The Barren Wells is a folk rock band from Reading, PA and one of our new favorites. I’ve only seen this band live twice but in those two performances I was impressed. The Barren Wells have great stage presence and their music is definitely worth a listen. I was fortunate enough to randomly receive a copy of The Barren Wells’ EP at a past show. Someone must know that I love free CD samples. Now, when that free CD sample actually has good music on it – then that band just made my day! Thank you, The Barren Wells.
Recently I was made aware of my lack of representation of the Philly band, Toy Soldiers, on this blog. Well, the truth is that I’ve been a fan of Toy Soldiers since I first heard “When I Tripped Into You” a while ago. That is such an attention grabbing song that makes you realize – man, this band is really something special. Unfortunately I guess I haven’t been a good fan about keeping up with their music. Sorry, guys, I didn’t mean any disrespect. Anyway, I think we could all benefit by listening to more Toy Soldiers.
By the way, if you’re a live music junkie like me you might want to check out this show:
World Cafe Live
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Doors 7pm | Show 8pm | Downstairs Live
The Great Afternoon’s music is effortlessly enjoyable and makes my ears smile. Wow, Christina Ward has a great voice! Ward delivers powerful and solid lead vocals with a delightful tone. The other members of The Great Afternoon are Kris Knechel, and Brian Huggins. By the way, nice use of a banjo. Well, I’m still just getting to know this Lamberville, NJ based band but I definitely like what I hear.
Stop by The Great Afternoon’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/thegreatafternoon) if you want to hear their new EP. And if you’re as intrigued as I am by The Great Afternoon’s sound then you might want to catch an upcoming show – I know I will.
The Great Afternoon: Upcoming Shows
Tuesday, September 13: North Star (Philadelphia, PA) 8pm
Thursday, September 29: The Fire (Philadelphia, PA) 9pm