Fireside Collective, Joseph Alton Miller – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – January 12th, 2017

Fireside Collective, Joseph Alton Miller

Fireside Collective

Joseph Alton Miller

Thu · January 12, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$10 + Fees

Fireside Collective
Fireside Collective
Quickly blazing a name for themselves with their progressive approach to American folk music, Fireside Collective delights listeners with memorable melodies and contemporary songwriting. Formed in the mountain city of Asheville North Carolina, the band plays original songs on stringed instruments, intended for a modern audience. Following the release of their debut album “Shadows and Dreams”, the band hit the road seeking to engage audiences with their energetic live show built on instrumental proficiency, colorful harmonies, and innovative musical arrangements.

Well what do you call it?

“Bluegrass, Newgrass, perhaps Progressive folk…” These are some descriptions mandolinist and songwriter Jesse Iaquinto chooses to identify with. “Depending on where you come from and your experience with folk music, you may think we’re very traditional, or on the other hand, consider us a progressive act. We appreciate both ends of the spectrum and may lie on a different end on any given night.” While roots music lies at the core of the Collective’s songs, a willingness to explore the boundaries and present relevant new material remains fundamental.

The band burst onto the scene in early 2014 following the release of “Shadows and Dreams.” The album weaves bluegrass, funk, rock, and blues influences into a refreshing representation of modern folk music. From the opening track “Poor Soul” with it’s energetic bluegrass overtones to the closer “Shine the Way Home”, the album takes listeners on a journey through simple love songs to complex themes such as metaphysics and coexistence. The album, recorded in Asheville at Sound Temple Studios, features guest musicians from Asheville’s rich acoustic music scene alongside members of the Fireside Collective.

In 2016, Fireside will be performing heavily throughout the Southeast, making a trip out to Colorado, and venturing up the East coast. If you revel in the sounds of acoustic instrumentation, enjoy the excitement of energetic live performances, and delight in the creation of original songs, then follow the Fireside Collective as they journey into another exciting year of musical endeavors.
Joseph Alton Miller
Joseph Alton Miller
For the past decade and a half, singer-songwriter, Joe Miller, has been telling his life story on stage with audiences all over the Northeast. Recently, Joe has shared stages with acts like Robert Randolph, Ellis Paul, Stephen Kellogg, Living Colour, and even 90’s hip-hop sensation, Bone Thugs-In-Harmony. His commitment to music and live performance have earned him nominations and awards in multiple categories at highly respected awards ceremonies throughout his newly found home state of New Jersey.

Originally from the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate, NY, Joe immersed himself in the folk music genre, studying the styles of Woody Guthrie, The Carter Family, Tony Rice, and Doc Watson with his late musical mentor, Dr. Douglas Crowder. During his college years, Joe started to break barriers as he invited multiple hip-hop acts to join him both in the studio and on stage. Currently, Joe is working on a brand new contemporary folk record - The new album, Songs Of Travel For The Vagabond, will be released in the early months of 2016 on Worn Out Joke Records.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/