The Trongone Band
Skyflight Productions presents an evening with The Trongone Band on Wednesday August 8, 2018 at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. Hailing from Richmond, VA, The Trongone Band is touring in support of their 2017 debut album, Keys to the House, released on Harmonized Records. With a sound that Paste Magazine likens to the freak-outs of My Morning Jacket with the Muscle Shoals-inspired Leslie speakers and The Bands narrative storytelling, The Trongone Band is turning heads and making an impact on the Southern Rock n Soul and Americana scenes.
Formed by brothers Andrew and Johnny Trongone with father John Sr on bass, The Trongone Band (tron-GO-knee) has grown from a family affair, playing a weekly sold out residency at Richmonds Cary Street Cafe, to a full on touring machine with the addition of keyboardist Ben Wolfe White and bassist Todd Herrington. In the words of Live for Live Music, the quartet has come together to create an old-school and all-in-the-family sound reminiscent of the Allman Brothers while still keeping it fresh with their cutting edge original compositions that also infuse funk and blues into the mix.
Keeping with the homegrown vibe, the band nestled into the woods outside of RVA, tapping into Montrose Recordings Flickinger console, one of only seven remaining in the world. Known as the console that revolutionized the recording industry in the 60s & 70s, the Flickinger provided the warm sounds that turned into Keys to the House and brought to life what MusicFestNews described as imagery of boxcar drifters, rolling hills and dirt roads that are easy to close your eyes and get lost in.
Summer and Fall of 2017 saw The Trongone Band taking Keys to the House on the road while touring in support of Americana stalwarts Reckless Kelly, American Aquarium and Cris Jacobs. Having graced the stages of Virginias Roosterwalk, Tennessees Riverbend Music Festival, Floridas Riverhawk Festival, West Virginias Deep Roots Mountain Revival and The Allman Brothers Peach Festival, the band is primed for a busy 2018 festival season. This four-piece ensemble may not all be related, but with a chemistry so emphatically discernible, it's fair to call them brothers.
Albert S George Youth Center (View)
130 Fair St
Barnesville, OH 43713
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