NU-BLU / Eddie Seville - East Rock Concert Series, Saturday April 20, at mActivity, New Haven
Fernando Pinto Presents: Jamboree with NU-BLU / Eddie Seville
East Rock Concert Series - Saturday April 20, at mActivity, New Haven
Tickets $15. Adv. $20. at the Door
Doors 6:30pm - Showtime 7:15pm
Hailing from Siler City, NC, the textbook definition of a picturesque small southern town, Nu-Blus heart and soul is husband-and-wife duo Daniel and Carolyn Routh. Carolyns caramel-coated soprano is one of the bands defining traits, at times a tender lullaby, at times a freight train headed straight for you, but always unwinding a surprising tale. Daniel is the groups backbone, a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who also handles band management. Calder Baker on banjo, and Justin Harrison on fiddle/mandolin round out the quartets warm, layered, American roots sound that builds to a full country sound. Together they deliver upbeat, blazing-fingers pick work just as well as gentle, heartwarming ballads, and they do it all with a natural togetherness that cant be faked, forged over hundreds of shows on the road.
+ Eddie Seville
Based in Connecticut, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Eddie Seville has further enhanced his considerable reputation with this outstanding third full-length album. It opens to the pulsating folk- rock of "A Crooked Mile" with it's superb mandolin introduction and backing, then slows down with "The Queen Of Kerosene" / "the goddess of gasoline", the latter is memorable for its iconic lines, "you're a blow torch in the dark, a powder keg on a spark, you're the one that I blame when my heart goes up in flame" ... beautifully arranged and empathetically written ballads form the staple of Seville's repertoire and comparisons with Springtseen, Dylan and the UK's Sean Taylor are inevitable but not completely exaggerated given the many magical moments of sheer brilliance.
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