At the legendary Sun Studios in February 2017, two sidemen on a recording session bonded over 1950s rock’n’roll music.Â Returning to New York, they discovered they were Harlem neighbors, and the Harlem River Noise was born.
Kyle Lacy & Cody Gibson, Harlem River Noise, take the stage with a quartet at Bird & Beckett Thursday evening just before hitting the highway to Viva Las Vegas this weekend.
As Harlem River Noise, a quartet that played 161 dates in 2018, they dive deep into the rockabilly born from New Orleans R&B’s marriage to Memphis country & gospel.
Recorded live to tape in 2017, their album “Currents” captures a marathon 2-day recording session. Two tracks from the album, ‘Iâ€™ve Been Shakin’ and ‘South to Carolina,’ were featured on the Nashville DJ James Riley’s Rockabilly + Blues Radio Hour. Adobe & Teardrops called the album â€œa breezy stroll (or lindy hop) through Saturday nights of yore.”
Kyle and Cody enlisted friends for a two-month record release tour later in the year, and soon they were playing festivals including Viva East Rockabilly Weekender, the Fayetteville Roots Festival, and Musikfest all in the span of a year, and played upwards of 160 dates in 2018. After releasing the single â€˜Irresponsible Daysâ€™ in summer â€˜18 directly supported by a month-long US-tour, they’re on the verge of releasing a new album in Spring/Summer 2019 inspired by their love of vintage soul like Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, and the genre-defying Wood Brothers.
Their tour is on-going. They’re off for Viva Las Vegas as soon as they’re done here, and in July they’ll play the Byrdâ€™s Creek Music Festival in EastÂ Crossville, Tennessee.
Hear them at this link: https://www.harlemrivernoise.com/
And check out the Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour — http://rockabillynblues.blogspot.com/
“Bright light city…”Â This Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour we focus on just SOME of the MANY great artists coming Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend!Â It’s happening April 18-21st in Las Vegas, NV.Â We debut a NEW tune from The Hillbilly Moon Explosion with Sparky and we spin a new tribute medley from Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones.Â There’s special Viva Las Vegas edition of the instru-Mental breakdown with the Messer Chups and Sandy Nelson & The The Sin City Termites (featuring Eddie Angel of Los Straitjackets on guitar…who will ALSO be at Viva Las Vegas).Â Plus, you’ll hear tunes from Freddy Cannon, The Delta Bombers, Reverend Horton Heat, Jittery Jack, The Kingbees, Wayne Hancock, Harlem River Noise, Tammi Savoy & The Chris Casello Combo, Ray Campi, Don Woody, Crown City Bombers, Sid King, Restless, Linda Gail Lewis (with Robbie Fulks) and Billy Harlan!Â Wanda Jackson is included in the show as she was originally announced for the festival but has just now announced a retirement from live performances after over 60 years of touring!
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