based and has performed as a touring/live member of various ensembles, most recently The Shivers and Matt Pond PA.
Please note, there is a one drink minimum for this show (standing and bar stools) and two drink minimum at tables.
Limited seating is available on a first come first served basis.
Advance tickets are available online until 5:30PM, day of show. Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door at showtime.
Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
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