A Very herbie Christmas w/ Bardledoo
Local jam band brings its Christmas show to Lancaster for the first time!
December 13, 2014 · 8:30pm
Central PA jam band herbie brings its Christmas show to Lancaster and Tellus360 for the first time!
Whatever herbie is, you can hear what the band is all about as it ushers in yet another installment of its annual holiday extravaganza on Saturday, December 13. Dubbed “A Very Herbie Christmas,” the show is in its eleventh consecutive year and has become an annual tradition for the band and its fans alike. After a decade at Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, the band has decided to switch gears and hold the event at Tellus360, Lancaster’s premier music venue. “We’ve developed an amazing relationship with the folks at Tellus over the past year,” explained drummer Ffej Herb. “They know how to cater to bands and fans alike, and have accepted our band with open arms.”
So, what can you expect?
herbie’s live show is fun, energetic and diverse. Says Fly Magazine, “Within the constraints of an hour and a half set, herbie manages to evoke just about every music style one could possibly imagine. Anywhere from Edgar Winter to ELP, Phish to Rush, Sublime, Steely Dan and beyond, the band takes an encyclopedic trip down the past 30 years of good music.” It is common for the band to mix original songs and cover tunes with stretched out improvisational passages and impromptu musical interludes. The band is truly in its element on stage. Past Xmas shows have included guest musicians, secret once-and-done cover songs, holiday music, visits from Santa Claus, contests and giveaways, and much more.
“After last year’s disappointing turnout due to the worst blizzard of the season, we just felt it was time for a change,” said drummer Ffej Herb. Last December, the band released its first album of all original material since 2008’s Left of Center, a live album recorded at Appalachian Brewing Company. Its latest release, simply titled herbie, features thirteen original songs never-before recorded or released by the band. “It is the album we always knew we were destined to make,” Herb said. “We’re very proud of it and will be playing a lot of the material at the show. If you haven’t heard the CD yet, I urge you to come out. You won’t be disappointed!”
The album was funded by a successful Kickstarter.com campaign, whereby fans pledged on-line to assist with recording, post-production, and packaging costs of the CD. “Our fans really came through for us,” said Herb. “We couldn’t have done the CD without them!”
Bardledoo is an organ, sax and drum trio based out of PA. Bardledoo is a branch of funk that crosses between hip hop, fusion jazz and soul.