Our introduction to Southeast Ohio-based band Southeast Engine was the 2011 release Canary. It came out you from a bunch of different angles. It is a real good album. A year later at SXSW we got to see the live side of Southeast Engine at a brief set they did at the annual Bloodshot records party. Halfway through their first song, we were sold to the point we said they gotta play the Roots Hoot. That blur of a set that March afternoon in Austin, TX comes to fruition as Southeast Engine makes both its Rhode Island and Roots Hoot House Concerts debuts on Friday, November 9. We call their music "Alternative Appalachian." Its base is the Appalachian Mountains of Southeast Ohio and West Virginia and its spirit is equal parts rock & roll and old time. Featuring siblings in the lead roles which leads to some pretty incredible country-leaning harmonies, this is a band on the rise. It's one of our rare, "BYOB only" Friday night shows. That means less cleaning for us and more music for you! And we can't tell you how excited we are to introduce folks in these parts to Southeast Engine. DON'T MISS THIS SHOW!
More About Southeast Engine
Southeast Engine's folk-rock aesthetic emerged from the Ohio underground in 1999. The Wrens discovered SEE in 2006 and led Misra Records to the band later that year. The esteemed A Wheel Within a Wheel was released in 2007 and followed with 2009's From the Forest to the Sea. The latter received an 84 Universal Acclaim from rating aggregator Metacritic. While preserving the signature sound that garnered Forest/Sea critical acclaim, Canary marks a dramatic step forward in regards to both songwriting and arrangement. In 2010 the band toured extensively with Deerhoof and is preparing an elaborate 2011 tour schedule as well.
SEE has been playing for over a decade. In 1999, Adam Remnant (lead vocals, guitar) and Leo DeLuca (drums) formed what would later become Southeast Engine. Both attended the same schools in Dayton, OH and grew up in The Gem City during its musical heyday of the 1990s. Both the ethos and music of bands like Guided By Voices, Brainiac, The Breeders, and Swearing at Motorists made long-standing impressions upon the two young musicians.
Shortly after forming SEE, Remnant and DeLuca moved to Athens, OH, where they immersed themselves in the Appalachian old-time & folk music of the area. From there, Southeast Engine's sound a unique hybrid of Dayton's underground and Athens' longstanding folk traditions, was born. In 2007, younger brother Jesse Remnant joined on bass, bringing with him a new component to the band familial vocal harmonies. The multi-talented Billy Matheny started playing piano, organ, banjo, and guitar in 2008. This four-piece is Southeast Engine's current and longest standing lineup.
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Roots Hoot House Concerts
Peace Dale, RI 02879