April 12: Ryanhood w/ The Young Novelists and Trevor Exter

Bikenetic, 922 West Broad St., Falls Church
Music at 7:30 pm (doors at 7:00 pm)

Named ‘Best Group/Duo’ in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA’s), acoustic-duo Ryanhood got their first break more than a decade ago as street-performers at Boston’s Quincy Market. It was there that they were spotted by a college booking agent and thrust into the college touring scene, where Campus Activities Magazine would name them “one of the most requested acts by college buyers all across the country.” They’ve since gone on to perform more than 800 shows in 42 U.S. states over the past decade and have shared stages with Jason Mraz, Matt Nathanson, Train, American Authors, and have even been tweeted about by Ellen DeGeneres.

Cameron Hood’s rich and folky lead vocals, Ryan Green’s explosive guitar and mandolin riffs, and their airtight vocal harmonies prompted the Arizona Daily Star to call them, “a match made in radio heaven.”  Their fifth and newest album, Start Somewhere, finds the band returning to the intimate storytelling and acoustic guitar interplay that was a hallmark of their early work as buskers. They currently reside in their hometown of Tucson, AZ, where they have won more than a dozen Tucson Music Awards including “Best Folk Band” and “Best Rock Band” (you can decide for yourself which is most accurate).

Also appearing will be the Young Novelists, a Toronto-based duo.
“One of the top 5 folk bands to watch in Toronto”
~ BlogTO
“…the harmonies are spot-on, they just don’t falter.”
~Amanda Putz (CBC Radio)

And NYC-based cellist/songwriter Trevor Exter.

"the acid-banjo god of the cello"
Steven Bernstein (Levon Helm Band, Sex Mob)