This is NOT your typical Americana bluegrass band!
Celebrating its 14th Season, the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts kicks off the 2019-20 season with The Way Down Wanderers, on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 8PM. The Rolling Stones Country Magazine voted them ‘#1 of 10 new artists you need to know’. Their high energy mix of Folk, Americana and Bluegrass with influences from the The Avett Brothers is a foot-stomping good time for all ages.
The Way Down Wanderers’ layered harmonies are tight, with a storytelling flare. Their stage presence is fast-paced, showcasing Banjo, Upright Bass, Mandolin, Fiddle and Guitar with many unexpected elements like drummer John Merikoski’s exhilarating spoon solos! Hailing from Peoria, Illinois the band is rooted in the mid-west but influenced by a melting pot of genres; Bluegrass, Pop, Reggae, even jazz. Their sound and enthusiasm appeal to music lovers everywhere.
Opening on October 4 are The Good Morning Nags. Based in NYC, the six began playing music together at the University of Evansville in Indiana. Their Americana Indie Folk style is highlighted in their new album ‘Hard Hope’ and features traditional instruments like fiddle, banjo and guitar as well as Dulcimer, Spitznagel and Washboard.
New this season, Suffolk Center patrons will be getting more than a great show, they will be getting an extra experience. Before the show begins, Three Brothers Distillery, from Disputanta, VA, will be offering tastings and two specialty beverages for the evening. Guests can buy the ‘Morning Nag’ – a delicious Honey/Apple & Gin adult concoction and the ‘Whiskey Wanderer’ a Lime/Pineapple & Whiskey beverage. Doors open at 7:00PM so guests can imbibe and explore the Center’s new gallery exhibition ‘Beauty Beneath the Bark’ and a demonstration by the Tidewater Turners of Virginia.
Everyone can discover what they LOVE at the Suffolk Center this season!