Saturday. May 16th. 9pm
@ Cafe Nine
250 State Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Food Will Win the War is coming to Connecticut on May 16th to perform at Cafe Nine. They'll be playing with locals Frank Critelli and Al Raebuck. Food Will Win the War hails from Booklyn, and plays softer indie folk music. This is the first I've heard of them, but after listening to some of their tunes, it's relaxing and laid back indie folk/rock, and I've been really enjoying the songs I've streamed.
New Haven's own Frank Critelli plays folk music that reminds me a little of Roger Miller. He's got a great voice and a great backing band, and his songs are really powerfully written. He also hosts a long-running monthly live music series at Books & Company, a used bookstore in Hamden, CT. It features some of the best independent songwriters from New England and beyond. He's playing a lot of shows this month and next, so check the calendar.
Al Raebuck is from Branford, and he's been playing the Connecticut scene for more than 10 years. He's shared the stage with such artists as Little Feat, Lisa Loeb and The Kennedys. His songs are an infusion of folk, rock, and pop, and he uses his unique voice to great effect. He's got some great tunes, so check him out and support some great local music.
Also, tune in to WYBC Yale Radio before the show (around 8pm) as Frank Critelli and Al Raebuck will be joining radio host Jef Wilson for a pre-show interview, both to talk about the show and perform some music live!