Last Friday’s White House Productions hosted, Monsters of Acoustic Rock concert series, was packed with fans and stacked with a stellar line-up.
July’s MOAR#7 offered triumphant returns by Zach Andersen and John Jennings, in addition to two newcomers, Blake Bassett, and Seth Adam. MOAR 7 had one of its largest crowds to date to cheer on the local artists – this series continues to grow!
After Zach Andersen completed his usual indie interviews ahead of the show’s start, he delivered the goods by celebrating the release of his new single, “I Smile Too” (feat. Blake Bassett), with Blake even joining Zach for the performance! View the video and make sure to check out Zach Andersen on iTunes.
John Jennings was up next with a Cash-like attitude, rock hooks, and unapologetic storytelling. John’s sincerity draws you in and then leaves you out of breath with his intensity on every song. Check out John’s new single, “Move On“, from his new EP, Against The Grain, recently recorded at White House Productions (Against The Grain will be available soon on iTunes – stay tuned to our Facebook page for more info). John Jennings’ set was capped off by a two song appearance by White House Production’s own Nathan Sage, Studio Manager/Chief Engineer/Producer, laying down the backbeat to John Jennings’ driving vox and rhythms! Nathan appears on “Flint” from John Jennings’ new EP.
Blake Bassett followed John Jennings with her soulful and dynamic voice, leading you on a journey through her story-telling songs. Blake Bassett’s vocals have a likeness to a young Jewel, with her amazing range, soft notes, and bold climbs. Don’t think Blake Bassett is dated in anyway though, because her main influences are actually Ingrid Michaelson, Bright Eyes, and Priscilla Ahn. Learn more about Blake Bassett via her pre-show interview.
Seth Adam closed the night with a ton of emotion, rockin’ acoustic guitar, and insanely funny stage banter. Seth Adam is already very familiar with White House Productions, having recorded 2013’s Steel Tempered Pride in the very room where Monsters of Acoustic Rock is held, and you could really tell! Seth Adam pulled out deep tracks at the request of the crowd, along with debuting never before heard material, while also focusing on songs from his latest month by month recording project, East Rock. Seth Adam is a true, local CT indie folk hero with the integrity in his lyrics and ultra-experienced guitar chops to back it up. Seth Adam even teased Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”, for all the deep-down hard rock fans and metal heads in the audience, that were instead getting their folk and protest music fix on for the night! Thank you to Zach Andersen for a wonderful interview and video with the Monsters of Acoustic Rock 7 headliner, Seth Adam, and check out Seth Adam’s upcoming live dates.
Thank you to all the artists, fans, friends, and family that came out to Monsters of Acoustic Rock #7. #MOAR8 will be on Friday, August 26, 2016 at White House Production’s Connecticut Recording Studio – Artist announcement coming soon!