Lost Coast "Sweet Action" CD Release

Lost Coast "Sweet Action" CD Release

The Hiders, The Boxcar Suite, Ben Knight and The Welldiggers

Sat · June 10, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Southgate House Revival-Sanctuary

$10.00

This event is 18 and over

$10 ticket includes admission AND a copy of the CD.

Lost Coast
Lost Coast
We are Cosmic American Music from Cincinnati, OH
The Hiders
The Hiders
" Memory believes before knowing remembers "

A cryptic quote from Faulkner that bannered The Hiders website and hinted at their own cryptic trajectory and identification with the disenfranchised.
Perhaps a self-fulfilling prophecy of their namesake, The Hiders have slipped through the mainstream cracks but after over a decade of watching bands rise and fall they have persisted and have become a stalwart of the Midwest music scene. Developing a cult fan base, creating a seamless and consistent body of work and garnering 'off the radar' success with international record sales and some high-profile licensing.

The Hiders are carving their own path.

Their first album ‘Valentine’ was released in 2004 shortly after Billy Alletzhauser’s departure as lead guitarist of Ass Ponys. The band recorded for seven days in February with Nashville producer Brad Jones. The album was performed mostly live with a larger band that included Alletzhauser’s longtime friend and music companion Tyler Ramsey ( now a member of Band of Horses ) and the end product was a very well conceived and received record that reminded critics and soon-to-be fans of Harvest -era Neil Young, early seventies Willie Nelson and other comparisons ranging from Velvet Underground to SparkleHorse. While the debut raised eyebrows at an impressive list of record company offices and garnered an equally impressive amount of radio airplay in the NPR/AAA circuit the band remained free-agents. The following years brought more albums. ‘Penny Harvest Field’ , ‘Four Letter Town’ , self-produced and recorded epic ‘Temenos’ in 2012 and another self produced LP 'Totem' in 2014.

Diehard fans of The Hiders know of their gut-wrenching live performances. After years of singing together, Billy Alletzhauser and Beth Harris have a voice that has become one and with the support of Glen May, Brian Moeller and Kevin Carlisle they have found a deep sound in ‘Temenos’ that continues to evolve.

While The Hiders wear their early-seventies, classic rock, country and soul influences on their sleeves the generational influence of the late eighties and early nineties has also settled in creating a familiar but unique sound that you can feel in your bones.

There are myriad of stars still unveiling themselves in The Hiders constellation that may not fully be revealed in their time but when the dots ultimately connect they will create a rich, intricate, heartfelt and unique picture seldom seen.

David Swan 2016
The Boxcar Suite
The Boxcar Suite
Tim Pritchard and The Boxcar Suite, a group that consists of studied and accomplished musicians who’ve long been staples of the Dayton, Ohio, musical landscape, play thoughtful rock ‘n’ roll. Their songs are designed to enlighten as well as entertain, and deliver on a self-imposed band/fan contract that positive vibes are paramount and experimentation and musicianship will exceed even the highest listener expectations.

On their latest effort, Across The Vast & Deep, the band allows their power-pop, guitar-centric sensibilities to meander through a variety of genres and inspirations, from psychedelia to country and from folk to glam. Although the band isn’t reinventing the wheel, it is clear the group is covering some new ground.

Ghettoblaster Magazine
Ben Knight and The Welldiggers
Ben Knight and The Welldiggers
Ben Knight plays American music. Kentucky Country music. A noble homage to generations of toil and progress. He and his band the Welldiggers bring new and original tunes that catch your attention with equal parts nostalgia and intrigue.

“To me, it’s all about the live show. I think that’s what drew me to music in the first place — the electricity in the room at a really good live show,” Knight says. “While a live show is a place to showcase musicianship and performing, I think an album is the place to showcase songwriting — being able to appreciate the lyrical content, how the words are arranged, the cadence. The biggest thing for me, after it’s done, after I’ve written it, is whether or not I give a shit about the people I’m talking about in the song — whether they’re characters or whether they’re myself.”

These are the songs of blue-collar workers, hard-luck cases and folks for whom being called a ne'er-do-well would be a step up the social ladder. Everything that's neat and tidy here gets scuffed up; every sentimental note meets a conflicted lyric or dissonant chord; every soothsayer gets a busted lip.
Venue Information:
The Southgate House Revival-Sanctuary
111 East 6th Street
Newport, KY, 41071
http://www.southgatehouse.com/