Sons of an Illustrious Father
Date and Time
Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at 8:00pm
Sons Of An Illustrious Father, This Old Ghost, Moon Casale, Lexie Roth Sons Of An Illustrious Father Sons of an Illustrious Father is a five-piece band from the Hudson Valley. Combining traditional folk, blues, country, and early gospel forms and aesthetics with punk's raw drive, Sons has a sound at once both ancient and modern, both eclectic and distinctly American. "Sons of an Illustrious Father," according to DirtyHippieRadio.com, "are extremely good at what they do…No matter whether the Sons are rocking it hard, tearing the joint down and stomping fear into the floor beneath their feet, or maintaining that melancholy…they preserve the highest caliber of masterful artistry." Sons have played their combination of distinct originals and modern takes on the traditional songs that gave the band their early inspiration extensively in their home state of New York, and, as of the summer of 2010, have toured throughout the Northeast, South, and Midwest U.S. They also, by invitation, played the 2010 North by Northeast Festival in Toronto, ON. Sons' eponymous debut, their recent EP, We Are Dead and Reborn, and their second full-length album, One Body, are all available now on Bandcamp, CDBaby, and iTunes. This Old Ghost This Old Ghost is: Ian McGuinness - Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitar Karri Diomede - Flute & Backup Vocals Ryan Sniffen - Lead Guitar & Vocals Brendan Coughlan - Bass & Vocals Rob Pizzolato - Drums & Vocals Yes, that's five vocalists. And it's great. Moon Casale Moon Casale was born in 1984 in Chimayo, NM on the commune of a Catholic chapel called Sanctuario de Nuestro de Esquipulas. He grew up in the largely Hispanic church singing in the choir, often in Spanish. He spent his youth wandering the mountains of the New Mexican desert praising Jesus and howling at the moon with the wolves and coyotes. At 18, he set out for the big city, or in his case, Albuquerque. It was here things started to go downhill for Casale as he became involved in the drug scene - using and dealing. It wasn't until his mentor, a priest from Chimayo, came down to Albuquerque, found Casale gaunt and living in squalor and brought him back to the church. With his life back on track and a renewed interest in music, Casale decided at age 24 to take a Greyhound bus across the country to the city of all cities and that of course is New York City. He has spent the last 4 years developing his songwriting skills at open mic nights around the city, church events and singing in local choirs. He started driving as a chauffeur to pay the bills. This is Moon Casale's debut album of his own compositions. Sober and with his faith restored, he hopes to take his songs around the world and change the way people think about contemporary Christian music. Lexie Roth LEXIE ROTH is the daughter of famed guitarist Arlen Roth and his late wife, incredibly talented visual artist, Deborah Bussichio. Her grandfather Al Roth (Pen-name Al Ross) was the oldest living New Yorker Cartoonist who just passed at the age of 100. Coming from such a musical and artistic background, it was only natural to follow suit. She has been playing music since she was about 8 years old, and has become quite an accomplished guitarist, even though she started out on bass guitar and piano. She played in several bands in her developing years on both bass and guitar, and was always the featured vocalist. Her debut album “One Long Blink” was released when she was 18 years of age and gained some attention as far as Japan. Since then, she has appeared on two of her father’s albums, Toolin’ Around Woodstock featuring Levon Helm on drums and his previous album Landscape. Her new self titled album consists of 11 original tracks written and performed by Lexie Roth on lead and backup vocals and guitar, Sam Mason on drums (Willy Mason/The Acrylics), Nina Violet on bass and some backup vocals (Nina Violet/Band of Arrows/Kahoots), Matthew Cullen as engineer and on accompanying guitars and noise with special guest Lexie's father Arlen Roth on lead guitar. Alex Salzman, who engineered her first project "One Long Blink" played keys and mixed the album beautifully. This self-titled album was originally recorded in Lexie's home on Martha's Vineyard during the early spring in March 3 years ago. She had a calling to go West and disappeared in the sage covered hills of Ventura County and LA and mountain biked for an entire year. Coming back east to Brooklyn she refocused on music and got her head out of the clouds and dove straight back into the project, reworked some vocals and added some guitar and now it's ready for the world to hear. Her sound is refreshing because there is no affectation to her voice. It is as real and pure as she is as a person. The album has drive with drum fills that will get stuck in your head, bass that chugs it along like a train and harmonies that will make your heart melt. Her song "Call You My Hon" off her new album was featured in the independent film "Maria My Love" produced and directed by Jasmine McGlade Chazelle in which stars Karen Black. Lexie sings "Vaya Con Dios" on the brand new release of the Les Paul Tribute Album "Thank You Les" along side of Keith Richards, Jose Feliciano, Steve Miller, Slash, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Eddie Brigati Jr. (The Young Rascals) and many other greats who played with Les Paul through the years. She lives between Brooklyn, NY and her real home-base Martha's Vineyard, MA. Lexie performs with her black Gretsch and hand beaded Jodi Head strap that says her name in Rhinestones and jewels with her band or solo. A music video will soon be released of her first single "Stay Or Go" off the new album. She is currently working on new material for a new project.