The Crocodile Presents:
Massy Ferguson's CD release show for "Great Divides"
Heels to the Hardwood, Lydia Ramsey
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
This event is 21 and over
Massy Ferguson releases their fifth full-length Great Divides on April 26. You know only good things can come from a band that named itself after a farm-equipment company. But Seattle's Massy Ferguson is not as hayseed as you'd expect. Their songs are steeped in the classic Americana of the Uncle Tupelo, the Jayhawks, and the Backsliders. Rich with imagery of highways, truck-stop coffee, whiskey, road-weariness, and bad motels, Massy Ferguson make cinematic roots music about the blue-collar aspects of our nation. This is what Jay Farrar might sound like without his thesaurus
Singer-bassist Ethan Anderson says the sound is Americana that leans more toward rock than country, and that's a pretty good description. Think Drive-By Truckers or some combination of Son Volt and The Hold Steady. Think Springsteen's "Greetings From Asbury Park" or "Nebraska." Those influences, 1970s Southern rock and good-time classic rock bands like Thin Lizzy, have also helped them to land gigs at festivals and clubs in Australia, Iceland, Germany, England and Mexico.
Heels to the Hardwood
Heels To The Hardwood bring the roots of Americana, blues, soul, and rock to a new horizon. With honest powerhouse vocal melodies, striking guitar riffs, and the strong rhythms of bass and drum, smooth notes of keyboard and pedal steel. Heels To The Hardwood brings life back to rock and the stomp back into soul.
Americana rock trio with friends.
A multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Lydia Ramsey has been praised for the almost vintage quality of her voice. But her art and outlook aren't solely influenced by the past and certainly not dwelling in nostalgia. A collector of ancient music making devices, her songs feature those instruments in unique arrangements to color the tunes, all the while backing up her beautiful voice. Her songs convey both the wildness and free nature of the great northwest and are steeped in the fingerpick-guitar rudiments of folk music.