REBEKAH ROLLAND [ALBUM RELEASE!] feat. GOOD MORNING BEDLAM

Sweet Sunday Americana

REBEKAH ROLLAND [ALBUM RELEASE!] feat. GOOD MORNING BEDLAM

Sun, May 13, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

Valley Bar

Phoenix, AZ

$8 Advance Online / $12 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

REBEKAH ROLLAND [ALBUM RELEASE!] feat. GOOD MORNING BEDLAM

For fans of:
Nickel Creek, Iron and Wine, Patty Griffin, Gillian Welch Aoife O'Donovan

Rebekah Rolland, of Run Boy Run, is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter based in Tucson releasing her debut solo record. Early immersion in Arizona’s old-time and Bluegrass scene fueled her love for the tradition of storytelling through music, prompting her to study literature and music at the University of Arizona before setting out on several national tours with the Tucson-based band, Run Boy Run. Five years on the road as a lead vocalist, fiddler, and songwriter for the group have taken her to stages across the country, from the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival to American Public Media’s A Prairie Home Companion.Her songs have been featured on Spotify's New Roots official playlist, Folk Alley, and as a finalist in International Acoustic Music Awards Americana division.

REBEKAH ROLLAND
REBEKAH ROLLAND
Rebekah Rolland’s sweet and resonant vocals serve as a striking counterpart to original songs that paint a gritty, though beautifully honest and captivating picture, of the human experience.

Selected as an artist-in-residence for the National Park Service Centennial, Rolland spent several weeks at Homestead National Monument working on what will be her first solo album following five years on the road with the Tucson-based Americana group, Run Boy Run. Her songwriting has been featured on Spotify's official 'New Roots' playlist, a finalist in the International Acoustic Music Awards (Americana/Roots category), and on American Public Media's, A Prairie Home Companion.

Characteristic of some of the most forceful and compelling voices in folk music, Rolland’s writing succeeds in building worlds of dust and clay, worn pages and weathered pearls, highways and high rises, the faces and hands, the trials and triumphs that make up the stories of the past and the present.
GOOD MORNING BEDLAM
GOOD MORNING BEDLAM
Good Morning Bedlam has become an innovative force in the midwest folk scene. Their shows are known for their contagious energy, with members careening about the stage, jumping and dancing with a wild playfulness. With tight soaring three part harmonies, and thumping kick-drum, they captivate their audience night after night with no intention of slowing down. Every song is a unique twist on what is generally dubbed as folk music.”We want to surprise our audience from song to song. Rather than creating our music to fit a genre, we allow it to be an outpouring of our own stories and unique sound,” says Isaak, frontman of GMB. Just when you think you have Good Morning Bedlam pegged, they take you in another direction. You will be treated to a haunting waltz, whistling, jazz scatting, and the euphoria of the violin melodies. When it comes to their lyrical storytelling, Isaak says, “We’re desperate to connect to people through the common human experiences that we write about and the exuberance of our live show. People have a lot of choices of how they’ll kick-back, so we intend to deliver a show where they can be free--to share in whatever they need to--joy, grief, anger, gratefulness, or bedlam!”

Early 2016, Good Morning Bedlam signed with Minneapolis record label Last Triumph and released their first full-length album, Prodigal. After showcasing their music at SXSW two years in a row, this three piece is gearing up to release their sophomore album in July of 2018 while they continue to tour full-time.

​​​Guitar, Vocals / Isaak Gill Elker
​Bass, Vocals / Victoria Elker
Violin, Vocals / Sophia Mae
Venue Information:
Valley Bar
130 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
http://www.valleybarphx.com/