Okkervil River – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA – July 26th, 2017

Okkervil River

Okkervil River

Jesse Hale Moore

Wed · July 26, 2017

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

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

$20 ADV - $25 DOS + Fees

Mezzanine tickets are subject to a premium service fee that will be applied at checkout.

Okkervil River
Okkervil River
Over the course of their twenty-one-year career, Okkervil River has released nine albums that have given frontman Will Sheff a reputation as one of the greatest working songwriters in the country. As Sheff and his shifting lineup of players have traveled the world many times over, they’ve made fans ranging from Lou Reed to Barack Obama and been praised by outlets from the New York Times to NPR to Pitchfork, who called Sheff “One of indie rock’s most ambitious thinkers.” 2019 will see Okkervil River’s two-decades-plus trek around the globe captured and anthologized in A Dream in the Dark, a 12-album live series that follows the group from their shaky and earnest beginnings to their sweat-soaked barnstorming rock club days, and from big festival sets into mellow acoustic improvisations. Along the way, A Dream in the Dark presents an alternate history of Okkervil River through the lens of their concerts instead of their albums, drawing from a deep well of recordings catalogued by Sheff and by fans throughout the years. Each installment of this sprawling digital series will come with detailed liner notes including essays and journal entries from the time, interviews with band-members past and present, profiles and collaborations with Okkervil River fans, and copious archival photographs.

To coincide with A Dream in the Dark, Okkervil River will be hitting the road this summer in a stripped-down trio lineup in a reprise of their popular “Rarities & Requests” touring format, where they’ll be playing stretched-out and often highly spontaneous requests-only shows in intimate listening-room venues.
Jesse Hale Moore
Jesse Hale Moore is a Philadelphia based musician who has played in a number of local bands over the last several years including Nightlands, Auctioneer, and Ladies Auxiliary. Recently Moore has turned his attention to a self titled solo project and is churning out surprising pop ballads that are soulful and refreshingly earnest.
Jesse was born and raised on Aquidneck Island, RI. Growing up in a musical family he started piano and voice lessons at a young age and started writing his own music in his early teens.
Moore moved from RI to NYC in 2004 and NYC to Philadelphia in 2006 where until recently he has kept his solo endeavors relatively quiet. He credits the quality and style of his sound to the experience gained through collaboration with other Philly musicians. One musician in particular gave Moore the push he needed to put his current solo project out into the public sphere.
David Hartley is well known for his project Nightlands and for playing bass in The War On Drugs. After hearing some early demos he took a vested interest in the project and produced a couple of Jesse's tracks. With Hartley's help and guidance Moore honed in on a restrained sound where moments of grandeur are earned. Keeping vocals forward and using keys and synth throughout Jesse's background in voice and piano really shows.
Since recording at the close of last winter Jesse has been playing live sets in Philadelphia and New York. For his debut show Moore played a solo set on a Steinway grand piano choosing to share the songs as they were written, for piano and voice, bare bones. Since then he has pulled together a full band that is making all kinds of exciting noise. It is his hope that concert goers will find his music equally compelling whether performed solo or as an ensemble.
Moving forward Moore aims to record a full length debut album and is eager to hit the road soon after. In the meantime you can most likely catch Jesse Hale Moore performing in small venues in Philadelphia and NYC. He hopes you'll tune in and check it out.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/