A Fistful of Sugar / West Philadelphia Orchestra
Aaron and The Spell, Black Horse Motel
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
A Fistful of Sugar
A collaboration between veterans of the Philadelphia folk, trip-hop, bluegrass, R&B, and musical theater scenes, A Fistful of Sugar was convened in late 2010 to solve all the world's problems with pretty little tunes. So far, so good.
Centered around strong, lush vocal harmonies and driving "new folk" instrumentals, the product is a distinctly modern sound that resonates with echoes of 1930s hot jazz, traditional 'old-timey' country, gypsy jazz, and other roots musics. With six vocalists and distinctly bluegrassy instrumentation, A Fistful of Sugar has wowed audiences across the Northeast with their powerful, genre-bending, energetic performances that range from the syrupy-sweet to the gritty and swampy.
A Fistful of Sugar completed their self-titled demo in August 2012 and released their first full-length studio album, Perspicacity in January 2014. They were selected by the PFS jury to perform on the main stage at the 53rd Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival in August 2014.
West Philadelphia Orchestra
With a diverse line-up of professional Philadelphia musicians whose influences range from Sun Ra to Bulgarian brass bands, West Philadelphia Orchestra is a unique live ensemble and will be perform this benefit concert in honor of National Homelessness and Hunger Week (November 15-24, 2014).
To make this performance even more special, the show will benefit a local non-profit, Pathways to Housing, PA which offers hope and an array of innovative services to chronically homeless individuals battling serve mental illness in Philadelphia, ticket proceeds will help someone receive a home and the treatment and support he or she needs to recover and thrive.
Aaron and The Spell
Black Horse Motel
Philadelphia-based Americana band Black Horse Motel conjures a sound that draws on traditional folk roots, along with many other influences, and ties it together with unifying vocal harmonies. Songs are built on the foundations of folk music, but are elevated by an infectious blend of the traditional banjo and mandolin, with guitars, strings, drums and voices. The resulting sound is dexterous, rich, accessible and toe-tapping.
Dining is available at World Cafe Live. Reservations are accepted for Upstairs Live, our full service restaurant; we recommend scheduling a reservation 1½ to 2 hours before show time. Downstairs Live offers a full service bar, and a limited food menu is available for most shows. For more information, please read the Dining FAQ.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE SEATS are located on all seated levels of this theatre. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-222-1400.