with Bellehouse & BONOMO
Fri July 31st, 2015
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 6:00PM
Show Time: 7:00PM
Event Ticket: $12
This is a general admission, standing event.
Morningsiders is an NYC-based alt-folk group, consisting of Magnus Ferguson (lead vocals/guitar), Reid Jenkins (fiddle/vocals), Cody Gibson (bass/vocals) and David Su (drums/vocals.)
Based in New York City, Magnus and Reid formed the group in 2012 as sophomores at Columbia University. The band’s debut live music video, “Empress,” quickly went viral around campus, and soon after, Morningsiders opened for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at Columbia’s 2013 spring concert.
In May 2014, the group released their first two singles, “Empress” (studio version) and “Welcome Rain,” the first of which was broadcast nationwide in Starbucks’ Mother’s Day commercial featuring a voice over by Oprah Winfrey.
Their debut project, unfocus, demonstrates an impressionistic Americana sound derived from their acoustic influences. With an emphasis on story-telling, the group combines lush harmonies, folk instrumentation, and unconventional percussion to create an intimate listening space.
Morningsiders official site
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Morningsiders on Soundcloud
Brooklyn-based Bellehouse, driven by a vocal trio that evokes a three-headed siren amidst the warm familiarity of an old-time string band, has been spinning tales of urban Americana since the beginning of 2013. Bellehouse draws influence from Old Time and early folk-revival while pulling from a broad host of other genres – including Celtic trad, classic rock, soul and Motown, Balkan choir and beyond. The resulting synergy walks the line between down-home roots music and intellectual acoustic folk-rock.
Bellehouse presents as a duo (band founders Clinton and Haines) and as a full-on string band. A choir-like triumvirate of voices draws listeners to the proverbial fireside. Double bass, guitar, banjo and viola lay foot-stomping fuel for the fire – as guides through an intricate, earthy world of pulsing unplugged rhythms. They may lure you with a ballad then turn on a dime for more raw acoustic harmony, the whole attendance closely in tow.
Bellehouse includes Jess Taylor Clinton (vocals, guitar, songwriting), Sarah Elizabeth Haines (vocals, viola), Catie Friel (vocals), Nick Lenchner (bass), and Ryan Gross (banjo, vocals). Although Clinton hails from Los Angeles, Bellehouse’s following is strongest in the New York City area as well as much of Northern New Jersey, where 3 of the 5 members were reared. Their self-titled debut EP will be released in the early summer – singles “Back to Life” and “Landline Journey Home” can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, and Bandcamp.
Bellehouse official site
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BONOMO is a New York based piano trio that leans on the great musical traditions of Jazz, Gospel, Classical, and Folk music. BONOMO was formed by Singer/Songwriter/Pianist/Organist Adam Bonomo who is the lead vocalist and composer for the group. Adam studied under Lynne Arriale and has performed extensively in the U.S and abroad including in New York, California, and the Vatican. The music of BONOMO has been called inventive, eclectic, soulful, and an all around good time!
BONOMO has recently finished recording at Strange Weather studios in Brooklyn, and are in the midst of planning their first U.S. tour.
Bonomobo official site
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