BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

The End Of America

The End Of America

The Naked Sun, lowercase roses

Wed, December 9, 2015

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

The End Of America
The End Of America
The End of America is a band of friends, singers and travelers who blend three-part harmony with rock and Americana. The Philadelphia-based outfit masters a style that resonates with fans of Ryan Adams, CSNY and Dawes.

All frontmen of previous bands, Brendon Thomas, James Downes and Trevor Leonard met on tour in 2005. They went on to form a trio that highlights their vocal chemistry and captures the raw honesty of their performances. TEOA recently released their debut LP (self-titled), a follow-up to their previous EPs, Shakey and Steep Bay.

The new album was written in the wake of a series of close calls: one involving a van accident on tour, and the other when drummer Jarrod Pedone was involved in a hit-and-run that left him in a coma for months. Fortunately the band walked away unscathed, and Jarrod made a stunning recovery. The following winter all members relocated to Philadelphia to write and hone their new sound. Joining forces with longtime friend and engineer Dave Downham in the producer’s chair, the band tracked 11 new songs at nearby Gradwell House Recordings in Haddon Heights, NJ.

With the album released, the band is gearing up for a full year of touring. Anyone who has seen TEOA can attest to their powerful harmonies and stage presence.

The End of America has performed at SXSW, Savannah Stopover and the Baltimore Folk Fest. They have shared the stage with Larry Campbell, David Bromberg, Gary Louris (The Jayhawks), Simone Felice (The Felice Brothers) and joined Beck in Los Angeles to perform for his Song Reader sheet music release show. The trio's appearance at the show aired live on KCRW and received praise from Spin, Filter and The Hollywood Reporter
The Naked Sun
The Naked Sun
With songs that echo the rawness and sincerity of the cities around which its members grew up—Detroit, Baltimore, Philadelphia—the band blends the basics of roots rock and folk with layers of bolstering piano and organ, intricate pedal steel leads, and melodic choruses backed by satisfying vocal harmonies.


The Naked Sun’s self-released debut LP, War with Shadows, will be available January 27, 2018. It was produced by Brian McTear at Miner Street Recordings (The War on Drugs, matt pond PA, Sharon van Etten).
The band released the self-recorded, self-produced Pickled Hearts EP in May 2015 and its first studio EP, Space, Place, and Time, in 2013.

After three years fronting "streetgrass" outfit Cityslides in Baltimore, front man Andrew Wesley Harris, moved back to the Philadelphia area in 2012 and joined up with Philly indie scene veterans Tim Campbell (guitar) and Dave Gladney (drums). The group played as a trio, then tried out several bass players before they landed Ken Letherer in 2014. They later rounded out their current lineup with keyboardist Alan Sheltzer (2015) and background vocalist Nerissa Wolfson (2016).
lowercase roses
Alternative Pop Band from Philadelphia.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com