Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The Mountain Movers, Able Anchors, Tallahassee
Tonight is a great day to see a show. CT's very fine bands The Mountain Movers and Able Anchors will be playing a show together, along with Rhode Island alt-country/alt-folk/alt-alt band Tallahassee. Prep yourself for St. Patty's Day and go see some excellent music down at Cafe 9. It's also a free show, so you can buy an extra Guinness or two. 'Tis the season, after all.
The Mountain Movers are a staple of the Americana movement that has been slowly building in CT. They've released some excellent albums over the years, including their latest LP, "The Day Calls Out For You" which kingpanos reviewed way back in January. You should never miss any chance you get to see these guys live.
Able Anchors are a new band from New Haven that seemed to appear overnight, fully stocked with beautiful songs and amazingly sparse instrumentation. They just released their "Paper Demo" which is not only amazing, but it's also freely available for download below:
Yes, it may be true that Tallahassee is from Rhode Island, but their sound is more rooted somewhere along the Appalachian mountain range. Their new release "Wolfe Moon" evicts a sense of life as it should be, barefoot in flannel. There's banjos, violin, lap steel, and upright bass to round out the guitar and vocals of epically bearded frontman Brian Barthelmes. I really recommend you check this album out, there's some really amazing tunes to be heard. Another interesting piece of trivia; you may recognize Barthelmes from his brief stint as an NFL front lineman for the New England Patriots. They're currently cruising around the New England countryside playing a ton of shows this spring, but unfortunately for us, this is their only Connecticut date.
Also, be sure to check out this preview video: