New Years Eve w/Vinegar Creek Constituency & Corty Byron w/Second Hand Suits
December 31, 2013 · 8:00pm
We are SOLD OUT! See you all Tuesday night!!!
Time to start making plans for New Years Eve!
We’re ringing in 2014 with one boot-stompin’, flat-pickin’, corn-liquorin’ good time featuring Lancaster’s bluegrass and Americana heroes, Vinegar Creek Constituency and Corty Byron Band!
Vinegar Creek Constituency
After a summer that saw Vinegar Creek Constituency playing at the venerable Philly Folk Festival, Mountain Folk & Roots Festival and many a bar and club in between, you’d think these boys would get tired. Not a chance. Known for their multi-part harmonies, fast pickin’, slick fiddlin’, banjo and mandolin strummin’ style, VCC consistently delivers a high-energy, boot-stompin’ good time. If Vinegar Creek Constituency was a race horse, we’d bet on them every time.
Corty Byron Band
At 28 years old, guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Corty Byron has been active as a musician for over a decade. He released two solo projects (2011‘s Histrionic EP & 2010‘s Endless North), opened for/performed with artists like Gregg Allman, The Doobie Brothers, Dave Mason, Bruce Hornsby, The Gin Blossoms, Blackberry Smoke, Hot Tuna, Jimmy Vivino…. and has become a fixture of his hometown Central Pennsylvania music scene, as well as being a seasoned road hound, gigging his way from Manhattan to Memphis, Austin to Vegas and all points in between. In late 2011 Corty relocated to Venice, CA, and spent the following year performing up and down the coast and across the state, including venues such as The Viper Room, House Of Blues and Saint Rocke. His style has shifted from swampy vintage rock and soulful acoustic based Americana to song driven psychedelic indie pop/rock. Work has already begun on an upcoming full length album, that will feature all new original material written in the past year while on the road and living in California.
Second Hand Suits
Second Hand Suits are a jazz, folk, and blues-rock band based in Lancaster, PA. Whether they are crooning a jazz standard or pounding out an original rock tune, Second Hand Suits bring an energetic yet classic feel to their music. This is best summarized in their band motto: vintage sounds for modern times.
Lead guitarist Jordan Rast and upright bassist Peter Reist both grew up listening to bluegrass and old time music, while guitarist Tuck Ryan came up in jazz standards and the theater. Jordan and Peter have known each other since childhood and have played off and on together over the years. Jordan met Tuck in 2010 and the two bonded over their shared love of gypsy jazz and bluegrass music. After Jordan released his latest solo album “Fractured Love” in November of 2012 (which featured band member Evan Graver on drums), all four musicians teamed up to perform the album live. They quickly realized they wanted to pursue additional styles and genres, and as a result Second Hand Suits was born.
Second Hand Suits lists many influences including Fats Waller, Muddy Waters, Django Reinhardt, Rihanna, and Ryan Adams. In addition to a large amount of original work, Second Hand Suits love to perform standards from every decade, the 1920’s to the ‘70’s. They bring their youthful enthusiasm to reworking these familiar tunes in new and interesting ways. Second Hand Suits are very excited to continue playing and sharing their music. Catch them at a venue near you to hear a fresh take on a classic sound!