Gangstagrass / Megan Jean
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
GANGSTAGRASS is back with a new album, “Broken Hearts and Stolen Money”, due out January 28, 2014. These 12 tracks serve as evidence that the crossroads have moved North, where the dirt roads of Appalachian bluegrass meets the sooty city streets of Brooklyn. The Band’s Jay-Z meets Ralph Stanley sound breaks barriers and destroys genres with its eclectic mix of low down and down home beats. The Gangstagrass Song “Long Hard Times To Come” Is The Emmy Nominated Theme of the FX series “Justified” and has sold 200,000 copies.
Not only has Gangstagrass been on the forefront of the burgeoning genre unfortunately dubbed “Hick-Hop”, they clearly blazed the trail! Gangstagrass come by it honestly: Rench, mastermind of the group, was schooled on Run DMC and break dancing while he was fed a steady diet of authentic country sounds like Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash.
Megan Jean and the KFB perform a folk-inspired demented blend of Americana, punk, dance, and the avant-garde that has been described as heavy metal, from 1927.
Inventive percussion, electrified banjo, and a voice like the Devil Herself have earned Megan Jean and the KFB a dedicated following all over the East Coast. Calling the road home on a “never-ending tour,” this transient married duo has taken their nomadic musical lifestyle and transformed it into a kind of Voodoo that unites scenes, fans, and musical styles. This is a band that lives to perform, and is fueled by sheer guts and know how. A washboard and a banjo have never sounded so fresh, so new, so musical.
The band was featured on PBS performing their original composition “These Bones” as part of a music documentary series Music Voyager, which broadcast internationally and led to many new opportunities for this eclectic and very talented duo. In July of 2012 they won the prestigious “Under The Radar Competition” at FloydFest , one of the Southeast’s major grassroots folk and bluegrass festivals. They have shared the stage with Shovels and Rope, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Rising Appalachia.
In the Showroom
Doors @ 7:00 PM
Show @ 8:00 PM