Touring West Coast Americana trio Bay Station shares the evening with the Atlanta-based Ryan Taylor Band, who combines mandolin, banjo and acoustic and electric guitars to create a layered sonic blanket of roots music. It’s a night of strong songwriting, vocal harmonies and dynamic acoustic instrumentation.
$8 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
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Bay Station finds California-based songwriter/musicians Kwame Copeland and Deborah Crooks combining their talents and enlisting the help of several musical friends including lead guitarist Steve Waters to create a diverse form of Americana and rock music. In 2014 under their former name KCDC they released Your Own Reaction; a 10-song collection of Americana and rock drawing on their literary chops and post-punk and twang tendencies. Their follow-up recording, Go Out and Make Some is a true melting pot of Americana, blues, jazz and rock and roll, with songs about love, lust, sandy beaches, dusty roads, wandering holy men, wolf birds and more.
"This band admirably reflects the wealth of music explored by Hot Tuna, they have that James Gang (Joe Walsh) metabolism, that Grateful Dead / Jerry Garcia Band homegrown classicism, and that ability to strike just the right chord with everyone in an appreciative audience." — John Apice, No Depression
The latest effort from Americana artist Ryan Taylor is the aptly named Grand Experiment. After years of playing in the vibrant folk/roots scene of Somerville and Cambridge, MA, Ryan Taylor moved back to Atlanta, GA in 2014, a calculated risk that has paid off as Taylor has refined his band's sound focusing on strong songwriting, vocal harmonies and layering acoustic (banjo, mandolin, guitar and occasional electric) instrumentation to create a dynamic and layered sonic blanket that is the bedrock of American roots music. There are definite bluegrass and folk tendencies found in the sound, with occasional rock elements thrown into the mix, but above all else, the song is king.