Cuchulain Kelly Music with Brian Farrow and Chris Peters
Saturday April 7, 2018
D: 7:00 // S: 8:00 PM
Tix available now! $10 advance / $12 DOS
Cuchulain Kelly is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, composer, and band leader based in Washington, DC. Best known on the DC music scene as cofounder of the folk rock band Handsome Hound, Cuchulain released a solo album in November 2017. The songs on the album range from samba to hip hop, from second line to rock n roll, from country to choral music, always with an undercurrent of American folk.
BRIAN FARROW AND THE CLIFFHANGERS
Brian Farrow is a DC based multi instrumentalist and bandleader that has been influenced by a broad spectrum of musics. He’s been part of many local groups like the trad jazz based Capital Focus Jazz Band headed by David Robinson, the the hardbop inspired Krewetet headed by Alvin Trask, arabic folk experimentalist Huda Asfour, bluesman Jonny Grave, the R&B stylings for Tara Trinity, and nationally as a member of the traditional appalachian inspired Hackensaw Boys, New York folk group Spirit Family Reunion, and the Grammy Award winning Dom Flemons the American Songster.
The Cliffhangers is Farrow’s homage to the international branches of 40’s and 50’s rock n’ roll starting with the advent of ska in the 60’s with artist like Lord Creator, Prince Buster, and The Wailers. In exploring these roots and branches, The Cliffhangers create a international inclusive narrative for the story of rock n’ roll.
CHRIS PETERS (NYC)
Chris Peters is a singer-songwriter based in Long Island City, Queens. Raised on the 70s folk songwriting of Joni Mitchell, the pop vocals of John Mayer, and the autobiographical storytelling of comedians like Mike Birbiglia, Chris has built a reputation in New York as an equally gifted player, singer and storyteller. His shows are funny, sincere and moving. He has performed at the Long Wharf Theater, where he placed second in their regional Sing Your Story competition, as well as the Greenwich Village landmark Caffe Vivaldi. His album, Almost September, is available on Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify.