The Highway Poets

HopMonk Sebastopol presents

The Highway Poets

John Courage Trio

Friday, July 14, 2017

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

HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol

Sebastopol, CA

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

The Highway Poets
The Highway Poets
Formed in the hills of small town Petaluma, The Highway Poets (previously known as Hillside Fire), began fusing their Rock/Funk//Blues-sound with Folk instruments and soul inspired song crafting. The sound that they created was a fresh, creative, eclectic sound that can only be narrowed down in the music industry to Rock Indie Americana.

In the past 5 years they have recorded and released 3 full length albums out of their own homes (2 under Hillside Fire), toured throughout the midwest and west-coast extensively, and have shared the stage with many nationally acclaimed acts.

With a new Remix-Compilation album recently released, and a full length album of fresh material being recorded at the moment; is a sign that their music will continue to grow through their hard work and travels, and they don't plan on slowing down anytime soon.
John Courage Trio
John Courage Trio
A distillation of wide ranging influences led to the material that became “GEMS”. The production ranges from sublime psychedelic sweeps, guitars disguised as synthesizers and mercenaries, bass lines that dwell and propel, and a dry drum smack that boogies to the backbeat of vintage soul, 90’s hip hop and trashy drum machine funk. The vocals wind tales through double stick melodies, with an unique commentary on Northern California’s underground industry. Ethereal synths, pianos and spooky loops frame the outer edges, while concert toms turn the beat back over on top of itself. Background vocals that sweep in layers play foil to plinky funk guitar lines that Quincy Jones may have prescribed.
A decade of personal preparation and study went into the making of our latest collection of work, our favorite work, and now we present something for this year and the next and the next. “GEMS”, by John Courage & The Great Plains, available online in June 2013.
Venue Information:
HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol
230 Petaluma Ave
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
http://www.hopmonk.com/sebastopol/