Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tonight: Megan Jean & The KFB // Henry's Rifle //Damon Reeves and The Love Thieves // Billy Keane
Black Cat Bone Music bringing the blues to town once again in a rare, but action packed mid-week concert. Please, see below for more vital information:
Black Cat Bone Music brings you all the way from South Carolina - Megan Jean & The KFB!
Here's a little insight as to what they're brining to Northampton:
Hard-touring, foot-stompin', guitar beatin, upright lickin, washboard scratchin,' banjo pickin' madness with a voice like the devil herself. Charleston, SC-based duo Megan Jean & the KFB arrange a demented blend of gypsy, circus, americana, and the avant-garde that has been captivating audiences all over America. The pair met in New York City in 2004 and quickly became disillusioned with the music-mill mentality that dominates the concrete jungle. Feeling lost in the shuffle, Jean and Klay decided to sell all their possessions, quit their day jobs, and hit the road full-time, focusing on the Southeast. Fourteen shows turned into 200 a year and a newfound home-base in Charleston's burgeoning music community. While on the road, the pair forged their unique sound, which has been described as "...a wealth of gorgeous tunes that brilliantly [merge] American roots music with exotic elements of Euro/gypsy styles." (T. Ballard Leseman, Charleston City Paper) Calling the road home on a "never-ending tour" with an anchor firmly planted in the Lowcountry, this transient duo has taken DIY lifestyle and transformed it into a kind of Voodoo that unites scenes, fans, bands, clubs and musical styles-all without the help of a label and fueled by sheer guts and know how. In April of 2012, Megan Jean and the KFB will be featured on PBS performing an original composition "These Bones" as part of a music documentary series entitled "Music Voyager," which will be broadcast internationally.
Henry's Rifle (a BCBM favorite) comes from Albany NY and will open the show with some country/folk blues goodness that comes straight from the heart!
Damon Reeves takes his new band to The Elevens forthe first time. Come check out this act that will leave you in tears when that guitar begins screaming from that slide!
With Special Guest, Billy Keane! - http://www.facebook.com/billykeanemusic
21+ / $8 at door / 9pm