Black Horse Motel

Bonfire Presents:

Black Horse Motel

Strong Water, Ivory

Sat, August 5, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$10 Advance / $13 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

Black Horse Motel
Black Horse Motel
Philadelphia's Black Horse Motel draws on traditional folk and Americana roots, blends in rock, country, and other influences, and ties it together with rich vocal harmonies. Songs are built on the foundations of folk instrumentation and lyrics, and are elevated by an infectious blend of guitars, strings, drums and voices. The resulting sound is heart-breaking, foot-stomping modern folk. The band will be releasing a new 5-song EP in autumn of 2016.
Strong Water
Strong Water
Born out of the vibrant college based community that is Harrisonburg, Virginia, Strong Water has experienced life as a project like most bands. Members have come and gone, the sound has changed slightly and matured as those involved have matured, but the vision and energy which has carried the group for so many years still remains the same.

What originally started as a duo, swelled to become a six piece before settling on it's now-three dedicated members whose performance is built on strong Male and Female lead vocals supported by harmonies, driving Acoustic/Electric Guitar or Banjo parts, well crafted melodic Fiddle lines, rounded out by tasteful Drums/Percussion, and an Upright or Bass Guitar depending on the show. Strong Water's eclectic collection of original songs and a handful of covers range from genres such as Bluegrass & Blues, to their personal spin on Americana and Folk-Rock, incorporating sounds and styles from influences such as Noah Gundersen, Mumford and Sons, and The Lumineers.

After large numbers of requests from fans who had enjoyed a previous EP launched in November 2014, Strong Water recorded and released a 14 track Debut LP in April, 2016. Armed with their new record and a newfound sense of direction, Strong Water has been busy booking and playing special events, shows, & festivals throughout VA and traveled as far as Asheville, NC to bring their energetic performance to fans young and old.


The band's fast growing list of performances include opening and playing alongside bands such as Judah & The Lion, Lucy Dacus, Chamomile & Whiskey, The Judy Chops, The Dawn Drapes, Erin & The Wildfire, and many others.
Ivory
Ivory
It was pure fate Frankie De Rosa and Robbie Simmons collided on a cold winter night in Boston when an inescapable snowstorm caught the two in Frankie’s room. The musical duo had sprung from that night forward creating their future musical collaborations under the name Ivory. Frankie who carves his sound through ukulele, Woodwinds, and lead vocals, while contributing an irreplaceable allure of Eastern influences, bled into Robbie’s productions. While also playing keyboard, Robbie acts as a producer, aiding the construction of the indie/folk fusion sound the two create. Personal experiences projected into fantasy develop their sound into a hopeful, narrative themed journey. Hailing from Florida, the two are now based in Boston working on an EP releasing January 2015
Venue Information:
MilkBoy
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107