Modern Americana

Modern Americana


Th / 8-10:30P


An Evening of Live Music and Storytelling with Bret Fetzer and The Half Brothers The Knife Room at Nordo Thursday, June 13th Bret Fetzer writes and performs original American fairy tales that draw on classic folktale story structures but use an Appalachian/Dust Bowl iconography, featuring cabins and coal mines instead of castles, hobos and farm girls instead of princes and princesses, and where there might be fairies there's the Devil himself. He is currently writing a fairy tale for every state in the U.S. and the District of Columbia -- he's about 40 stories along at this time. When not performing solo, Bret performs with storytelling/singing ensemble The Moonshine Revival Tent, featuring fairy tales punctuated with a cappella songs (co-written with Sari Breznau).

The Half Brothers have been making music with banjo, mandolin, guitar and three voices since 2006, but in spite of bluegrass instrumentation and close harmonies, they’ve never been exactly traditional, spinning stories about everything from haunted kitchens to moonshine to mortgages. Their latest, Growing Up Weird, is about having kids and about being a kid; about finding yourself on the outside and finding out where you fit in. And dinosaurs! Their live shows are not be missed, picked with stellar musicianship and foot-stomping good times. 18+ Recommended Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm Tickets:

The Knife Room at Nordo is a historic underground venue that is only accessible by a staircase. We are working on options to make it more accessible, (this is costly and difficult in a 125 year old building,) and in the meantime apologize to those who cannot attend Knife Room events.