The Grand Nationals

The Grand Nationals

Levee Drivers

Saturday, April 12, 2014

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

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$10 - $12

This event is all ages

All sales are final. Ticket prices do not include processing fees. There are no refunds or exchanges. Cameras & recording devices are not permitted. Showtime and supporting acts are subject to change.

All Upstairs tickets are General Admission. Dining is available at World Cafe Live. Reservations are accepted for Upstairs Live, our full service restaurant; we recommend scheduling a reservation time 1½ to 2 hours before show time. For more information and to see menus, please read the Restaurant Info and Dining FAQ.

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The Grand Nationals
The Grand Nationals
The Grand Nationals have had a busy, busy last year and a half. After the release of "Tennessee Rain", their 2011 debut, the group soon parted ways with an original member that also ran the studio where they recorded. This sent them on a frenzy where they recruited new members to fill out the remaining dates that were scheduled, and also had to build their own recording studio from the ground up. Singer Adam Ray Honeycutt recalls the hand that was dealt them as a growing experience: "We could easily have cancelled the rest of the shows we had lined up when Ian left, but I felt it was necessary to play them. Not only to keep the promoters happy, but also to form a bond between all the guys and keep the band moving." It seems to have worked. It has been a long road, but they are finally ready to release their follow up record entitled "From the North". The record is set to be almost twice as long as their 8 song debut, and offers a broader sound with some early comparisons to Honeycutt's former band "Like Lions". "For the first record, I was trying to write in a particular style. For this record, I just let everything fly...whatever I was feeling at the time was just coming out in all sorts of different songs" explains Honeycutt.
You can hear the new songs for yourself at their record release show April 12 2014 at World Cafe Live
Levee Drivers
Levee Drivers
Levee Drivers' music embodies the sounds of old country souls being reborn into tomorrow's rock. Their music is a modern take on the story-telling of Johnny Cash, driven by early country and blues roots with a startling vocal rendition likened to a cross of Bruce Springsteen and Ryan Adams. Levee Drivers embrace an eclectic mix of sound that engages listeners of all ages and across many genres. They were named "Best of Philly Rising" 2007 by World Cafe Live. Levee Drivers also became the winners of the 2009 Beta Hi-Fi Festival hosted by World Cafe Live, a multi-night music competition with voting by the audience and a panel of judges. In 2010, Levee Drivers won the Deli Magazine "Best Philly Emerging Artist Poll" and came in 9th in the overall contest and were up again for the 2011 "Best Philly Emerging Artist". And recently in 2013, took home the Tri-State Indie Music Award for "Best Indie/Folk Americana Band" in the Tri-State Area.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/