Meg & the Right Sound CD Release, plus Calvin Weston w/ UZO w/ Ben Roth
An evening of indie pop and rock
March 12, 2016 · 8:00pm
Join Meg and the gang as they officially release their first full-length CD, with support from Ben Roth.
Meg and the Right Sound CD Release
Strong vocals, killer harmonies and jangly guitar blend together to create a solid base for Meg and the Right Sound. With influences ranging from Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Tennis and Swearin’, their sound is unique and always evolving, as their name implies.
Meg and the Right Sound formed in 2014 as a duo with Megan McDermott and Jason Sherman. They expanded their sound in early 2015, adding Chris Jakubowicz and Jeremy Bentley–complementing its already polished style with melodic bass low end and driving drum rhythms. In the fall of 2015, they were approached by WXPN and Fig Lancaster as the next “band to watch”.
“I’m all about ‘the voice’. It gives the listener an immediate connection to their soul. Meg’s voice is stunning–soulful and warm. Fans of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Alabama Shakes will love Meg and the Right Sound. They are a band to watch. Check them out!” —Helen Leicht, WXPN
When they aren’t showcasing at Tellus360 or World Cafe live, you are almost always guaranteed to catch them sipping rye whiskey and playing music at local distilleries and little brew pubs in their hometown of Lancaster City.
Ben Roth is a really cool dude. He’s been in a thousand different bands. He’s played 17 different instruments (four of which at the same time). He’s given 17 million high fives. He’s a vixen in the kitchen, but more than his culinary and barista expertise (you can find him behind the counter at Lancaster’s Chestnut Hill Cafe), his heartfelt lyricism and knack for writing smart, fun, playful-yet-serious songs is something to behold. In November 2010, he and some friends formed the Ben Roth Band and recorded an album, Doog. Plus, he’s been making the rounds in quite a few local and touring bands. So join us! But be warned — once you enter the Ben-zone, you might not want to leave (without a high five, at least).
Calvin Weston (w/ UZO)
Calvin Weston was born June 6, 1959 in Philadelphia, PA. He became interested in drums at the age of 6, when he (and his neighbors) discovered his talent for rhythm as he beat on every car on the block. He lived in North Philadelphia where he saw musicians like Stevie Wonder, The Jackson Five and James Brown at the Uptown Theatre. Seeing his attention focused on the drummers, his Father bought him a small set. In high school Calvin learned to read music and played second snare in the drum ensemble. He co-founded the group Bad Influence which played in cabarets and clubs around Philadelphia.
At 17, Calvin joined Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time Band, with bass player Jamalaadean Tacuma, his close friend from Philly, which toured extensively in North America and Europe. After recording four albums with Prime Time, Calvin went on to play and record with guitarist James “Blood” Ulmer, until he joined John Luries Lounge Lizards in 1990.
During the late ’90s Calvin recorded and toured with Billy Martin of Medeski Martin and Wood, Tricky, Eyvind Kang, Derek Baily, Mark Ribot, and James Carter. He also played on several movie soundtracks including “Get Shorty.” For his latest project, Calvin Weston’s Big Tree, Calvin explores the many musical influences of his career as band leader and composer.
He also has a new band with world guitarist, Vernon Reid and bass player, Jamalaadean Tacuma and formed the group freeformfunkyfreqs and there new CD Urban Mythology Volume 1. He also plays with Jean-Paul Bourelly and Melvin Gibbs in the band called Gypsys Reloaded, that toured in March of 2008 and recorded a live CD at the Bimhuis. G. Calvin Weston has played on many recordings including Asmodeus: Book Of Angels Volume 7 with Marc Ribot, Trevor Dunn, and John Zorn.