At first glance, The Blind Owl Band might be mistaken for bluegrass - the instruments are there (so is the facial hair) - but, once they start playing, a sound that is so much more erupts. Comprised of Arthur Buezo (Guitar, Vocals), Christian Cardiello (Bass), Eric Munley (Mandolin, Vocals) and James Ford (Banjo, Vocals), The Blind Owl Band officially formed in 2011 in Saranac Lake, NY in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. The band views their traditional arrangement as just the start of the musical concept.
In the words of the band, "We use the instruments of our ancestors, but play music of our time. We hope we can achieve a unique personal sound through a raw instrumentation...To take a basic approach and expanded it to a sound all its own.” And that it is - explosive, driving and extremely danceable.
Since releasing their debut album "Rabble Rousing," the group has toured extensively, playing over 250 shows with names like: Trampled By Turtles, Railroad Earth, Hot Day at The Zoo, Floodwood, Jatoba, Driftwood, Cabinet, Lucid, Big Leg Emma, The Bloodroots Barter, Gold Town, Eastbound Jesus, The Mallett Brothers and more.
Their most recent album, "This Train We Ride Is Made of Wood and Steel," a 12 track, completely original album that shows the continuing development of the band, is sure to bring them many, many more.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. FREE for Unity College Students, Faculty and Staff.