Roosevelt Collier's Philly Get Down, feat. Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Rob Compa & Eli Winderman...

Roosevelt Collier's Philly Get Down, feat. Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Rob Compa & Eli Winderman...

Johnny Showcase

October 20 · Thursday

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$17 Advance / $20 Day of Show / $27 Reserved

This event is 21 and over

Roosevelt Collier's Philly Get Down
Roosevelt Collier's Philly Get Down
Soft-spoken by nature, south Florida-bred Roosevelt Collier does his hollering on the sacred steel guitar. Brought up in the tradition of the House of God Church, Roosevelt built his reputation alongside his uncles and cousins in The Lee Boys, known for their spirited, soul-shaking live performances. Seated front and center, "The Dr." leaves an indelible mark on listeners, flooring audiences with his lightning-fast slide work on the pedal steel. At festivals, he is a regular "Artist at Large," performing alongside many of music's most prestigious acts, from the Allman Brothers, to the Funky Meters, to Los Lobos to the Del McCoury Band. Whether on tour with the Lee Boys, bouncing from stage to stage at festivals, or hosting an allstar get down in Miami, when Roosevelt takes the stage, the ear-to-ear grins can’t help but be contagious.
Johnny Showcase
Johnny Showcase
Johnny Showcase is an electrifying experience that blissfully toes the line between performance art and a psychedelic soul revival. Their blistering live show has gained them a massive following and propelled Johnny to something that of a funky Philly folk hero legend, restoring a sense of showmanship and playfulness that has been cast aside by modern "indie" music. In short, Johnny Showcase is one of best party bands you've ever seen.

The brain-child of theater artist/ musician David Sweeny, Johnny Showcase is a sweaty, charismatic showman from Rhode Island who is equal parts Andy Kaufman and Prince. Surrounding him is a rag tag group of performers, including a spiritual adviser named Rumi Kitchen (Michael Baker of The Spinning Leaves), two vacuous vocalists collectively named The Truth, and knife sharp backing band the Mystic Ticket.

Johnny Showcase has shared the stage with everyone from New York glam dynamos Mother Feather to Martha Graham Cracker, the hairiest drag queen you've ever seen. In 2009, they staged a sold out run of a fantastical, unauthorized Prince inspired odyssey Purr, Pull, Reign as part of the 2009 Philadelphia Live Arts/ Fringe Festival. 2011 saw the release of their debut album Love is the Message, co-produced with Henry Hirsch (Lenny Kravitz, Mick Jagger), followed up in 2012 with the self-produced EP Mystic Ticket I: The Pump Fake.
This summer they go back to the studio to record their second full length LP, tentatively titled The Octopus!!
“Johnny Showcase is a soul train back to the '70s…" -Lindsay Lazarski, News Works.org
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003
http://www.ardmoremusic.com