BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

The Bailey Hounds

The Bailey Hounds

Levee Drivers, Katie Frank & The Pheromones

Fri, August 8, 2014

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

The Bailey Hounds
The Bailey Hounds
The Bailey Hounds emerged from the Philadelphia music scene in 2011 with their debut album "Along the Gallows"—a melancholy prowl through a series of Americana compositions, rife with imagery akin to the macabre, the diabolical, and the morose. Teetering on the border of alt-country and indie-rock, The Bailey Hounds prefer to look to the aesthetics of horror films and murder ballads for inspiration, drawing on the often sublime characteristics of the former and lyrical intrigue of the latter.

As of July 2013, The Bailey Hounds celebrated their second official release entitled "All the Blood in the World". The new six-song album offers a much grittier, analog approach, more indicative of the band's live performances. Though not so dissimilar from the dusty atmosphere accomplished on their debut, the new collection of songs proves to ebb and flow between upbeat '70s-style folk rock and dark, brooding ballads.
Levee Drivers
Levee Drivers
Levee Drivers' music embodies the sounds of old country souls being reborn into tomorrow's rock. Their music is a modern take on the story-telling of Johnny Cash, driven by early country and blues roots with a startling vocal rendition likened to a cross of Bruce Springsteen and Ryan Adams. Levee Drivers embrace an eclectic mix of sound that engages listeners of all ages and across many genres. They were named "Best of Philly Rising" 2007 by World Cafe Live. Levee Drivers also became the winners of the 2009 Beta Hi-Fi Festival hosted by World Cafe Live, a multi-night music competition with voting by the audience and a panel of judges. In 2010, Levee Drivers won the Deli Magazine "Best Philly Emerging Artist Poll" and came in 9th in the overall contest and were up again for the 2011 "Best Philly Emerging Artist". And recently in 2013, took home the Tri-State Indie Music Award for "Best Indie/Folk Americana Band" in the Tri-State Area.
Katie Frank & The Pheromones
Singer/songwriter Katie Frank hit the Philadelphia music scene with her debut EP, Covered Bridge Road (released September of 2012 via BITBYmusic). Hailing from Elizabethtown Pennsylvania, the 24 year old graduated from Temple University with a degree in therapeutic recreation in 2011 and soon after realized her dream of becoming a musician.

With only an acoustic guitar and her sultry voice, Frank composed a collection of four songs that would become the compositions known as Covered Bridge Road within six months of graduating. "I finally completed my education, and I hadn't written anything in about two years, so I had my fingers crossed that as soon as I was finished with school I would have the inspiration to starting writing songs again." Thankfully that inspiration came.

"I was in a terrible environment to write during college," reflects Frank. "Between class work and my part-time job at an adult day center, I really didn't have the time to focus on my passion." It wasn't until completing her degree was that focus harnessed. After writing the songs what would encompass her debut EP, she was introduced to Philadelphia-based producer/engineer Josh Werblun through a mutual friend. Her natural talent for songwriting as well as her already seasoned voice captivated Werblun and he would not let go. He relentlessly pursued Frank to start performing these songs live, which eventually led to her performing at Legendary Dobb's open mic nights. After a few well-received outings, the duo decided it was time to record these compositions.

In February of 2012, Werblun and Frank recruited veteran Philadelphia guitarist Tom Hampton to join them in the studio as well as pianist/vocalist Dan Orlando, bassist Greg Orlando, and drummer Jon McNally to fill out the band. Soon after, arranger Jim Boggia was recruited to help arrange background vocals for the recordings. The result was a collection of polished folk inspired rock/pop songs with country-tinged hooks, drawing inspiration from artists such as Dawes, Brandi Carlile, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Ben Folds.


Since the release of Covered Bridge Road, Frank hasformed her live band under the name Katie Frank and The Pheromones. The Pheromones consist of lead guitarist Kevin Killen, rhythm guitarist Josh Werblun, bassist Kris Pirnat, and drummer Jon McNally, all adding their own flair to the live performance as well as being part of the Philadelphia music scene in their own projects. The group has since opened for actor/musician John Corbett at the Sellersville Theatre, embarked on a South by Southwest Tour including dates in Cincinnati, Nashville and Austin as well as performances at local Philadelphia venues such as MilkBoy, PhilaMoca, Kung Fu Necktie, Ortlieb's, and Festival Pier at Penn's Landing. Frank has also been gaining support in the Philadelphia area from local media outlets, promoters and fans alike; including airplay from 88.5 WXPN FM, numerous write-ups from WXPN's The Key and Phrequency Magazine's spotlight of new releases.

Katie Frank and The Pheromones show no sign of slowing down anytime soon, with plans to record a full-length record in August of 2013. "Our sound has evolved as a group and I'm very excited that this record will include contributions from the talented musicians I have in my band," notes Frank. "I'm extremely optimistic that this new album will take us to the next level and allow us to expand our audience. Performing this music has given me the opportunity to be my self and is one of the few things I get really excited about in life."
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com