Hezekiah Jones + Chestnut Grove

Hezekiah Jones + Chestnut Grove

Black Horse Motel

May 5 2018 · Sat

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

$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show / $25 Seated

This event is 21 and over

Hezekiah Jones
Hezekiah Jones
Hezekiah Jones is a seasoned genre-defying band rooted in writing finely crafted songs and performed by a stellar line-up of Philadelphia’s best musicians. Through their 9 years they have coalesced into a band that effectively blends Americana with infusions of an eclectic mix of New Orleans style Jazz, Harmonic Folk and Beatles-like Pop-Rock. Raph Cutrufello is the one constant over the 8 years of existence and the man responsible for starting Hezekiah Jones. Bruce Warren, Assistant Manager of WXPN in Philadelphia says, “Hezekiah Jones are phenomenally talented. I think Raph is one of the most creative, one of the most unique, and has a real singular voice and vision for his music.” Only in the last few years did Cutrufello find a group of musicians that he has clicked with, and those six players became steady band mates. Cutrufello, borrowing from the Ramones, adopted pseudonyms ending with the surname "Jones."

Hezekiah Jones is the name Raph Cutrufello uses as his nickname and the other members of the band include Kiley Ryan(Kiwi Jones), Phil D’Agostino(Pepe Jones), Daniel Bower(Roy G. Biv Jones), Matt Helm(Schuylkill Jones), and Brad Hinton(Poconos Jones). For Cutrufello, playing with the current group has cemented what he feels his songs are supposed to sound like. While getting material together for the next album, band members have also spent time fronting their own musical ventures and working with other notable artists from Philadelphia and beyond. Each member having his own side project amplifies the talent in Hezekiah Jones as a whole; it is a musical synergy that grows exponentially when they play together.

Hezekiah Jones were nominated two consecutive years as Best Indie Rock Band / Americana Band by Tri-State Indie Awards. They have played nearly all of the key venues in Philadelphia and have also performed at WXPN’s always sold out Xponential Festival. Hezekiah Jones has a much-anticipated album slated for release in 2015 and looks forward to a busy year.

“Hezekiah Jones is a superb singer-songwriter, with a very talented group of musical friends, and music that ranges from toe-tapping fun to glued-to-your-seat awe-inspiring moments.”
- One Fan at a Time

Hezekiah Jones is the musical nom de plume for Raphael Cutrufello and a band of like-minded musicians crafting alternative folk music. His catalog of songs sometimes sounds like a post-apocalyptic White Album, as covered by Sufjan Stevens. The biting, sometimes campy vibe only serves to intensify the blow of his sucker-punch ballads. Songs are filled with outlandish characters, imagined landscapes, ringing harmonies, and baroque instrumental flourishes, but never disconnect from the tangible feelings at their center. -Peter Marinari, CBS Philadelphia
Chestnut Grove
Chestnut Grove
Pennsylvania bred, close knit group of youngin' , multi-instrumentalist rock n' rollers who put on one helluva live show. Since 2012 the group has been creating music together combining a variety of their individual influences while independently performing over 200+ shows, and self-producing a debut EP & LP. They're back in the studio this Summer 2016 to record a fresh EP with Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, The Districts, Hoots n Hellmouth) in combination with an online rebrand and their first national tour in 2017. There are exciting things in the works for this family style band of creative characters with some serious growth potential in the live space.
Black Horse Motel
Black Horse Motel
Philadelphia's Black Horse Motel crafts its genre-fluid city folk sound by taking traditional folk instrumentation and lyrics, blending them with Americana roots, rock, blues, and country influences and tying it all together with rich vocal harmonies. The resulting sound is infectiously foot-stomping, heart-breaking, familiar and new.

In 2012, Black Horse Motel offered their first recording; a self-titled EP. They followed up with their debut full-length LP, Red Summer Spirit. The record released on March 1, 2013 to a sold-out crowd at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia.

The next three years brought several lineup changes while the group continued to hone their sound and expand their fan base. The current 4-piece group is made up of Desiree Haney (cello/keys/vocals), Megan Manning (drums/percussion, vocals), Galen Fitzpatrick (guitar/dobro/vocals), and Ryann Lynch (fiddle/vocals).

Partnering with engineer/producer Ron DiSilvestro, the group headed into renowned Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA and Forge Recording in Oreland, PA in April of 2016 to record their next 5-song EP, Parable. The finished product was mastered by Grammy Award winner, Phil Nicolo. After a successful PledgeMusic campaign, Parable was released to major online outlets on January 13, 2017.

In the fall of 2017, Black Horse Motel competed in Philadelphia councilman David Oh’s city-wide PHL Live music competition and won the Country/Folk category! Prizes included cash and studio time.

Black Horse Motel has also been nominated for 2018’s local Homey Awards, hosted by 93.7 WSTW. Categories include EP of the Year, Best Live Act, Best Folk Song, Best Alt Song, and more!
The band is currently recording a forthcoming new EP, again with DiSilvestro & Nicolo, expected to be released in early summer 2018.

Black Horse Motel has performed at the famed Philadelphia Folk Festival in Schwenksville, PA, the Dewey Beach Music Conference and Dewey Beach Americana Festival in Dewey Beach, DE, Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA, Xtreme Folk Festival in Telford, PA and the People’s Choice Festival in State College, PA. The group has also performed at many popular Philadelphia-area venues, including World Cafe Live, Boot & Saddle, Ardmore Music Hall, and Bourbon & Branch. The group has begun spreading their sound to the greater Philadelphia area, with performances in Jenkintown, King of Prussia, Phoenixville, New Hope, State College, and Wilkes-Barre, as well as to Brooklyn, NY, Ithaca, NY, Baltimore, MD, Charleston, WV, and Nashville, TN. Black Horse Motel has been featured as live performers on several radio programs, including Delaware’s WSTW Hometown Heroes show, The Folk Show on WXPN, Folkadelphia on XPN2, and Y-Not Radio.
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003