Admiral Fallow / Joy Kills Sorrow / Shea Vaccaro
Admiral Fallow is a Glasgow, Scotland-based folk-pop musical group formed in 2007 by singer-songwriter Louis Abbott. Its first album, Boots Met My Face, was released in the UK and worldwide in 2011. Its song “Squealing Pigs” was used on NBC’s Chuck, featured in a commercial, and was performed live on BBC television’s Hogmanay Live 2011. The band has also played at the Wee Chill, Rockness, Loopallu Festival, and Insider festivals. The band has supported many artists, including Guillemots, King Creosote, the Futureheads, Paolo Nutini, Frightened Rabbit, Belle and Sebastian, and the Low Anthem. “Devastatingly downtrodden and wonderfully uplifting. . . surprising and enthralling. . . finely crafted material played superbly well.” (Mike Diver, BBC)
Joy Kills Sorrow is a Boston-based string band featuring Berklee alumni, which favors a more unpredictable approach relying on musical chemistry and improvisation. Hence the title of its sophomore album, This Unknown Science. All of the members have been touted as virtuosos, and they effortlessly hunt for unexpected outcomes and new discoveries. “We like experimenting and stretching boundaries,” explains guitarist Matthew Arcara, an acoustic player gaining a name for himself as an up-and-coming guitarist, singer, and luthier. Arcara has taken home several honors at various guitar competitions including Winfield’s National Flatpicking Championship in 2006.
Shea Vaccaro is a songwriter and performer from Peterborough, New Hampshire. His music has its main influences in folk, Americana, and rock ‘n’ roll. Over the last year he has been working on his debut record, The Wild And Willing Wrecker Of Things, which was independently released on May 8.
Admission: $10 in advance, $12 day of show