November 30th, 2022 8:45pm Stage 3
Son of Town Hall
“Sensational!” - John Platt, WFUV, NYC
"Nothing less than amazing...Equal parts care and craftsmanship, joy and sorrow, it is a splendour to behold....They simply exist on a different plane than everyone else, as does their album." - Folk Radio UK
Introducing Son of Town Hall, the international, waterborne duo of George "Ulysses" Brown (UK) and Josiah "Chester" Jones (US). The pair transcends time and space, dressed in threadbare Victorian outfits, they meditate about the ocean, and sing songs that beg you to sing along. “Part balladry, part performance art, and totally cool,” writes the Philadelphia Inquirer, “Think Simon & Garfunkel lost at sea, and you get a sense of the mythic world at play here." Son of Town Hall's show is three-parts concert, one-part theater and unlike anything most have ever experienced. Their songs are masterful in their own right, poetic turns of phrases sung with voices so perfectly matched it is impossible to tell them apart, harmonies so sublime they will seem the work of witchcraft, and intricately finger-picked guitar parts worthy of Apollo. But it is Son of Town Hall's presentation that sets them apart from every other guitar-slinging songwriting team out there. George and Josiah's between song repartee is unique and absolutely hilarious, as they share their adventures and tales of traveling the world on the water. The affection they feel for each other is contagious, and audiences leave in love with both of them, with each other, and with life in general. You will laugh. You will cry. You will sing along. You will be transfixed and transformed, drunk on adventure and the tragic beauty of the human condition.
"Seamless vocal harmonies...stories of sea voyages, betrayal and desolation... a more coherent concept album you’ll be pushed to find."
– The Observer