Sunday, September 23, 2018
Steve’n’Seagulls with Restless Leg String Band
Mercy Lounge
Mon, Sep 17 8:00 pm

Steve’n’Seagulls: What do you get when you put five rednecks in the same barn? A full set of teeth, of course! Unless the clodhoppers happen to be Finns, in which case they’re going to start a band and will take over the world.  Steve ‘N’ Seagulls are, basically, a YouTube lark gone horribly, horribly wrong. Back in the summer of 2014 a bunch of Finnish musicians played a hillbillified (yes, it’s a word) version of AC/DC's “Thunderstruck” on their barnyard wearing the goofiest apparel possible and shot the darn thing on video. Eventually, nobody got more punked than the band themselves, having to witness the video ramp up millions of views in just a couple of weeks and landing the fledgling band on the websites and magazine pages of elite metal media, Guitar World, Revolver, Loudwire, Blabbermouth and Metal Sucks leading the way.  Restless Leg String Band: Joe & Casey have played in multiple projects together and started pickin' acoustic on the street in downtown Lexington, Ky, in the late summer of 2013. During that time they were looking to start a new, local-bluegrass project. Meeting regularly, they began writing/collaborating and learning new/old songs. They took their acoustic instruments & pickin' all around downtown Lexington at Thursday Night Live, as well as their weekly spot, the Wildcat Market on Columbia Ave. Located on University of Kentucky's campus. Many other friends and musicians joined in, one being mandolin player, Alex Guagenti. Alex quickly formed a very friendly and very tight bond with Joe and Casey through their music. Restless Leg String Band was born into existence. Ishi joined after filling in during the summer months of 2014. He is a well known musician in & around Kentucky. He has been in touring acts such as; Bloodroots Barter, YoHo Buffalo, & The Ishi Wooton Experience. Jonathan Bramel or "Jonny B." sat in with RLSB in 2015/2016, and is well-known from acts such as: Vessel, Hollow Bone, Allmanacs & Tim Boone & Friends. Jonny B. has recently become a full-time member in 2017.  Incorporating traditional bluegrass numbers, high-energy originals and a vast range of cover material, they started booking gigs and pickin' and playing as much as possible. Quickly gaining a reputation for festivals and venues alike.  

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