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.
Great Blue is a Reggae Rock Funk group from Wilton, CT. Originating in High School, this foursome now plays many shows throughout the Northeast. As bass, drums, guitar and keyboards, they provide solid grooves as well as tight vocal harmonies. Each show contains endless improvisation, a unique song list, and new surprises to keep the audience on their toes. Great Blue has recently released their first entirely self-produced album, “Rewind.” The album contains live tracking from three different Great Blue Studio locations, a wide selection of genres from Jazz Funk to Reggae, and a special Saxophone performance by Funk Master Nicholas the Ridiculous. Currently they are promoting their album and staying safe. Come out and join the Blue Crew!