Frontier Ruckus

Frontier Ruckus

The Ballroom Thieves, Caleb Groh

Sun, February 10, 2013

9:00 pm

Great Scott

Allston, MA

This event is 18 and over

Tickets available at TICKETMASTER.COM, or by phone at 800-745-3000. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box office Tuesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM, or at the Royale box office Fridays from 12-6PM.

Frontier Ruckus
Frontier Ruckus
"On the surface their music is a careful blend of folk and bluegrass, but below the obvious layer many fans sensed an intangible element ingrained within the notes and lyrics Frontier Ruckus, through some kind of rare ability, turned memories into melodies and transformed a from-the-inside-out examination of their native Michigan into a creaky back-porch storytelling session relevant well beyond the Great Lakes. Deadmalls and Nightfalls is a musical map to the psyches of its performers. You will want to know the words by heart to sing under the haze of summer starlight, alongside the roaming river, while drifting down forgotten backroads, and contemplating the causes and effects of urban sprawl." – PopMatters

"…delicate, finger-picked banjos, aching, oaky violin and the haunting voice of frontman Matthew Milia, who conjures what might happen had Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum been raised in a log cabin. Their songs are full of rich, rural details: frozen lakes, swaying trees, highway lights glowing in the deep night. Add to the mix baleful brass and trembling percussion, and you've got the perfect recipe for Gothic Americana." – Rolling Stone
The Ballroom Thieves
The Ballroom Thieves
Three Boston transplants deliver a fresh outlook on the folk music scene. The Ballroom Thieves bring a tremendous amount of talent, energy, wit, and humor to every one of their performances, and their ever expanding repertoire allows them to adapt to all types of audiences. Their uncanny ability to read a crowd and give them exactly what they want, all while involving them fully in the show, is truly a sight to see.

The band released an EP in January 2012 entitled "The Devil & The Deep" (produced by Mike Davidson). They've been playing shows in the New England area for two years, and have one national tour under their belts.
Caleb Groh
Caleb Groh
Caleb Groh (pronounced GROW) howls melodic folk songs about historical and biblical figures in fictional contexts, anthropomorphism, coffee, mythology, and the love of throws as opposed to the throes of love. He likes smoked gouda and cats that eat dog food.
Born in Connecticut, he has spent his life up and down both coasts, partly due to being born to parents with an affinity for travel (and mostly due to being born to a father in the military).

He began writing poems and songs at 9 years old, and started playing them on guitar three years later. At 16, while neglecting home school in Florida, he recorded Homemade (2008) under the moniker Happiest Lion, followed by Mammoth Moon (2010), and two Christmas albums as Caleb and the Caroling Caravan.

He laid Happiest Lion to rest in 2011 to start releasing music as Caleb Groh, the first release being an EP entitled Down, Dakota!. His newest full-length, Bottomless Coffee, features Pomegranates.

Caleb won a Boston Music Award for Folk Artist of the Year in 2012.
Venue Information:
Great Scott
1222 Commonwealth Avenue
Allston, MA, 02134
http://www.greatscottboston.com/