The Underhill Family Orchestra
/ Soda Gardocki / Elijah Berlow
Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 9:00 PM CDT
(9:00 PM Doors)
Quenchers, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
The Underhill Family Orchestra, native to the Alabama delta, has been described as "outright anthemic" taking their compositions to "idyllic places" that make you want to "paint your face, forget your age, and kiss a stranger." With "the bare knuckled nature" of their sound and their command of the "intricate, melancholy and densely literate" themes in the songs that they create, they invoke a "sense of riot" with their arm-swingin, foot-stomping, Appalachia-inspired sound that makes effort to "infuse sheer pop catchiness into the rootsier, grittier elements" made up of sultry and soulful 4-part vocal arrangements and a unique take on the southern sound for which Alabama is known. They have recently been in the studio after their October signing to Skate Mountain Records, and will be releasing their debut major record later this year. Come see what all the hype is about!
“A dark, mystical air hangs thick as a hot night on the bayou when Soda and His Million Piece Band convene. And with echoes of Dr. John's Cajun honky-tonk and Nick Cave's raw tales of woeful life and love, the band's self-titled debut could serve as a dusty, horn-and-mandolin-filled soundtrack to "Carnivale." That it comes as a brainchild of Soda -- former guitarist of the mid-'90s MTV flash Wax, a band best known for its Spike Jonze-directed video of a guy on fire running -- could come as a surprise.” Frank Farrar - Los Angeles Times
Folk, ragtime, musician, and butcher originally from east coast. Finger picking style mixing Piedmont Blues, Contemporary Folk with a little Psychedelia. Accompanied by Patrick Sundlof of Glad Rags and Sundlof Repairs on Electric Banjo, and Corey Anderson on Trumpet and vocal looping.