BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Ali Wadsworth

Ali Wadsworth

Bill McCloskey, Maitland

Sat, February 28, 2015

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Ali Wadsworth
Ali Wadsworth
Ali Wadsworth is the daughter of a rock musician/chemical engineer and a tapestry weaver. Life and her father's job brought her all over the world, including Moscow to study opera, musical theatre in exotic North Jersey and Jazz at The University of Vermont. Her rock band UNLIKELY COWBOY brought her to Philly, which split off into GOOD OLD WAR, and Ali joined forced with her sister and formed GOLDIEBOX and Philadelphia super-group FANTASY SQUARE GARDEN.

When these bands disbanded (as most bands do), Ali and her little sister Claire decided to give national television a try. The Wadsworth Sisters were asked to audition for NBC's The Voice, and spent the summer of 2012 living in a Los Angeles hotel singing and filming. Ali just finished her first solo record with mega producer Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Floating Action, Man Man, The Sheepdogs) which will be a collection of songs given to her by her favorite songwriters. Debut Solo Album release is scheduled for October 5, 2013. Ali spends her time singing patriotic songs at MLB games and shooting bows and arrows.
Bill McCloskey
For a man known as the Delco Destroyer, Bill McCloskey sure is a gentleman.  Buy him a drink, and he will engage you in genuine discussion.  He will hold the door for you and your lover and think nothing of the pending karmic gifts.  More than this, Bill McCloskey crafts a damn fine song.

John Lee Hooker once said he didn’t “like no fancy chords, just the boogie”.  Unlike Hooker, Bill McCloskey knows fancy chords, and uses them (in addition to common plebian chords) to great effect.  Bill presents well-written, witty and honest musical reflections on life and love inspired by various longitudes and latitudes of this world.  It’s like Paul Simon in a leather jacket.  He’s coming to Boot and Saddle onFebruary 28th.   So come on out, I bet he’ll show you some of those fancy chords if you ask nicely.
Maitland
Maitland
Years of brotherhood, self-proclaimed and genetic, have created the Indie/folk/rock band Maitland. Pulling influences from Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, and woodsy expeditions, Maitland has transformed from a minimalist folk duo into a rock quartet. With the release of the band’s first album, “(from a cabin in the woods),” Josh Hines (vocals/guitar/songwriter), toured subway systems in the North East cities like Boston, Philadelphia, New York, etc. Once it was time to make more noise, Josh Hines invited his brother, Alex Hines (bass/vocals), Evan Moffitt (guitar), and Adam Shumski (drums) to the stage. Capitalizing on the versatility of the folk iterations, Maitland’s live performances express backwoods rustic elements paired with driving percussion and unforgettable melodies. Evan Moffitt creates a comfortable blanket of atmosphere to lay over Maitland’s three part harmonies, haunting falsettos, and dynamic percussion.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com