New Sweden

New Sweden

GRiZ, Black Horse Motel, Geron Hoy

Fri, December 21, 2012

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

New Sweden
New Sweden
New Sweden has been sharing their unique flavor of Americana, Folk, and Indie Rock with the greater Philadelphia region since forming in late 2009. The 6-piece outfit molds their sound using a blend of traditional folk instruments (violin, banjo, acoustic guitar, mandolin, pump organ, bass, percussion) with a modern twist, all backed by energetic live performances. The lyrics are sincere, complex, and powerful; sure to speak to any listener willing to lend an ear.

So far it's been a great ride for New Sweden; the recording and release of their first studio record, “The Mountain” (Recording Engineer Nick DiDia, Producer Ritchie Rubini) stands out as an exciting milestone and success to date, but not to be overlooked were: sharing the stage with the likes of The Felice Brothers, Kevin Devine, James McMurty, and all artists at NON-COMM 2011, competing with local Philadelphia bands and ultimately winning the Beta-Hi-Fi Emerging Artist Competition, two TriState Indie Awards for Best Delaware Band and a whole slew of other shows and competitions along the away.

In less than 3 years, New Sweden has built a strong, loyal fan base in the Philadelphia/Wilmington region through relentless live performances and an undeniable connection with all types of audiences. Support for the band has been evident with over 1,000 albums sold independently, packing World Cafe Live at The Queen for “The Mountain” record release party, and consistent growth of followers through Facebook, Twitter and newswedenmusic.com.

So what’s in store for the future? New Sweden will continue to support their new release, “The Mountain” through East Coast U.S. tours, local performances, and radio appearances. A new batch of recordings is in the works, and as always, fans can keep an eye out for new online video content and raw New Sweden-produced home studio recordings.
GRiZ
GRiZ
Affectionately known by all who love him as Griz (and currently performing under that pseudonym), Chris Grunwald is a Philadelphia born artist who has been delivering the goods
for more than a decade. Constantly adding to his creative resume, he continues to explore different musical avenues both as a solo performer and with several Philly based bands. Griz'
rustic exterior is embedded with thoughtful honesty and raw affection. His repertoire is a unique collection of songs crafted with an untamed scrutiny of the human experience that leaves an
audience energized and ready to dance. This rocking vibe sets Griz apart from his mates in the local folk scene.

When Griz is playing with his full band, it is the fleshed out manifestation of his songwriting. Accompanied by a rotating cast of accomplished musicans, it brings to life the rock and roll
sounds that Griz hears in his head (along with the voices). They enjoy a fun loving fan base that can often be heard singing along to songs from Plant Life, as well as newer tunes from The
Secret in the Garden.
Black Horse Motel
Black Horse Motel
Philadelphia-based Americana band Black Horse Motel conjures a sound that draws on traditional folk roots, along with many other influences, and ties it together with unifying vocal harmonies. Songs are built on the foundations of folk music, but are elevated by an infectious blend of the traditional banjo and mandolin, with guitars, strings, drums and voices. The resulting sound is dexterous, rich, accessible and toe-tapping.

In 2012, Black Horse Motel offered their first recording; a self-titled EP. They followed up with their debut full-length LP, Red Summer Spirit. The record released on March 1, 2013 to a sold-out crowd at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia and is now available through most major online outlets.

2014 brought two new members to Black Horse Motel. Galen Fitzpatrick further reinforces the folk and singer/songwriter foundations of the group, while bringing an additional alt-country vibe to guitar and vocals. And Ryann Lynch heightens the foot-stomping with backcountry and Celtic-sprinkled fiddle and has added an additional vocal, bringing the total to 5 singers in the band. Together with existing members David Richardson, Megan Manning, Desireé Haney, the group continues to hone their sound, expand their fanbase, and write new songs for an upcoming recording.

This summer, Black Horse Motel performed at the 2014 Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA and the famed Philadelphia Folk Festival. The group has also performed at many of Philadelphia’s popular venues, including World Cafe Live, Kung Fu Necktie, Tin Angel, Milkboy Coffee, Boot & Saddle, and Underground Arts. Black Horse Motel has been featured as live performers on several radio programs, including Gene Shay’s Folk Show on WXPN, Folkadelphia on XPN2, and Y-Not Radio. Songs from their recorded works have also been featured on the previously listed stations and Delaware’s WSTW Hometown Heroes show.

black horse motel is:
David Richardson – banjo, mandolin, keys, guitar, vocals
Megan Manning – drums, percussion, melodica, vocals
Desireé Haney – cello, keys, melodica, bells, vocals
Galen Fitzpatrick – guitar, vocals
Ryann Lynch – violin/fiddle, vocals
Geron Hoy
Geron Hoy
"Riveting live. Conviction! Big, strong, distinctive voice. The songs are a great example of old school storytelling narrative. Big thumbs up." - Eric Bazilian (Grammy nominated producer & songwriter)
Venue Information:
MilkBoy Philly
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107