Wylie Hunter and the Cazadores, Onward Soldiers, Old Quarter, The Debonzo Brothers, Caleb Caudle

The Cardinal Collective Presents:

Wylie Hunter and the Cazadores

Onward Soldiers

Old Quarter

The Debonzo Brothers

Caleb Caudle

Sat, November 24, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Pour House Music Hall

Raleigh, NC

$5 online / $7 at the door

Wylie Hunter and the Cazadores
Wylie Hunter and the Cazadores
Someone You Used To Know, the debut full length album by North Carolina's Wylie Hunter & The Cazadores is a rock & roll record, pure and simple. A record which would have sounded at home spinning on a turntable in the 1970s, or blaring through a car stereo in the 1990s, or bumping through an iPod's headset today. Its sound and lyricism are timeless, and heartfelt; an homage to rock & roll that came before, and what it has become. "We're a band with a great appreciation for the history of the music we play," says Hunter, the band's front man and songwriter, "from where it started, right up to some of the indie rock that is being made today-that's all part of the same history.”

You can hear that history on Someone You Used To Know. The title track observes old love fading into memory, and takes a page from the great anthems of Petty and Springsteen, whereas the tongue-in-cheek "Tattoo'd Girls" would sound right at home on a Rolling Stones B-Side, and songs like "Timebomb" take a darker turn, as Hunter's soulful voice proclaims, "I've been sleeping on the front lawn/I've been working all night just to save my soul."

Over the last two years Hunter, joined by William Taylor, Paul Fisher, and Seth Barden, as Wylie Hunter & The Cazadores have taken their sound to the people. Since self-releasing their EP in August of 2010, the band has toured the East Coast and throughout the Midwest, from Atlanta to New York, Minneapolis to Chicago, sharing stages with bands like Dawes, Benji Hughes, Shovels & Rope, American Aquarium, and Scotland's Admiral Fallow. St. Louis-based music blog Speakers in Code called the band, "Insanely talented, and fast on the rise." Raleigh's Independent Weekly proclaimed, "The crescendos and crashes of songs mirror the peaks and valleys of life...Hunter embodies the youthful exhilaration of his music...excitability and wanderlust...worth watching." Wilmington, NC's Star News called the band, "Brash like Springsteen, and all heart." The band has also been featured on Raleigh's 88.1 WKNC, Richmond's WRIR, and in publications such as Creative Loafing (Atlanta), Richmond Magazine (Richmond), The Vinyl District (New York), and more.

Someone You Used To Know was recorded entirely at Arbor Ridge Studios in Chapel Hill by lauded music producers Jeff Crawford & James Wallace, who both make guest appearances on the album as well. The band set to work recording in April of 2010, shortly after releasing their EP, and slowly and meticulously crafted Someone You Used To Know for well over a year.
Onward Soldiers
Onward Soldiers
Onward, soldiers is a pestal and mortar blend of Laurel Canyon song craft, Athens Ga. pop, and North Carolina heart and soul; a true American sound.

Onward, Soldiers is new and ancient, hip and sweet, ethereal and raw. Comprised of musicians between the ages of 25 and 45, their range of experience represents a deep pool of musical influences. Their debut release titled "Ghosts In This Town" is a beautifully crafted specimen sure to captivate anyone who enjoys Indi rock or Americana music.

Wilmington, North Carolina, 2011 – Music is life and finding Onward, Soldiers' music just makes life sweeter. Listeners enjoy a brand of Folk/Indie/Americana that they can truly wrap their minds around. Onward, Soldiers has made it clear that their first release "Ghosts In This Town," is a mission statement; a shape of things to come.

Sean Thomas Gerard is the singer-songwriter of the band. His songs are ageless and heartbreakingly poetic. The band members Jarett Michael (bass, vocals), Lincoln Morris (electric guitar) and Kevin Rhodes (drums, keyboards, vocals), combine to give the words flight.

