(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Upstate New York vocal group Wilber Forest and Hudson’s own Lorkin O’Reilly share a double-bill of melodic folk-rock at Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, July 9, at 8pm.
Wilber Forest is an alternative folk-rock band based in upstate New York. Founded in 2012 by Ezra Glatt, the group includes Jon B Woodin, Jerry Cronin, Isaiah Brackman, and Jackson Hughes. Each band member plays multiple instruments and sings diverse harmonies. Their sound is reminiscent of music from the 1960s and ‘70s, while capturing the progressive spirit of today. One can easily hear the Beach Boys in their choral harmonies, and their sophisticated melodies and arrangements recall the Zombies and the Beatles. They also count Fleet Foxes as a contemporary influence. The sound of the band is deeply rooted in harmony, often containing three vocal parts and various instrumental harmonies. Their eponymous debut album was released in early December 2014.
Arriving in Hudson from his native Scotland last year, Lorkin O’Reilly has made a name for himself around the Hudson Valley, headlining his own shows and sharing bills with established artists including Charlie Parr, Simi Stone, and the Stacks. O’Reilly’s debut EP, “After The Thaw,” was recorded one week after his 21st birthday and one week before his wedding day.
This double-bill represents Helsinki Hudson’s commitment to featuring regional and emerging talent.
For reservations in The Restaurant or in the club call 518.828.4800. For the most up-to-date concert information, visit Club Helsinki Hudson.