rab·bit·in·the·rye [ˈræbɪt ɪn thuh rahy] n. of the family leporidae; poetic and ominous, progressive folk rock
Rabbit in the Rye is an old beaten leather pair of work boots. Today's wood fire and the yearning of yesterday's, still hot. The vacant and forgotten American image. The portrait of a young man. The lore of the land. Finding home at the end of the long walk. Leaving and coming back. Sweat and sleep. Guilty and vulnerable love.
Rabbit in the Rye is a collection of bittersweet fables and genuine storytelling. Allegory and honesty. Carefully crafted as if at a moments notice it could break. Deliberately fragile and traditionally progressive. Stark movement and all-enveloping fantastic realism. Poeticism. Romanticism. Rapturous walls of sound, yet sweet and somber waltzes. The creation and breaking of tension, dynamic and linear in composition.
Rabbit in the Rye is a progressive folk rock trio from Hamilton, NY. Joseph Mettler on guitar and harmonica, Alexander Lavon on bass, and Brendan O'Connor on percussion and mandolin.
MyMike has been pursuing this band for a while now, slowing and persistently tempting them with what no artist could possibly grasp from 2 states over and having not a shred of knowledge of or connection to us. Most artists are word-of-mouth suggestions that we take to heart and scope out prudently before booking. However, as Mike escapes from his comfort zone of wonderfully crafted music of a certain feel, I see him now expanding into the realm of eclectic, truly progressive folk rock - and it's awesome!
Here's to a brilliant show by a band of artists who, I am sure, will be jaw-droppingly cool!