Americana-Na

Americana-Na

Apes of the State, Mountain Chaser

Sun, June 18, 2017

8:00 pm

Stage on Herr

Harrisburg, PA

$8.00

Americana-Na
Americana-Na
Americana-NaProfileOffice of the Historian (Past Shows)Dept. of Communication

AMERICANA-NA was formed in 2014 by lifelong friends Brian, Tyson and Jon. The three met at school in the late 1980s. Their self titled debut recording of self described "garage folk" was released July 2015. Since then the band has extensively expanded their catalog of original songs covering an array of everyday relatable subject matter such as American culture, relationships, government, littering, joblessness, the media, being in a band and more. Several short tours have taken the band as far as Austin, TX and Duluth, MN as well as several other cities in the midwest.

The trio has played many local and regional clubs but considers Kirby's Beer Store in Wichita their home turf. Along with the club scene they have played many all age venues and more subdued sets for specific atmospheres.

In late 2016, four songs were recorded for a 7 inch record that is due out late spring 2017. The multi-song single includes the songs "I'd Be Saved," "Winky Face," "More Plastic, Less Fish" and the title track "Entertainment Tonight." They will be on tour this June with the new record in tow.
Apes of the State
Apes of the State
Apes of the State is an independent folk-pop-punk band from Lancaster, PA.

Born from a singer/songwriter project “Apes” by frontperson April Hartman, they played their first show together as a band in November 2015 and have since recorded one full length album, This City Isn't Big Enough, and completed two national tours, playing 56 shows across 48 cities in the spring and summer of 2016.

Their sound is very lyrical and melody driven, influenced by storyteller singer/songwriters such as Paul Baribeau and Everyone Except Me. Apes of the State takes the simplicity and straightforward, emotional writing style of these influences and combines it with the drive and power of a full acoustic band, made up of Dan Ebersole on the mandolin/guitar, Mollie Swartz on the violin, Colin Grandstaff on the harmonica/percussion, and April Hartman on the guitar/lead vocals. Their sound is under constant evolution but is deeply rooted in punk rock, folk, and bluegrass. It uniquely stands out among all of these genres, often relying on catchy lyrical hooks reminiscent of 90's pop punk--but speaking a new message to a new generation of millennials. As a band, they are driven by DIY ethics with a goal of helping as many people as possible with their music. They sing songs about whatever makes them feel things, like love, heartbreak, student loan debt, regret, and overcoming addiction.
Venue Information:
Stage on Herr
268 Herr Street
Harrisburg, PA, 17102
http://www.harrisburgarts.com