Ryan Jordan Band, Ben Shaw, and BunkTown

January 23, 2018 @ 9:00 pm – January 24, 2018 @ 1:00 am
AS220 Main Stage
115 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903
Ryan Jordan Band is a fresh, original funk/soul outfit from Boston. Jordan has collaborated with drummer Kyle Ruggieri to bring a new incarnation of the groove-centric music from the 60’s and 70’s. Supported by a tight rhythm section and a blasting horn section, the band delves into slow soulful tunes to set the mood, and upbeat funk jams to get the crowd dancing. Check out http://www.rjordanmusic.com for music and more.
Ben Shaw is a Rhode Island based composer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who, with this project, explores his more folk/Americana based writings which take their sounds from equal parts Nashville and New Orleans. Joining him is a trio of fiery players who have all spent time in a range of disciplines, giving this ensemble a unique set of skills and sounds to pull from. This group digs into the uniqueness of American music and seeks to blend all its facets together for a rich experience where the sounds of contemporary folk ballads can be heard alongside gut bucket blues and raging second line rhythms, all with the craft of honed musicians. For more information head to http://ahueofshaw.tumblr.com
BunkTown is a new band that just came on the scene with a unique style, and ability to cover all genres that is fun to listen to and can be enjoyed by all ages. With influences such as, Ryan Adams, The Beatles, Harry Nillson And Graham Parsons, their songs sing of instant classics. The group is fronted by Mike Gravel who brings a unique voice and guitar style to this project. Mark Gentile brings an incredible talent as well, with his blistering leads, and great sense of music. Dalton Markrush as the youngest member, brings a fresh vibe into this project, who is playing far beyond his years. And on drums is Ephraim Lowell who brings a huge sound to this band. He has been on the music scene since he was just a kid, playing all over the world and making his name known in the business. He has played with the likes of Roomful Of Blues, Luther Guitar Jr Johnson, Monster Mike Welch, Kan-Tu Blues Band, J Geiles, Charles Neville,and more. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/bunktown/