The 2012 Road to Nightfall winners, Strung Like a Horse will be headlining the Nightfall Concert Series on Friday. Local band, Jordan Hallquist and the Outfit, will be the opening act. The show will be immediately followed with a parade from Miller Plaza to Rhythm and Brews for SLAH's second album and video release party. The northbound lane of Market Street will be blocked off during this time for the parade. The supporting act and co-host of the parade will be Roanoke-based band, Another Roadside Attraction.
SLAH’s new EP, “Glad” will be available for purchase at Nightfall and Rhythm & Brews. SLAH will be premiering, “Gypsy Jane,” their second music video immediately following the set. This five-piece band is bringing something new and unique to the table with a bluegrass instrumentation that stretches the boundaries of tradition. The exclusive energy and sound that has been developed by SLAH has now been coined “Garage-grass.”
The opening act at Nightfall will begin at 7 p.m. followed by SLAH at 8 p.m. The Strut Like a Horse Parade will feature performers on stilts, jugglers, fire-eaters, dancers, unicycles, circus-style music, marching drums and horns. Another Roadside Attraction will march right onto the stage at R&Bs to begin their set.
Strung Like a Horse will then play the new EP live from start to finish followed by the premier screening of Gypsy Jane. The music video was produced by NY-based Tomas Donoso, and directed by SLAH's Clay Maselle. Lacy Jo, owner of Zanzibar belly-dance studio, is featured in the video as the heart-breaking woman of intrigue. When she leaves her fiancé, he transforms into a beast of revenge, and is on the hunt for his lover and her new fling.
Review for Strung Like A Horse:
Their stage presence, energy, and overall performance is as unforgettable as their name. Before leaving the stage at Track 29 for Sam Bush, Clay let the crowd know that up next was “Sam Like a Bush.” Sam remarked “These boys make me sound like Bill Monroe, and I've never been called Sam Like a Bush before, but I kind of like it.” After winning “The Road to Nightfall” competition, which involved five nights of music and 20 bands, Strung Like a Horse has been playing all over the southeast and building an extremely dedicated following. They have recently sold out Rhythm & Brews, JJ's Bohemia, and have found themselves playing festivals large and small. Fuse TV awarded SLAH the “Best Band Name at Bonnarroo” award, quoting front man Clay Maselle as saying “We're Strung Like a Horse, and you're not.”