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Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 8:00pm

BOBTOWN with special guest Dan Rauchwerk

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BOBTOWN
Dan Rauchwerk

BOBTOWN

This NYC-based quartet has been a band for more than ten years, and never has their growth been more apparent than in their fourth studio album "Chasing the Sun." Since Bobtown's first, eponymous release in 2010, an obvious transformation has occurred in their instrumentation, but a more subtle musical journey is reflected in their stories. The folksy narratives that dominated much of their earlier work are still present, but those tales now accompany contemporary, personal compositions on self-empowerment, overcoming internal conflict and the universal threads of love and loss. Throughout Bobtown's evolution, there has remained a cohesive thread that ties all of their work together: a strong affinity for innovative vocal arrangements and lush harmonies. In sum, this album is a broad collection of songs demonstrating the range and experiences of four authors who are navigating a course through life, and who've managed to stick together through the ups and downs of being a folk band in a sometimes cold and aloof digital era.
In The Press:

"...poised to enter the top tier of Americana groups." - John Platt / WFUV Radio

"...typically impeccable harmonies..."
- Richard Cuccaro Acoustic Live Magazine

"If you're looking for acoustic gothic-folk-americana kissed with gorgeous harmonies then look no further." - Jonathan Aird, Americana UK

"...intricate and frankly beautiful harmonies..." - Matthew Boulter, Americana UK

"Wow, NEW CD from BOBTOWN...sometimes sounds like children of Carolina Chocolate Drops and other times sounds like Children of the Corn, and then there's the harmony..." - NewFolkRadio

"Wow, NEW CD from BOBTOWN...sometimes sounds like children of Carolina Chocolate Drops and other times sounds like Children of the Corn, and then there's the harmony..." - NewFolkRadio

"This five-piece group based in New York make moody, rustic songs for the moonlit backroads." - NPR's All Songs Considered / Second Stage

Dan Rauchwerk

Best described as a "musical Wikipedia," songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Dan Rauchwerk seeks to educate as he entertains. A founding member of the internationally touring folk band The Lords of Liechtenstein, Dan has recently embarked on a solo career. "We Are More Than What We Leave Behind," his debut solo album, was released in 2018.
Dan in the Press:

"This New Yorker plants his foot firmly in folk troubadour territory and serves up a fertile source of stories spinning history into different perspectives. The style is raw and simple, akin to a refined Billy Bragg, but awash with a desire to listen intently. A singer-songwriter's dream scenario."
- Three Chords and the Truth UK

"...in Dan Rauchwerk I think I've unearthed another musical diamond."
- The Rocking Magpie"

[Dan] is a troubadour in the classic sense of the word. His songs are beautiful stories that are told with passion."
- Madness To Creation

"Lyrically profound and thoughtful, like a mandola strumming Philip Larkin..."
- Time Past and Time Passing