The Fallen Troubadours
The Griz Band
Black Horse Motel
Friday, December 21st, 2012 at 8:00pm
Showcased at the 2011 NON-COMMvention, New Sweden is known for their unique flavor of Americana, Folk and Indie Rock. The 6-piece outfit from Wilmington, DE mold their sound using a blend of traditional folk instruments with a modern twist, accompanied by lyrics that are are sincere and powerful – sure to speak to any listener willing to lend an ear - and all backed by energetic and captivating live performances. New Sweden is currently touring in support of their first full-length album, The Mountain. Find out more at NewSwedenMusic.com.
Affectionately known by all who love him as Griz (and currently performing under that pseudonym), singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Chris Grunwald, is a maverick in the Philadelphia music community. Loosely described as an Americana-Folk artist, his work defies an easy pigeonhole as it effortlessly pushes the boundaries of compatible genres including reggae, rock, alternative and country, while still maintaining his unique and recognizable signature sounds. Find out more at: grizmusic.com
THE FALLEN TROUBADOURS
There are many ways to describe the sounds one would hear from listening to the Fallen Troubadours. But we prefer the following: If the most influential bands of the 1960s were liquefied and thrown into a bucket, the Fallen Troubadours would be the sponge thrown in, rung out and used to wash over modern music. -Brenda Hillegas, Origivation Magazine. Find out more at: www.reverbnation.com/thefallentroubadours
BLACK HORSE MOTEL
Since its inception in 2008, Philadelphia-based Americana band Black Horse Motel has managed to conjure up a sound that speaks clearly to its versatility. Drawing on traditional Eastern and Western folk roots, classical training, and an affinity for unifying harmonies, this kindred troupe finds their voice through earthy songs, stories that recount poignantly the details of their inspiration. The foundation, the pages upon which these stories find life, is laid by a mélange of instruments (cello, banjo, guitar, viola/violin, percussion, mandolin, melodica) that render this quintet’s sound dexterous, accessible and mercurial.
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