Venue Address (Get Directions)Ironwood Stage & Grill
Date and Time
Monday, July 9th, 2012 at 8:00pm
STRING BRIDGES - Joel Cochrane, Tj Waltho and Tom Wyman, Three guys, acoustic guitars, a bass, an organ, harmonicas and thought filled lyrics, this is String Bridges. They are up and comers in this broadly dubbed Progressive Folk scene, bringing all styles of music together in a mosaic, fused with acoustic guitars. This Indie band has released their freshmen album filled with genre crossing compositions, amazing musicianship and creative, thought provoking lyrics.
STEVE BROCKLEY -
Folk Music isn’t usually this greasy.
Born in B.C., formed in Montreal, and currently based out of a Buick wood-paneled wagon, Steve Brockley has somehow convinced Kevin Bertram (upright bass) and Leon Power (drums, mandolin) that this is a good idea. Maybe it helps that the numbers of the convinced have been growing since beginning a relentless tour schedule in March 2010 in support of their first full length album. After winning audiences over in Montreal, the musical brothership wasted no time taking it to the road.
At the root of what’s going on here are the songs; songs that other songwriters are already covering. And if you come for the songs you’ll stay for the musicianship. You’ve got a lot to choose from between Kevin Bertram’s percussive double bass swagger, Leon Power’s grunt-worthy beats and Steve Brockley’s finger picked electric guitar tactics. Perhaps the words of their peers describe this unique experience the best.
“Hypnotic songwriting, a voice to melt you from the inside out, all supported and propelled forward by a trance inducing rhythm section. And they look like guys you’d want to take home and introduce to your grandma, yet underneath this charming exterior, there is an ever so slight gun slinging badassness”
“Steve and the lads make up one of the tightest trio’s I’ve ever seen, the music that comes forth is nothing less than awesome, not “that’s rad dude” awesome but the origin of the term, to hold you in pause – to inspire awe. An album and live show that hold you.”
- Gern F. of the United Steel Workers of Montreal
“Imagine if Gillian Welch married Stevie Wonder and the baby jumped out wearing cowboy boots and driving a wood-paneled station wagon named John Candy. I love these guys!”
- Miss Emily Brown