Thursday 10/22: Ballroom Thieves @ LangLab w/s/g Rollie Tussing and the Midwest Territory Band
Thursday October 22, 2015
LangLab welcomes national touring act Ballroom Thieves to South Bend with openers Rollie Tussing and the Midwest Territory Band
Doors at 8pm
Tickets $10 presale, $12 at the door.
In July, The Ballroom Thieves shared the stage at the sold-out 2015 Newport Folk Festival, ahead of The Decemberists and Hozier. Don’t miss them as they continue their 2015 tour at LangLab on October 22.
Rollie Tussing and the Midwest Territory Band will warm up the stage. This three member band, includes Rollie Tussing, 2001 National Slide Guitar Competition winner and Serge van der Voo, member of the former Orpheum Bell...a LangLab fan favorite!
On A Wolf in the Doorway the trio finds a captivating mélange of acoustic styles, blending folk conventions with modern hymnals, delta blues grit with rich harmonies, exploring the basic constructions of pop music while almost wholeheartedly rejecting its restrictions at the same time.
Stylistically, the Thieves find a captivating mélange of acoustic styles on the album, exploring the basic constructions of folk and pop music while almost wholeheartedly rejecting its restrictions at the same time. It mirrors the band’s sharp awareness of its surroundings that equates to a rare form of musical intelligence.
A Wolf in the Doorway is an early amalgamation of the band’s short but rich history, capturing the minimalism of their early jam sessions as much as the complexity of their matured songwriting.
The Ballroom Thieves family tree has only just begun to bloom, but its roots give the trio a strong and solid structure from which to continue to build. A Wolf in the Doorway documents this growth in the most authentic way, sending any listener off with a heavier heart and a purer soul than when they arrived.