Friday, August 17th, 2018
Hippie with a Hammer / Billygoat / Rose Thomas Bannister
8:00: Hippie with a Hammer
Hippie With a Hammer is a loose confederation of artists and musicians who play original songs leaning towards the dark and sad, tapping into a deep vein of American prison ballads, songs of revenge and betrayal, ropes and chains. With Bill Komoski on guitar and vocals, Jon Kessler on guitar and vocals, and Brian Moritz on pedal steel.
Billygoat is an acoustic folk duo featuring Michelle Segre and Jennifer Sirey on guitars and vocals. With plucked strings and slide, their original songs employ haunting, lyrical harmonies to evoke everything from perky despair to transcendental, cosmic optimism. Hailing from New York City, their musical roots are a diverse mix of English psyche folk, American Old Time/blues, and the dissonant sounds of a post-punk generation
10:00: Rose Thomas Bannister
"Rose Thomas Bannister writes what could be called Great Plains gothic songs. She’s a nimble guitarist, a gripping storyteller, clever lyricist and a strong, dynamic singer with a direct, clear, matter-of-fact voice." -New York Music Daily