Ian Fitzgerald & Something Else
Following the release of his new album, You Won't Even Know I'm Gone, and his well-received collaboration with Smith&Weeden, Ian Fitzgerald has formed his very first band. Joining him from Smith&Weeden is lead guitarist Seamus Weeden; and from The Huntress and Holder of Hands, he is joined by MorganEve Swain on upright bass and James Maple on drums. They are known as Ian Fitzgerald & Something Else, and they are bringing their own unique sound to Ian's songs, both new and old.
Lys Guillorn and Her Band
Lys Guillorn & Her Band play an undefinable mix of psych-folk-rock-twang with a little bit of crunch. Their 2-song single “Sunny Side Down" was recorded at Bridgeport’s Gold Coast Recorders and was released in January. Lys Guillorn is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who loves her '72 Fender Mustang. She will be accompanied by drummer Peter Riccio (also of the Sawtelles), bassist Eric Bloomquist (Bronson Rock, Chica Non Grata), and keyboardist Julie Beman (Chica Non Grata). Guillorn has two full-length studio records, an oddities collection, and an EP, all available on Bandcamp.
"James Maple as Country as anything you are ever going to hear out of the Nutmeg State, yet at the same time still manages to maintain that sort of Americana/indie-folk aesthetic that made GraveRobbers a popular band amongst the indie rock crowd. You didn’t need a flannel shirt or boots to enjoy GraveRobbers but with Maple’s new project you may want to dust them off. He is a direct descendant of the great lineage of songwriters who just seethe “America”. Visions of things like old factory towns, long, dusty highways, and mama hanging the laundry on the line while the kids play in the yard abound here. He’s as good a story-teller as you’re going to hear and most of his stories are filled with the kind of heartache and sorrow that unfortunately too many of us can so easily relate to." - Chip McCabe:CTnow.com