The Giving Tree Band

Hit Makers Music Presents:

The Giving Tree Band

Elli Smith and The Commotion, My Oh My

Fri, February 8, 2013

6:30 pm (event ends at 9:30 pm)

Czar Bar

Kansas City, MO

$5.00

This event is 18 and over

The Giving Tree Band
The Giving Tree Band
Led by enigmatic brothers Todd and "E" Fink, The Giving Tree Band are making their way to the head of a classy class of young American songwriters and performers. The Finks extended their brotherhood to all 7 members and started out with only a collective heart as big as the ocean. They now wield a wide array of instruments from acoustic and electric guitars, slide guitars and banjos to violin, mandolin and pedal steel . A band's band, they all live together, travel together and do everything as one family, harmonizing their voices and lives on and off stage. The Giving Tree Band is not reinventing but simply reuniting rock and roll. With their down-home style, they emphasize the virtue in their fierce virtuosity - approaching each note with integrity, each part with humility, each song with honesty and each show with gratitude. The most common word among reviews is "undeniable" in regards to the chemistry on stage, the energy in the room, and the feeling that something special is happening. With a rare combination of stirring musicianship and exemplary songwriting, the GTB wheel is in full spin and, like their heroes before them, it's also on fire.
Elli Smith and The Commotion
Elli Smith and The Commotion
From the day she was born, Ellie Arilyn Smith must have been under the impression that she was in a race. Though she’s just barely 18 years old, Ellie has demonstrated again and again her prowess as a singer and a songwriter. She can hammer down with so much soul it will shake your bones, just as easily as she can deliver the subtle lyrical content she’s become known for that leaves you lying in a puddle of your drink of choice on the bar-room floor laughing all of your breath away.

Ellie’s father and bassist Kenny Smith who has paid his dues playing music for over 40 years, keeps the gents in line so his daughter can focus on delivering a performance so good it’s almost offensive. With Kenny governing the low end, David Liston laying down a solid funky beat, and the eccentric string-singing Ryan Verthein on guitar, this outfit cranks out blues, soul, rock and whatever else they feel like playing and you feel like hearing, mixing their tastefully selected covers with Ellie and the band's smoking hot originals.

Spend some time listening to Ellie Smith and the Commotion, and you’ll forget all about the Etta James, the Tab Benoit, the Susan Tedeschi and the Jonny Lang that Smith is so fond of belting out. The only thing you’ll you'll want, is more Ellie.
My Oh My
My Oh My
Sounds Like: The Kinks, The Rolling Stones

Bio: Drawing on their Americana inspired, rock n' roll influences of the early 70's, mixed with their bluegrass roots, Kansas City band, My Oh My, make booze-fueled, alt-country,
Venue Information:
Czar Bar
1531 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO, 64108
http://www.czarkc.com/