Boy Named Banjo, Branches – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – May 6th, 2017

Boy Named Banjo, Branches

Gypsy Sally's Presents

Boy Named Banjo



Sat, May 6, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Advance $14/ Day of Show $16 + Fees

This event is 21 and over

Boy Named Banjo: Americana, Roots Rock

Branches: Harmony-driven-indie-rock

Seneca: Folk- Grass 

Online sales stop at 5pm day of show then tickets are available at door unless posted as sold out.

Boy Named Banjo
Boy Named Banjo
Boy Named Banjo, described by Sonicbids as, "Tennessee's Americana apostles," is creating a lot of buzz in the southeastern music scene. The Nashville natives founded the group in 2011 and released their debut album, The Tanglewood Sessions, before graduating high school. Boy Named Banjo has since released its sophomore album, Long Story Short, performed at Bonnaroo, and received a nomination for "Best local Band (Nashville)" By The Tennesseean for the year 2015. Boy Named Banjo is currently touring behind its new EP - Lost on Main.
Best friends turned band-mates...

...the lady and gentlemen of Branches are making music that they believe in. Through both sing-along celebration and solitary longing, Branches offer their own brand of harmony-driven indie-rock, with elements of folk-instrumentation and pop-inspiration.

Splitting their time between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Branches have described their collaborative process as ‘a lot like long-distance dating’. In their case, absence makes the heart grow fonder, more inspired, and a little too familiar with the 413 miles of road that often lies between them. Their songwriting process has certainly been informed by the tension of this distance - while some songs have managed to form over the course of a single weekend (a la their sophomore EP “Cabin”), others have required months of back-and-forth collaboration before taking their final shape. Recently, the band has passed the time on these all-night drives in long, dreamy conversations about the future, sharing their high-hopes for their recent full-length release, 'White Flag'.

This new collection of songs utilizes every instrument in Branches’ arsenal – electric guitar and banjo, harmonium and synthesizer, tambourine and roto tom – all in support of a lyrical exploration of the two-sided coin of surrender, and an acknowledgement that there are right and wrong times to throw in the towel.

This much-anticipated full-length record debuted September, 2016.

In seasons past, Branches’ musical explorations have landed them on stage with such acts as MUTEMATH, Twin Forks, Family of The Year, and others. Branches has also earned significant success in television and trailer licensing, including placements on The X Factor, Cougar Town, and One Tree Hill. As one of “12 California Acts You Should Listen to Now” (Paste Magazine) and "the real reason Kevin Durant came out to the Bay to play for the Warriors" (Live 105), it's evident that Branches' burgeoning hype is matched only by their own eagerness to take these songs on the road.

When they’re not on the road or in the studio, the band spends most of their time laughing at each other, frequenting local Mexican cuisine, and loving their lives. Join them for a night of singing and see for yourself what their music is all about.
Once upon a time, a band called Smoke n' Mangos wrote a song called "The River." Now, a very similar-looking band called Seneca has updated and illuminated that song, releasing it to commemorate both history and rebirth.

It's yours for free, for being a fan. Thanks for sticking with us, everyone. Enjoy!
released February 10, 2017
Written by Corey Thuro, Rudy Martin, Josh Ballard, and Sid Egly
Produced by Sam Cooper
Recorded at Merryland Studios, Rockville MD

Corey Thuro - vocals, acoustic and electric mandolins
Rudy Martin - vocals, banjo, chimes
Sid Egly - acoustic guitar
Josh Ballard - bass guitar
Sam Cooper - vocals, electric guitar, acoustic 12-string guitar, synthesizer, kick drum, jingles, shaker, sonics
Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007