The Lansdowne Folk Club will present the Stable Shakers, a progressive Americana band with inter-tangling influences of folk, jazz and country western themes, Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne.
Hailing from the Cumberland Valley farmlands of Pennsylvania, the Stable Shakers formed after a serendipitous New Year’s Eve show at the Birchmere Music Hall, where backstage former Hello Strangers bandmates guitarist Spencer Pheil and bassist Tommy Hoy met with pedal steel player Dave Hadley (Bumper Jacksons), who currently fills out the instrumental outfit alongside longtime drummer and friend Jim Aguzzi. Together, the four embarked on an instrumental crusade to bring improvisation into genres that had traditional rigidity and are giving them a refreshing new life.
Shows continue to challenge and shift, as the group can perform with countless combinations of featured guest musicians, from keyboardists to vocalists, as well as changing from quartet to trio and duo. Many shows feature several sets of multiple configurations. Itsbrand of improvisation is meant to be visceral and tactile.
Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $17 when purchased in advance online or with an advanced phone reservation and $20 without an advance reservation. Cash only accepted at the door.
Parking is available on the street and at the SEPTA train station approximately one block away.