On May 1, former Byrds and Flying Burritto great Chris Hillman visits with accompanist Don Pederson. Not only will you get some insight to what made the Byrds perhaps the greatest American classic rock band, but it will also be about as close as you can get to Gram Parsons, the massively influential singer-songwriter who Hillman teamed up with for years.
With a much different sound, but continuing in a uniquely Americana vein, Yarn, the Brooklyn-based alt-folk-country-rock band takes over on May14th, epitomizing an accessible, melodic indie sound.
New Yorkers: We’re only 2 hours from the GWB! Philly folk – only an hour and 15!
Todd Snider, the folk troubador recently profiled in Rolling Stone and The Village Voice takes the stage on the 21st, sure to attract his usual legions of dedicated fans. We wouldn’t be surprised to see him hanging out in town the next day, he seems to have taken a shine to our town.
A group seemingly poised for that next step to commercial success is Carbon Leaf, a popular Celtic folk-rock band from Richmond, VA set to visit on Friday, May 27. A lush, soft-rock mix reminiscent of acoustic Celtic and Hootie and the Blowfish, and having toured with Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, and the Counting Crows, it seems like just a matter of time. Here’s an excellent video.
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