: Jonah Tolchin CD Release with Ian Fitzgerald, Christopher Paul Stelling and Brendan Hogan
June 25, 2014
In 2012, with Criminal Man enjoying airplay at home and abroad along with fine notices in the media, Americana singer/songwriter Jonah Tolchin was asked to perform at the Newport Folk Festival. Tolchin has followed Criminal Man with the 5 Dollar EP, his first collaboration with producer Marvin Etzioni (Lone Justice). www.jonahtolchin.com
Though perhaps technically a singer-songwriter, Ian Fitzgerald prefers the term 'folk singer,' as it more accurately describes the tradition in which his music is rooted. From early twentieth century field recordings through Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Gillian Welch, and hundreds of artists in between, Ian has been influenced by one of the sturdiest strains of American music. Since 2004, Ian has performed extensively throughout New England; toured up and down the east coast; and independently released four albums of original material. www.ianfitzgerald.com
After releasing his debut album Songs of Praise and Scorn in February of 2012, Christopher Paul Stelling toured relentlessly. Singing his songs with a pure uninhibited delivery, Stelling has become known for the intensity and passion put into his live performances. Owing as much to the bards and troubadours of times long since past as to his contemporaries, Stelling’s ever developing commitment to his craft is obvious. His second album False Cities brings gothic folk mix of howling fingerpicked stomps and crooning laments to an even further realization. Early 2014 will see him touring europe for the second time while he preparing for his third record, Labor Against Waste.
Brendan Hogan's second solo album, SilverQuick, was recorded in a home studio using a single microphone, a few guitars, a couple old tube amps, and a lot of experimentation with ordinary (and extraordinary) household objects, analog and digital synths, and a lot of delays.
In late-2009, Hogan wrote and recorded his debut CD, Long Night Coming, featuring original roots, modern folk, and blues-based songs, as well as two familiar standards in the folk and country genres. Hogan is supporting SilverQuick with regional tours of the US. He also hosts, programs, and produces a weekly music program called "Dark Was the Night" featuring blues, roots, and songwriters on WUMB radio in Boston. www.brendanhogan.net