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The Zolla Boys, Gracie Day & The Knights, and Auguste & Alden

Infinity Norfolk

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Fri, February 09, 2018
Norfolk, CT
Show at 8 PM

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Price: $15 - $29

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American Roots / Bluegrass
The Zolla Boys, Gracie Day & The Knights, and Auguste & Alden

Supporting local musicians is something we take extra pride in here at Infinity Hall. This show will bring out 3 of our favorite local groups, putting them together for a 3 set Friday Night in Norfolk. The Zolla Boys make their return, with new banjo player in hand, CT & New England Music Award-winning Folk Rock powerhouse Gracie Day & The Knights makes their debut, and Auguste & Alden take a step onto the big stage in support of their new hit song too. This will make for an all-around fun evening of great Americana style music at Infinity Hall Norfolk.

The Zolla Boys

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17 year old Ben Zolla and his 16 year old brother Sam started playing music with their dad, Larry in the spring of 2012. What started as a hobby quickly grew into regular bookings at music halls, bluegrass festivals and concerts. The Boys have found their voices; from the songs of the Louvin Brothers, Stanley Brothers, and Jim and Jesse, to Bob Dylan and Blue Highway. They have been featured on the Emerging Artist stage at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, and perform at numerous bluegrass festivals throughout New England.

Gracie Day

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Gracie Day is 2017’s “Best New Act” according to the New England Music Awards, an organization that acknowledges independent artists across all six states. Based in Hartford, and recently named “Best Folk Band” in CTNow’s Best of Hartford Reader’s Poll for 2017, Gracie Day is coming onto the music scene hot. The genre “Folk”, though a large influence on Day’s lyric writing, doesn’t quite describe the mixture of rock, soul and country her band has. Currently in the works, the highly anticipated debut E.P is scheduled to be released in October.

Three years ago, most people who knew Gracie Day as a person did not know she could sing, write and play guitar. She kept that part of herself private for so long, scared that she might ruin a pure joy of hers if she wasn’t well received. Even though guitars were always laying around her house growing up, her own family members did not know the extent of her passion for music. Her dad and brother played recreationally and her aunt Judy had been a locally-famous folk singer in her youth. Despite her family being pretty musical, Gracie was too shy to sing in front of people, so she would wait until no one was home, or hide in her family’s basement to hone her craft. As a teenager, Gracie says that music helped battle her depression, feelings of aloneness and being different. Somber emotional music often helped the most and she would listen to a lot of Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, Radiohead, Saves the Day, Jenny Lewis and the Smashing Pumpkins. Once it became clear that she would be too shy to sing in front of anyone to try and start a musical collaboration, she picked up a guitar at age 15 knowing if she wanted accompaniment in the late hours of the night, she’d have to do it herself.

 

Gracie studied creative writing in college and made a book of poetry for her senior thesis. In addition to music, she always found a comfort in stories and how a voice could come through so clearly in words. JD Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye” is the book that made her really want to be a writer when she read it at age 15. Although she had always filled notebooks with stories and poems, Gracie Day didn’t write her first song until age 19 after she moved away from home for the first time. A lot of her earliest musical influences were heavily lyric-based because her parents spun a lot of 60’s and 70’s folk and singer-songwriter music like Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Simon and Garfunkel and James Taylor. When she graduated college, Gracie realized that for the first time in her life she was free of society’s expectations. After choosing to professionally battle her depressive disorder, she started seeking out to play music, tell her stories and sing everywhere she could and share with people the thing that had always brought her happiness.

After a few evolutions, Gracie has come up with a fantastic line-up for her band including Lee Sylvestre on guitar and vocals, Jeff Belcher on bass and vocals and Nick Dickinson on drums. The core four have
brought to life Gracie’s songwriting on her upcoming debut with other special guests all-stars from Connecticut including Craig Struble of Bronze Radio Return, Ben Dean of The Caravan of Thieves, Mike Oehmen of Dopapod, Ed Iarusso of the Kerri Power’s band, and many more. The album was recorded at the venerable CT-based Telefunken Elecktroakustik. Gracie Day is on the map now and will be planning on furthering her reaches out of Connecticut and New England as she spreads her sound to a growing fan base.

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Auguste and Alden

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We are Auguste and Alden, a sibling band from Northwest Connecticut.  We consist of two siblings who play bass and guitar complimented by melodic blood harmonies in addition to the third part harmonies contributed by our drummer. 

We recently released our new album called Road Warrior, which has been producing a lot of positive momentum among fans and the music industry.  We are a brother and sister who passionately write and perform our own original music and are also able to perform popular cover songs dependent on the specific needs of the venue.  Due to playing music together our entire lives, we have created extremely unique and creative musical arrangements. 

As a band we have toured nationally performing on main stages and venues such as the NAMM show, providing us the opportunity to play alongside many major artists. Our passion to make music is evident by our catalog of over 70 original songs we have written, produced, and recorded.

 


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