Soulfully crafted, "Ghosts In This Town" unleashes a positive vibe that gives the impression this band genuinely loves playing music together. A clear sound complete with acoustic and electric guitars, piano and organ, a steadfast rhythm section, and razor sharp vocals. The end result is an enigmatic and serene album with plenty of twists and turns for the ears as well as the mind. Vocal harmonies and catchy strumming patterns elevate listeners and provide a message of hope and a story of leaving problems behind.
Old Quarter
Old Quarter
Cosmic Country out of Raleigh, North Carolina.
The Debonzo Brothers
The Debonzo Brothers
While attending college in the early 00's at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC and several years after, brothers Jeff and Keef Debonzo crossed the state of North Carolina playing countless live shows as members of Buzzround, a rootsy, 90's influenced pop band born out of friendships dating to high school. Bass and lead guitar duties were shared, with Jeff mostly on bass, and Keef sticking to lead guitar. Often these shows would be opening gigs for the quirky and lively Chapel Hill band, Big Pretty and the Red Rockets, of which cellist Joe Kwon would go on to join the Avett Brothers. Buzzround then crossed paths more frequently with Raleigh's American Aquarium, teaming up for a number of performances from the mountains of their home state to the low country of neighboring South Carolina.

The brothers departed Buzzround not long after releasing a self-titled LP in 2008 to slow down and find new direction. Sitting on little original material at the time, friend Ryan Johnson (American Aquarium) suggested to Mississippi's Come On Go With Us that Jeff and Keef open the show on the band's next stop through Raleigh. With just weeks to write a sufficient set, the brothers holed up at home, writing many songs that Debonzo Brothers would go on to record. It was a stripped down performance at Slim's Downtown Distillery of acoustic guitars and upright bass by Bill Corbin (American Aquarium). Following this small success, a second show was booked at Raleigh's "The Hive", the raucous on the weekend, dignified on the weeknights bar next to Slim's. With Bill on tour, Grant Emerson (bass) and Chris Hibbard (drums) joined, solidifying the band, Debonzo Brothers.

From here the band quickly made plans to record their first EP entitled Places, released in 2010. The EP was produced and engineered by Raleigh's rising recording talent, Mark McKee. Keef, Jeff, Grant, and Chris recorded over several weeks in the winter of 2009/2010, capturing refined renditions of their earliest material. Places featured an array of relatable themes and sounds hinging on Americana, southern rock, pop and hard driving indie rock. Guest musicians appearing on the EP were cellist Joe Kwon (Avett Brothers) and Grammy nominated Rick Keen on dobro. During this period the band landed billing with southern stalwarts Will Hoge, Chatham County Line, Kenny Roby, Small Ponds, Megan McCormick, Josh Oliver (the Everybodyfields), Leslie, John Howie Jr., and upstate New York's Yarn.

Recording of Debonzo Brothers' first LP, One Damn Heart, began in March of 2011 with producer and engineer Sean Roux. Shortly following initial tracking, founding member Grant Emerson left the group to tour and record with Durham, NC's Delta Rae. Joining the group full time was the highly capable Jay Shirley on organ. Steadfastly filling the bass role was North Elementary's Jimmy Thompson. Over the next year bassist Bill Corbin, fiddler Phil Lanier, and pedal steel player Whit Wright dropped in to contribute to several of the recordings. The result is a collection of poignant, heartfelt Americana tunes about youth, love, folklore, and the past packaged in photography and sketches by longtime artistic collaborators Leon Godwin and Audrey Cregan respectively. 2012 has brought a torrent of songwriting that Keef, Jeff, Chris, Jimmy, and Jay are eager to share on stage or playlist sooner rather than later.
Caleb Caudle
Caleb Caudle
Caleb Caudle brings it all back home with Tobacco Town, his first solo
album since 2007’s Red Bank Road. When the fiddle hits on the dynamic
album-opener, “Blue or Gray,” the pace is set for a delightful
backroad musical departure from Caudle’s work with the Bayonets.

Released on Chapel Hill-based Robust Records, Tobacco Town—a nod to
his hometown Winston-Salem, NC—sounds like Caudle is right at home.
The album shows Caudle digging deeper to the roots of the Southern
American music that has shaped him.

Recorded in late-night sessions after work and in between tour dates, Tobacco Town features the
impressive production of multi-instrumentalist Sam Kossler and the drumming of Chris Ankelein (Bayonets). Harmonies and fiddle are provided by both Caitlin Cary (Small Ponds/Whiskeytown) and singer-songwriter Haley Dreis. Caudle shows a gift for identifying the best arrangements of players to get the point of his songs across, never compromising his voice which has been called "singularly Americana." The title track is a live, one-take recording of just Caleb's voice and guitar. The full-band tracks shine no matter which genre they are highlighting from the bluegrass-tinged "Midnight Beauty" to the bouncy, 50s vibe of "Miss Me When You're Gone."
Venue Information:
The Pour House Music Hall
224 S. Blount
Raleigh, NC, 27601
http://www.the-pour-house.com/