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Puritan Rodeo / Holyboats / Meryll

Thu Feb 21, 2013 @ 9:00 pm

| Free in the GarageBar
Feb 21 Puritan Rodeo / Holyboats / Meryll

Puritan Rodeo

Puritan Rodeo’s latest, self-titled LP harkens to a time when harmonies were clean, lyrics were somber, and whiskey was served by the bottle. Through a dozen tracks, Puritan Rodeo welds rock, bluegrass, and vaudeville tunes to Americana instrumentation.

Blending twangy guitar riffs, the deep thrum of a cello, fiddle theatrics, a rock beat, and a hearty dose of storytelling, the album defies easy categorization. The album’s second track, “Confidence Man,” is one-part country anthem, one-part epic traveling song with a chaser of
sentimental rock ballad for good measure.

Frontman/songwriter John Pardue’s voice is the whiskey to vocalist Gillian Egan’s pure mountain moonshine. Taking turns on “Once in
a While,” the pair’s contrast provides balance while Egan’s sorrowful vocals on “Birds of Prey” serve to join her in a heartbroken lyrical conversation with Pardue.

The seven-piece Puritan Rodeo has grown from its humble roots as a four-member country band in 2003. Never a group to be tied down
to one musical style, Puritan Rodeo has made a business of creating lyric-driven, genre-busting crowd pleasers that have kept them a
favorite in the North Carolina Piedmont music scene.

http://www.puritanrodeo.com
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Holyboats

Holy Boats is the collaborative project of singers/sailors/lovers/fighters Kellie Ann, Emily and Jesse – three young uns from North Carolina who have exiled themselves to Texas. Live they are joined by Andrew Stevens on percussion and Cole Bee Wilson on the bass.

http://holyboats.com

Meryll

What began as a 4-piece rock band based in the “Live Music Capital of the World” known as Austin, Texas, Meryll has become the solo vehicle for recording engineer/touring sound-man Andrew Hernandez. 2009 saw the release of “Rimziate,” his poppiest album to date, produced by Jason Martin of Starflyer 59. This was followed by a European tour supporting Balmorhea, and a subsequent move to Chicago to work as a house engineer at Soma Studios. 2010 brought the “Natchitoches” EP, a hushed nylon-string affair, followed by “The Party On The North Face,” another EP, this time with Tim Kinsella manning the board. “Haunts, Volume 1: The Palace” followed in early 2012. The release coincided with a 3-week U.S. tour supporting Victor Villarreal (Joan of Arc, Cap’n Jazz).

Summer 2012 brought a return to Austin, where recording has begun for the 7th Meryll record.
http://www.meryll.net/

Free! In the Garage Bar
Doors @ 8:00 PM
Show @ 9:00 PM
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