What To Expect at Little Big Fest 2016
Little BIG Fest is an annual festival featuring roots, singer-songwriter, bluegrass, jam, world, blues, jazz, and soul music. November 5th 2016, https://midwestix.securemytix.com/event/little-big-fest-2016
This year the following performers have been announced:
As Greyhounds, guitarist Andrew Trube and keyboardist Anthony Farrell have been making music and touring for 15 years, refining and developing a sound Trube calls “Hall and Oates meet ZZ Top.” The band also has long ties to Memphis, home of the soul that inspires them.
Ardent Music, the independent record label based out of legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, expects to build on the fanbase the band has developed both on the road and as a staple of the Austin music scene. Label director Reed Turchi says, “We committed to three albums not only because we believe in these guys, not only because they’re great musicians and songwriters, but because they’ve been incredibly prolific.”“We’re always writing,” Trube says. “We’ve got songs for eight albums.”
Ardent has had a long and productive relationship with Texas music: Studio C was designed for ZZ Top, which called Ardent Studios home for many years, and Stevie Ray and Jimmy Vaughan recorded Family Style in the famous brick building on Madison Avenue.
Check out "What's On Your Mind" a laid back southern track with a touch of soul that would be at home in any Tarantino flick.
Daphne Culver (chief architect, namesake) and Jenn Palmer (angelic-voiced firebrand) utilize familiar yet unorthodox pop sensibilities in their songs to exercise the demons of life, love and loss that we have all faced or will surely face in the not-too-distant future. The testament of a great song is in its ability to transcend genre and they achieve this not by careful calculation but by simply writing from a place of honesty and experience; reveling in each song's creation and in what the listener will continue to take from them.
When the musical gears begin to seamlessly click and spin together, Daphne & The Mystery Machines communicate with each other through the songs themselves and, in doing so, open a direct channel to the hearts of their audience and unwaveringly transmit a palpable intensity. Their ascension is beginning like the start of a dream and when a dream of music finally appears in color, it sounds exactly like Daphne & The Mystery Machines.
Here is their "Learn To Fall" an haunting southern gothic tune, with intricate multple instrumental parts and tight vocal harmonies.