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Some Bright Morning

We are the by & By

 

"This is something new and meant to be heard with fresh ears as a beautiful take on something you love." -Joe Morris

 

Boston-based group The By & By offers a fresh approach to American Roots music. The trio summons electrifying stage performances that infuse the raw energy of gospel and blues and the plaintive cry of country music with a modern edge. Drawing on improvisational skills honed at New England Conservatory, where Leah Hennessy (vocals), Jacob Means (mandolin) and Brad Barrett (bass), met and formed The By & By in 2014, the group explores contemporary interpretations of traditional music ranging from Methodist hymnals, the Carter Family, Muddy Waters, and Blind Willie Johnson, among others. The By & By’s music dances skillfully across time signatures while maintaining an allegiance to the groove, with Hennessy’s bluesy and jazz-inflected vocals anchoring the intricate counterpoint between Means' mandolin and Barrett's bass. The resulting sound, inventive and yet familiar, forges new territory for the American String Band tradition. 

 

Vocals | Leah Hennessy
Bass | Brad Barrett
Mandolin | Jacob Means

 

Meghan Ireland, photographer. ©meghanireland2015
 

Tour Dates

5.30 | Campfire Festival at Club Passim | Boston, MA

6.2 | Gallery 263 | Boston, MA

6.10 | Radio Bean | Burlington Jazz Festival | Burlington, VT

7.14 | Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3 | NYC

7.12 | WMBR Pipeline, 88.1 FM | Boston, MA

7.17 | The Burren | ALBUM RELEASE SHOW | Somerville, MA

7.22 | The Owl Music Parlor | Brooklyn, NY

8.5 | Jalopy Theater | NYC

8.11 | Club Passim | Boston, MA

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