Cabinet Extends 2015 Fall Tour!
Cabinet has extended their fall tour! Luckily, if you didn’t catch them on the first leg of their tour, you now have ample opportunities to see on of my favorite bands throughout the Northeast this fall. Nine more shows have been added to the already lengthy run for a grand total of 31 performances scheduled throughout the fall. The latest additions include stops in NY, VT, PA and MA. A three show stint with Twiddle rounds out the tour.
*”Home Now”, Live from Second Story Garage, 3/27/15, Boulder, CO.
Cabinet is a band with roots firmly planted in the Appalachian tradition. They wear their influences like badges, honoring the canon of roots, bluegrass, country, and folk, weaving these sounds into a patchwork Americana quilt. But this music isn’t romanticizing or rehashing the past. Cabinet makes it mark on today. The steady aim of their harmonies soar straight onto target each time, the soaring vocals giving voice to the story of each song. Their music takes the long way home, treating its listeners like passengers on a ride through scenic back roads. Their live shows are inclusive, celebratory, and community-building. Everyone will want to get on the wagon with Cabinet. Members Pappy Biondo (banjo, vocals), J.P. Biondo (mandolin, vocals), Mickey Coviello (acoustic guitar, vocals), Dylan Skursky (electric bass, double bass), Todd Kopec (fiddle, vocals), and Jami Novak (drums, percussion), all live and love music, and their polished sound and dedication to their craft is a testament to that.
Fall Tour 2015 Dates:
9/17 Morgantown, WV – Mainstage Morgantown
9/18 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom <
9/19 Cincinnati, OH – Bluegrass For Babies
9/24 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works
9/25 State College, PA- Levels
9/26 Pittsburgh, PA – Arbor Aid
10/9 Roseland, VA – The Festy Experience <<
10/10 Clayton, NC – The Clayton Shindig <<<
10/11 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater
10/12 Asheville, NC – New Mountain Theater *
10/13 Knoxville, TN – Preservation Pub
10/14 Birmingham, AL – The Nick
10/15 Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s
10/17 Ozark AR – Phases Of The Moon **
10/18 Wichita KS – Barleycorn’s
10/22 Frisco, CO – Barkley Ballroom
10/23 Ft. Collins, CO – The Aggie Theater ***
10/24 Denver, CO – Cervante’s ***
10/30 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore #
10/31 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
11/12 Rochester, NY – Flour City Station
11/13 Pittsburgh, PA – The Rex Theater ##
11/14 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
11/20 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
11/21 Albany, NY – The Hollow
11/25 Announcing Soon!
11/27 Richmond, VA – The National ***
11/28 Washington, DC – 930 Club ***
12/5 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl ###
12/11 & 12 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club ###
< w/ David Mayfield
<< w/ Infamous Stringdusters & More
<<< w/ the steel drivers & more
* w/ fruition
** w/ YMSB & More
*** w/ Keller Williams
# w/ moe.
## w/ Jeff Austin Band
### w/ Twiddle
Some of the best parties are the ones that weren’t even supposed to occur. Two or three friends lazily enjoy each other’s company, then another two or three join the impromptu festivities. Jokes are cracked, drinks are guzzled, and the next thing you know, it’s 3 a.m.\
Celebration, Cabinet’s third studio release and seventh overall, is that kind of get-together. Initially intended to be a straight bluegrass record, the album instead emerged as the band’s most diverse release yet, which is no small statement when you consider the various genres the band has touched upon in the studio and on the stage to date. What’s remarkable, though, is that the tunes, which span the band’s eight-plus years of existence, showcase that diversity while retaining a distinct, cohesive common thread that the band deftly weaves from track to track. It barely needs to be noted at this stage in the game that the individual musicians’ playing prowess is at a high level, but what makes this a true album rather than a loose collection of unrelated songs is not those acclaimed Cabinet instrumental chops, but its time-honored writing abilities, which are in top form here. Scenes and moods are evoked, established and subtly revisited, sometimes via timeless lyrics and sometimes with just the simple turn of a musical phrase or accent.
What’s more surprising is these songs, despite their shared sensibilities, were not all written during the same period. Some have been kicking around the Cabinet catalog for some time, like “Home Now,” a live staple for the Americana outfit since its early days, which gets a relatively raucous reworking here. Others, like “Pine Billy” and “Red River,” are brand new. “Red River,” specifically, finds the band at its introspective best, a yearning, pretty tune that might pleasantly surprise some Cabinet fans.
Those long-time fans will delight in the new material, and the uninitiated will be won over, too, thanks to the warm, inviting nature of the songs and the way they’re presented sonically. Themes of home and family abound, further welcoming the listener to gather around the proverbial campfire with the band as tales are told and songs are sung. It’s a good place to be, and you’ll be mighty glad you stopped by.