The End of America
July 27 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
We are so happy The End of America will be with us again on Saturday, July 27! Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:00 p.m.
The End of America quickly became a Ross Farm favorite when they appeared during our very first season of live music in the Music Room. It was clear that the house was not going to be big enough to hold the crowd that this band draws! Mark your calendars now for this outdoor concert.
The End of America is a band of friends who met on the road and found a kindred spirit in one another. The Philadelphia/NYC trio credit their name to Kerouac’s On The Road — relating to travelling “across the groaning continent” in search of inspiration. The sound is centered on their voices, weaving three distinct leads into captivating harmonies over a solid foundation of folk, rock, and Americana. Fans often draw comparison to Crosby Stills Nash and Young, The Avett Brothers, and Dawes. James Downes, Trevor Leonard and Brendon Thomas were all frontmen of other projects. In 2010 they joined forces to record their live debut EP, Steep Bay. Since then they have released two EPs and one LP, writing songs that are rich with “soul-striking harmonies and folk-rock melodies.” –WXPN, The Key
The band made their debut at the 2016 Philadelphia Folk Festival and were voted “Favorite New Artist” of the festival. In 2017 the band won the Emerging Artist Showcase at Falcon Ridge Folk Fest, returning in 2018 to perform as FRFF’s “Most Wanted” band. The End of America is known for having a powerful live show that highlights their dynamic songwriting, harmonies and playful stage banter. They have performed at festivals across the East Coast and Midwest and have shared stages with the likes of Beck, David Bromberg, Larry Campbell, Mandolin Orange, Wild Child, The Ghost of Paul Revere, and Rocky Votolato.
In 2013, Beck invited TEOA to play at his Song Reader album release show in Los Angeles after hearing the trio’s rendition of Please Leave A Light On When You Go. Their performance was broadcast live on KCRW and earned praise from Spin and Filter.
We are excited to add an opener to this concert. The Young Fables are the promising modern traditional country duo comprised of three-time American Idol vet Laurel Wright and accomplished guitarist and vocalist Wesley Lunsford.
Hailing from Maryville, TN, The Young Fables have appeared with such notable acts as Lauren Alaina, Josh Turner, Sara Evans, Chris Janson, Randy Houser, The Band Perry and Chris Lane. Quickly becoming a breakthrough face on the country scene, outlets like the world-renown “The Boot,” “NASH Country Daily,” the UK’s “Think Country” and TN Vacation all spotlighted this emerging act. Capturing the attention of three of the industry’s most revered names, Keith Urban said they “had me immediately”, Big Machine CEO Scott Borchetta praised “a flawless vocal” and Sheryl Crow boasted “as good as any country singer out there.” To learn more about The Young Fables, visit their website at www.theyoungfables.com .