Landon Elliott and the Goods, The Kenny Brothers Band, Ryan Martin, Moosetrap

Landon Elliott and the Goods

The Kenny Brothers Band

Ryan Martin

Moosetrap

Thu, August 9, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Camel

$7 ADV, $10 DOS

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Landon Elliott and the Goods
Landon Elliott and the Goods
Landon Elliott is a singer/songwriter homegrown and based out of Richmond, VA. Landon has recently honed his original works for the public ear with the help of his backing band ‘the Goods’. Gleaning from Americana influences such as Jason Isbell, Ryan Adams, and Damien Rice, Landon combines his country roots, singer/songwriter melodies, and rock preference into songs that speak to growing through relationships, fighting against the daily grind, and searching for meaning.
The Kenny Brothers Band
The Kenny Brothers Band
The Kenny Brothers Band are three brothers from Portsmouth, NH
that play funky "Mountain-Rock" music, have been nominated for "Best Band
in NH", and have shared the stage with acts such as Cabinet and Jacob
Joliff of Yonder Mountain String Band.
Ryan Martin
Ryan Martin
Ryan Martin’s sophomore record, Gimme Some Light, is the sound of catharsis and renewal, loss and reinvention. It is a living jukebox, full of vivid, deeply personal songs that span considerable emotional and sonic terrain. Drawing from the same well of timeless American music that informs artists like Neil Young, Ryan Adams, Gillian Welch and Bruce Springsteen, Martin’s themes can get dark - self-doubt, longing, heartbreak, addiction - but the music is full of bold melodies, energy, humor and hope.

Recorded at The Art Farm (Felice Brothers, Nels Cline) in Upstate New York, Gimme Some Light goes deep and wide into Martin’s songbook. From the dark and twangy Americana of ‘Death of Love’ to the driving R.E.M.-ish jangle of ’Say You Love Me’, the modern rock exaltation of ‘Lepers In Armor,’ to the timeless fragility of ‘Real Human Being’; these are classic songs luminous with imagery and feeling.

Originally from Los Gatos, California, Martin started writing songs when he was 14 and was soon playing in bands and doing solo gigs up and down the West Coast. After a traumatic car accident in 2005, life took a dark turn and Martin found himself bouncing between jail and treatment. Realizing he needed a fresh start in order to turn his focus back to his music, he made his way to New York City. He soon found a band, and an audience, and recorded his excellent debut album, For All the Beautiful Losers. After gigging around NYC, touring all over the United States, engaging new fans, and becoming a father, Martin felt he was ready to make a record that reflected a new sense of hope and purpose.

Gimme Some Light will come out on June 29, 2018 on High Moon Records. The label will release the first single, ‘Death of Love’, on April 19th, with a beautifully-shot video that blends French New Wave cinema with a classic Americana vibe. Two more videos will follow, leading up to the album’s release. Martin will tour the U.S. throughout 2018, with additional European dates to be announced
Moosetrap
Moosetrap
Moosetrap is looking to debut their cardinal EP entitled "Disco Lovers" later this summer. "Disco Lovers" blends the sounds of current Americana artists with that of influential rock artists of the 1960's to create an original Alt-Country sound filled with swooping reverb drenched guitar lines, acoustic rhythms, soaring three-part vocal harmonies and the patented "Dave Pruitt Machine" behind the kit. Produced by multi-instrumentalist JD Foster (Marc Ribot, Dwight Yoakam, Calexico) and mixed/mastered by Adrian Olsen of Montrose Studios and the group Avers, Moosetrap hopes to play a concert hall, county fair, or aging theater near you.

Although officially forming in 2013 in King William VA, the original four members of Moosetrap have been playing music around the Richmond area for the past 8 years in a combination of iterations ranging from Central Garage, The Lost Vagabonds and The Kaine Brothers. After much deliberation the band has worked to reemerge as Moosetrap, an Americana, Alternative Country, Folk Rock group that blends such musical elements as vocal harmonies found prominently in the Appalachians as well as guitar lines you may encounter at an Allman Brothers concert. Once the group had agreed upon the musical direction, they recruited David Pruitt to take over drumming duties, and have been working together since. With the new EP on the horizon, the band is hopeful to perform in your town soon. Make sure to be on the lookout for "Disco Lovers."
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thecamel.org