Random Concerts: Ian Fitzgerald & Sam Perduta @ The Random Tea Room & Curiosity Shop, Philadelphia [15 August]

Random Concerts: Ian Fitzgerald & Sam Perduta

19:00 - 22:00

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The Random Tea Room & Curiosity Shop
713 N 4th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
Doors at 7
Show at 7:30
Done by 10
Donations for performers highly suggested
All Ages

Ian Fitzgerald is a folk singer and songwriter. Based in New England, he has toured throughout the United States. Known for his storytelling and skillful use of language, Ian has independently released five albums of original material, including his newest effort You Won't Even Know I'm Gone. Performer Magazine called Ian «a polished songsmith who is high atop a field of great artists breaking through to festival and folk concerts throughout the States.»

Ian performed at the 2016 and 2015 Newport Folk Festivals and opened the official kickoff show for the 2014 Newport Folk Festival, dubbed «All Newport's Eve.» Ian has opened shows for Iris DeMent; Willy Mason; Joan Shelley; Darlingside; Mark Erelli; Tracy Grammer; The Ballroom Thieves; Jonathan Edwards; Tall Tall Trees; Vandaveer; Ark Life; Parsonsfield; and Freedy Johnston, among others, and has shared bills with the likes of Haunt The House; Christopher Paul Stelling; Ron Gallo; and Jonah Tolchin. Additional festival performances include: NXNE; the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase; the Brown University Folk Festival; and the In The Dead of Winter Festival.

Sam Perduta (of Elison Jackson)

Sam Perduta is the principle songwriter and singer of Philadelphia, PA & New Haven, CT based garage-folk band Elison Jackson. The band has put out three records and several bedroom-demo mix-tapes since 2011. Their third LP, “Do Not Fear To Kill A Dead Man”, was released in the fall of 2013 to critical acclaim. Featuring basement organs, haunted lyrics and Neil Young-esque guitar jams, their sound has expanded significantly from its folk roots, moving forward with a strong foundation into blues, 80's analog synth, and prog-rock. Their newest record, a 5-song collection released in 2016 titled «Silver Sounds: Hallucinations», takes a step further in the band's sonic progression. Heavier drums, driving synth, and atmospheric bowed upright bass fill out the songs in a way the band has never achieved before.

Staying busy since their beginnings in 2010, Elison Jackson has emerged as one of the most consistent and unique bands in CT. Sharing the stage with Elvis Perkins, Akron/Family, Mystic Braves, Simone Felice and other like-minded contemporaries, the band has built a loyal following in throughout the Northeast. The band won a Connecticut Music Award for «Song of the Year» in 2014 for their single '2009', and won the New England Music Award for «Songwriter of the Year» in 2015. Primary songwriter and singer Sam Perduta currently resides in Philadelphia, PA, after living and basing the band out of New Haven from 2012-2015. They released a single, «Caught One In The Jaw», and an accompanying video in June of 2017, and are recording a full-length record in a North Philadelphia warehouse.
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