THE GUGGENHEIM GROTTO
Friday, Sep 13, 2013 - 8:00 pm, $17.00
Sponsored by WEXT 97.7
With special guest M.R. Poulopoulos
Following a year consumed by writing and recording new songs for their upcoming album, Dublin alt-folk duo The Guggenheim Grotto will return to the road playing headlining dates along the East Coast and into the Midwest. Two time alums of The Linda Guggenheim shows have always been passion filled. There unique sound and superb harmonies have made them an indie /folk favorite. The band continues to promote the release of its third album, The Universe Is Laughing, but will be showcasing plenty of new material as well.
The Guggenheim Grotto emerged in 2005 to critical acclaim in Ireland with its debut album ...Waltzing Alone when the first single "Told You So" reached No. 12 on the Irish National Airplay Charts. Later, the band found success abroad much in part to early champions like David Dye at WXPN in Philadelphia, XM Radio's "The Loft" and Nic Harcourt at KCRW in Los Angeles. Both previous releases have made it to No. 1 on the iTunes Folk Chart and seen placements in major primetime TV programs like Brothers and Sisters and One Tree Hill. The band's sophomore record, 2009's Happy The Man, saw the band tour with They Might Be Giants and Ani DiFranco, and received tremendous support from Triple A radio, warm embraces at press, and a YouTube featured video for the first single, "Her Beautiful Ideas," that garnered over 300,000 views in just a few days. See video below.
By turns intelligent, soulful, melodic and melancholy, acoustic singer-songwriter M.R. Poulopoulos is one of New York's Capital Region's most honest and eloquent artists. His wide-ranging influences share a common foundation in American blues and roots music, but his sound is very much his own. Poulopoulos' first solo album, Greenhorn, was released in 2011 to critical acclaim, and his 2013 follow-up, Harvest the Heart, expanded his sound as well as his fan base. He has also worked as part of the acoustic duo Palatypus.
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