Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts


WXPN Welcomes HOUNDMOUTH to HBG with special guest Mother Moses

February 15, 2019
8:00 PM

Sunoco Performance Theater
Tickets range from $24.50 - $34.50

In late 2011, Matt Myers, Zak Appleby and Shane Cody started playing music together in a historic home in New Albany, Indiana dubbed "The Green House." Its rooms were adorned with relics from times past, so it was no surprise that songs such as “Penitentiary” bounced off the walls. Nostalgic sounds from their first album seemed to serve as a welcome escape for listeners from the relentless demands of the digital age. But if you asked any one of the guys, they were 'just having fun.'

Houndmouth signed with legendary indie label Rough Trade Records in 2012. From The Hills Below The City landed them on several world-famous platforms such as fellow lovable Hoosier, David Letterman's stage. When vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Matt Myers collaborated with big-name producer Dave Cobb a natural sounding album captured in a familiar fashion came together, except this time with a #1 adult alternative radio single in “Sedona.”

The group find themselves touring in support of their third full length album, Golden Age, released this past August via Reprise Records. Now with four new touring band members (Caleb Hickman, Drew Miller, Graeme Gardiner, and Aaron Craker - after Katie Toupin’s departure) the band admits that although there is no doubt that their perceived public identity is founded on roots and Americana, Houndmouth nevertheless created a concept album around a nostalgic future - and the sound will certainly reflect its message. The credits for Golden Age only begin to hint at the lengths they went to in order to find the sound of their nostalgic future — vintage Voxes, Vocoders and Moogs, modern programming, strings, tympani and baritone sax.

Mother Moses is a Folk/Rock band that was formed in 2013 by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jon Cox. Jon grew up near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and in 2012 he moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music, where he formed the band with Ellen Shultz(vocals, guitar), Dylan Vadakin(drums), and Steve Bunce(Bass, vocals). After recording their debut album, Slow the Fire, Jon relocated to Philadelphia, Pa where he has since found a place in the Philly music scene. The first half of their second album, Traveling Glass, was released in 2017 and the full length album is set to be released in July, 2019. Mostly, the music is based in Folk tradition, but has slowly shifted in its sound in recent years. Jon draws from many different styles of music and artists leaving the music multifaceted in the genres it embodies. Mother Moses now performs as a trio with Jon on guitar and vocals, Collin Dennen on upright bass, and Genevieve Degroot on vocals. They are currently working on an EP entitled, Bowling Shoes, which is slated for release on the arbitrary day of May 2nd, 2019.

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This show is supported by the Lois Lehrman Grass Foundation.

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