Saturday, August 9
The Deadmen’s surging appeal stems from the deft songwriting and shared vocals of Josh Read, Justin Jones and Justin Hoben. “I think we all have quite different writing styles, different ways of chewing the bone,” says Read. “No matter how close circumstance seems, we’re all going through different things.” And yet, the three compliment each other to stunningaffect; painting an American landscape of clattering thunder, gentle rains
VANDAVEER is the song-singing, record-making, globetrotting project penned and put forth by alt-folk tunesmith Mark Charles Heidinger. Born in Ohio, raised in Kentucky, and currently camped out in the nation’s capital, Vandaveer offers up melodic Americana that is both haunting and easy, forlorn and welcoming, with stories as universal as the songs they inhabit. Vandaveer shapeshifts from studio to stage and back with a revolving cast of characters, most prominent among them Rose Guerin, offering up the loveliest harmonies heard this side of Eden.