Dan & the Wildfire began in 2011 as an indie/folk trio. Since then, the Boston-based outfit has evolved into a “soulful rock n’roll” quintet. Though their sound is ever-changing, the core of the band hinges upon carefully crafted lyrics, saturating vocal harmonies, and high-level musicianship.
In early 2018, the group began to record and release “The River’s Gonna Rise,”: a multivolume project that saw its first installment delivered to listeners this winter. With two studio albums in tow, Dan & the Wildfire’s most recent offering is proving to be their most impactful, personal, and genuine yet. When listening to The River’s Gonna Rise, Pt. 1, expect an emotional and sonic roller coaster, complete with soaring solos, bluesy guitar riffs, and honest poetry.
Whether on a large stage, like Foxwoods Resort Casino’s Grand Pequot Theate or a smaller stage like Harvard Square’s famous Club Passim, Dan & the Wildfire brings the same passion and intensity to every performance. Armed with new music, the @DATWILDFIRE crew, as you’ll find them on social media, is ready to show you why they’re soon to be your new favorite band.
Tad Overbaugh and the Late Arrivals
“I saw Tad Overbaugh and the songs were the best part. He really knows how to sing some thoughtful stories that fallsomewhere between Steve Earle and Paul Westerberg.” -CheapThrillsBoston.net
Grain Thief is a 5-piece americana string band from Boston MA. The group comprises Patrick Mulroy (guitar, vocals), Zach Meyer (mandolin, vocals), Michael Harmon (bass, vocals), Tom Farrell (guitar), and Alex Barstow (fiddle). Their debut EP ANIMAL was released in November of 2015, which showcases the band’s roots in folk, bluegrass, and old time music. Since their first release, Grain Thief has performed throughout the U.S. at various music venues and festivals, and currently holds a weekly residency at The Burren in Somerville MA.
The band’s first full-length record Stardust Lodge was released on August 24, 2018. Mulroy’s lyrical approach to the album is met equally with songs of loss and regret, and the struggles of the everyday working man with a satirical twist. Stardust Lodge explores the boundaries of the Americana genre adding drums, pedal steel, and electric guitars to their core, acoustic-roots sound.