Kalob Griffin Band

Late Show

Kalob Griffin Band

Anthony D' Amato

Thu, December 27, 2012

Doors: 9:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Kalob Griffin Band - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Kalob Griffin Band
The Kalob Griffin Band, better known to its devoted fans as the KGB, is a Pennsylvania bred, Philadelphia based outfit of Americana rock n’ rollers who strive to provide listeners on and off stage with an energetic and unique “KGB family” experience. Kalob Griffin (vocals/guitar), Rob Dwyer (guitar/mandolin/banjo), Eric Lawry (drums/vocals), John Hildenbrand (keyboards/vocals), and Jonathan Davenport (electric/upright bass) create a sound and live show that’s built around a variety of influences, tapping into multiple genres. The crew and their close knit team are centered in what the great pioneers stood for-hard work, good times, and building a community.
Anthony D' Amato - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Anthony D' Amato
Anthony D’Amato isn’t one to waste time. This summer, the 24-year-old released ‘Paper Back Bones’--the "brilliant" (BBC) follow-up to 2010′s “modern folk gem” (NPR) ‘Down Wires,’ which earned praise from the NY Times, The World Café, Paste, American Songwriter, and more--and played the iconic Newport Folk Festival.

Selected by The World Café for their emerging artist series “Next” (past artists include Fleet Foxes and Dawes), D’Amato recorded ‘Paper Back Bones’ with a slew of special guests, including members of Justin Townes Earle’s/Ben Kweller’s/Rosanne Cash’s bands. Mastered by Alan Silverman (Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins), the album fleshes out the 24-year-old’s lyrically-driven Americana with fiddle, pedal steel, and piano.

D'Amato first came to national attention with ‘Down Wires,’ which was recorded with a single microphone in his Princeton University dorm room, earned an Indie Spotlight pick from Itunes, and debuted at #29 on the Singer/Songwriter charts. US dates with Pete Yorn and Ben Kweller and European dates with Jesse Malin and Israel Nash Gripka followed, along with support slots for everyone from Alejandro Escovedo to Don McLean and a spot onstage with Bruce Springsteen at the Light of Day festival finale.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com