Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches To Play Intimate DROM NYC Concert, June 14, With Actor Rob Morrow
Acclaimed Americana Group Celebrating the June 15 Release of their New Album, "GET US OUT OF FEARLAND," which Expertly Blends Folk Traditions, World Rhythms, New Orleans Influences, Elements of Gullah-Geechee and Music of the 1920s.
The forthcoming sophomore album, Get Us Out Of Fearland, due June 15, builds upon the multicultural exuberance that made the band's debut, Very Next Thing, a transcendent breath of fresh air. Elmore Magazine championed its "remarkable musical dexterity with songs that bask in a genuine roots regimen and a sense of timeless tradition," and revered tastemaker station WFUV said, "This is a band that must be heard to be believed!"
"These powerful and strong influences for our band bring spiritual energy to our shows," says co-founder/musician Nick Russo. "My musical life has always been surrounded by an eclectic combination of unique musicians and scenes. So naturally, this band is a melting pot of many different cultures, genres, instruments, and sounds. My dream is that people of all races and origins live, play, and share all our different world musics and cultures together as one united race, without fear — one love!"
Although the band's debut featured an "unfailingly high-spirited"
Highlights of Get Us Out Of Fearland include the playful 1920s verve of "I Don't Need No Glasses," the warm lilting embrace of "I Wish The World Knew Why," the organ-driven, gospel-tinged "Dandelion" (featuring special guest vocalists, Stephanie Rice and Charenee Wade), and "Soar," an inspirational song filled with optimism, determination, and perseverance.
These qualities sail skyward throughout the 25-minute journey, but none more so than on the boisterous groundbreaking title track, which features improvisational vocalist Miles Griffith, known for his work with Wynton Marsalis, Max Roach, Paul Simon, and Reggie Workman, and percussionist/
Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches will celebrate the release of Get Us Out of Fearland with a hometown show at DROM on Thursday, June 14. Opening the evening will be Devon, a 22-year old singer-songwriter who is readying her new EP, Songs From The Back Of A Bar, and actor Rob Morrow, known for his nuanced acting on hit shows Northern Exposure (which garnered him three Golden Globe and two Emmy Award nominations)
Thu June 14
85 Avenue A (b/w 5th & 6th)
New York, NY 10009
Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches (Americana) http://banjonickaru.com
'Get Us Out of Fearland' Record Release Show
w/ special guests:
Rob Morrow (Rock/Blues)
$15 At The Door