The Novel IdeasLocation: 101 N. Main St, Fairfield, IA 52556
Event Date: Tue, Feb 13, 2018
Sunday, February 13th • The Novel Ideas. 8 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.
On Tuesday, February 13th Café Paradiso will host two progressive folk/americana bands out of Boston, Massachusetts. Both are harmony driven, highly creative, multi-instrument bands that are wowing audiences across the country.
In the fall of 2012, The Novel Ideas were playing around with a song they’d never performed live. The four friends sat in a room in their house in Brighton, Massachusetts, contemplating the song’s mechanics. They sang together, trying out different harmonies and arrangements until, finally, it clicked. Vocalist Daniel Radin recalls, “When we finally got the four-part harmony down, it was this moment where we realized like ‘oh, this isn’t
just an element of our music—it’s a feature.”
It was an important realization for the The Novel Ideas—a moment when the band began to understand their artistic partnership. Since then, they’ve earned a reputation from music critics and fans for their moving four-part harmonies and rich Americana sound. From rock clubs to living rooms to festival stages, the band strives to convey honesty and intimacy through their music.
Honeysuckle is a progressive folk act that blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration.
Comprised of Holly McGarry, Benjamin Burns, and Chris Bloniarz, this Boston based band can frequently be found performing across the country, playing alongside bands like The Ballroom Thieves, The David Grisman Sextet, Boy & Bear, Sam Moss, The Western Den, The Novel Ideas, Shook Twins, John Craigie, Damn Tall Buildings and others. Honeysuckle has performed at Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza and CMJ, was chosen as a Converse Rubber Tracks artist, and has been nominated for Best Folk Artist of the Year, and Best Americana Artist of the Year three years in a row at the annual Boston Music Awards. They were also put in the Top 10 bands of 2016 So Far list compiled by NPR.
The Novel Ideas and Honeysuckle will perform at Café Paradiso on Tuesday, February 13th at 8PM. Tickets are $10 in advance (available online at cafeparadiso.net or at Paradiso), $12 at the show.
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