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The Fritz & Still Hand String Band at Dante's Bar Sat., Aug 29th
August 29, 2015, 10:00pm
After four years of traveling the Southeast, steadily building a reputation as a live act not to be missed, Asheville-based quintet The Fritz played exceptionally strong sets at The Catskill Chill and The Bear Creek Music Festival in the Fall of 2014, and showed thousands of new fans what throngs of Southeastern music lovers have known for years: The Fritz likes to get funky. As much as they take their funk seriously, the band takes it’s songwriting just as seriously, but the well crafted song is not the final product in the live forum… and this is where they shine, as The Fritz are masters of improvisation, carefully weaving the personality of the band and the crowd into each performance.
While the music may range from hard driving soul to progressive rock, there is the common thread of The Fritz’s passionate energy, and whether live or in the studio, the band creates an energetic dance party every time. In March of 2013, The Fritz released Bootstrap, a collection of songs written over their years touring the Southeast. As they work on their upcoming third release, new fans and old eagerly anticipate the new music. To tide them over, The Fritz offers free downloads of live shows from their website and a steady diet of live performances, from the Southeast to the Midwest and the Northeast. All of this to support the fans and share the music, one show at a time—live or otherwise—as The Fritz continues their relentless drive to bring that intoxicating energy to crowds everywhere…
Still Hand String Band
Still Hand String Band is a four-piece progressive jamgrass machine, instilling their hand into the future of bluegrass music. Hailing from the coal region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Still Hand plays a wide variety of original and cover material leaving no genre of music untouched. Their heap of originals, although bluegrass at heart, are influenced by rock, jazz, country, psychedelia, reggae, classical compositions, and other traditional and untraditional styles. Lyrical content ranges from songs about the open road, riding the American railroad drunk in a boxcar, strong whiskey, fast women, and an angry dinosaur named Harold. With all four members coming from very different musical backgrounds, none of which being bluegrass, they have found a sound that you cant quite put a name on, other than spazzmatic schizophrenic bluegrass. SHSB has a knack for taking the songs of yesteryear and revitalizing them with a modern twist and a youthful vigor. For the past two years they have taken the northeast festival and club scene by storm, sharing the bill with a with a whole slew of nationally recognized acts such as, Mickey Hart Band, 7 Walkers, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Melvin Seals & JGB, The Wailers, Dark Star Orchestra, Keller Williams, Terrapin Flyer, Larry Keel and the Natural Bridge, ALO, Antibalas, and Floodwood to name a few. Wherever they play these guys get the crowd astompin’.
$8 at the door