The members of KINGFISH are local boys who have been rocking venues throughout Northeast Ohio in various bands for the better part of the last several decades. Founding members Dan Rockas (drums), Joe Toledo (guitar), and Frank DeSmit (vocals, bass) began as a power trio playing classic and alternative rock, but in this latest musical incarnation have stripped the sound down to its essence with acoustic string instruments and melodic harmonies. Joe adds banjo, pedal steel, lap steel, and harmonica to his repertoire, while Frank now plucks an upright bass. Add to the mix Chip Madigan on mandolin and Tony DeSmit on guitars/vocals, and the result is an evening of unique musical takes on classic rock favorites, roots rock, folk, "new-grass" and otherwise classic American music done right with lots of strings and brother harmonies!
Special guests for the evening are THE HUMBUCKERS, playing American Rock and Roll, Rockabilly, and Roots music the way it was meant; with a hollow body Gretsch guitar, standup bass, and stripped down drum kit. Guitarist Tim Schleicher, bassist Dave Schindler, and percussionist Donny Shumaker blast through favorites from Stray Cats, Johnny Cash, The Paladins, Carl Perkins and many traditional rockabilly hits.
$15 donation requested.