Sponsored by Lost Nation Brewing
Seth Yacovone Band
w/ Some Hollow
Friday, May 12, 2017
Bar & Restaurant: 5:00pm
Seth Yacovone Band
The Seth Yacovone Band grew out of Burlington, VT in the summer of 1995. The band’s first gig was January 2, 1996 at Nectar’s in Burlington. At that point, the group played traditional blues. As word started to spread and a fan base began to build, the band played more gigs, including opening for Koko Taylor, Ian Moore, and Mike Welch. In August of 1996, the manager of Phish (another Burlington band) asked the band to play at Phish’s Clifford Ball in Plattsburgh, NY — the band’s first show outside of Vermont. That fall, the band began to grow musically, still playing blues but beginning to experiment with improvisation. At this time gigs in Portland, ME; Albany, NY; and Boston were added. One year later, the band released their debut album, Bobfred’s Bathtub Minstrel. The following spring a live CD, Yessir!, was captured at Club Metronome in Burlington. The summer found the group opening for B.B. King, the Neville Brothers, Dr. John, and Storyville.
In November of 1998, Yacovone was invited to sit in with Phish, playing to a crowd of 14,000 at the Worcester Centrum in Worcester, MA. This gave a boost to Yacovone and the band, creating a buzz among new fans all over New England. They headlined their first show in December at Higher Ground in Winooski, VT, and played a sold-out show at the House of Blues in Cambridge, MA. In July of 2000, the Seth Yacovone Band released their third album, Dannemora. Although this album still contained elements of blues, it branched out into new territory, showing more of a jam band/groove side. Today the band continues a heavy touring schedule, primarily in the northeastern U.S. Phish lyricist Tom Marshall signed the band to an exclusive management contract and in 2002 they released their first disc under his influence, the bluesy Standing on the Sound.
Some Hollow is an indie rock trio that is a little over a year old. It all began way back in the Spring of 2016 when fate brought Jason Lee and Josh Morse together. They performed as a duo for most of 2016, earning acclaim from audience members, kitchen staff and club owners alike. Enjoying their long string of delicious complimentary meals and overflowing cups of ale, they decided to dive headlong into the new year. Over the winter, Aidan Linehan joined Some Hollow. He began as strictly the pedal steel player but has recently been exploring the electric guitar on more songs. His soulful style of play lends itself well to the music and evokes deep emotions in the listener. Some Hollow’s music incorporates a variety of genres focusing heavily on gritty guitars, smooth vocals and golden rhythms. While their compositions are fairly straight forward, they also allow for some small windows of improvisation. Armed with new material, immutable gusto and their first EP, Some Hollow is primed to have a very strong 2017.