1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Black Horse Motel (Record Release Show)

Black Horse Motel (Record Release Show)

The Jayplayers, Sparkle Pony

Sat, January 14, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA


This event is 21 and over

Black Horse Motel
Black Horse Motel
Philadelphia-based Americana band Black Horse Motel conjures a sound that draws on traditional folk roots, along with many other influences, and ties it together with unifying vocal harmonies. Songs are built on the foundations of folk music, but are elevated by an infectious blend of the traditional banjo and mandolin, with guitars, strings, drums and voices. The resulting sound is dexterous, rich, accessible and toe-tapping.
The Jayplayers
“Our first rehearsals were in a local park; something of singing outside, in summertime, for no one in particular, that speaks to the natural ease of our collective relationship with music” – remarks The Jayplayers, of their formation in 2013 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This Americana act, based around the songwriting of Keeley McCue and Chris Weidensaul, has developed from an acoustic duo into a full electric band set up as well. The recent inclusion of bassist Michael Broda and drummer Tyler Kollinok into the fold, has resulted in the live tracking of their debut album Glitter & Wine. Following a highly successful release show on Friday June 24th at the H*MAC Stage On Herr in Harrisburg, PA, with special guests Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart and Vulcans, their album is available worldwide across all digital platforms (iTunes, Spotify etc.).
Sparkle Pony
Sparkle Pony is fun, refreshing, creative and difficult not to love. This little Bluegrass, Newgrass and Folk quartet has quickly earned the reputation for being one of the most well-polished, high quality bands on the Philly Folk scene right now. Super tight harmonies, ripping solos, great arrangements over well-crafted original songs is what to expect when you hear Sparkle Pony play live. A guaranteed crowd pleaser!

Lead singer Valentina Raffaelli, from Tuscany, Italy is a true vocal powerhouse and brings a unique take on an old familiar style.

Lewin Barringer on guitar, the "well-seasoned" pro has played with everyone from Randy Travis, to Peter Rowan, Blues Traveler and G. Love & Special Sauce and is one of the best rhythm guitar players in the area.

Nick Salcido on bass, is one of the finest and hardest working upright players on the Philadelphia music scene today.

There's a rotating cast of players like Sarah Larsen (Hurricane Hoss) and Rob Dwyer (Kalob Griffin Band)… you never know when they'll show up, so you better come to ALL the shows to find out!
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147