Yam Yam, Rivers, JR WOLF

Yam Yam



Sat, September 16, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Stage on Herr

Harrisburg, PA


Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center presents
Jr Wolf

Saturday September 16th 2017
Live at Stage on Herr at Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center

$10 / 21+ to drink

Doors at 8pm / Show starts at 9pm

Yam Yam
Yam Yam
If you don't already know YamYam, you will. The boys of Flower Garden and the Bird Reserve along with Mike Dempsey have collaborated to bring you a truly wonderful experience to your ears. A madly soulful, highly energetic jazz group that will not just make you dance, but leave you begging for more crazy funky licks. Don't miss these guys.
Rivers is a Harrisburg-area, all-acoustic trio consisting of lead guitarist/banjoist/vocalist Vincent Yarnell, percussionist/vocalist Matt Sinkovitz, and upright bassist/vocalist Joe Schaefer. Whether playing in or out on the streets this group changes it up and throws it down with surprising sound and song. Indie meet folk, folk meet pop and pop meet Rivers."
Full Length Self-Titled Debut Album Due This Fall.

Introducing: AlternaFolk JamRock.
The return of the concept album.

JR WOLF music is designed to be straight-forward, honest and simple, yet there is something enticingly complex about this debut effort when viewed from a wholistic level. The album's tracks guide you through an intricately designed journey as notions of genre blur into the periphery.

The group starts out sounding like a rowdy electric American blues rock band and by the fourth song, cellos are the focal point. Later, there is a powerful and eerie instrumental waltz which showcases a scorching finger tapping metal style guitar performance. The song starts with a slow crescendo of squealing feedback layered over bagpipes and builds to a flurried attack of notes. Just at its most intense point, the sound drops out. Thunder claps and the album rolls into the next track, a heartbreaking ballad which highlights a soft gospel organ paired with an emotionally charged pedal steel guitar.

Jason Wolfe, JR WOLF's songwriter and front man, plays seven different instruments for the last song on the album. "This one always wanted a rootsy, organic kind of feel. Light and happy and like it could happen naturally; a bunch of friends gathered in a circle playing music...that's the feel of the whole album, really. It's all songs that we can actually perform at a live show, not an overproduced studio effort", he says.

Martin Chaudhry, the group's virtuoso guitarist, was introduced by Jason's cousin when Wolfe was looking for a bassist in the fall of 2008. Chaudhry did not have any experience with the instrument, but picked it up in his enthusiasm to join the band. His talent on lead guitar, however, forced a strong reconsideration of any other role. It was not too long before Chaudhry assumed his current position. For a while they played mostly for fun, developing Martin's parts for songs in Wolfe's personal catalog. In the summer months of 2010 the pair began to perform publicly as JR WOLF , recruiting friends for help performing full shows.

Recording the first JR WOLF album began in earnest in early 2012. It was produced over the course of the next year. Mastering was completed by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound. Some material has been leaked online and the response has been explosive. Since March of 2014, the band has made regular appearances in reverbnation.com's top 100 indie bands in the world.

...they have a lot of good things on this EP musically (especially the lead guitar) that will get me to listen to the other songs that will be on their upcoming full-length album.
-Jeff Cavanaugh, sarabozich.com

JR WOLF is now touring Pennsylvania to raise awareness for the upcoming full length release. 2014 has been an exciting year, with shows ranging from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh in 30+ venues. Highlights have included opening for country sensation Frankie Ballard at the historic Chameleon Club in Lancaster and playing to a crowd of thousands at a Harrisburg Senators baseball game.
Venue Information:
Stage on Herr
268 Herr Street
Harrisburg, PA, 17102