On Saturday June 7th, The Taft Ballroom presents London based Skinny Lister, with Midwest band of many talents Onward, etc. and harmonious Cincinnati natives Young Heirlooms to provide and evening of toe tapping, heel clicking and foot stomping folk music. Let the Folk takeover begin!
Skinny Lister is not your average, modern day, gentrified English folk group, their allure is immediate. Fronted by Dan Heptinstall and Lorna Thomas; a vocalist with a lusty cackle and flirtatious presence, the London based five-piece hail from across England. At a time when modern homegrown folk music often spells designer bearded, theme park Americanisation, Skinny Lister are a welcome throwback to earthier bands. Described as sound that takes hold of folkie idylls injected by an eruption of a rambunctious free spirited rum fueled party music. Skinny Lister the stand-apart folk band – not afraid to match sensitivity with a high kicking free for all.
Onward, etc. is a musical project put together by Rosco Wuestewald. Leaving the Midwest at an early age, he started a journey traveling around the world which has developed into a project known as Onward, etc. The project connects musicians located throughout the country, enabling each tour and show to be completely unique based on the different band members and the location of the stage. The Onward, etc. project has developed a great sound being influenced by outstanding musicians including LARRY & HIS FLASK, Mumford & Sons, The Devil Makes Three, Delta Spirits & many more, taking Folk/Americana Rowdiness to another level.
Young Heirlooms - Kelly Fine and Chris Robinson have been captivating audiences in the Mid-West region for the past three plus years. Young Heirlooms music is filled with nostalgia while the soulful sounds of tight harmony, passionate lyrics, and heart- wrenching instrumentation envelope every murmuring soul. Their soaring harmonies have silenced and tamed crowds of varying textures. Focused musicianship shines in every element of their songwriting. Young Heirlooms' music has a sound that is handed down from a bygone era, loved for its history, but remains in a new contemporary setting
Time to open the floodgates and get the FOLK party started.