The Americans live at HRC
“From the first rolling guitar notes, carrying sadness and defiance like dust, this sweeps me up: I want to know everything about where that feeling came from, and where it’s
“From the first rolling guitar notes, carrying sadness and defiance like dust, this sweeps me up: I want to know everything about where that feeling came from, and where it’s going.” – Greil Marcus (Pitchfork)
“Genius twenty-first century musicians that are reinventing American heritage music for this century. And it sounds even better this century.” – T Bone Burneet (Telluride Film Festival)
With their debut album – I’ll be yours, three young boys from The Americans has gain significant compliments from the experts.
Sometime in the 1970s, a decade before frontman Patrick Ferris and bassist Jake Faulkner were born, their mothers met on a train to Woodstock. Patrick and Jake met as children but lived in different cities and saw little of one another before they reconnected in high school when they got along immediately through their joy for busking (street performing), and pre-war American country and blues. Guitarist Zac Sokolow had dropped out of high school and was busking on the street and working construction in Los Angeles when Jake saw him playing guitar, and convinced him to move in with them and start a band. Spurring one another on, they spent years digging through obscure records and arcane field recordings. They taught themselves banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and slide guitar.
The band’s first tour was different from most. The band set off on a meandering, quixotic odyssey that found them playing honky tonks, rural bars, a Navajo radio station, and a wine cellar in an abandoned Coca-Cola bottling plant.
With that spirit, this December, they will visit Hanoi for a small gig at Hanoi Rock City.
Ticket: 100,000VND at door
(Thursday) 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm