Bow Thayer / The Curtis Mayflower / Dylan Sevey & The Gentlemen
Davis Square Theatre
255 Elm Street Somerville, MA
Doors at 8:30 PM, show at 9 PM
$10 advance, $12 day of show
All Ages, 21+ with ID to drink
BOW THAYER (VT): http://bowthayer.com/
Bow made a name for himself in Boston with 7 League Boots, a rock/reggae band that shared the stage with the likes of Fugazi, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Pearl Jam. Fifteen years ago he made a life-altering decision to leave the city for the Green Mountains of Vermont. It was there that he explored the Delta blues playing slide guitar for the original Elbow and began a relationship with the banjoboth in the bluegrass group, The Benders, and on his ownthat continues to this day.
Bow Thayer's most recent studio recording, "Eden", written almost entirely on a five-string electric banjo and co-produced by Grammy Award-winning engineer Justin Guip, was released last year to widespread critical acclaim. Described by one reviewer as "not an album many people outside of Jim James would be willing to try", "Eden" is an observation of society's self-inflicted wounds. Despite lyrical themes detailing man's degradation of the planet, Eden provides listeners with hope for the future. On Earth Day 2014, Earth Day, Bow released his first live album, "Eden - Live at The Chandler", that also marked his final release with Perfect Trainwreck who have been at his side for the last three records.
Bow is moving forward with his longtime drummer, Jeff Berlin, and a new cast of musicians as he explores the creative potential of his self-designed stringed instrument, known affectionately as the "Bojotar". Having played with such music luminaries as Levon Helm, John Hiatt, Booker T, and Ringo Starr, Bow has seen his fair share of travel across these United States of America and the World at large and plans to do more while supporting his records that feature his tales, truths and fantasies about the human condition.
Bow has been known to throw one hell of a party, too. Maybe you have heard of Tweed River Music Festival? Bow and his band of brothers devote their lives to spreading music wherever they go and hope you have the chance to catch an earful.
THE CURTIS MAYFLOWER http://thecurtismayflower.com/
The Curtis Mayflower is Pete Aleksi, Duncan Arsenault, Jeremy Moses Curtis, Brooks Milgate and Craig Rawding. Five musicians creating a sound that is greater than the sum of its parts. Formed in 2013, they have quickly amassed a large body of work and a larger audience for it. Their debut album was preceded by their self released EP "Live At The Dive" and showcased the band's ability to write powerful music on the spot. The critically acclaimed debut "Everything Beautiful Is Under Attack" was released in January of 2014 and was followed up with the new singles "King of the Fools" and "Fourth Wall" later that year. The band is currently touring and releasing new music.
DYLAN SEVEY AND THE GENTLEMEN (RI): https://www.facebook.com/dylanseveymusic/info
Dylan Sevey is originally based out of Wakefield, Rhode Island. While he has been active for many years as a drummer in various local bands, he has also always crafted his own songs behind the scenes.
The Gentlemen are responsible for bringing these songs to life. David Ponte plays tasteful lead guitar, laying back when necessary and masterfully soloing when called upon. Brendan Moore creates incredible atmosphere with his keyboards, seamlessly switching between moody electric pianos, ringing organs, and any other sounds needed to elevate the songs to their highest potential. Steve Ellis is the quintessential rock solid bassist, often weaving subtle touches and melodies into his driving lines, and truly holding everything down. Keaton Albro has established himself as the perfect drummer for the group, managing to find the right feels for each song and playing them with unbelievable precision.
While most groups base their sound off of one or two influences, Dylan Sevey and the Gentlemen create theirs by exploring many different musical avenues and blending them together with remarkable cohesiveness. Between these five members listening to and culling from classic rock, folk, blues, jazz, alt. country, and other genres, the Gentlemen create a sound that is diverse and unique, and has something for everyone. This has led to them opening for acts such as Jessica Lea Mayfield, T. Hardy Morris & The Hardknocks, The Mallett Brothers Band, Bow Thayer, and more.
Their 2013 debut album, "Join The Club," found the group "sounding wise beyond their years" (Chris Conti, The Providence Phoenix). John Fuzek from Motif Magazine added, "Join The Club...is chockfull of tasty tunes and is one of the best locally produced CDs I have heard in a long time." Tony Pacitti made some flattering comparisons in East Side Monthly, calling the album "a sonic quilt of country ballads, sleazy bar band blues and classic folk-rock that borrows from the likes of The Band, Bob Dylan and the White Stripes." The record caused Rob Duguay from 990WBOB.com to make a bold declaration: If you've been looking for the future of rock & roll then Dylan Sevey & The Gentlemen are definitely what you've been searching for. He added, Just make sure you get their debut album and give it a listen, it's some of the best music from a band that is sure to go places."
Davis Square Theater (View)
255 Elm St.
Somerville, MA 02144
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|