Reverend Deadeye's Broken Spirits

Reverend Deadeye's Broken Spirits

The New Ben Franklins, Billy The Poet

Thu, April 13, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Reverend Deadeye's Broken Spirits
Reverend Deadeye's Broken Spirits
The Reverend Deadeye is the Reverend’s son of a Reverend’s son. He spent his youth handlin’ snakes and performin’ at tent revivals alongside his Pentacostal family on the Navajo reservation in Arizona. This sacred musical heritage finds its way prominently into his performances. But don’t expect a Sunday mornin’ church service; instead, expect a Saturday night baptism with fire holy rollin’ revival. Featuring his long time collaborator, the enigmatic time-keeper and shuffle-inducer Brother Al on drums, the duo deliver greasy gospel interpretations and gritty trance blues with a garage sensibility, capable of turnin’ the whole joint into a spirit filled bar room revival..
The Good Reverend recently recorded in Nashville, TN at Fry Pharmacy, an all analogue studio packed with notable vintage gear used on countless classic country and rock ‘n’ roll albums. The album features the many sides of the Rev’s repertoire, as well as his long time collaborator Alex ‘Brother Al’ Hebert on drums. The good Reverend has also made forays into the film world, in the award winning Slowboat Film(DE) productions "The Folksinger"(2008) and the recent “Hard Soil”(2014), as well as "You Can't Take It With You When You Die!"(Nicolas Drolc, 2009).
In his more than a decade of touring he has shared the stage with T-Model Ford, The Black Lips, Wayne ‘The Train’ Hancock, Bob Log III, Reverend Beat-Man, Gogol Bordello, The Black Keys, and many more.
The New Ben Franklins
The New Ben Franklins
New Ben Franklins have always been about sonicness... if that's a word, and I don't think it is. Since the band's formation in 1992 they have always been about making some noise. Starting out as a drum machine-driven 3 piece playing music like The Sisters wish they could (but not nearly as great as the Lorries), the band soon added a live drummer and were off. During the mid 90s, the band released three albums and saw some modicum of success as a regional band, touring and garnering radio play in the Rocky Mountain region. From '96 to 2008, the band has evolved - through a string of bass players and drummers - to its current incarnation - David DeVoe on vocals and guitar, Mark Kosta on drums, Tom Oberheide laying down pedal steel and banjo and whatever else we ask him to do, Benjamin Williams on bass guitar, and the occasional wandering musician stopping in to play something else. The band's newer music has a touch of old country in it while maintaining its sonic (and loud) features. As DeVoe gets a bit older, his songs seem to float back to the music upon which he was weaned: Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Marty Robbins, Glen Campbell, etc... and all those influences seem to be working their way into the music a bit more each day, building a solid country foundation into the noisy guitar-driven rock that the band has always played.
The band is going strong in 2012, releasing a new full-length CD/LP in April and working on as as yet unnamed covers EP.
The Franklins have always been well known for their live shows, and they continue to play regular shows in the region and make occasional short forays into other parts of the country to play festivals and make short tour runs.
Call it noisy country. Call it Americana. Call it alternative country... It doesn't matter to them, as long as it's loud and a lot of fun.
Billy The Poet
Billy The Poet
BTP is a singer/songwriter, currently out of Denver, ColoRADo who crafts the narrative of the American Road into Classic American Roots Music.
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/