Broadside Electric uses rock idioms and innovative arrangements to bring new energy to folk music. A band equally at home with folk tradition and modern rock innovation, Broadside's unique hybrid sound successfully blends the music of different countries and cultures with a striking consistency. The emphasis is on the music of the British Isles, but other diverse influences abound including Klezmer, bluegrass, Balkan, Swiss, blues and classical.
Broadside Electric has been called 'Pennsylvania's answer to Steeleye Span,' 'folk music's answer to death metal' and a band that 'gives members of the usual folk audiences something new to talk about.' The quintet has captivated audiences and earned critical praise at dozens of concerts across the northeast. Notable appearances include the Philadelphia Folk Festival (PA), the Baltimore Folk Festival (MD), and venues such as Club Passim (MA), The Living Room (NY) and The Cherry Tree (PA).
Influences: The Albion Band, Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, Horslips, Boiled In Lead, Oysterband, 3 Mustaphas 3, Jethro Tull, Battlefield Band, Renaissance.
Sounds Like: The Albion Band, Fairport Convention, Ste...