The Melton Brothers Band & The Ben Arnold Band

88.5 WXPN Welcomes

The Melton Brothers Band & The Ben Arnold Band

Fri, October 12, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$25.00 - $28.00

This event is all ages

The Melton Brothers Band
The Melton Brothers Band
The Melton Brothers are widely acknowledged as regional music legends from their debut vinyl album "Livin In The City" through their current focus on song interpretations and originals. Rhythm comes first with the Brothers and the two are so tight on bass, keyboards and vocals that it is thrilling to see, feel and move to what they and exemplary musicians Fred Berman (of Amos Lee) on drums and John Lilley (of the Hooters) on guitar bring to the show. The Melton Brothers Band is a groovin stew of styles including roots-rock, folk-rock, blues, jazz, New Orleans funk and island beats all served up in a sizzling and sumptuous musical conversation with everyone in the room.
The Ben Arnold Band
The Ben Arnold Band
Ben Arnold remains a fixture on the Philadelphia musical landscape for the better part of the last 25 years. Originally signed to Columbia Records in the 90's, Ben has since released many label supported and independent records. Always down for the challenge of re-invention and experimentation, you will see him constantly visiting far-flung points on the musical map. He has, for years been involved in collaborative projects such as 4 Way Street (Sanctuary/BMG), US Rails (Blue Rose/Europe), the Los Angeles based indie rock band Pistol For Ringo as well as David Uosikinnen's In The Pocket: Essential Songs Of Philadelphia. His most recent release "Lost Keys", confidently compiles the sounds of Philly Soul, Motown, Stax and a little street corner doo-wop into an energetic and live sounding song cycle of love, in all of it's destructive glory.

Although often touring in Europe, Ben has appeared multiple times on WXPN's World Cafe as well as NPR Mountain Stage, international TV and last winter on a two week tour with LIGHT OF DAY Europe featured with several of the best songwriters the US has to offer. Most recently, Ben has been busy putting the finish on a new American gospel inspired record entitled "Monday Morning Meltdown". With a crusty, curmudgeonly, but loving take on the world around, Ben Arnold continues to reveal more of himself. Always a different day, another mood and another view on the human condition. This is not an artist who has simply paid his dues. Ben Arnold is compelled to doing what he does, and does so with one of the most unique, if little known voices in music today.
Venue Information:
The Kennett Flash
102 Sycamore Alley
Kennett Square, PA, 19348
http://www.kennettflash.org