Motherfolk

Presented/Guest
with Wheelwright
Date
Saturday, March 5, 2022
Time/Doors
Doors 7 | Show 8
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Serious songs from goofy people. That’s what you can expect from diverse, Midwest indie-rockers, Motherfolk. What started out as a writing project among two college friends turned into a fully realized band untethered to genres, with an endlessly bright future.

Composed of Bobby Paver and Nathan Dickerson on vocals and guitar, bassist Clayton Allender, drummer Ethan Wescott, and Karlie Dickerson on keys Motherfolk are not only bandmates, but best friends. The band’s close-knit relationship allows each member to be their most authentic self, leaving every ounce of their souls to be poured into each song and high-energy performance.

Despite their light-hearted, groovy-rock sound Motherfolk is dedicated to creating a much deeper connection with their fans. They don’t shy away from the taboo, taking on heavy topics with a light heart. The results provide us with music you can dance to, whose impact is felt long after the song has ended.

The band’s quirky friendship and social media posts originally drew fans in, but their connection to the music kept those fans around. Since their formation Motherfolk has been on a steady upward trajectory, amassing well over 5 million Spotify streams on their three studio albums and selling out shows while touring heavily across the United States.

While COVID-19 halted the band’s year of touring plans, Motherfolk spent the year hard at work, creating and self-producing new music and they came out anew. Late summer 2021 will invigorate fans with new singles adorning the most refreshing and versatile Motherfolk sound to date, leading up to a fall EP release. This next chapter is slated to be the most exciting one yet, don’t miss it!

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WHEELWRIGHT BRINGS A SOUTHWESTERN SOUND OF POP AND GRUNGE FROM THE SPRAWLING DESERT CITY OF PHOENIX, AZ. NONE OF HIS SONGS ARE IDEALISTIC. NO LIGHT WITHOUT DARKNESS, NO LAUGHTER WITHOUT AT LEAST SOME SUFFERING, NO THOUGHTFULNESS WITHOUT SOME RECKLESSNESS. WITH DEVIL MAY CARE SPIRIT, AND A MESSAGE OF HOPE, FRUSTRATION, AND LOVE, WHEELWRIGHTS MUSIC CONTRASTS BETWEEN WORLDS OF WANDERING EXISTENTIALISM, THE STRIFE OF MODERN RELATIONSHIPS, AND THE SHREDS OF HOPE THAT CAN BE FOUND IN DARKEST AND MOST BROKEN PLACES OF OURSELVES. SONGS OF ACCEPTANCE, HARD LUCK, AND LOVE WITHOUT ALL THE KUMBAYA BULLSHIT, BUT RATHER THE IDEA THAT WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL AND FLAWED, STUCK HERE TOGETHER, WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT. HIS SONGS ARE SELF ADMITTING AND ALLOW LISTENERS TO MEET HIM WHERE THEY TRUTHFULLY ARE. IT’S BRASH AND IT’S HONEST. IN HIS WORDS, “EVERYBODY HAS THINGS ABOUT THEMSELVES THAT THEY DON’T LIKE, THEY HAVE THINGS THAT THEY WOULD CHANGE ABOUT THEMSELVES, BUT THEY ALSO HAVE SPIRITS, AND HOPES, AND DREAMS AND LIGHT INSIDE OF THEM DESPITE THE DARKNESS THAT SEEMS TO HANG OVER US AS WE MARCH INTO THE UNCERTAINTY OF WHAT’S NEXT.”