Josh Kaufman

Sun King Brewery, Spark Joy, MOKB Present

Josh Kaufman

S. Joel Norman, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes

Sat, September 24, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Josh Kaufman
Josh Kaufman
Josh Kaufman grew up in Florida, went to high school in Virginia, and now lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife and three kids. He is the winner of season 6 of the NBC show The Voice.
S. Joel Norman
S. Joel Norman
It's a soulful, gospel sound tempered with a southern rock growl polished with a hot Chicago brass section and sweet vocal harmony. Norman's voice reflects The Black Crowes' Chris Robinson, and his honest, rock and soul music compliments his blue collar roots and disarming sense of humor. His band is a hand-picked all-star group of some of the finest players from the best groups in Chicago. His last album "Take it in Stride" was voted in the top two in Chicagoland (Tom Lounges, The Times) and his new album "Traveling Light" is set to hit the shelves on March 1st.

S. Joel Norman began playing music at age four at the piano. "Mom probably got sick of me pounding on her antique piano as a toddler, so she put me in lessons," he says. Hailing from the south suburbs of Chicago, Norman got his musical start playing and composing gospel music in the church. "Some of the guys who played there were also working musicians, and after playing a couple Sunday mornings with them they asked me to come play on Saturday nights with them. I was in junior high."

He went on to study at Wheaton Conservatory of Music, where he was the first to perform juries with a valve trombone, the first to perform an all-jazz recital, and the first to receive a bachelors degree in a new field of study he tailored. He also composed and arranged pieces for orchestra, chorus, and jazz ensemble as well as scores to many Arena Theater productions, including The Madwoman of Chaillot and A Midsummer Night's Dream. He was most recently commissioned by Northern Illinois University to compose original songs for their Shakespeare production of A Winter's Tale. He also has won multiple awards at the Elmhurst Jazz Festival, was a tenor in the Northwest Indiana Symphony, played Chicago's largest independent music festival at the late Congress Theater, directed music at the largest RCA church in the world, and holds the all-time Wheaton College high score in the original Nintendo game Duck Hunt.

S. Joel Norman has also played alongside jazz greats Ira Sullivan and Mark Colby, as well as rock and roll heroes Billy Ozzello (Survivor) and Chip Znuff (Enuff Znuff), and even went on the road playing keyboards with Eddie Money. He has played all over North America, Europe, Japan, and New Zealand.
Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes
Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes
"...you should get excited about Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes... Blending synth-pop and indie rock with sheer energy, this is a Nashville band that bucks the town's hipster cowboy stereotype." - Esquire Magazine

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Formed in 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes released their first full-length studio album, Civilized Man, in 2011. Recorded and co-produced with Mark Nevers (Andrew Bird, Yo La Tengo, Silver Jews), Civilized Man went on to be listed in the top 100 albums of 2011 by Amazon, with the pop-rock single "Shoe Fits" debuting at number seven on Amazons top 100 songs of 2011.

Last year, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes was named one of the 15 Bands to Watch by Esquire Magazine. The band's sophomore album, Kid Tiger, recorded at Sputnik Sound by Vance Powell (Jack White, The White Stripes, The Raconteurs), was released in March of 2014.

The band released two singles from Kid Tiger: the driving pop anthem "Sun Goes Out" with accompanying music video premiered by Esquire Magazine, and the beat-driven "Phantoms" with accompanying music video premiered by Conan O'Brien's Team Coco.

They went on in 2014 to perform at Live on the Green, SXSW, Mile of Music Festival, and CMJ Music Marathon, and their single "Sun Goes Out" was one of the top 50 most played songs of the year on Nashville's Lightning 100.

Now, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes are gearing up for the early 2016 release of their new EP, Bemidji. Written mostly at a small cabin in Bemidji, Minnesota, this EP is a companion piece to Kid Tiger of sorts. Also recorded by Vance Powell, Bemidji sets out to capture the same live energy and raw emotion found on that album. The first single, "Always/Never," releases worldwide on Friday, November 13th.
Venue Information:
The HI-FI
1043 Virginia Ave #4
Indianapolis, IN, 46203
http://www.hifiindy.com/