Folk/Country

The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: The Tisburys

Having had many Deli contributors past and present come from the Scranton/Wilke-Barre area, we happen to know a bit about the vibrant music community that has been steadily building there for years. And Philly has certainly benefited from the inflow of talented creators coming to our city to share their music and possibly make their mark. Like many who are just getting started, The Tisburys’s Tyler Asay and longtime collaborative partner John Domenico cut their teeth at the local coffee shop open mic nights in Northeast PA, before heading south to our neck of the woods, eventually teaming up with drummer Andrew Huston and bassist Doug Keller. The solidified quartet is currently working on a new EP, a supplementary follow-up to this year’s Wax Nostalgic. The Tisburys is also our most recent Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner, and you can check out our interview with the gang HERE.

   

Folk songstress Evelyn Cormier releases new single, plays Tupelo Music Hall 08.04

This summer has already gifted us some excellent music from New England’s rising talents, one of them being the ever-glowing Evelyn Cormier of New Hampshire. The singer-songwriter’s latest single “Peach Skies” features a vivid acoustic guitar chord progression and ambient sounds that set the stage for string instrument swells, an undulating bassline and Cormier’s sumptuous vocals to shine. The song leads the listener to an atmospheric sonic garden where Cormier’s vocal harmonies and an uplifting piano cadence are its most impressive blooms. Evelyn Cormier is set to perform in New Hampshire at the Tupelo Music Hall on August 4th. The singer-songwriter embraces folk’s most appealing aspects and makes each song her own; we are streaming “Peach Skies” below for you. - Rene Cobar

   

The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: The Tisburys

Having had many Deli contributors past and present come from the Scranton/Wilke-Barre area, we happen to know a bit about the vibrant music community that has been steadily building there for years. And Philly has certainly benefited from the inflow of talented creators coming to our city to share their music and possibly make their mark. Like many who are just getting started, The Tisburys’s Tyler Asay and longtime collaborative partner John Domenico cut their teeth at the local coffee shop open mic nights in Northeast PA, before heading south to our neck of the woods, eventually teaming up with drummer Andrew Huston and bassist Doug Keller. The solidified quartet is currently working on a new EP, a supplementary follow-up to this year’s Wax Nostalgic. The Tisburys is also our most recent Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner, and you can check out our interview with the gang below.

The Deli: How did you start making music? 

Tyler Asay: John and I have been playing together for a long time (since our early days playing coffee shop open mic nights in Scranton), and we've been playing with Doug and Andrew for about 2 years now. In that time, it has started to really come together, especially when it comes to our live show. Something that started out as a solo joint has really started to feel more like a full band, which I love.

TD: Where did the name The Tisburys come from? 

John Domenico: We tried multiple band names out in marketing and The Tisburys tested best.

TA: Something about Martha's Vineyard?

JD: Definitely not. It's an acronym: Tyler Is Songwriting Because University Remission Yonder Screams.

TD: What are your biggest musical influences?

TA: Bruce Springsteen, Vampire Weekend, The Replacements, The National, Hop Along.

Doug Keller: Primus, Ween, Pixies.

JD: Radiohead, Steely Dan, Andrew Bird, Punch Brothers, Pat Metheny.

Andrew Huston: Wilco.

TD: What artists (local, national and/or international) are you currently listening to?

The Tisburys: Full Bush, Fontaines D.C., Riverby, Strand Of Oaks, Dominy, Ellen Siberian Tiger, Andorra, Dweller, The Vaughns, Ali Awan, Mannequin Pussy, Jamie & the Guarded Heart, The Figgs, Local Smokes, Kennel Club.

TD: What's the first concert that you ever attended and first album that you ever bought?

TA: Bruce Springsteen/Welcome Interstate Managers by Fountains of Wayne.

DK: Eagles/Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness by Smashing Pumpkins.

JD: John Mayer/Young and the Hopeless by Good Charlotte.

AH: Red Hot Chili Peppers/Dude Ranch by Blink 182.

TD: What do you love about Philly?

TA: The collective humor and imagination of this city staggers me. Food's good, too.

DK: The polyamory of the music scene.

JD: A sense of tradition and community.

AH: The food & music.

TD: What do you hate about Philly?

TA: Parking is never great.

JD & AH: Traffic on I76.

TD: What are your plans for 2019?

TA: We will be releasing a supplementary EP to the one we just released (Wax Nostalgic), which should be out by the end of the year. Overall, I'm excited to keep playing out and to start working on the follow-up to that.

DK: Transition into magic.

JD: Start a Youtube channel.

AH: *shrug emoji*

TD: What was your most memorable live show?

TA: Anytime we get people from the other bands we are playing with that night to jump up on stage with us. I love a good superjam.

DK: Personally, my first show with the Andrew Huston Band and The Tisburys because it was my first experience.

JD: The time we played a church bazaar and I read Lord Of The Rings poetry on stage. 

TD: What's your favorite thing to get at the deli?

TA: Coffee.

DK: Roast beef.

JD: Turkey club.

AH: BLT.

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Elijah Berlow "So Romantic"

Elijah Berlow recently released a video for a new song called “So Romantic”. The video was filmed in the woods of New Glarus, WI and features Scotty Quill on guitar.

Last month Elijah released a new single called “Roadkill” and a live EP recored at VCR.

   

Streetlight Shakers are all-Americana goodness, First Church show set for 08.13

Few bands show the combination of skill and passion that Connecticut's Streetlight Shakers do. The trio uses a simple set-up of drums, keys, and bass to produce full-blown Americana gems. The elegant vocals of Jeff Boratko lead the way past intricate basslines and finely-crafted drum patterns, telling a story easy to relate to, easy to imagine. The band's debut record A Light in the Dark is jam-packed with tunes tailored-made to capture consciousness profoundly: some songs inspiring like "Pull Yourself Together" some cautionary like "Down With the Devil" all demand careful attention. The group's stories seep into the mind and remain there, fermenting till the next listen. The band has a busy month ahead with the next New England show at First Church in West Hartford on August 13th. We are streaming "Brooklyn Bound" to keep your weekend going in style. - Rene Cobar