Lansdowne Folk Club presents New England based folk band Pesky J. Nixon with special guest The Lords of Liechtenstein on Thursday April 24.
The concerts are held at the newly renovated Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA. Freshly prepared dinner and desserts will be available for sale before and during the show.
Doors open at 6:45 PM and show begins at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $15 with advance reservation and $18 cash only at the door. Parking is available on the street and at the SEPTA train station approximately two blocks away. For reservations, advance ticket sales or more information visit website www.folkclub.org or email Lfolkclub@gmail.com or call (484)-466-6213.
Bombastic yet brilliant, this group from New England exudes a genuine musical authenticity and mirth on stages up and down the East Coast. Drawing influences from contemporary urban balladeers, rowdy southern bluegrass, and the sardonic yet wry wit of New England’s localized folk scenes, Pesky J. Nixon (PJN) creates an atmosphere both inviting and challenging for audiences. Compelling harmonies and narratives rein in disparate instrumentation including- zydeco style accordion, virtuosic mandolin, a variety of tribal percussion, and a myriad of string instrumentation.
The Brandeis Justice writes, “PJN’s music is an ideal blend of vocal harmonies and skilled instrumentation. Bush’s accordion added an unexpected, lyrical tone while Karp’s percussion—several hand drums and cymbals as opposed to a full drum kit—gave the music a softer, less staccato vibe than can be achieved with drumsticks. Baird’s voice, deep and just a touch raspy, traveled from the stage to the audience and wrapped the listeners inside the songs’ stories. The music brought on a feeling that was comfortable, cozy and familiar.” Check out the band at their website http://www.peskyjnixon.com.
The Lords of Liechtenstein is a quirky folk music duo composed of two brothers from Holmdel, NJ. Now based out of New York City, Noah (ukulele/vocals) and Dan Rauchwerk (acoustic guitar/tenor banjo/vocals) have gained widespread recognition for their close harmonies, innovative songwriting, commanding stage presence, and outrageous sweater vests. The Lords have traveled from New Hampshire to North Carolina opening for musical stalwarts including Joe Crookston, Magpie, and The Grand Slambovians. To find out how you too can become Liechtensteinian royalty, please visit www.thelordsofliechtenstein.com.
The Lansdowne Folk Club, founded in 1993, is a 501(c) (3) all volunteer non-profit corporation dedicated to presenting folk, acoustic and blues music. Friend the club on Facebook Lansdowne Folk Club.
Other upcoming 2014 concerts include Joe Crookston with special guest Amy Faden on May 15, An Evening with Zoe Mulford and Friends on June 5, Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen with tba on September 25, Dave Nachmanoff with special guest Cassendre Xavier on October 23, An Evening with Harmonious Wail on November 20 and Rev. TJ McGlinchy’s Holiday Special on December 4.