Join us for an amazing evening of eclectic Americana with FrazierBand and Pickxen! FrazierBand inventively mix rock and Newgrass via infectious hook driven pop tunes, adding textures from a variety of influences, including jazz and psychedelic jam/rock.
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
Continuing to express his freewheeling musical creativity in FrazierBand, John Frazier’s first ensemble to feature a drum groove since his teens, the multi-talented singer/songwriter and mandolin, guitar and fiddle master spent a whirlwind two years and 125-dates on the road in 2013-14 with acoustic and electric banjo players Matt Menefee and Kyle Tuttle and drummer Jim Kittleman.
While solidifying their inventive mix of rock and Newgrass via the infectious hook driven pop tunes from FrazierBand’s critically acclaimed 2012 self titled debut, the group also experimented sonically, adding textures from a variety of influences, including jazz and psychedelic jam/rock. After sharing a glimpse of their explosive, evolving live sound on their 2014 release Live at The Five Spot, FrazierBand got back to work in their home base of Nashville, vibing with engineer Daniel Rice (Cadillac Sky) to create a follow-up studio album reflecting a solid ensemble sound that Frazier could have only dreamed of when he launched FrazierBand in 2010.
After extensive touring that resulted in developing a huge following throughout the Southeast, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region and beyond, Frazier brings to the new album a completely different mindset than he had when they recorded their debut. “This project builds on and solidifies what we started with and truly congeals a full band sound,” he says. “When I did the first album, I thought it might be about me as individual artist with a solo project and a great team of musicians helping me present my songs. But I quickly realized I wanted a more unified ensemble sound, and two years of touring that album and recording the concert project really made that a reality. Matt and Kyle’s banjo solos and the strong bass and drum driven parts were as much a part of our success as my strings. So going into the studio this time, we now have a true band identity. We’ve all evolved together and the songs, production and presentation are much more concise.”
From deep in the Southland comes Pickxen, spreading musical fairy dusty all over the kudzu covered hills and hollers of their very own backyard. Dixie, Pixie and Micksy, (whose christian name is Lyle), are here for you and will be until, well, you know, the cows come home. So pull up the divan and set a spell.........the party's just gettin' started!