The Get Right Band ft. Opal Strings - [funk / rock / classical]
WHERE: Ambrose West, 312 Haywood Road, 28806WHEN: Friday August 24, 2018DOORS: 7pm | SHOW: 8pmGENRE: funk / rock / reggaeAGES: all agesSEATS: seated general admissionTICKETS: $10 adv. / $12 d.o.s. / $15 VIP (guaranteed seat in 1st 3 rows!)WEB LISTINGFACEBOOK EVENTThe Get Right Band:WEBSITEHEAR SOME MUSICSEE A VIDEO"The Get Right Band are the type of performers that you just know will break out. Their songs are infectious and take you immediately to a very happy place. The lyrics are smart and bear weight." -The Huffington PostTHE GET RIGHT BAND is “hip-shaking, earthquaking pure funk fun” (The Alternate Root). They are one of Relix Magazine’s “On The Verge” picks, Home Grown Music Network’s 2015 “Best New Band of the Year,” and were voted “Best Progressive Band” in Western North Carolina by Mountain Xpress readers. They have performed on the famed World Cafe, a nationally syndicated NPR show, and have brought their unique sound to major festivals and venues such as FloydFest, The Orange Peel, Music City Roots TV Show, The Green Parrot, Arlene’s Grocery, and Riverbend Fest. The band is built on the musical brotherhood that guitarist/vocalist Silas Durocher and bassist Jesse Gentry have formed playing music together since middle school. Durocher, who is a trained composer and has been commissioned to write for symphonies and chamber groups, possesses guitar chops that can soothe or rage and a charismatic swagger as a frontman and a singer. “Durocher has an impressive range and rich clarity to his vocals—think a more soulful Dan Auerbach” (Connect Savannah). Gentry’s virtuosic bass playing “catapults from elastic to nasty” (The Mountain Xpress). With the addition of Jian-Claude Mears, a drummer with “precision, passion, and an inescapable momentum” (Live For Live Music), the group’s sound has become an unstoppable force. They have been wowing audiences around the country and the Caribbean since their inception in 2011 with an unparalleled live show and a relentless tour schedule. For very special shows, The Get Right Band combines forces with Opal Strings--Mariya Potapova, Kara Poorbaugh, and Franklin Keel. When the two groups come together the instrumentation is violin, viola, cello, guitar, bass, drums, and vocals--and the sound is completely unlike anything you’ve heard.These are raw, personal songs performed with passion and honesty. The Get Right Band brings a danceable groove to the material and the emotive strings bring a sweetness and a depth--and then sometimes they switch roles. On one song the ensemble might lean into the gentle melancholy of nostalgic love and on another they might dive into a funky, dissonant world of musical exploration. You will hear an endless blending of genres and you will hear genreless music. You will hear intricate compositions, improvisation, poetry, beauty, pain, healing, and everything in between.
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