Sean K. Preston + Dropping Julia at Pale Fire
Sean K. Preston (Baltimore) w/ Dropping Julia (Charlottesville)
$8 advance, $10 at door
Sean K. Preston is an internationally touring band from Baltimore, MD. Signed to RUSTY KNUCKLES MUSIC , their latest album Forgive was released in November 2018. Currently, the group is touring the country to share stories told in the tongue of Americana, Punk Blues, Mountain Gospel and Rock'n'Roll.
The music of Sean K. Preston draws heavily on the influences of the classic heartbroken sounds of Country & Western music from the 40s through the 70s, the honesty of the Blues by the likes of Robert Johnson and John Lee Hooker, the bombast of 50s RocknRoll, the lyrical sophistication of musical poets like Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Nick Cave, the raw energy of Punk, and the spirituality of Mountain Gospel. His own songs range from delicate laments and lullabies to fiery sermons and confessions.
Seans interest in music developed as a teenager while growing up in Alice Springs, a small desert town in northern Australia. Sean fell in love with the early Rock n Roll, Country, and Blues that filled his fathers record collection. When he and his family moved to the United States, Sean would go to his first rock concerts, inspiring him to learn guitar. Eventually, Seans music took him to Ireland where he made his living performing on the streets of Dublin. His move back to Baltimore prompted a successful solo career with his self produced debut record Hoarse Whisper and his 6 song EP Sean K. Preston. In 2013, Sean began to form his touring band Sean K. Preston & The Loaded Pistols and released a full length album, The Colt From Old Regret. The addition of two integral members in 2013 and 2015 gave Sean the audacious sound he was searching for.
Christopher Sparky Spiridigliozzi went from beating on trash cans as a kid growing up in Hampton, VA to drumming and singing in gigging garage rock bands by the time he was 16. Sparky taught himself guitar during his time in the US Navy and eventually made his way to Baltimore where he spent 7 years playing guitar and singing as the frontman for Mother Jefferson. After building a career in radio and raising a family, Sparky went back to drums full time playing for numerous Baltimore based garage, surf, and punk bands. When he is not touring, Sparky is expertly repairing vintage drum kits at Baltimores most reputable drum shop or writing and recording for his solo musical project, Sparkys BUTTERKNIFE.
Cory McGrath was raised on Black Sabbath and Bad Company in the military town of Browns Mills, NJ. His love for playing music began with drums, but he would later go on to play upright bass for 8 years with Full Blown Cherry. Corys style is heavily influenced by the sounds of 1960s garage rock and high octane country. He currently resides in Philadelphia, PA. When Cory isnt playing music on the road you can find him hunched over his 1944 Chevy project in the garage or driving around in his 1976 Ford Torino.
Its Blues - Punk - Country - RocknRoll...Amen.
Central Virginia based Neo-soul / pop band with lively elements of rockabilly, funk, rock and R&B layered over dreamy and haunting stories. Upbeat, fun and quirky, Dropping Julia weaves together their own lush tapestry of roots music that is both uniquely modern and longingly retro.
Pale Fire Brewing Co. (View)
217 S. Liberty St #105
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|