Acoustic Routes Concerts returns to Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan Ave. in Saline, on Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. with Cold Tone Harvest, a quartet bonded by their common interest in a musically honest sound. Together, Andrew Sigworth (acoustic guitar/vocals) Daniel "Ozzie" Andrews (bass/bass banjo) Brian Williams (drums/banjo) and Tony Pace (dobro/lap steel/electric guitar) deliver songs that pull on the listener’s emotion with a signature raw feel.
Their music has an interesting way of making you ponder where you’ve been and where you’re headed. Composer and fingerstyle guitarist Chris DuPont, a veteran of the Midwest music scene describes the band this way: "Country-infused melodies and rhythms lace with a lush ambience often reserved for the loneliest of instrumental compositions. Rich and rugged baritone vocals, clearly suited to whiskey songs and heartache anthems, instead turn their howls and growls towards brave and poetic lyric territory rarely found in a common folk or bluegrass outing."
The critical reaction to their debut almost "After You" -- released at The Ark, with tracks that include powerful cuts like Change and Stealing Roots has been phenomenal:
“The 12 songs are a swirl of pure Americana and it is among the best releases I’ve heard so far in this pretty good year for new records.”
— Lyndon Bolton, No Depression
“This is an album of songs that has a dramatic impact on the senses, with its sound that is warm and washes over the listener...”
— Mike Morrison, American Roots UK
“As debut albums go, Cold Tone Harvest has delivered something memorable, and could well go on to super stardom.”
— Melanie Glass, Maverick
The cover is $15 at the door. All proceeds to the artists.