Folk/Country

Throwin' Bo's brings Max Gardener, Half Stack, Chelsea Rose & Easy Love

This Friday August 2, the Milk Bar is the lucky host of another Throwin’ Bo’s night. Those boys sure know how to put a bill together. The night will feature a couple of Bay Area favorites and some sweet LA gems. From the Area we have Half Stack, those fun and funny folk music folks that know how to tickle a guitar. There’s Max Gardener, whose gentle dreamy bedroom folk will make you bat your lashes and tap your fingers. Tied for best former Summer Twin we have Chelsea Rose with a true and lovely voice and delightful presence--see video demonstration below--and Easy Love, that 60's inspired indie pop that hits just the right spot. Me oh man, what a night! – Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

   

Gold Child releases single "Undertow," announce debut LP, plays Baby's tonight

"Been disconnected / everything's feeling so hectic," Emily Fehler muses, just within seconds of the song's start. "Undertow" is the beginning of a tellingly honest vignette by a clever, talented musician. Under her Gold Child stage name, Emily has had her share of recognition with mentions from Rolling Stone (Top 200), NPR (Best New Music), Refinery29 (a media outlet which often focuses on artists empowering women), and Brooklyn Vegan. With its warm aura blending country and dreampop, the song is at once disarming and pleasant in its nostalgic overtones, with the dark folk elements bringing to mind powerful singer/songwriters like Angel Olsen or Neko Case.

The country-influenced instrumentation has been a driving force in developing her music since graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2012(She's a self-professed student of country music's golden era with a slight obsession with Patsy Cline and Emmylou Harris). That, plus the lyrical content in "Undertow," paints a picture of a musician interested in taking American roots music to new places and the courage to face any personal demons she gets dealt by life - in this single's case, a problem with anxiety: "Gotta get to the right time and place someday," leads to the chorus that carries Gold Child's message: "So emotional / lost all my control / slipping in slow motion down this waterfall / stuck in the undertow." 

With tonight's show at Baby's All Right, Emily Fehler will have her chance to share long-awaited material. Additonally the self-titled debut album, will be released digitally on Friday, August 9th. - Susan Moon

   

The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: The Tisburys

Having had many Deli contributors past and present come from the Scranton/Wilke-Barre area, we happen to know a bit about the vibrant music community that has been steadily building there for years. And Philly has certainly benefited from the inflow of talented creators coming to our city to share their music and possibly make their mark. Like many who are just getting started, The Tisburys’s Tyler Asay and longtime collaborative partner John Domenico cut their teeth at the local coffee shop open mic nights in Northeast PA, before heading south to our neck of the woods, eventually teaming up with drummer Andrew Huston and bassist Doug Keller. The solidified quartet is currently working on a new EP, a supplementary follow-up to this year’s Wax Nostalgic. The Tisburys is also our most recent Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner, and you can check out our interview with the gang HERE.

   

Folk songstress Evelyn Cormier releases new single, plays Tupelo Music Hall 08.04

This summer has already gifted us some excellent music from New England’s rising talents, one of them being the ever-glowing Evelyn Cormier of New Hampshire. The singer-songwriter’s latest single “Peach Skies” features a vivid acoustic guitar chord progression and ambient sounds that set the stage for string instrument swells, an undulating bassline and Cormier’s sumptuous vocals to shine. The song leads the listener to an atmospheric sonic garden where Cormier’s vocal harmonies and an uplifting piano cadence are its most impressive blooms. Evelyn Cormier is set to perform in New Hampshire at the Tupelo Music Hall on August 4th. The singer-songwriter embraces folk’s most appealing aspects and makes each song her own; we are streaming “Peach Skies” below for you. - Rene Cobar

   

The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: The Tisburys

Having had many Deli contributors past and present come from the Scranton/Wilke-Barre area, we happen to know a bit about the vibrant music community that has been steadily building there for years. And Philly has certainly benefited from the inflow of talented creators coming to our city to share their music and possibly make their mark. Like many who are just getting started, The Tisburys’s Tyler Asay and longtime collaborative partner John Domenico cut their teeth at the local coffee shop open mic nights in Northeast PA, before heading south to our neck of the woods, eventually teaming up with drummer Andrew Huston and bassist Doug Keller. The solidified quartet is currently working on a new EP, a supplementary follow-up to this year’s Wax Nostalgic. The Tisburys is also our most recent Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner, and you can check out our interview with the gang below.

The Deli: How did you start making music? 

Tyler Asay: John and I have been playing together for a long time (since our early days playing coffee shop open mic nights in Scranton), and we've been playing with Doug and Andrew for about 2 years now. In that time, it has started to really come together, especially when it comes to our live show. Something that started out as a solo joint has really started to feel more like a full band, which I love.

TD: Where did the name The Tisburys come from? 

John Domenico: We tried multiple band names out in marketing and The Tisburys tested best.

TA: Something about Martha's Vineyard?

JD: Definitely not. It's an acronym: Tyler Is Songwriting Because University Remission Yonder Screams.

TD: What are your biggest musical influences?

TA: Bruce Springsteen, Vampire Weekend, The Replacements, The National, Hop Along.

Doug Keller: Primus, Ween, Pixies.

JD: Radiohead, Steely Dan, Andrew Bird, Punch Brothers, Pat Metheny.

Andrew Huston: Wilco.

TD: What artists (local, national and/or international) are you currently listening to?

The Tisburys: Full Bush, Fontaines D.C., Riverby, Strand Of Oaks, Dominy, Ellen Siberian Tiger, Andorra, Dweller, The Vaughns, Ali Awan, Mannequin Pussy, Jamie & the Guarded Heart, The Figgs, Local Smokes, Kennel Club.

TD: What's the first concert that you ever attended and first album that you ever bought?

TA: Bruce Springsteen/Welcome Interstate Managers by Fountains of Wayne.

DK: Eagles/Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness by Smashing Pumpkins.

JD: John Mayer/Young and the Hopeless by Good Charlotte.

AH: Red Hot Chili Peppers/Dude Ranch by Blink 182.

TD: What do you love about Philly?

TA: The collective humor and imagination of this city staggers me. Food's good, too.

DK: The polyamory of the music scene.

JD: A sense of tradition and community.

AH: The food & music.

TD: What do you hate about Philly?

TA: Parking is never great.

JD & AH: Traffic on I76.

TD: What are your plans for 2019?

TA: We will be releasing a supplementary EP to the one we just released (Wax Nostalgic), which should be out by the end of the year. Overall, I'm excited to keep playing out and to start working on the follow-up to that.

DK: Transition into magic.

JD: Start a Youtube channel.

AH: *shrug emoji*

TD: What was your most memorable live show?

TA: Anytime we get people from the other bands we are playing with that night to jump up on stage with us. I love a good superjam.

DK: Personally, my first show with the Andrew Huston Band and The Tisburys because it was my first experience.

JD: The time we played a church bazaar and I read Lord Of The Rings poetry on stage. 

TD: What's your favorite thing to get at the deli?

TA: Coffee.

DK: Roast beef.

JD: Turkey club.

AH: BLT.

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