Friday, November 29 at 8:00pm
The Tongone Band
Hailing from Richmond, VA, The Trongone Band is touring in support of their 2017 debut album, “Keys to the House”, released on Harmonized Records. With a sound that Paste Magazine likens to the “freak-outs of My Morning Jacket with the Muscle Shoals-inspired Leslie speakers and The Band’s narrative storytelling”, The Trongone Band is turning heads and making an impact on the Southern Rock ‘n’ Soul and Americana scenes.
Formed by brothers Andrew and Johnny Trongone with father John Sr on bass, The Trongone Band (tron-GO-knee) has grown from a family affair, playing a weekly sold out residency at Richmond’s Cary Street Cafe, to a full on touring machine with the addition of keyboardist Ben “Wolfe” White and bassist Todd Herrington. In the words of Live for Live Music, “the quartet has come together to create an old-school and all-in-the-family sound reminiscent of the Allman Brothers while still keeping it fresh with their cutting edge original compositions that also infuse funk and blues into the mix.”
Keeping with the homegrown vibe, the band nestled into the woods outside of RVA, tapping into Montrose Recording’s Flickinger console, one of only seven remaining in the world. Known as the console that revolutionized the recording industry in the 60s & 70s, the Flickinger provided the warm sounds that turned into “Keys to the House” and brought to life what MusicFestNews described as “imagery of boxcar drifters, rolling hills and dirt roads that are easy to close your eyes and get lost in”.
Summer and Fall of 2017 saw The Trongone Band taking “Keys to the House” on the road while touring in support of Americana stalwarts Reckless Kelly, American Aquarium and Cris Jacobs. Having graced the stages of Virginia’s Roosterwalk, Tennessee’s Riverbend Music Festival, Florida’s Riverhawk Festival, West Virginia’s Deep Roots Mountain Revival and The Allman Brothers’ Peach Festival, the band is primed for a busy 2018 festival season. This four-piece ensemble may not all be related, but with a chemistry so emphatically discernible, it's fair to call them brothers.
Bennett Wales & The Relief
Bennett Wales & The Relief are a 5 piece rock n’ roll band from Virginia Beach, VA. Focusing heavily on making rock n’ roll dangerous again, this energetic quintet introduces the new while carrying the torch of the old. BWTR released their freshman album, “Flood Without Water” in the fall of 2017. The band has shared the stage with a variety of notable acts including: Goo-Goo Dolls, All-American Rejects, Marcus King Band, Tim Reynolds, and Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, among others. From playing the Blind of Back Bay Brewing in their hometown, to festival plays such as Sweetwater420 Festival, Summercamp, and Mountain Music Festival, BWTR has worked to spread their gospel of rock n’ roll across the nation. The band is currently in the midst of planning a tour in support of their new album due to be released this fall.
2729 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220