Date:   10/24/2015

Indie Folk/Rock trio, The Ballroom Thieves make first visit to Thrasher

Indie Folk/Rock trio The Ballroom Thieves make their first visit to the historic Thrasher Opera House in downtown Green Lake on Saturday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. "The Ballroom Thieves are an extraordinarily talented Boston, Massachusetts new folk band whose recent release A Wolf in the Doorway is an album of the year candidate for 2015. —EarToTheGroundMusic.com

 

Drummer Devin Mauch and vocalist/guitarist Martin Earley began writing together in college; limited dorm room space and mandatory quiet hours forcing them to begin on acoustic instruments with stripped-down percussion. They’ve carried this organic style through, but added Cali Peters’ sorrowful cello and sweet vocal tone in late 2012.

 

All three members of the Boston-based act contribute to vocals, effortlessly blending in three-part harmonies. After independently putting out two EPs, The Ballroom Thieves recently released its first full-length effort in 2015, A Wolf In The Doorway, on Blue Corn Music.

 

When Earley was recently asked to describe the band's sound, he replied, "We’re a rock band in a folk suit. We glean off of folk influences – lyrically, the folk world has a big bearing on what we’re doing. But we’re not really just a straight up folk band. Folk has a lot of rules; we’re a little out of pocket for a folk band. We don’t adhere to many rules. We’re having a good time exploring how to bend and break the rules, and come up with our own sound.

 

Our own personal growth and explorations in songwriting and musicianship caused us to end up in this unique spot where we can generally feel free to be who we are at all times. I think we have a certain sound at the moment, but that sound is constantly evolving, and I hope it keeps doing that.”


This concert is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin. Tickets are only $18 and available at the Thrasher office, Horicon Bank (Green Lake); Pick N’ Save, Ripon Drug (Ripon); Twister (Princeton) or by calling (920) 294-4279. Online tickets available at www.thrasheroperahouse.com.

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