Huffamoose + Rugby Road

WXPN Welcomes Wayne Music Festival Winter Jam

Huffamoose + Rugby Road

Transistor Rodeo, Matt Santry + Mia Johnson (acoustic balcony sets)

December 30 · Saturday

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$16 Advance / $20 Day of Show / $28 Reserved

This event is 21 and over

Huffamoose
Huffamoose
Known for quirky, abstract, and eccentric songs, Philadelphia alternative rockers Huffamoose have enjoyed an enthusiastic cult following since the early '90s. The uncompromising band was formed in 1992 when singer Craig Elkins joined forces with guitarist Kevin Hanson, bassist Jim Stager, and drummer Erik Johnson, The rockers, all of whom had been music majors at Philly's Temple University, recorded their self-titled debut album for the 7 label in 1993. By 1997, Huffamoose was signed to Interscope. Although 1997's We've Been Had Again (Huffamoose's second album) received its share of favorable coverage, Interscope ended up dropping the band. After that experience, the Philadelphians were feeling fed up with the music business, and for awhile it looked like Huffamoose might break up for good. But they decided to keep plugging away, and in 1999, Huffamoose signed with Shanachie. I Wanna Be Your Pants, the band's third album, came out in 2000.. The group is best known for its hit single "Wait", which reached No. 34 on the Billboard Modern Rock charts in 1998.
Rugby Road
Rugby Road
2015 marked the 25th anniversary of Rugby Road playing together. The band members Kenny Kearns (Piano and Vocals); Derek Smith (Guitar and Vocals) and Rich Pruett (Drums and Vocals) relentlessly toured the region in the late ‘90’s through ‘00’s, honing their skills while blending rock, soul, funk, and jazz into a sound all their own.
While the band wasn't designed as a "jam band", the improvisational element found in their sound quickly became noticed by the Wetlands movement in New York City, where the band worked their way into the budding scene’s regular rotation.

Over the years, Rugby Road has shared the stage with some of their musical heroes, including The Allman Brothers Band, Phish, Bill Kreutzman of the Grateful Dead, Peter Frampton, Rusted Root, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Eric Bazilian and more.

Rugby Road has released 2 original records (available on itunes and amazon) "Times Already Happened" and "Different Degrees". "Times" showcases the bands improvisational freedom and captures the bands early catalog of original material that evolved along with their touring schedule. "Different Degrees" finds the band a bit more grown up and willing to stretch their songwriting and production capabilities into a more consistent studio record.

Rugby Road continues to gig on occasion and is still writing and recording original music.
Transistor Rodeo
Transistor Rodeo
Transistor Rodeo makes its home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania though its members hail from all over the US. They play a rootsy style of rock'n'roll conveniently called "Alt-Country" by the more creative members of the music press. Transistor Rodeo is a five piece outfit consisting of the standard vocal, 2 guitar, bass, drums format with the tasty addition of the violin. Their style has been compared to everyone from Tom Petty to Son Volt and almost never to Heavy D.
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003
http://www.ardmoremusic.com