Apple & The Moon, Ben Knight and The Welldiggers

Apple & The Moon

Ben Knight and The Welldiggers

Sat · September 16, 2017

9:30 pm

The Southgate House Revival-The Lounge

$0.00

Free

This event is 21 and over

Apple & The Moon
Apple & The Moon
Apple & The Moon originated in 2014 through a common connection at Insea Sound Shop in Nelsonville, Oh. This group of musicians with superb skills and diverse influences came together to express their uniquely individual sounds and to paint a sometimes smooth but sometimes gritty Rock/Americana style.

Lead vocalist and songwriter Elena Aiello has a vocal style that can be described as bluesy with a hint of old country. She grew up in rural Ohio with city raised parents, giving her a unique view of people of many different walks of life. Her love of people and culture is the influence behind the songs that she writes.

Nick Collura, the lead guitarist, brings a rock/blues edge to the band with over 40 years of experience and a passion for original music. His love for creativity mixed with his impressive skill allows him to voice his heart and soul through the strings of his guitar. His songwriting reflects the roots of the working class and everyday living.

Native of Chicago, IL., bass player Mike Makosky mixes his effortless groove with sounds that come from an experienced pallete of flavors. Everything from thrash/metal to free-form jazz with hints of African polyrhythms can be heard in Mike’s playing. He is a multitalented instrumentalist and songwriter who often times brings a mellow feel to the group as well as a constant flow of homemade spirits.

Todd Parish is the steady heartbeat of the band displaying flawless technique on the drums. Todd is also a long time veteran of the music scene who has accumulated many different musical talents from the guitar to the glockenspiel. He is a talented songwriter and vocalist with a diverse list of influences ranging from Radiohead to Johnny Cash.

A&M intends to play their original music in venues across the country. The unique blend of styles and powerful songwriting skills that this group displays begs to be heard and enjoyed by all. The album will be a compilation of songs written by all members of the band and will be released in 2015. Plans are in the works for a short summer tour in 2015 along with many other local and regional performances.
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-The Lounge
111 East 6th Street
Newport, KY, 41071
http://www.southgatehouse.com/