SUMMIT, NJ - Brooklyn-based indie Folk bank Bellehouse, driven by a vocal trio that evokes a 'three-headed siren' of vocalists that includes Summit native Sarah Elizabeth Haines, will appear in concert at MONDO June 10, beginning at 8:30 p.m.
The band has been spinning tales of urban Americana since the beginning of 2013, drawing influence from Old Time and early folk-revival while pulling from a broad host of other genres – including Celtic trad, classic rock, soul and Motown, Balkan choir and beyond. The resulting synergy walks the line between down-home roots music and intellectual acoustic folk-rock.
Bellehouse presents as a duo -- band founders Jess Taylor Clinton and Haines -- and as a full-on string band. A choir-like triumvirate of voices draws listeners to the proverbial fireside. Double bass, guitar, banjo and viola lay foot-stomping fuel for the fire and serve as guides through an intricate, earthy world of pulsing unplugged rhythms. The band may lure the audience with a ballad then turn on a dime for more raw acoustic harmony, the whole attendance closely in tow.
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Their music and album, titled "Capsized," can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and other platforms.
Jess Taylor Clinton (vocals, guitar)
Sarah Elizabeth Haines (vocals, viola)
Mackenzie Shivers (vocals, bodhrán, keys)
Ryan Gross (banjo, vocals)
Yuka Tadano (bass)
Cody Rahn (drums, percussion)
Tickets are $20 advance, $25 day of the show and $10 for students. To RSVP and reserve tickets, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. MONDO is located at 426 Springfield Avenue.