Fireside Collective – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – July 11th, 2018

Fireside Collective

Fireside Collective

Serene Green

Wed · July 11, 2018

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

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$10 ADV - $12 DOS + 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.

2017 has been a momentous year for the band as they released their second studio album, "Life Between the Lines." The album helped garner a nomination for an IBMA momentum award for best band. The band has been touring heavily to support the release of their new album with over 120 shows by the end of the summer. Fireside plans to continue touring throughout 2017 and hopes to release another album in the not so distant future. 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 on in their musical endeavors.
Serene Green
For lifelong friends Quentin Fisher and Michael Johnson, playing music together was engrained in their relationship from the start. After years of playing electric instruments in friends' basements, Quentin and Michael met unexpectedly at a nearby park, both with an acoustic guitar, and the two quickly developed an affinity for playing acoustic instruments together in the beautiful Pennsylvania outdoors. As a result, their musical vocabularies expanded, Quentin traded an electric guitar for a banjo, and car rides once filled with Rock, Rhythm & Blues, and Rap, were now filled with Folk, Americana, and later... Bluegrass. It wasn't long after the first taste of Old and in the Way's self-titled first album when it became clear to Quentin and Michael they didn't just want to listen to Bluegrass music -- They wanted to play it.

In the fall of 2014, the duo opened for Still Hand String Band, a Northeastern Pennsylvania Bluegrass band of the progressive variety, where they met banjo player Steve Leonard. Quentin had since hung up his banjo for a mandolin, and Steve's explosive banjo style quickly drew the attention of the boys, sparking their first musical friendship in the world of Bluegrass. Steve played banjo with Serene Green whenever he was available, but would continue touring with his primary band until its farewell performance in September of 2017. During that time, Steve introduced the boys to Shane McGeehan -- a young bluegrass whiz kid from Summit Hill, Pennsylvania. Shane grew up attending Bluegrass festivals with his family, and was proficient at Bluegrass guitar, bass, and singing. Shane joined Serene Green in the summer of 2015 as bassist, singer, and songwriter.

Since the official addition of Steve Leonard in early 2017, Serene Green has been touring as a quartet in over ten of the United States. They have opened for nationally-touring acts such as David Bromberg Band, Railroad Earth, Cabinet, Larry Keel, Jenni Lyn, and Mile Twelve. Serene Green released its first studio album, "To Whom It Pertains", in June 2017. The album consists of ten original songs written by each of the band members.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/