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Music in The Country Fall 2023 | New Potato Caboose with Special Guest, Kendall Street Company
October 22, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm$35
- $35.00 per ticket in advance; $40 at the door
- Children 12 and under are free
- Gates open at 12:00
- Support act goes on at 1:00
- Headliner at 3:00
- Food trucks
- All net proceeds benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore
Headliner – New Potato Caboose
With almost 40 years of music bonding and bringing it all to every show, New Potato Caboose is rolling strong with epic jamband groovy goodness. The roots of NPC stretch back to the early days of the jam scene, sharing stages with the likes of Blues Traveler, Widespread Panic, Dave Matthews Band, and legendary ground-floor acts like The Band and the Neville Brothers. As the first band ever to play the iconic Wetlands Preserve in NYC, NPC was featured in the Sundance documentary. At one point, the group was playing over 200 dates a year and garnering write-ups in Pollstar, Billboard, and Variety. They’re currently performing at outstanding venues and bringing their one of a kind live act to a fervent fan base.
The Caboose has just released a new album, It Ain’t a Thing, that captures both the band’s origins and the magic that is happening now. The album was tracked almost entirely live with the band performing all original songs as you would hear them at a live concert. You can hear the band deftly roll in influences from the party vibe of Little Feat, the innovation of the Grateful Dead, the shimmering vocals of CSN, and the relatable earthiness of The Band. These elements are brought to life by the extraordinary talents of members Doug Pritchett (acoustic guitar, vocals), Don Laux (rhythm guitar, vocals), John “Red” Redling (keyboards, vocals), Tim Pruitt (lead guitar, vocals), Mike Mahoney (bass), and the powerful double drums sound of John Trupp and John McConnell.
Renowned producer John Alagia (DMB, John Mayer) was inspired to produce the project, tapping into the music scene roots they all share. Alagia brought in a talented team from the Red Light Management/DMB family, including engineering wizard Jeff Moxley (Blues Traveler, Plain White T’s) and L.A. mastering ace Whynot Jansveld (The Wallflowers, Crash Test Dummies). The band and production team lived and recorded together at Haunted Hollow, Dave Matthews’ private studio in Charlottesville, VA. The new album has gotten rave reviews and charted very well going up to #5 on the jambands.com radio chart and #18 on the RMR chart. This positive momentum has energized the band and their fans.
Moving forward, the band is excited for the future and looking forward to performing more great concerts that always deliver a wide variety of Caboose originals and select signature covers, amazing harmonies, melodic depth, and killer double drum grooves. As life-long friends and accomplished musicians, NPC always throws down next level jams. One live concert, with a mix of New Potato Caboose originals and signature covers, is all a music lover needs to know how truly good it feels to “Get Loose with the Caboose.”
Special Guest – Kendall Street Company
Virginia’s Kendall Street Company are no strangers to having a wild time. The genre-fluid, eclectic rock ensemble has drawn varied comparisons to the dynamic jams of Umphrey’s McGee and Widespread Panic, songwriting prowess of John Prine, experimental psychedelia of Pink Floyd, progressive jazz-infused rock of Frank Zappa, and off-color humor of Ween and They Might Be Giants. Including elements of crowd participation, off-the-cuff comedic bits, haphazard choreography, musical improvisation, and surprise musical guests, each Kendall Street Company concert is an experience unlike any other. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. Just remember to stay hydrated.
In addition to their reputation as must-see live performers, the Company’s prolific immunity to writer’s block has led them to release over 100 original songs between seven studio albums, two live albums, and four EPs in a period of just six years. 2023 will see the release of (at least) an additional two studio records, a handful of singles, and who knows what else! You can also enjoy a massive selection of live shows here and nugs.net. These often include unreleased and improvised tracks, as well as covers ranging from the Grateful Dead to DEVO to Alanis Morisette to Soulja Boy. With a full in-ear monitor and multitrack recording rig built, the band continues to capture the moments that mean the most to fans. With this new tech, the band also has plans to incorporate scenic recording sessions to feature on social media, such as our first attempt: “Live From the Foothills” in Fort Collins, CO. Stay tuned for much more of these novelty shows.
Kendall Street Company is: Louis Smith [Rhythm Guitar/Lead Vox], Brian Roy [Bass], Ryan Wood [Drums], Ben Laderberg [Lead Guitar], and Jake Vanaman [Saxophone/Keys]. The five met at the University of Virginia, where they graduated between 2015 and 2020. For such a young band, their accomplishments are commendable. They have performed at festivals including Lockn’, Summer Camp, High Sierra, Resonance, Floydfest, Some Kind of Jam, and Rooster Walk. Featured guest musicians at their sets have included Keller Williams, Ron Holloway, Andy Frasco, and Andy Hall. The Company has also shared the stage with Goose, Umphrey’s McGee, Papadosio, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Leftover Salmon, the Infamous Stringdusters, Big Something and Melvin Seals & JGB. The outfit draws their name from late-night bonfires at the Kendall Street Beach on the Chesapeake Bay, and the good company who fueled the flames, the jams, and the conversation.