‘The Handmade Quarterly’ featuring Pressing Strings, Swampcandy & Skribe – Tickets – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD – January 10th, 2015

'The Handmade Quarterly' featuring Pressing Strings, Swampcandy & Skribe

D J Boy Records and Annapolis Records Presents

'The Handmade Quarterly' featuring Pressing Strings, Swampcandy & Skribe

Sat, January 10, 2015

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Rams Head On Stage

Annapolis, MD

$20.00

This event is 21 and over

Pressing Strings
Pressing Strings
Folky, soulful, bluesy, funky, catchy, smooth, organic. These are all proper adjectives that describe the Maryland based group Pressing Strings. Whether they are playing in a backyard, local brewery, or rocking a festival stage, the melodic quality of the music stands out among the crowd. Robust rhythms guide heartfelt songwriting that is familiar yet fresh and innovative. The three-piece has been steadily creating and performing for the better half of a decade now. Members Jordan Sokel, Nick Welker, and Brandon Bartlett all grew up with a close bond to their instruments and eventually formed out of the bustling and notoriously musically rich state capital of Annapolis, Maryland.
Swampcandy
Swampcandy
Swampcandy returns home after two European tours to play a very special night with special guest Dean Rosenthal's Two Piece Racket opening the show. Swampcandy is pig drinkin’, whiskey eatin’, foot clapping’, hand stompin’, American music. Fermented in primitive blues, pre war folk sounds, field hollers, gypsy jazz, and ragtime. Steeped in influences from Robert Johnson to Radiohead. Their sound is distilled in a boiler of mercurial energy that swirls with tempo changes and dynamic peaks and valleys, holding the ear and refusing to let go.This is a highly motivated band that plays over 200 gigs a year and packs an entertainment value that far exceeds the sum of their parts.

Swampcandy is a high energy American roots/delta blues influenced duo that sounds like a full band, but on this night they will be playing some of their songs as a 4 piece with Gina Cottey on vocals and Jason Zeckowski adding banjo and percussion. Joey Mitchell, as always, plays kick drum while beating, plucking, bowing and popping his upright bass and Ruben Dobbs plays percussive finger style steel resonator and acoustic guitars while crooning, wailing and moaning out the real blues with his unmistakable voice.

For fans of Muddy Waters, Tom Waits, Jack White, Led Zeppelin, The Black Keys, Delta blues, and music in general.
Skribe
Skribe
Skribe travels from town to town in a blue hearse spreading their own blend of garage folk: drawing from roots Americana & the 60's garage rock spirit. Skribe's soulful grit edges & amplifies with Justin Kruger (JK) on the drums & (multi-instrumentalist) Gingerwolf on just about everything else. You may have seen skribe at Rhythm n Blooms Fest 2015 (Knoxville, TN) or the mainstage at FloydFest 2015/16.

Skribe plays an oil can called a canjo-zookie. It’s an eight-string guitar with a biting, blues-y rasp. Skribe’s got the voice (and the old-school Cadillac) to match. Accompanying himself on the suitcase-kick and hi-hat, Skribe’s “M.I.Y.” is a barn-burning roots number.

- Ben Naddaff-Hafrey NPR
Venue Information:
Rams Head On Stage
33 West St.
Annapolis, MD, 21401
http://www.ramsheadonstage.com/

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