Rolling Hills Radio will present alt-country musician Sean Patrick McGraw and Uncle Ben’s Remedy for Episode 94.
ABOUT SEAN PATRICK MCGRAW
Sean Patrick McGraw’s music might be described as “something like Lyle Lovett singing Springsteen songs while wearing Dwight Yoakam’s hat.” As a Nashville songwriter he has earned respect among his peers. His song “Fiona” won top honors at the 2007 Independent Music Awards, first place at the American Songwriting Competition and at Mountain Stage’s New Song Festival, as well as being named finalist in the International Songwriting Competition and the Mid-Atlantic Song Competition. An esteemed Music Row critic/columnist hailed “Fiona” as “The classiest country rocker I’ve heard all year.” McGraw tours extensively, including as the opener for Toby Keith, among others.
“We explore every aspect of Americana music and Sean has a genuine respect and feel for alt country, a crucial sub-genre,” according to Rolling Hills Radio host, Ken Hardley. “He is, indeed, living the life of an Americana artist, which isn’t easy!”
ABOUT UNCLE BEN’S REMEDY
The sound of Uncle Ben’s Remedy is rooted in the small towns of western New York, where community still matters and music is a part of every event. The boys learned to play and sing in this small town atmosphere, giving their music the honest, back porch feel of the country music they love. Uncle Ben’s Remedy is Ben Westlund, Harmony Griffin, Shawn Huestis, Brendan O’Connor and Jimmy Royce, playing all sorts of traditional and rock n’ roll instruments and stomping the floors; all while singing their hearts out in service to the song. They are rapidly gaining a reputation as a force to be noticed with their high-energy performances full of humor delivered in well-constructed songs.
Hardley, said, “This is not the first time our show has had an up-and-coming musical entity take the stage. While they seem to be turning heads wherever they go, I’m not going to be surprised if these guys continue to surpass the expectations they had entering this lion’s den of touring bands.”
All live RHR regular season shows take place at Shawbucks, across from Jamestown’s Ice Arena. Doors open — to all those holding or purchasing tickets — at 5:30pm for the “Rolling Happy Hour.” Food and drink are available until 6:15 at which time audience members take their seats and the house lights dim. Audio and video recording begins promptly at 6:30. The bar reopens for 10 minutes at intermission and then again after the show when the audience and performers are invited to a “Meet and Greet.”
There are three options for purchasing tickets; Until the show is sold out, tickets are available at the door the night of each show. If you choose, you can call the Rolling Ticket Hotline at (716) 294-0416. Tickets are also available online at rollinghillsradio.org/tickets. Tickets for the September show are $15.00.
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Tri-County Arts Council