Formula 5 and Goose
with Deep River Saints
Friday, April 6, 2018
Bar & Restaurant: 5:00pm
Formula 5: A band that truly represents Upstate New York! With members ranging from Albany to Troy to Lake George, this up-and-coming 4-piece brings together its diverse influences to create a unique yet familiar sound that will make you want to move your feet. With an organic, funk filled sound rooted in the style of some of their jam band idols, Formula 5 brings an honest, classic approach to agenre that is becoming increasingly filled with progressive electronic artists.
With thought-provoking and soulful lyrics, soaring melodies, and an emphasis on tight instrumentation and improvisation, this band brings a familiar freshness to the term “jam band”. In their short tenure as a band, they have shared the stage with regional/national acts such as The Heavy Pets, Dopapod, Consider the Source, Twiddle, The Brew, The McLovins, Thunder Body, Timbre Coup, Capital Zen, Turbine, Goosepimp Orchestra, and many others while playing most of the regional stops in Upstate NY and the northeast for original music.
They have played regional festivals such as Catskill Chill, The Big Up, Strange Creek, Backwoods Pondfest, Green Mountain Getdown (VT), Autamation Indoor Music Festival (Lake George) and many others. With their roots in jam, jazz, funk, blues, bluegrass, electronica and many others, this group is sure to satisfy whatever your taste in music while making it truly their own.
Goose is a Funk-Folk band based out of Norwalk, Connecticut. Rick Mitarotonda is the guitarist-singer-songwriter whose folky, hummable melodies are supported by keyboardist Kristopher Yunker, and a deep-pocket rhythm section of Trevor Weekz on Bass, Ben Atkind on drums, and Aaron Hagele on percussion. The band’s music is both memorable and danceable; an organic and easy-to-love mix of funk and contemporary folk, with touches of reggae, jazz, blues, and rock.
Tracked in a snowbound lakeside New Hampshire cabin, with mixing and mastering at the Factory Underground in Norwalk, CT, Goose’s debut album ‘Moon Cabin’ was released in early 2016. Moon Cabin traverses diverse musical terrain with 3 part harmony vocals and hooks so big you can hang your hat on them; funky improvised solos and adventurous musical interludes. A performance at The Capitol Theatre in October 2016 saw the addition of Goose’s most recent members, Kristopher Yunker (Alan Evans Playonbrother, On The Spot Trio, Wubakia, and Jen Durkin and The Business), and Aaron Hagele, who has shared the stage with such acts as Particle, George Porter Jr, The Werks, and many more. With a second album on the way and tour dates continuing to ramp up, the Goose is getting loose.
Deep River Saints
Deep River Saints is an indie folk-rock band from Vermont. Their debut album was Acts of American Homes, an album that Seven Days called “A deep and honest self portrait” and the Burlington Free Press named one of the top local albums of 2015. The project grew out of a mix of former, louder, bands that singer/songwriter Patrick J Crowley had in California and Vermont. Crowley spent years recording and touring in heavier alt-rock and experimental bands, but during that time he noticed an increasing number of quieter folk songs that wanted attention. That book of songs grew until a new project started in the studio, and finally in 2014 Deep River Saints began in earnest. After the release of Acts of American Homes, the group played the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival and other Vermont shows in 2015 before returning to the studio.
Today’s incarnation of Deep River Saints aims to take their folk and Americana roots and breathe some fresh sounds into it, incorporating more ambience, psychedelia, jazz and blues for an original sound that complements the songs’ lyrical focus. The new sound lead to For Posterity, the band’s second album, which arrives on April 6. It was produced and engineered by guitarist and composer David William Ross. Featured throughout the album are a variety of friends and session musicians. It’s a work that looks back at the big questions of young-adulthood and watching friends go their separate ways.