Motherfolk

Motherfolk

Telehope, Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery

Fri · December 22, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Southgate House Revival-Sanctuary

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

Motherfolk
Motherfolk
In a contemporary independent music scene inundated with up and coming bands, it takes a unique outfit to break through that noise. A truly exceptional group must exhibit authenticity, raw talent, and electrifying chemistry. This, of course, means there are very few of them. Motherfolk, a band that started in 2013, is certainly one of those most unique and dynamic acts.

Motherfolk began as a collaborative effort between Nathan Dickerson and Bobby Paver, two college friends with a pechant for writing songs with one another. In the first year of the project, the two songwriters made frequent trips to Nashville to record their first endeavor. In 2014, their eponymous debut album showcased the duo's musical prowess through a genre-bending collection of elegantly crafted songs.

Since then, Karlie Dickerson, Clayton Allender, Joel Call, and Ethan Wescott have joined Motherfolk's ranks, and the band has made a name for themselves touring all across the nation. The outfit's high-energy live performaces have won over audiences from coast to coast, and their infectious musical persona has become one of the most exciting rising success stories in the indie scene.

In 2016, Motherfolk released their highly anticipated sophmore effort, 'Fold'. As the sextet embarks into 2017, they're aiming to continue their extensive touring schedule. Motherfolk's best days are ahead of them, and they're inviting all of their fans along for the ride.
Telehope
Telehope
THE NAME
Telehope is a mix between 'telescope' and 'hope.' It means looking to the hope in the distance and drawing it near.

THE INSPIRATIONS
OneRepublic, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Owl City, Walk The Moon

THE STORY
It began with a dream, but it started when Telehope sold out their first album release show in Cincinnati in early 2017. Since then, their music has appeared on MTV and A&E programs and featured on Spotify's Discover Weekly playlists. Telehope’s fans are their first priority, and they put on a show that makes you dance and laugh. The band’s mission is to bring hope through their encouraging lyrics and upbeat music.

THE MEMBERS
Vocals, Guitar / Mark Brad
Guitar / Adolph Goetz
Keyboard / Ben Malson
Drums / Nate Trammel
Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery
Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery
Everyone knows that people go to Florida to die, but fewer people know that there are people who get born there too. Caught between the dualistic disenchanting scenes of Buffet cover bands and high school hardcore, a young Joshua Powell transplanted to the Midwest in pursuit of education and new art.
Now a loudening voice in the Indiana independent music community, Powell has carved out a niche in his new home by setting his hyper-literate lyrics to broad swaths of psych-folk and shedding the vocal affectations of a varied past.

The Great Train Robbery was born in Anderson, IN and named for a 1903 Western. The band serves as a revolving door of collaborating musicians to underscore Powell’s evolving craft and has independently released two EPs and two full-lengths since their inception in 2011. In the wake of the Appalachian-tinged folk record Man Is Born for Trouble, Joshua departed on a Kerouacian gypsy spree, touring back and forth across the country, playing six nights a week, and living in an old minivan. When he eventually returned to the Indiana town that molded his art, he laid down fibrous roots and refocused his energies into becoming a regional staple. Here, he began funneling his collected experiences into his most ambitious record yet, the newly-released Alyosha: a psychedelically-tinged electric folk album, spiritually informed by classic Russian literature and pressed to vinyl. Evoking comparisons to Sufjan Stevens and Neil Young, No Depression described Powell’s sound as “lushly-composed chamber folk…revival-in-the-river folk mysticism.”

As Powell and his transiently shifting backing band have extrapolated this sound, they have played over 400 shows, opened for such national acts as Mike Mains & the Branches, Seabird, and The Soil & the Sun, and played festivals like Indy Folk Fest (IN), Starry Night (IN,) Midpoint Music Fest (OH), and Lincoln Calling (NE). When Powell’s not sweet-talking the interstate, he can be found at the local dive bar reading Hesse or Brautigan and scribbling potential poems.
Venue Information:
The Southgate House Revival-Sanctuary
111 East 6th Street
Newport, KY, 41071
http://www.southgatehouse.com/