w/ Great Blue
Sponsored by Miller Lite
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Bar & Restaurant: 5:00pm
18+ $5 // 21+ FREE
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.
Rising from the depths of the ocean, Great Blue rides to you on a wave of psychedelia, funk and groove based rock n roll. Built on a mutual high-school dream, Great Blue has grown to establish themselves nationwide, boasting three cross-country tours over the past year. Peter Anspach and Ethan Michael share vocal, guitar and bass duties, constantly showcasing their versatility and pizzazz while Jeff Engborg spins heads with his swift organ runs. Nick Hanna lays a heavy foundation on drums while constantly pushing the boundaries of the melodic players. From their unabashed enthusiasm to their risky improvisational maneuvers, these friends create a tangible energy on stage and in the studio. For a musical adventure not to be missed, check out Great Blue!