Apache Trails, Couple Days

Apache Trails

Couple Days

Fri, February 3, 2017

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

This event is all ages

Apache Trails
Apache Trails
They’re a band that promises nothing less than a rowdy, unbridled, and altogether good time that'll leave the soles of your feet singing a tune of their own. Featuring a thunderous double-bass slapping alongside, soulful lead guitar, a freight-train rhythm, and a howling lead vocal, Apache Trails might best be described as a rootsy amalgam of folk, country, blues and whiskey.

In summer of 2014 Singer-Songwriter Jason Webb brought barely 3 songs to the attentive ears of friend and fellow musician Matthew Messattzia. Webb had recently departed from local rock and roll group The Hold-Up, in search of something a little more folk and with Messattzia’s help, the two began working to develop more of Webb’s original songs including ballads such as “Cricket in a Musicbox” and “Pushing On”. Both songs seemed to explore themes of romance and turmoil, conveyed through a need for strong acoustic instrumentation that would set the theme for the groups style of storytelling and song composition. Together the group adopted the name Apache Trails after the famous rocky road leading through Arizona’s mysterious Superstition Mountains, steeped in history and drenched myth, the name presented a constant muse for Webb’s writing.

After several line-up changes working with a variety of other local musicians, Apache Trails finally settled on their core 3 members with the addition of Webb’s cousin and drummer Jeremy Worthington formally of Pennsylvania funk group Bodega. In 2015 the group released their debut self-titled Ep recorded and engineered at Baby Snake Studios by Peter Scobell. The 6 track EP presented an exploration of Webb’s original songs which felt right at home within the Americana genre. The album in addition to being the group’s debut also provided the perfect opportunity for a much larger musical collaboration. Acting in the tradition of groups like that of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Apache Trails first album features guests from over 12 other local Delaware and Pennsylvania bands lending their talents to guitar, vocals, piano, and drums.

Now in their 3rd year, the group has since received radio airplay with live performances and music featured on WSTW’s Hometown Heroes and Philadelphia’s 88.5 WXPN. Apache Trails has had the wonderful opportunity to perform at a variety of venues and festivals throughout the east coast including The Philadelphia Folk Festival( PA), Musikfest (PA), Rockwood Music Hall (NY), The Avalon Theater (MD), The Queen Theater(DE), Boot and Saddle (PA), and World Café Live (PA).
Couple Days
Couple Days
In 2011, three individuals scattered throughout Chester County Pennsylvania came together and became known as 'Couple Days'.

What initially started as a musical experiment for a fundraiser continues to this day. Over the years they have managed to develop a style of their own that could be described as having shallow Americana roots. The band consists of two singer/songwriters, James Brant and Russell Mann, whose distinctive writing styles are unified by the percussive upright bass playing of Mike Scott. This percussive bass playing coupled with contrasting vocal harmonies are what will lure you into their musical world.

Their first album, a 6 song EP called Pretty Good, the EP was released in August 2011. This release was followed up by their self released debut full length album, Couple Days, Pretty Good, in June of 2014.
Venue Information:
The Kennett Flash
102 Sycamore Alley
Kennett Square, PA, 19348
http://www.kennettflash.org