December 8, 2017 · 8:00pm

The Town Hall – Singer Songwriter
Vinegar Creek Constituency – Amerikindasorta string band music

Vinegar Creek Constituency

Lancaster PA’s swashbuckling, Pseudo-legendary pioneers of Amerikindasorta string band music.


Leonardo DiSanto
Jeff Bryson
Mark Rast
Pierre de Vitry
Michael Gordon

The Town Hall

When Brian Larney of The Town Hall was recording his 5-song EP, his plan was to call it The Charm Offensive. That changed the day he stumbled across an old political button that read “America Needs J.F.K.”

“It was simple, direct and America DOES need The Town Hall” says Larney , for whom The Town Hall is as much a pseudonym as a band name.

“I prefer playing with a band to playing solo, but it’s always The Town Hall, regardless of who is on stage,” Larney says. “I like to say that ‘We are all the Town Hall,’ myself and the audience.”

Though America Needs The Town Hall isn’t a political album, that it was written in this time of political divide and social upheaval by a writer as introspective and sensitive as Larney, it’s little wonder that the state of the media and politics would be so reflected by his songs. Backlash was the writer’s reaction to the awful and unfortunate outcome of the Dallas protests last summer: “Everyone has lost it, the crowd loses sight. There’s five dead in Dallas tonight.”

But not everything is moody when it comes to Larney’s songwriting, which leans as much Burt Bacharach-Partridge Family as the modern, alternative groups he is often compared to such as Father John Misty, City and Colour and the Decemberists.

In his latest music video for “No End in Sight” Larney shows his wit and dry humor with a spoof of Uber, playing a driver having the longest day of his life. The video was directed by Larney himself, and will soon be available on You Tube and Vevo.

The full five-song American Needs The Town Hall EP is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and is available as a free download from