Andres, McFarland combine for Much More

Jan 23, 2014
Max McFarland

Rockland — Rock City Cafe's Velvet Lounge will present Vicky Andres & Max McFarland: Much More Than Noise Saturday, Feb. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rock City Café, 316 Main St.

Immersed in her live shows, Vicky Andres performs with complete abandon. Her passionate vocals can move from a vulnerable whisper to a courageous roar, and her intricate guitar work on both acoustic and electric is driving and rhythmic. Andres mixes funky, single-note lines with chord progressions that flow with a song writing sensibility that hook the listener and never let go.

Max McFarland's percussive playing style on his custom-made 11-string bass makes him far more than "just" a supportive bass player. He navigates a highway-sized, fret-less neck with ease and has a fresh approach to his two-handed technique that is ahead of its time.

Together, Andres and McFarland deliver an intense performance that is edgy, energetic and positive, fitting somewhere between alternative, rock and funk. As usual, there is no cover charge; however, tipping the musicians is highly encouraged. For more information on this and other events happening at the coffeebar/cafe, call 594-4123.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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