Hayley Jane & The Primates w/ Goose
Happy to welcome back two of The Acoustic's favorite bands from the past two years. After a steller NYE with Hayley Jane & the Primates we are thrilled to have them teamed up with the always awesome Goose!!
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 bands 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, Gooses 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 Gooses 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.
Hayley Jane and the Primates deliver a rich, genre-bending sound with a tantalizing live performance. Winners of the New England Music Awards Roots/Americana act of the year, The Primates have created a serious buzz in the music world. Their music draws inspiration from many styles including early rock and pop; old musical theater; folkadelic, bluegrass and country; along with blues, soul and reggae.
Their songs are praised by music lovers for successfully creating a diverse sound with clever, over-the-top lyrics and Vaudevillian style storytelling. Defying categorization, the bands on-stage energy, skilled musicianship, theatrics, and group improvisation takes you over a landscape of emotion and leaves you wanting more.
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