CROSS-POLLINATION CX - TUES SEP 5TH - 7:30-10 PM
IAN THOMAS
MICHAEL DAVES

A favorite of local musicians, and first time listeners alike, Ian Thomas has the ability to work even the sleepiest of rooms into frenzy. Traveling the American roads for five years he honed his mix of hard-edged folk, acoustic blues, and country-tinged Americana. Ian delights audiences with his mastery of language, as well as guitar, harmonica, and kazoo, making him a mainstay of the neo-folk scene. Currently calling Philadelphia his (ever-transient) home, Ian regularly tours the East Coast and will be leaving for his first European tour soon.

Michael Daves lives in Brooklyn, NY where he plays music of various sorts (mostly bluegrass, country, and rock), teaches guitar and mandolin and records/produces music. He grew up in Decatur, GA around a lot of southern music (and garage rock). In college he "got all heady and into jazz" but since then he's been using fewer and fewer notes and chords. Nowadays he may simply say fuck it all and just make loud noises. And sing. Really high.

His group, The Bluegrass Mob, raises the roof in the old-time way. At a time when the Bluegrass world is dominated by reverent, sanitized acts, the Mob invokes the fire of the early Bluegrass heroes -- Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, and others -- who embodied the visceral, iconoclastic essence of rock n' roll before its time. They play as if Bluegrass Boys had been hanging out with the Ramones rather then the Kingston Trio.

LISTEN TO IAN THOMAS LISTEN TO MICHAEL DAVES
CROSS-POLLINATION CX ::: Tuesday, SEP 5TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - IAN THOMAS | www.ianthomasmusic.com | myspace.com/ianthomas
8:45 - MICHAEL DAVES | www.michaeldaves.com
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft IAN THOMAS & MICHAEL DAVES!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero