Join us for a super-sized celebration of the release of Alan Rose's third CD, and the first with his backing band the Restless Elements. American Hands is a collection of story-songs set in the U.S. of today, written with a focus on smart lyrics and catchy melodies.
Alan Rose is the songwriter over the twelve-string edge. Drawing from that corner of the musical world where rock, pop, country, and folk meet, his set shifts unpredictably from sensitive to funny, from mellow to high-energy, from power pop to waltz, at a moment’s notice. Alan is a prolific songwriter who has been making his mark on the Ithaca music scene for over a decade. Prior to that, he spent nine years playing to crowds at colleges, open mics, and biker bars in the Philadelphia area.
The Restless Elements are a high-energy seven-piece band that combines the forces of a pair of other Ithaca-area bands (Kites in Space and the Weeping Willards) into something entirely different. The four-piece rhythm section and three-piece horn section kick Alan's songs up a notch and guarantee that they'll keep you moving.
Alan Rose and the Restless Elements will be playing two big sets, and there are four other bands on the bill. Everyone's going to have CDs, T-Shirts, and other fun stuff up for sale. And to make sure you're not left hungry, Funk 'n' Waffles will be serving up tasty waffles all night long. Plus you'll be able to make your own American Hand to take home with you!
Schedule (subject to change):
Doors at 7 PM 7:30 PM: The Weeping Willards 8:30 PM: Nick Bullock 9:30 PM: Alan Rose and the Restless Elements 10:30 PM: Fall Creek Brass Band 11:15 PM: Alan Rose and the Restless Elements, part two 12:30 AM: Blow!