This week's RLC Bluegrass Thursday spreads its wings to further embrace the defining facets of Americana with the modern-jazz-meets-college-radio of Kenosha Kid and straight-ahead-jazz-meets-instrumental-indie-rock of The Hibbard/Wright Project. Doors at 6pm for our weekly bluegrass jam before the show at 8pm.
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)
Based in the humid indie-rock haven of Athens, Georgia, Kenosha Kid has supplied the world with their own unique blend of modern-jazz-meets-college-radio for over a decade. The melodies are haunting, the grooves are devastating, and the core trio of Dan Nettles, Rick Lollar, and Marlon Patton (joined tonight by guest Kevin Scott on bass) expertly serve jazz purists, indie-rock hipsters, and funk loving jam fans alike.
“the sort of boundary-leaping creative jazz most listeners identify with the big-city scenes of places like Brooklyn, Seattle, and the San Francisco Bay Area.” -All Music
The foundation of the collaboration between the members of The Hibbard/Wright Project is an immense appreciation for original compositions; specifically, compositions that encompass a wide variety of musical genres. Labeling the music on this stirring release can be difficult: Straight-ahead jazz? Instrumental Indie rock? Avoiding the need to brand their music, The Hibbard/Wright Project is a perfect demonstration of the collaboration between award winning composers and musicians. While still containing well-crafted improvisations, the writing is what takes center stage on this exciting new project by four of Atlanta's most well respected musicians.
This collaborative new project led by Grammy winning saxophonist Mace Hibbard and former Squat guitarist Trey Wright developed through a mutual admiration for each other’s original compositions. Over the past 10 years, the Trey Wright Trio and the Mace Hibbard Quintet have each created a unique repertoire of original modern jazz music while developing an enthusiastic audience throughout the Southeast. Both groups also feature the innovative rhythm section of drummer Marlon Patton and bassist Marc Miller. With The Hibbard/Wright Project all four musicians have created an album that combines each member’s unique voice as a songwriter and an improviser of modern music.