**All shows 21+—valid ID required**
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 7:30 PM
POSSESSED BY PAUL JAMES
Driftwood Soldier isn’t your average mandolin-bass foot-stomping gutter-folk duo. Growling and crooning, muttering about lost love, brimstone, and the glorious view from the underside of a rusty world order, Owen holds the rhythm on mandolin and foot percussion. To his left, Bobby stretches bass notes into lyrical vines that vibrate somewhere north of your liver and flower unexpectedly at night. This is the kind of roots music that grows through the cracks in a West Philly sidewalk and drinks its rainwater laced with motor oil. Their second full-length album, Stay Ahead of the Wolf, arrived late in 2019. It was produced with Erin McKeown and mixed by Grammy winner Ted Hutt. Unfazed by a world in disarray, Stay Ahead of the Wolf crawled up onto its four legs and went barrelling through the digital ether, carrying with it this strange beast’s howl.
Jason McCue is an indie-folk artist. After moving to Seattle for college, Jason gained musical notoriety for competing and placing first in the 2017 MoPOP Sound Off! Competition for Pacific Northwest artists who are 21 and under. He went on to perform his set at distinguished festivals such as Bumbershoot, Timber, and Doe Bay Festivals, and released his records PANGAEA and Wasteland off Portland’s treasured Fluff and Gravy Records. After graduating from Seattle University, Jason packed up his guitar, stuffed his suitcase into a Toyota Corolla, and started touring to every corner of the continental U.S. He now finds himself in Philadelphia, where he’s currently performing regularly. In September 2022, Jason’s released his latest album, “Screen, Turn On” with Fluff and Gravy Records.