Posse up! Moonshadow Marauders ride into town to headline with Matt Donald on guitar and Yoshi Furuta on lead guitar. Loco D and Laidback will be on percussion and bass, and they will also back Poverty Level Band, who will follow the opening act, The Threadbare Skivvies. This fantastic duo, Kate Wright and Chris Adams, will set off the festivities at 8pm, and they will join the Marauders later on for an epic closing set. Randy Burnett will be working fire between sets all night long!
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
Moonshadow Marauders features original music and fun cover songs through an Americana filter. Members are "Rhythm" Matt Donald, Jeff Lauterbach, David Loco D Hirsch form the core group with rotating players such as Charles Absher, Eric Gant, Shanti Price, Daniel Hearn, Yoshi Furuta, Brian Walkabout and Mo Gouinlock.
Poverty Level Band members are lead singer Phillip Bridges, guitar players John “JD” Hopkins and Mason Coates, and drummer Craig Clontz. Hopkins also plays fiddle, and is the band’s primary songwriter. Bridges, Hopkins, and Clontz have been together as part of the band since 2009, with Coates joining them in 2011. All of the band members originally hail from western Virginia and moved together to the Atlanta area last year to pursue their musical ambitions. The band has established a great reputation and solid local following with their groovy rock-jam style of Americana, featuring great vocal harmonies and sizzling string work throughout.
The Threadbare Skivvies are a dynamic duo from Atlanta, GA — they like to describe themselves, and their music, as vagabond nature folk. It’s a bluegrass-y, bohemian banjo bangin', stompin’ & clappin’ kind of business — powerhouse harmonies, funky rhythms, and soulfully crafted lyrics.
Kate began performing in suburban coffee shops as a solo singer song-writer at 15. She attributes her development as a lyricist to nature, good literature, & the worries and wonders of love. Chris started out drumming for an Atlanta alternative band, Chainestereo, in the early 2000’s. He now plays accordion, bass, and various percussion with both Kate, and another Atlanta band called Jesse and the Great Perhaps.
Kate & Chris met one blustery winter evening about 5 years ago at a cabin party in the North Georgia woods & the two have been inseparable since. But it wasn’t until the fall of 2012 that they began performing together officially.
Their first EP and the upcoming full-length album are intended to provide the same nostalgic joy of the perfect roadtrip mix tape – exuberant catchy choruses & plenty of room for ruminations and revelry.
Together, the Skivvies create a perfect mix of humor & and thoughtful sincerity that will have you saying, "Please sir, can I 'ave some more?"
Randy Burnett from the Imperial Opa Circus will also be entertaining us between sets with some whimsical fire spinning. Yet another reason to spend your Friday night with us at the Red Light Cafe!