The Open Hydrant: Ray Gehring and Commonwealth + TURNPIKE + Yellow Bells.
Thu May 25 @
10:30PM Ray Gehring and Commonwealth
On the 4th Thursday of every month, 3 featured performers will share their music. Want to play The Open Hydrant? email the host at firstname.lastname@example.org #theopenhydrant
Acoustic (sometimes amplified) trio gently blending folk and rock, with sweetly sung lyrics to compliment and complete their songs.
TURNPIKE is a 4 piece rock band from Brooklyn playing original, jazz-influenced Americana. Lead vocalist and backup guitarist Jeff Yas writes the songs. Ryan Parker is a jazz-influenced drummer, composer and vocalist who gives TURNPIKE its hidden horsepower. Ben Herzog plays bass with a playful, powerful strut, and joins in the vocals on the tight turns. Ray Gehring has been cutting across all lanes as a jazz guitarist for 20 years, and has given TURNPIKE a new dynamic edge.
Ray Gehring & Commonwealth
Ray Gehring has been a professional jazz guitarist for 20 years performing, and or recording with many outstanding musicians including Bill Carrothers, Dave King, Mike Lewis, Daniel Carter, Sean Wayland, Matthias Bublath, Willie Wisely, Mark Ledford, Funky Town Studios, & TROMA Films. The Washington, DC born, Lincoln, Nebraska raised Gehring received his BFA from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis where he studied with award-winning composer Judith Lang-Zaimont and passionately pursued jazz and classical guitar performance. Gehring’s been leading many ensembles in the NY area since arriving in 2000. Now showcasing his new group, “Ray Gehring & Commonwealth” on his new release “Radio Trails” on Evan Music.