Originally known as Horses, Band of Horses hails from Seattle then relocated to Charleston, South Carolina and got together in 2004. They have recorded four albums of which 2010’s Infinite Arms was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Alternative Album category. Their most recent album Mirage Rock was released this year.
Band of Horses is presently (it has undergone several line-up changes over the years) comprised of Ben Bridwell on guitar and lead vocals, Ryan Monroe on keyboards, Tyler Ramsey on lead guitar, Bill Reynolds on bass, and Creighton Barrett on drums.
Frontman Bridwell said that the band’s aim is to sound quite raw. The lyrics of many of their roots-rock songs are quite bleak and they counterattack that with their sound which is filled with swelling and swooning. They don’t rely on volume on their recordings, but live they do crank it up.
-Date: December 6, 2012
-Ticket Purchase: www.ticketmaster.ca
-Ticket Price: $36.70 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 8:00 p.m. (Doors @ 6:30 p.m.)
-Opening Act: Jason Lytle