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Midnight North

W. Pat Ferguson & special guests!

Friday, October 15, 2021 @ Nectar's

Bar & Restaurant: 4:00pm

Doors: 8:00pm

Show: 8:30pm

21+ $20 ADV // $25 DOS

Midnight North

It’s full steam ahead for Midnight North after an exciting year featuring major festival plays, nationwide tours, and the release of a second live record. Rolling Stone hailed Midnight North as the “Best New Act” in its review of 2018’s Peach Music Festival saying the band “takes the best parts of roots music and weaves them into a tapestry of rock and Americana”.

In the summer of 2018, Midnight North released their second live record, Selections from the Great American Music Hall. This 8 track album features original live staples like “Everyday” and “Playing a Poor Hand Well”, covers like John Prine’s “Angel from Montgomery” and the Dead’s “The Music Never Stopped”. The concert album also features guest appearances by Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, members of Twiddle, and the band’s hometown horn section, The Northbound Horns.

Immediately after their sophomore studio release, 2015’s Scarlet Skies, Midnight North – fronted by lead songwriters Elliott Peck & Grahame Lesh and strong rhythm section work from bass player Connor O’Sullivan and drummer Nathan Graham – began touring the country in earnest, visiting the East Coast and the Midwest for the first time in summer 2015. The band wrote the majority of 2017’s Under the Lights in the following months, and the lyrical road themes – the initial excitement, the longing for home, and the inherent need to keep moving – shine through. Midnight North Live“Under the Lights is the perfect title for this collection of songs,” said O’Sullivan. “These songs and lyrics are about being a band of musicians on the road away from home. Songs literally performed and tested under the lights at countless venues across the US.”

2019 and beyond will continue the growth for Midnight North, as the expanding discography and consistent national touring help pave the way for more and more fans to discover the band. “These songs tell our story, at least up to this point,” said Lesh. “Our job is to sing you these stories as honestly as we can and transport you into our world for an hour or two.”

Rolling Stone hailed Midnight North as the “Best New Act” in its review of the Peach Music Festival in the summer of 2018

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/peach-music-festival-2018-10-best-things-we-saw-702404

Pat Ferguson

Originally making waves as a founding member and lead guitarist for longtime Midwest music scene staple, Smokin’ Bandits, LoHi Records recording artist Pat Ferguson (Madison, WI) has emerged as a nationally renowned solo performer, songwriter, and vocalist. His finger and flat-picking style channels Americana, bluegrass, and folk; a signature sound deeply influenced by his Upper Mississippi River musical roots.

Ferguson has just finished recording his sophomore solo LP, recorded at Mix-o-Lydian Studios in Delaware Water Gap, PA and produced by Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth, The High Hawks). Set to be released on LoHi Records in 2021, the record features Carbone, Bobby Gronna (People Brothers Band), Carey Harmon (Railroad Earth), Jacob Jolliff, Kenny Leiser (Joseph Huber), Teresa Marie (People Brothers Band), Elliott Peck (Midnight North, Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Family Band), Mike Robinson (Railroad Earth), Kevin Rowe (Buffalo Gospel), and banjo great Tony Trischka.

Light of Day / Dark of Night, Pat’s first solo record, was produced by Adam Greuel (Horseshoes & Hand Grenades) and released in 2018 on LoHi Records to widespread critical acclaim.

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