CROSS-POLLINATION CLXII - TUES OCT 9TH - 7:30-10 PM
DAVE PITTENGER
ISRAEL GRIPKA

Dave’s music is all about versatility. Being proficient on both piano and guitar affords him the opportunity to find the texture that best suits each song, and in doing so, serves the music and the listener.

"For me, it's all about making people happy - putting a smile on their faces as they listen," Dave explains while on the way to a show in Chicago. "I just want to make people smile."

Israel Nash Gripka successfully plies alternative country with the insurgency of latent rock ‘n’ roll. Getting his ‘legs’ in the open prairies of Missouri, Israel has moved to the clogged byways of New York City, without missing a ‘step’. Since his big move this summer, Israel has put together a fitting back up band featuring local troubadours Chris Berneli on drums, Tony Tino on Bass, and Stephen Antonakos on lap and slide guitars. Israel's tunes combine passionate solo hymns of sorrow and distress coupled with full band swoops harkening back to the way music once sounded on the now vintage jukeboxes of the honkytonks and dive bars of yesteryear. Mixed with harmonica fills, cellos, and spoon fed harmonies, the music is an orchestrated piece that breathes on its own. In and out. Live, Israel engages the audience with an intensity like none other, marked by his raucous movements that make you curious as to if the stage might actually collapse. But if it did, the music would play on in stride. Either way, you would never forget it.

LISTEN TO DAVE PITTENGER LISTEN TO ISRAEL GRIPKA
CROSS-POLLINATION CLXII ::: Tuesday, OCT 9TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - DAVE PITTENGER | thedpband.com | myspace.com/davepittenger
8:45 - ISRAEL GRIPKA | myspace.com/israelgripka
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft DAVE PITTENGER & ISRAEL GRIPKA!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero