(Dan Nettles: guitar, Roland Fidezius: bass, Shane Latimer: guitar, Matthew Jacobson: drums)
TUESDAY 3 MARCH
7PM, £12 (£8 conc) HERE
£50 FESTIVAL TICKET AVAILABLE HERE
booking fee included
Based in the humid indie-rock haven of Athens, Georgia, Kenosha Kid has supplied the world with their own unique blend of modern-jazz-meets-college-radio for over a decade. In 2004, after several weeks study and improvisation at the Banff Centre for Arts, bandleader Dan Nettles emerged with a flame of inspiration, a host of new collaborators and an invigorated sense of purpose: build a scene, write for people you know, and listen to your creative heart regardless of music idiom. Returning to Athens, Nettles did just that, which became the beginning of the band Kenosha Kid.
Their most recent album, Missing Pieces (2019) is a beautifully layered record with a sense of melodic longing and intriguing rhythms. Expressionistic, undefinable and ecstatic, it is instrumental music drawing from the gutters and ditches of many legitimate musical traditions including, and defying, jazz, rock and modern classical genres.
In March 2020, Kenosha Kid returns to Ireland featuring Nettles, Berlin bassist Roland Fidezius (the fierce Lemmy-like low end from Peter Van Huffel’s Gorilla Mask) alongside Dubliners Shane Latimer (guitarist of OKO, Outerspaceways Inc. and arch-minimalists 無我) and drummer Matthew Jacobson (ReDiviDeR, Insufficient Funs, Roamer).
“…Artfully blends surf rock and contemporary jazz with college radio and a country twang.” – Irish Times
“A mash-up between contemporary jazz, alt-rock and jam-band ethos, Kenosha Kid cast a wicked spell…” – All About Jazz