1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Up The Chain (Record Release Show!)

Up The Chain (Record Release Show!)

Bill McCloskey, The Bernhardt Family Band

Sat, May 16, 2015

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA


This event is 21 and over

Up The Chain
Up The Chain
Up The Chain's tight, well-crafted Neighbor Rock songs strike the perfect balance of catchiness and substance. For years the product of Reed Kendall's solo songwriting, the project has recently evolved into a trio. With the additions of Kirby Sybert on drums and Noah Skaroff on bass, the retooled Up The Chain charge crisp three-part harmonies with raw, infectious energy.
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.
The Bernhardt Family Band
The Bernhardt Family Band
"Pioneers of prairie soul. Brother-sister magick, featuring the same harmonies that happened in the live scene that the painting of "The Creation of Adam" by everyone's favorite Ninja Turtle, Michelangelo, is based on. 10.5 spiritual earthquake. Seriously so great. You may recognize the guitar player from the parking lot at most phish concerts."
-Ronald James Gallo III, Tiger Beat Magazine

Featuring members of Levee Drivers, COIN PURSE, and The Get Real Gang, a strange brew created using musical instruments, built upon the brother-sister songwriting duo of Kate & Jerry Bernhardt and the groovy-gravy of Dominic Billett & Ben Plotnick.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147