featuring Ben Bannister
Friday, Nov 09, 2012 8:00 PM EST
(7:00 PM Doors)
The Square Room, Knoxville, TN
Joing us for this all ages, partially seated, general admission show.
Cereus Bright is a modern folk band founded in 2011 by Tyler Anthony in the
beautiful town of Knoxville, Tennessee. Tyler was soon joined by fellow Tennessean
Evan Ford, who shared his passion for intelligently emotional music.
Musically, Cereus Bright is an exciting mix of poise and passion. They draw from the
poetic creativity and style of Fleet Foxes and Sufjan Stevens with a healthy dose of
the raw emotion of the Civil Wars and the Head and the Heart.
The band also finds its muse—and its name—from the Cereus flower: a white desert
flower that blooms only at night. Just as this flower grows in the most desolate of
settings, so does art draw its beauty from brokenness and heartache. In their lyrics
and melodies, Cereus Bright aims to embrace life as both messy and beautiful.
Cereus Bright has just finished its first recording—the Goldmine EP—a thrilling
three-song debut exhibiting the emotional and stylistic range of the band. They are
currently playing around the southeast, and are excited to see what the future holds.