Kendall Street Company - Fridays After Five

Fri, May 5, 2017

Kendall Street Company - Fridays After Five

with Maxx 51


Kendall Street Company - Rock Folk Jazz Jams - Free Show

Known for their colorful originals and remarkable covers, this exceedingly popular and original Charlottesville jam band puts on a restless intoxicating show. Kendall Street Company, formed at UVA, features powerful vocals, melodious sax riffs, charisma on the keys and a foot stomping rhythm provided by the upright bass and drum set. Like a musical jellyroll, they merge and amplify sounds from the likes of the Grateful Dead, Alt J, Jimi Hendrix, and the Avett Brothers.

Kendall Street Company was founded in the early months of 2013 by guitarist/vocalist Louis Smith and saxophonist Andrew Drehoff. The duo had been playing together for some time in the greater Virginia Beach area, joined by a rotation of talented musicians who performed behind Louis as the Louis Smith Band. After moving to Charlottesville in late 2012 to attend the University of Virginia, the pair began putting together a group of student musicians, adding Brian Roy on bass/vocals and Ryan Wood on drums/percussion in early 2013. Since then, the band has added Price Gillock on keyboards, Ben Laderberg on the electric guitar, and Jake Vanaman on saxophone.

The band performs regularly in Virginia and throughout the East Coast, maintaining a central presence in the Charlottesville area, which includes regular live radio performances and a debut EP recorded at Blue Sprocket Sound in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The group released their debut full-length album Earth Turns in the Summer of 2016. While Kendall Street Company's music is influenced by a variety of musicians and styles, the group has been described as "psychedelic," "alternative," "jammy," "rock," "indie," and "ska."  It is not uncommon for guest performers to join the group on stage for extended jams.

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Free Show
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    5:30 PM


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