Damn Tall Buildings
Friday, September 22 / 9:45 pm-12:30 am
In their early days, Damn Tall Buildings didn’t rehearse – they busked. Now, whether live or on record, the trio still radiates the energy of a crew of best friends playing bluegrass on the street. Anchoring that energy is their instrumental chops, their joyous stage presence, relatable songwriting and varied influences that stretch beyond bluegrass. Whether sharing lead vocals and instrumental solos or blending their voices into high-spirited harmony, Damn Tall Buildings is a tight unit that contains more than the sum of its parts.
Now based in Brooklyn, NY, the band is comprised of three former Berklee students. Primary vocalist and lyricist Max Capistran’s singing recalls old blues and The Band-style roots-rock. Sasha Dubyk’s time studying musical theater is evident in her rich vocal tone and soulful flair. Avery Ballotta’s fiddle brings stratospheric dimension to the churning, string-fueled rhythms. He also looks like he very well might wander off to the Yuba River after the show and try his luck as a gold miner.
Four albums deep into their career, Damn Tall Buildings is winning over fans at an exponential pace. They’ve played New York’s Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival and North Carolina’s Merlefest, just to name a couple. They carry with them a connective spirit, welcoming audiences to join in the moment with the band as they take them on a musical journey. The trio has a knack for transforming any venue into the feeling of your living room or dancing around the campfire. We suspect that will be especially easy here at the Crazy Horse.