“The Gully Hubbards blend traditional American music genres like country, rock and roll, folk, and blues to make something fresh and new without sacrificing authenticity.” (Summer Dawn Hortillosa, Hudson County Arts Journalist) The band includes Dave “Ace” Case (vocals, guitar), James Dower (vocals, bass), Heather Conrad (vocals) Patrick Conlon (drums).
What if the world’s greatest punk band featured lead saxophone instead of vocals? What if America’s most interesting jazz trio featured a heavy metal rhythm section? What if you danced so hard, you literally jumped out of your own skin? JOY ON FIRE answers these questions and more! Originally formed in Baltimore, MD in 2009, JOY ON FIRE has since played up and down the East Coast, including gigs at Brooklyn’s Shapeshifter Lounge; SoWeBo Fest and Windup Space in Baltimore; The Purple Fiddle in West Virginia; and the The Pour House and Asheville Music Hall in North Carolina. Last May, the group hosted a month-long residency in NYC at SoHo’s The Cupping Room Cafe. Now based in New Jersey, JOY ON FIRE recently completed its second album of Led Zeppelin meets John Coltrane inspired “punk-jazz fuzz-rock,” entitled Fire with Fire.
“With long straight hair falling over sky high cheekbones and a penchant for floor-length dresses Connie Petruk looks like she stepped out of late ‘60s / early ‘70s Nashville and sings like the lost sister of Bobbie Gentry or Dusty Springfield. Her honeyed alto will melt the frost off your windshield, and the band’s confident backing matches her attitude flawlessly. The Tall Pines are equal parts soul and twang, molasses and moonshine, sass and skill. NPR MUSIC
Northeast Florida is its own kind of weird. Go there with Swamp Cabbage and let your jaw drop, smile and dance. The band is an electric three-piece blend of southern rock, funk and second-line dixieland jazz grooves. Led by guitarist/singer Walter Parks, the longtime sideman to Woodstock legend Richie Havens, Swamp Cabbage transports audiences to the marshes, palmetto thickets, piney woods and trailer parks around which Parks grew up. Oft compared to The Meters, ZZ Top, Tom Waits and Dr John., Swamp Cabbage is especially adored in Europe but also tours the U.S. lower 48.
Max Hatt / Edda Glass have "an incomparable spook” (Nashville Scene), "a unique sound" (Larry Groce, NPR Mountain Stage), and a "voice that must be heard to be believed" (Wilco's Nels Cline). Features award-winning original Jazz Americana and Brazilian Bossa Nova, as seen on NPR Mountain Stage, NYC’s Lincoln Center, and Sundance Film Festival.