Many thanks to TriState Indie and Fryth at Lancaster Dispensing Company for turning me on to this band! I have seen them three times and can’t wait to see them again this Friday at World Café Live in Philly. Folks, if you haven’t seen KGB yet, get on it! If my word isn’t enough, did you catch the fact that Cabinet is the opening band? Either one of these bands is worth the ticket price, and this will be a very memorable night! -Sam
KALOB GRIFFIN BAND TO RELEASE DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM
JUNE FOUND A GUN ON JUNE 1ST, 2012
***ALBUM RELEASE PARTY AT PHILLY’S WORLD CAFÉ LIVE***
“We believe in delivering honest lyrics you can relate to, creating music that moves you, and sharing a live show experience that leaves us all wanting more…”
-Kalob Griffin Band
May 10, 2012 – Philadelphia Americana rockers the Kalob Griffin Band proudly carry out the mantra above that is displayed on their interactive fan site upon the release of their debut full-length album June Found A Gun, due out June 1st off of their own record label There He Is Records. Fans and friends alike can join the band with openers Cabinet to celebrate the release of the album downstairs at Philadelphia’s World Café Live on Friday, June 1st.
“We got lucky and captured some very special performances on this record and those unplanned moments bring life to the songs and the album as a whole,” says lead singer Kalob Griffin. “I can’t wait to see everyone in June and share our proud work with them. If we do our job, World Café will likely run out of whiskey or someone will get married.”
The Kalob Griffin Band, better known to many as the KGB, strive to create an unforgettable live show experience, turning strangers into fans and fans into family. After graduating from Penn State, the band embarked on three national tours with colleague Bobby Long (ATO Records) and have been touring the East Coast ever since. Life on the road is nothing short of an adventure, decorated with stories of selling outrowdy venues in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New York City, transforming ordinary southern dive bars into wild honky tonks, and bringing crowds together for a memorable night.
The 12-track June Found A Gun is a collection of reflective tales of the band’s past and a glimpse into the next chapter of their journey. “Take Me River” opens the album and invites audiences to howl along before unfolding into the catchy “Cheatin’ Joey.” The mandolin-heavy “Honeymooners” tempts the crowd to grab the person next to them and dance the night away, continuing into the compelling story of “Go On Your Way.” The musical narrative keeps listeners craving for more with the southern delta influenced rock jam “Johnny Double Down,” skipping along to fan favorite “Whiskey My Love.” “IPA,” an energetic ode to the band’s home state, sweeps listeners off of their feet and brings them back down to the tell tale concluder “A Girl From Chapel Row.”
Recorded at Milkboy Studios in Ardmore Pa. and mastered by Tom Volpicelli at The Mastering House, the debut album will be available physically and digitally through the band’s website and other digital retailers this June.
On June 1st, the doors open at 7 pm and the musical festivities kick off at 8 pm. Tickets are available for $15 on World Café Live’s website. Fans can download five free tracks from June Found A Gun on the KGB fan site and can relive the making of the album here. The KGB will be heading back to World Café Live on June 12th to partake in a musical tribute to the late Levon Helm.
For more information, free downloads, & upcoming shows for The Kalob Griffin Band:
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