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The Working Effective / Wylder/ Ben Eppard Duo
November 7, 2015 @ 8:30 pm$10
The Working Effective – Charlottesville-based singer/songwriter Justin Storer fronts of the indie-folk americana quintet The Working Effective, whose recent record entitled simply Dear Brooklyn, has caught the ears of fans and industry members alike. It is the strength of melody and rhythm that keeps fans, friends, and players alike coming back to the band. That combined with an inclusive and often hilarious stage show, Storer draws an audience into his narrative, and Dear Brooklyn is really going places. With stops at love and death, fatherhood, family, racial injustice, and environmental responsibility, Storer is your conductor on this rail ride through American life.
Wylder – Wylder is an indie-folk band formed in Fredericksburg, VA, in early 2012. With influences including The Head and the Heart, Radical Face, and Death Cab for Cutie, their eclectic arrangements fuse traditional pop elements with a fresh, acoustic sound seldom heard in modern indie folk music. Currently, they are hard at work crafting their debut album with industry professionals who have worked with bands such as Jukebox the Ghost, One Republic, Passion Pit, and Modest Mouse. With a fast-growing fanbase and memorable live performance, Wylder is poised to make a splash in the independent music scene.
Ben Eppard Duo – Percussive finger style guitar and distinctively weathered vocals characterize the sound of Ben Eppard, Virginia folk singer. Eppard draws strongly on his agrarian roots and local history. “Momma was a farm girl. Dad’s family was from the mountains – part of which is now the Shenandoah National Park,” he says. “I’d like to think those two things shaped my sense of place. And that place shapes my writing.” Part of the burgeoning Charlottesville songwriter scene, Eppard recorded his debut album “A Hollow Note” in an old house in Virginia, using his grandfather’s 60s Yamaha guitar and a field recorder. His message was simple: Life isn’t flawless. Why should music be? On the contrary, Eppard has intentionally carved out a reputation as a steward of “real” music. “Eppard is all about the genuine, raw side of folk music,” wrote the Cavalier Daily.
All Ages // $10 // 8:30 PM Doors