Jocelyn & Chris Arndt w. Bow Thayer

Fri Feb 16 2018 8:00pm to 11:00pm
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Jocelyn & Chris Arndt

Footprints on the Moon - Live at Cohoes Music Hall

Devastatingly powerful vocals and retro-rock guitar, with lyrics that run the gamut from vulnerable to all-out venomous: siblings Jocelyn & Chris Arndt are creating a new generation of authentic album rock.

Jocelyn & Chris perform at venues and festivals coast to coast, backed by a killer band and non-stop, full-throttle stage presence. They create live shows that are unforgettable. Their recordings feature industry veterans including G. Love, Gov’t Mule’s Danny Louis, Beau Sasser (Kung Fu,) Alvin Moody (Whitney Houston and Gavin Degraw), and numerous others. Following their debut full-length “Edges” and follow-up live album “30,000 Miles,” Jocelyn & Chris’s sophomore full-length “Go,” released to radio April 10th, debuted with Billboard’s #5 Most Added Single to AAA Radio in the US. “Go” also held the #2 position on The Relix Jambands Top 30 Album Chart for three consecutive months, supported by airplay on more than 200 stations nationwide.

Jocelyn, Chris and their band log performances across the country. Notable stops include The Sundance Film Festival, Mountain Jam Music Festival, SXSW, CMJ, The Viper Room and Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, Milwaukee Summerfest*, The Birchmere in Alexandria, The Old Rock House in St. Louis, Gas Monkey in Dallas, Sierra Nevada Brewing in North Carolina, Uncle Bo’s in Topeka, Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME, Higher Ground in Burlington, VT, Harlows in Sacramento, Larimer Lounge and Lost Lake in Denver, Rebel Lounge in Phoenix, 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville, The Revelry Room in Chattanooga, The International in Knoxville, Rams Head in Annapolis, and numerous other top venues and events.

Together with their band, Jocelyn & Chris have provided direct support for Vertical Horizon, Delta Rae, Little Feat, Marc Cohn, the Gin Blossoms, Rick Derringer, Denis DeYoung, Sunny Sweeney, Here Come the Mummies, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Pat McGee Band, and Shannon LaBrie.

“One couldn’t help but to just be amazed at her raw, Janis Joplin-inspired voice. Chris Arndt morphed from John Mayer to Eddie Van Halen to Jimi Hendrix and back again.” ~ Alex Phillips / The Daily Beacon

“The Arndts sound like they were raised on 60’s rock records, and would enjoy having a drink with the ghost of Janis Joplin.” ~ New York Scene Report

“Their show was like walking into a theatre expecting a Disney classic and finding a Quentin Tarantino flick instead.” ~ New Haven Independent

“Put Simply, Jocelyn Arndt’s voice is the complete voice. She possesses incredible power, depth, tone, range, and control – a baffling set of skills.” -Music Connection

“His Joe Perry meets Tom Petty aura makes it very hard to resist. This sibling duo has the potential to become the music industry’s Next big Thing.” – Miguel Costa

“Imagine Fiona Apple and Alanis Morissette paying homage to Janis Joplin and Grace Slick. Jocelyn Arndt rocks.” ~ Poughkeepsie Journal

“This lady is a powerhouse and will blow you away – keep your eye on these two, folks.” ~ Lucy Out Loud

“The club doesn’t always get artists who play Sundance or share the stage with The Black Keys, Grace Potter, Gov’t Mule, and Robert Plant, but Jocelyn and Chris Arndt are the exception.” ~ Cambridge Day

“His guitar work echoes that of veterans like Stevie Ray Vaughan and even Joe Bonamassa. But it’s Jocelyn’s vocal ability that karate chops through the mix, grabs you by the throat, and slams you to the dojo floor.” -Rock and Blues Muse

“Think Bonnie Raitt channeled through Grace Potter with a visit from PJ Harvey. Jocelyn’s animated vocal delivery commands attention!” ~ NYS Music

She mixes Janis Joplin and Queen into a surprisingly modern sonic experience.” ~ Pop Dust

Bow Thayer

Cukoo by Bow Thayer (performed in the Treehouse)

Bow Thayer has been singing and writing songs for as long as he can remember. Making music is who he is. He has lived up to his "reputation as a sublimely gifted artist" by pursuing a creative vision that seeks to lead Americana music into the future. Finally gaining national recognition, American Songwriter says this "onetime Levon Helm compatriot is the best artist to come from New England in recent years." Bow made a name for himself in Boston with 7 League Boots, a rock/reggae band that shared the stage with the likes of Fugazi, The Mighty Might Bosstones, and Pearl Jam. Fifteen years ago he made a life-altering decision to leave the city for the Green Mountains of Vermont. It was there that he explored the Delta blues playing slide guitar for the original Elbow and began a relationship with the banjo--both in the bluegrass group, The Benders, and on his own--that continues to this day. Bow’s music is always evolving—from luscious backwoods folk rock to the sonic exploration of his last album of all original material, Sundowser, that was co-produced and engineered by three-time Grammy winner Justin Guip (Levon Helm) and crafted on an instrument Bow created--the Bojotar--in a studio he built with his own hands. As No Depression puts it, "You want inventiveness... I offer Bow Thayer." Bow's newest release, The Source and The Servant, is a tribute to two legends that have influenced his development as an artist: Dock Boggs and Mississippi Fred McDowell. But this record is just not simply a homage to the foundations of American music. Bow has re-invented these songs with new arrangements and lyrics, and performs most of them on different acoustic and electric versions of the Bojotar, a stringed instrument that incorporates elements of the banjo, resonator guitar, and conventional guitar. The electric version is currently available for sale from the Eastwood/Airline Guitar Company. While out on the road, Bow had the joy of introducing the Bojotar to fans and friends alike, including some of his musical peers and heroes such as Bela Fleck, Richard Thompson, The Steep Canyon Ramblers and Warren Haynes. Having played with these music luminaries as well as Levon Helm, John Hiatt, Booker T, and Ringo Starr, Bow has seen his fair share of travel across these United States of America and the World at large and plans to do more while supporting his records that feature his tales, truths and fantasies about the human condition. Bow and his band of brothers devote their lives to spreading music wherever they go and hope you have the chance to catch an earful.