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The New Folk’s two remaining residency dates at Schubas,
8/20 & 8/27

Every month, Schuba’s Tavern plays host to a Monday night residency program. I’ve been a big fan of the residency in past months, and August is no different. While we’re already halfway in, you’ve still got two more chances to catch this month’s headlining group, The New Folk.

What began in 2005 as a solo project for singer/songwriter Todd Kessler, has evolved into a full band effort performing under the name The New Folk. In its various forms over the last seven years, Todd Kessler and the New Folk have released a substantial amount of music in the form of singles, EPs, and albums, but this month will mark the official debut release under The New Folk moniker.

Monday 8/27, the last show of the residency, will also act as the album release show for the debut, Sea Fever. In the works since the summer of 2010, the album is being released on Kessler’s Wyzguy Records label. You’re going to want to head out to at least one of the two remaining nights, so get all of the details on the shows below.

In the last couple of years, as Todd Kessler and the New Folk began picking up musicians to add to their growing sound, they started to solidify the alt-folk-pop sounds that you can hear all throughout Sea Fever. The album has an inherently gentle tone stitched into each song that lulls you in and carries you through the album’s twelve carefully crafted tracks.

Oh Brother
My Maker
Prospect of Protest
Holes In The Floor
Last Wish
Zen Lunatics
Canary In A Coal Mine
First Sip
It Is Oh So Quiet Here
Put You In My Pocket

The 21+ shows kick off at Schuba’s Tavern (3159 N Southport) at 8:00 PM, 8/20 and 8/27. Tickets can be picked up online or at the door for just $6.00. This Monday, The New Folk will be supported by BandCalledCatch and Jackpot Donnie, and for the final show of their Schubas residency, on 8/27, Paper Thick Walls will be setting the stage.

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