Dan Conn & The Travelin Kind

Dan Conn & The Travelin Kind

The Matildas

Fri · June 30, 2017

9:30 pm

The Southgate House Revival-The Lounge

$0.00

Free

This event is 21 and over

Dan Conn & The Travelin Kind
Dan Conn & The Travelin Kind
Dan Conn & The Travelin' Kind is a band founded on friendship and a passion for good music. And what started as just an occasional Sunday afternoon jam session has solidified into a authentic americana rock band. Inspired by musicians ranging from Bruce Springsteen, The Band, and Neil Young, Conn says he has always been inspired by "songwriters who write about real life" - which is evident on the bands self titled release. The album which was released in October is full of roots rock songs that reflect simple honest about life, love, and the pursuit there of.

The band is made up of drummer Heath Stone, bassist Adam Humphrey, and guitarist Andy Mullins, as well as Conn himself. Together, they have the momentum of a Steve Earle and The Dukes record with lyrical background of a John Hiatt. Conn writes songs about his life, but they always seem to reach further. For example, "Josie Sings The Blues" might have started with inspiration from his black lab but has become a song about how music connects people through a "high and lonesome sound." Lyrics like "Sing a song about reception or that old time religion... or a song about a train or that ol Kentucky rain... O Josie, won't you sing me the blues" engage the country songs that have come before, but not in a way that feels like a throwback. Conn has a relationship with these old songs and they represent warmth and comfort as they do with so many fans. This is what makes Dan Conn & The Travelin' Kind stand out: they work within the genre and honor what came before, all the while creating new songs for audiences to sing along with.
The Matildas
The Matildas
The Matildas are currently in the studio recording their first album together. The latest collection of songs is penned by front woman Sarah Mann, whose unique voice is both soothing and powerful. A singer songwriter for nearly 15 years, she creates simple tales of love and wander with her ukulele and guitar. Rich in imagery and inspired by the seasons of farm and family, her melancholy ballads have their roots in hope. Her songs are elevated by the harmonious collaboration with Rachel Hodge, a formally educated opera singer and pianist who spends her days as a music teacher, teamed with husband Sam Hodge, whose ambient guitar swells and echoes to complement Mann's dreamy lyrics. Sam plays along side his brother, veteran punk bassist and producer Joe Hodge. Completing the group is musical encyclopedia and Massachusetts transplant Jennifer Holloman on percussion.

Recording and rehearsing in a historic drug store in the little town of Butler, KY, the group borrowed their name from the street Matilda where the store is located. Inspired by Bob Dylan’s electric folk and the blues that birthed rock-and-roll, this group of eclectic artists have created their own brand of Americana, one that reveals the artistic side of rural living and speaks of its nuances (a story they recently had the opportunity to share with NPR’s Weekend Edition).

The energetic five-piece is now booking their summer tour in the local radius of their Northern Kentucky home. Currently scheduled: Berea and Cynthiana’s Summer Concert Series, Comfest (Columbus, OH) and their hometown’s Woolfest, with more to be announced.
Venue Information:
The Southgate House Revival-The Lounge
111 East 6th Street
Newport, KY, 41071
http://www.southgatehouse.com/