Tallahassee/The Sugar Honey Iced Tea
Boston's alt folk/rock greats Tallahassee, sharing the stage with Rhode Island's favorite indie girl group (they call it "Appalachian Doo-Wop"). Come on out and join us for our last show of 2014!
The New England-based roots rock band, Tallahassee takes it's name from a Native American word meaning, "old town." Tallahassee strives to pioneer uncharted sonic territory, harnessing diverse influences ranging from indie to classic rock, folk and blues all filtered through bandmembers' diverse backgrounds in professional football, fine art and classical music.
Tallahassee's latest effort, Old Ways, draws inspiration from the
band's dynamic and energetic live shows. Over a year-and-a-half in the making, Old Ways showcases a broader sonic palette as well as the most adventurous songs the band has ever written.
When The Sugar Honey Iced Tea got together there wasn't much in the way of a plan. In the beginning it was just four women brought together by a mutual friend and, coincidentally, the fact that they all played instruments typically associated with bluegrass.
"It's these bluegrass instruments with four different musical preferences thrown in," adds cello and banjo player Ana Mallozzi. "It just kind of created its own thing."
That thing is a kind of Appalachian Doo Wop: A lot of folksy string arrangements and Andrews Sisters, boogie woogie harmonies. The vocals are where the band finds a lot of emotional versatility. With four distinct voices they're able to cover a lot of ground, whether it's playing your heart like an old backwoods fiddle or going for lighter, sillier ditties.
Don't miss our last show of 2014! We hope to see you there!
Music at Lily Pads
27 North Road
Peace Dale, RI 02879
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|