Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wesleyan Student Opens for TALKING TO WALLS at The Buttonwood Tree / Saturday Schedule Includes Gail Wade

ALMA, a singer-songwriter currently studying at Wesleyan University, offers lyrics to tug at your heartstrings. She opens the show Friday night for the indie rock band, Talking To Walls at 8 pm.

talkingtowallsTalking To Walls is:
Brian Kelly – vocals, guitars
Matt Krupa – drums
Nathaniel Webb – guitars, vocals
Matt Miklos – bass, vocals

British arena rock meets American garage & indie. Springsteen recording “The Joshua Tree” with the Foo Fighters. “A very good band that amazingly just keeps getting better.” – New Haven Register

Their latest album, We Were Not So Tall, debuted at #19 on college radio across the US & Canada. They have toured extensively along the East coast and across the country, and have a new record on the way that is sponsored in part by the City of Bridgeport.
From regional festival appearances like Connecticut’s Film Festival and New York’s MEANY to providing local tour support for artists like Soul Asylum and Zox, Talking to Walls has a strong history of relentless live performances. In an era of mindless friend adding on MySpace, Talking to Walls grew to know much of their audience the old fashioned way— show by show, garnering them fans from all over. The album and energy of their live performances eventually gained the unsolicited attention of MTV producers, resulting in placements in various network shows.

After their debut success with Naked, the quartet faced the stated goal of either making "a timeless, deep-listening record”, or just breaking up. Following their best instincts, the band chose the former and spent three months with producer Greg Giorgio (Interpol, The National, Mates of State and Tokyo Police Club) to stake out some new territory. Along with the collaboration with Giorgio, the group also worked with members of various bands including Zox, The Alternative Routes, and Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers, with the result being the 2010 release We Were Not So Tall. Containing 12 tracks of rock and roll stories, ranging from the Smashing Pumpkins-meets-Buffalo Tom of "Walkaway” to the prog-inflected slam of "Came to You”, the album has already gained much recognition, such as the title track being featured on the national NBC ad for the Michael Phelps Foundation/Boys and Girls Club of America.
Listen to Talking To Walls here 

Listen to ALMA here
Suggested door fee $10,  STUDENTS: $5.

8:30 - 9:45 am Community Yoga (free)
10:30 - 12:00 Aligned with Source Workshop for Empowerment ($5) Topic: Deal With Fears – Your Own and Others’ See more here

 GAIL WADE is joined by Steve Wade for an intimate concert Saturday at 8 pm, see TBT website for details.

Gail Wade’s music is an evocative mélange of Americana, bluegrass and blues. She's a strong guitarist with a rich, soulful voice and a heart of gold.

**Bonus**  New policy at TBT:  All patrons who donate the suggested door amount may take a BOOK home for FREE!

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