Brian Sutherland Band ain’t your average pop folk
Tell me you don’t want to see a band that describes itself thusly: “Well, take everything you know about Bach, and everything you know about Beyonce—everything in between that, that’s what we do. If there was a slogan, it’d be ‘Bach to Beyonce and Back.’”
That’s Brian Sutherland of the The Brian Sutherland Band, quoted by Bill DeYoung on themahaffey.com before playing The Mahaffey Theater.
The Lakeland, FL-based five-piece band (cello, guitar, bass, violin, piano, drums, with three of the musicians doing vocals), made its official debut at the 2014 Child of the Sun Music Festival. Last August, they released their debut album.
Again quoting DeYoung, this time about “What Makes You Better” from that release: “It moves, it soars, it sounds like a lost outtake from Poco, or maybe Little Feat. Sutherland and co-vocalist Adrienne Kneebone circle through the melody like twin butterflies, with Jason Baker’s fiddle adding color and swing.”
Sutherland, Kneebone, Baker and bandmates Zachary Rogers and Brady Springer are touring this summer, and on July 8, coming to The World of Beer near you. Be there.
The Brian Sutherland Band
Wednesday, July 8
World of Beer
412 Market St.