East Cameron Folkcore CD Release Show Tonight at The White Horse
It’s easy to be drawn into the large, eclectic presence that is East Cameron Folkcore. Once the band gets going, it’s one high-spirited jamboree that’s so bold, so explosive, it oftentimes inspires fans to impulsively join them on stage – which may be a bit of a feat considering that there are already ten band members crowding the space. Ten. At first glance, one might marvel at the size of this folk-rock outfit. Perhaps it’s not so much a band as it is a party – and one that sounds pretty amazing, at that.
Named after a Northeast Austin neighborhood, East Cameron Folkcore was a musical project initiated by guitarist and vocalist Jesse Moore, not long after the untimely passing of Moore’s friend and Bankrupt and The Borrowers band mate John Pettis in 2009. To keep the memory of Pettis alive, Moore completed the songs they’d been working on together, which were released on the critically-lauded concept album Sound and Fury (2011), a wonderful tribute to Pettis presented in the style of a Greek tragedy. The music also reflects the band’s personality: Rowdy, passionate, loud and larger than life.
You encounter that very same spirit with the band’s new release, The Sun Also Rises. They are as passionate, bold and brazen as ever, with Moore leading the troop through each massive, unadulterated track.
In their typical celebratory fashion, East Cameron Folkcore is having a grand CD release show tonight at The White Horse, 500 Comal St. Speaking of which, this will be an entire night of personalities. Look at the show’s line-up: Songwriter, storyteller, artist and one-man band Shakey Graves, and one of the most raucous and rambunctious rock trios around, The Blind Pets. Things get rolling around 10 p.m. Be prepared to get crazy. Highly recommended.