Damn Tall Buildings, El Feeling, and the Lonely Heartstring Band perform roots music from the Deep South, Colombia, the Northeast, and the Midwest.
Damn Tall Buildings is an all-acoustic bluegrass and blues band from Boston. While its instrumentation is bluegrass, it's not bound to it. With lyrical storytelling and foot-stomping grooves, its songs about love and ramblin’ help the everyday troubles slip away into up-tempo hobo anthems. With members from all around the United States, Damn Tall Buildings is a truthful combination of four people uniting their influences into a single sound.
El Feeling is a Colombian folk band composed of musicians Camilo Gomez, Felipe Gonzalez, Carlos Pinzon, Ivan Valbuena, Juan Alvarez, all from Colombia, and Mexican musician Diego Torres. While studying at Berklee, the members developed a curiosity about their country's folk music and roots. The members have studied the rhythms of different regions of Colombia and have started developing a following in the Boston area, playing at venues in East Boston, Malden, Everett, Lowell, and Cambridge. Its first EP, Bien Aleta, will be in production this summer.
The Lonely Heartstring Band is an acoustic quintet based in Boston. Its music is a combination of old and new styles, melding the sounds of traditional bluegrass with modern songwriting and arranging. The band began with a common love for the music of the Beatles, bringing favorite songs to life while attempting to remain true to the original arrangements.