TODD THIBAUD BAND / BRAD BYRD BAND / AMY FAIRCHILD
Thursday 8/11- Fantastic triple bill featuring
TODD THIBAUD BAND
BRAD BYRD BAND
$10 advance / $12 at the door
7:30 doors / 8:00 show (Amy Fairchild @ 8:00 / Todd Thibaud BAnd @ 8:45 / Brad Byrd Band at 10:15)
TODD THIBAUD - Todd Thibaud is a Vermont born, Boston based Singer-Songwriter whose songs are a slice of what life is really like...the pains and pleasures, love lost and life reborn. Using songwriters like Elvis Costello, Neil Finn, Johnny Cash and John Hiatt for inspiration, Thibaud has built a sound that is entirely his own. His music is meshed with elements of Americana, Folk, Country and Roots Pop Rock, making it seem at once familiar and new.
After fronting his band, Courage Brothers and releasing two independent records in the early 90s (Something Strong & Wood), Thibaud went solo and recorded two critically lauded albums for Doolittle Records, 1997's Favorite Waste of Time
(produced by Bostonian musician Kevin Salem) and 1999's Little Mystery (Co-produced with Jim Scott). In addition to various live recordings and DVDs hes since released three more studio recordings, 2002s Squash, 2005s Northern Skies (Both produced by Adam Steinberg- Patty Griffin, Dixie Chicks) and his most recent effort Broken released in 2009. He tours throughout Europe regularly in both full band and acoustic formats and performs regionally at home in the U.S.
BRAD BYRD - Indie-rock/alt-country singer/songwriter Brad Byrd has been crafting and releasing hooky, timeless, left-of-center indie-rock-pop songs for the past decade.
His body of work has been described as powerfully haunting and soulful, and was recently sited as One of the top artists out of New England alongside Paula Cole in Bostons popular music rag The Noise (July 2012). With penetrating melodies and lyrical imagery that effortlessly deciphers the human condition, the elusive yet on the verge siger/songwriter has been consistently delighting crowds from LA to NYC, and up and down both coasts consistently since his critically acclaimed and nationally distributed debut LP, The Ever Changing Picture" (2005).
Brads sophomore effort, entitled Mental Photograph, was voted singer/songwriter Album of the Year (2011) on Sweden's Melodic.net ahead of well known acts such as Bon Iver, Ryan Adams, Ben Howard, and Kurt Vile. Tracks off both LP's have appeared on compilation albums i.e (Teva Vol. 2) alongside Joe Strummer, Ben Harper, and Beth Orton, and licensed for television on dozens of popular shows such as FOXs Ben & Kate, ABCs Happy Endings, E! Entertainments Keeping Up w/the Kardashians, and various other hit reality shows on MTV, VH1, UPN, ESPN and even independent films, namely Winner Best Short Film Documentary (at the Maui Film Festival) All Aboard the Crazy Train, featuring cameo appearances by Ben Stiller and Eddie Vedder, and includes music by Pearl Jam, U2, Beck, Ben Harper, and Mr. Byrd. In recent years Brad has released 2 singles "It Just Goes On" and "Back To Nowhere" that continously find new fans daily.
Brad has supported/opened for talents such as Bobby Long, Mike Doughty, Jurassic 5, Family of the Year, Blue & McCauley, Willy Mason, Barnaby Bright, Gold Motel, JBM, and many others worthy of note
Amy Fairchild is a multi-award winning songwriter living in Boston, MA. Right from the start of her musical career in Northampton, MA in 1996, this roots-pop beauty garnered high honors revealing a talented songwriter who deftly gets to the heart of the matter. She won the Lilith Fair Talent Competition in 1999 and took home a top Kerrville Folk Festival prize in 2001. She continued to bring home honors after the release of her 2002 record, "Mr. Heart" including The John Lennon Songwriting Competition, Maxell Song of the Year and the Billboard World Song Competition. Dave Marsh of Rolling Stone said, If there still was a recording industry, this would come out on a major label and would be such a big hit youd be sick of her by now. Not many people make records this good. In June 2014 she released her self-titled third record to the acclaim of the best music writers in Boston including the legendary Steve Morse. With 3 videos in support of the record worthy of the best airplay from the MTV days, Amy shows no signs of taking her foot off the gas as she's back in the studio working on new material. Look for a new release in 2016!
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|