9:30 presents at U Street Music Hall
Frances Cone, Old Sea Brigade
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
This event is all ages
FRANCES CONE is Christina Cone, Andrew Doherty and Aaron Hamel. The Nashville based soulful indie-pop band, fronted by Christina Cone, is named after Christina's father and great-grandfather, both musicians themselves in South Carolina and both born on September 11th. The band has been praised for their compelling, emotional live show and captivating recordings. The band's breakthrough single, "Arizona," is the first track from their forthcoming full-length album set to release in early 2019. Stereogum praised “Arizona” for “Cone’s melodic vocals, rich harmonies, and an electrifying guitar sound." Written about her brother, filmmaker Stephen Cone, "Arizona's" reach has extended far and wide at 10 million streams on Spotify.
Most recently, NPR Music hosted the band for a Tiny Desk concert and also premiered "Unraveling," a timely and cathartic song about the "ways life conspires to overwhelm". It solidifies the band's commitment to a sound creating a "sweet slow burn in which songs build gradually and carefully into something truly grand. "The gorgeous "Unraveling" really gets at what works about Frances Cone's music: Each cooed "ooooh" is in the exact right place, weaving together to form a warm and hypnotic tapestry."
Old Sea Brigade
Old Sea Brigade is Atlanta raised, Nashville based singer-songwriter, Ben Cramer. He delivers a compelling, heartfelt, and atmospheric blend of folk, country, Americana, and indie rock that CLASH music has described as “gorgeous, meditative songwriting” with a “sense of Southern gothic.”
In 2016 after self releasing his debut EP, Cramer embarked on his first U.S. tour landing key support slots for Julien Baker, Hiss Golden Messenger and John Paul White. During this time he signed with Nettwerk Music Group and over the following year released two more EP’s, “Wash Me Away” and “Cover My Own.”
Old Sea Brigade continued to tour throughout 2017, including support for Joseph on their UK/EU tour in February and Lewis Watson in September. The singer/songwriter also saw support from major radio stations such as BBC Radio 1, Radio X, Virgin Radio and KEXP as well as having his music streamed over 20 million times on Spotify.
Old Sea Brigade will be releasing his debut full-length record January 2019.