Eddie From Ohio with Brad Yoder
Too energetic to be labeled just "folk", and not angry enough to be pegged "alternative", Eddie From Ohio defies description with their unique blend of vocals and acoustic instrumentation.
A bedrock foundation of hand and stick percussion and a textural flavoring of guitar / bass / harmonica support the four-part harmonies and lyrically-driven original music.
While this combination has drawn comparisons like the Grateful Dead meets Peter, Paul & Mary, or like Jewel fronts the Barenaked Ladies, EFO fuses a multitude of musical influences to create their own trademark sound. Performing Songwriter writes, "The manic strumminess recalls Ani DiFranco or Dave Matthews, but there's also a deep undercurrent of high, lonesome mountain harmony that should appeal to fans of Alison Krauss and Union Station."
"...tight four-part harmonies, compelling folk-pop rhythms, and capricious lyrics that make light of heavy subjects." Washington Post
Official Website: www.EddieFromOhio.com
Song Samples: www.MySpace.com/EddieFromOhio
Pittsburgh City Paper readers have voted Brad Yoder "Best Acoustic/Solo Artist" category four times, and he has been acknowledged by Pittsburgh Magazine as "ruling the Pittsburgh coffeehouse scene."
His songs are unique mix of humorous, poetic, political, funky and edgy originals, covering a musical range from folk to indie rock, with unexpected musical and lyrical twists. The dynamic upright and fretless bass-playing of Jason Rafalak adds a level of excitement and arrangement possibilities.
Yoder has led workshops at over 30 different colleges and universities on "Exploring Songwriting" and other topics including performance, and creative choices for working artists, encouraging student songwriters to find their own unique voices.
Official Website: www.bradyoder.com
Song Samples: www.myspace.com/bradyoder
Columbus Performing Arts Center (Shedd Theater)
549 Franklin Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|