Will Evans - Concert for Australian Wildlife w/ Skout (solo), Kelsey Hunter and special guests

  • Rough Trade NYC, Brooklyn, NY

  • Thu, February 20, 2020 | Doors 07:00 PM, Show: 08:00 PM

  • Advance: $20.00 / Day of Show: $25.00

  • 18 & Over

Will Evans - Concert for Australian Wildlife w/ Skout (solo), Kelsey Hunter and special guests --- About Cobargo Wildlife SanctuaryCobargo, NSW was flattened, totally decimated by fire. Amongst the carnage was an amazing couple that raises and cares for kangaroos. They quietly go about their business, donate to every cause, and help others without a moment’s hesitation. It’s our turn to return the favor. Will is donating his share of ticket sales from this show to assist efforts t

Will Evans - Concert for Australian Wildlife w/ Skout (solo), Kelsey Hunter and special guests --- About Cobargo Wildlife SanctuaryCobargo, NSW was flattened, totally decimated by fire. Amongst the carnage was an amazing couple that raises and cares for kangaroos. They quietly go about their business, donate to every cause, and help others without a moment’s hesitation. It’s our turn to return the favor. Will is donating his share of ticket sales from this show to assist efforts to rebuild shelters, purchase food and veterinary care for the injured animals. https://www.gofundme.com/f/wildlife-fire-ground-carers https://www.begadistrictnews.com.au/story/6583154/wildlife-carers-vow-to-rebuild-sanctuary/ https://7news.com.au/news/wildlife/wildlife-carers-rebuild-after-nsw-bushfire-c-651031 --- About Will EvansWill Evans has spent the last decade as the primary songwriter and frontman for the New England based Roots Rock outfit Barefoot Truth. After four albums and 20+ million plays on Spotify, he embarked on his solo journey – and has since released three additional full-length albums and toured extensively. His most recent album "Rise" was nominated for three categories by the New England Music Awards: Album of the Year, Roots Act of the Year, and Video of the Year ("Family Tree"). The album features deeply personal topics of humanity, compassion, and a reflection of the current political times. A lifelong surfer and environmentalist based out of Westerly, RI, his songs speak to the importance of connecting with and protecting the earth. At a time when many are looking for words of inspiration and reassurance, "Rise" delivers a collection of socially conscious songs filled with messages of love, possibility, and inclusion. In 2018 and 2019, Will joined his good friend Trevor Hall as a member of his touring band and as a frequent supporting act. Together they performed to passionate crowds across North America and Europe. Trevor Hall is featured on "Hoka Hey," the album's opening song. In his live performances, Will displays a technical mastery of live-looping skills to showcase his background in percussion mixed with layers of acoustic guitar and soulful vocals. Will has shared the stage with many top artists including Crosby & Nash, Grace Potter, Bruce Hornsby, Rusted Root, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Trevor Hall, Nahko, Xavier Rudd, Donavon Frankenreiter, Ryan Montbleau, Railroad Earth and members of Dispatch. --- About SkoutSkout is Laura Valk and Connor Gladney, a Brooklyn-based duo that plays indie-folk with restless edge. The pair met on an East Village stoop over coffee in late 2014. The next night, they played their first show together as Skout. Shortly after Skout’s promising first EP, Again Anew, was released, Gladney became a permanent member of the band (coffee was awarded honorary membership as well). Again Anew’s warm reception and Skout’s success on the regional circuit caught the attention of soul-pop powerhouse and international platinum musician Eric Hutchinson, who came on board in 2016 to produce the band’s second EP, Just Words, before bringing the duo out on his fall headlining tour that same year. The EP’s title track peaked at #8 on Spotify’s USA Viral 50 chart in early 2017. Skout’s music pairs deeply personal lyrics with urgent and emotionally charged instrumentals, and their songs have resonated with fans across the country. Whether playing your Mom’s living room or the House of Blues, it’s the duo’s onstage chemistry, nonstop smiling, and the band’s “awkwardly endearing” banter/puns that truly bond listeners to the duo. --- About Kelsey Hunter25-year-old singer, songwriter, and musician Kelsey Hunter is known for her signature sound, close to a gritty-rock, low-timbered folk indie style that nods to the likes of Brandi Carlile, James Bay, and Stevie Nicks, and is powered by Hunters gravelly, soulful voice and deeply felt lyrics. “I pay close attention to every line I write, I make sure each word has a place and a purpose- I want people to jump into my writing with me and see exactly where I came from.” Hunter says of her sources of inspiration. “Making myself vulnerable to other people through my lyrics is so important to me. I pride my music on being honest and genuine so you know I’m just as human as you. I’m not afraid to let you know I’ve been weak in once or twice in my life.” Hunter has been certain of what she wanted to do with her life from a young age. She grew up in a large family in the small town of Boonton, New Jersey. “There wasn’t much of a music influence my town; there wasn’t much of anything exciting, but I embraced the quietness and serenity of the area to really find peace in my early writing” Hunter explains. “ I remember being eight years old, I spent hours digging through my parents’ CD collections, and I was immediately drawn to Guns N’ Roses, the Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Fleetwood Mac to name a few. There was something gritty about what they did and I wanted to be just like them, tight leather pants and all. From that point on, I knew I struck gold, I connected to this music and still use these albums to help me create my own art.” When she was 10 years old, Kelsey briefly took up electric guitar lessons and quit soon after to teach herself acoustic guitar. At the Age of 15, she began writing her own songs and playing wherever she could, Kelsey adds “I was always a shy kid, so growing up, I found a lot of myself in my music.” Hunter now resides in New York City where, in between playing shows, she has been collaborating with other songwriters in the city such as Sophie B. Hawkins and slowly but surely assembling her first EP. “I plan on including revamped edits of some of my old songs such as “Quickly” and “Missing Someone” I’ve never actually assembled them together into an album, but I think they’re vital pieces of this first album because they show a lot of who I was and the progression of my writing” Hunter also expressed her excitement for the new material she has yet to release, she exclaims “This city was hard to warm up to, but I’m finally finding the creativeness to write in a different and more risky direction. I’ve never been more ready and more inspired.”

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