The acclaimed new band Yarn will perform at the Oswego Music Hall April 14 at 8 p.m.
Like its name, the six-piece band Yarn knits and weaves country, rock, blues and more into a genre-defying blend.
Since its start in 2007, the band has become one of the hardest-working and touring bands around and its fan base has grown into a “Yarmy” of followers.
Singer-guitarist Blake Christiana credits his parents, who raised him on country and early rock. He grew up outside Albany, listening to Willie Nelson, Ricky Nelson, and Elvis, among others.
“I’m sure that got lost in my brain pretty good,” said Christiana. “Then, as a teenager I was really into the Grateful Dead and clearly they’ve got a lot of connection to roots music. Jerry Garcia was a big bluegrass player, so the Garcia/David Grisman stuff was in my ear pretty much all the time.”
Inspired by these early experiences, Christiana formed Yarn in 2007. Since then, the critically acclaimed Americana band has put out four albums and toured widely across the country.
Though Christiana is the charismatic front man, Yarn is made from a cast and crew of talented musicians. Trevor MacArthur helps out on vocals and guitar, Andrew Hendryx specializes in mandolin, Rod Hohl on the electric guitar, Rick Bugel on the upright bass, and Robert Bonhomme on Drums.
Yarn follows a tradition that includes forward thinking roots bands like The Flying Burrito Brothers and New Riders of the Purple Sage.
The venue is located at the McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake St., Oswego.
Tickets may be purchased on-line at http://oswegomusichall.org/ or at the River’s End bookstore, 19 West Bridge Street in Oswego.
The Music Hall’s next concert April 28 will feature the folk/rock duo Aztec Two-Step.