Foxtrot & The Get Down with special guest Brianna Judge (album release show)

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Foxtrot & The Get Down with special guest Brianna Judge (album release show)

Ross Bellenoit

Wed, October 24, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

Foxtrot & The Get Down - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Foxtrot & The Get Down
Originating in Philadelphia, Foxtrot and the Get Down has developed a unique sound with blues-based Rock riffs, often jazzy drum fills, and a thick, booming bass. Fronted by songwriter Colin Budny on guitar/harmonica/lead vocals and Erica Ruiz providing soulful Background vocals, the band has an expansive sound that embodies the band's musical influences and reflected in the variety of tracks on the "black Coffee EP, releasing on June 3rd.

The band's first EP, titled "Sold The Soul," led to consistent airplay in their hometown on Radio 104.5 and sold out shows in nearly every live music venue in town. The success of the EP and the band's grass roots touring led to positive progress for the band which included signing with Nashville based, boutique indie record label American Echo Records in 2015.
Brianna Judge - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Brianna Judge
BRIANNA JUDGE announces the release of her debut single “Decent
Excuse”, now available for download and on all major streaming
platforms. A video of for the track will follow on social media and
YouTube next week.

“Decent Excuse” is the first taste listeners will get of Judge’s debut
album Wide Eyes, set for an Oct. 24 release, when Judge will debut the
new songs and her live band at Johnny Brenda’s, sharing a bill with
headliner Foxtrot & the Get Down.

Brianna Judge is a native of Philadelphia’s Northeast and recent
Temple graduate. She grew up jamming on guitar with her Dad and is
still doing that now. Far from the “acoustic feelings” type of
singer-songwriter, Judge is a pure rocker in the mold of Sheryl Crow
or Grace Potter — delivering not only the songs and vocals but also on
lead guitar.
“Decent Excuse” and Wide Eyes were produced by Ross Bellenoit, who
previously helmed radio breakthroughs for artists Ginger Coyle, Suzie
Brown and Sonja Sofya. Bellenoit will also be featured at the Oct. 24
Johnny Brenda’s show, promoted by Point Entertainment.
Ross Bellenoit - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Ross Bellenoit
Ross Bellenoit at 29 has already forged quite a career path, racking up impressive credits as a guitarist, composer and producer. After moving to Philadelphia in 2003, Bellenoit quickly became the leading axe-man for a thriving singer-songwriter scene that spawned Amos Lee (Blue Note), Birdie Busch (Bar None), and ASCAP award-winner John Francis. More recently, he's been making his mark as a songwriter himself, and also as a recording producer and arranger.

Raised in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, Bellenoit trained on classical guitar for ten years (and viola for five) before studying jazz guitar at the University of the Arts — but Bellenoit is not the sort of musician who lets his studies do the talking. A spontaneous, in-the-moment improviser and consummate team player, Bellenoit has spent the past six years training himself to stay on his toes, and to anticipate the un-obvious. "If there's one thing that I try to keep aware of," Bellenoit says, "it's the song's temperament. Whether you're playing 'How High The Moon' to a handful of jazz aficionados or singing a folk tune that you wrote yourself, you have to surrender yourself completely to the moment. Serve the song, and the song will serve you."

Bellenoit more often than not can be found in the recording studio. He has contributed to a wide array of albums — rock records, jazz records, gospel records, R&B records, even a song about cheeseburgers written for Philadelphia Inquirer food critic Craig Laban. He's worked with renowned producers John Carter Cash, Phil Nicolo and Brian McTear — and now, working out of Turtle Studios in Old City, Bellenoit is producing records for singer-songwriters himself. His own group, The Little Rolling Thunder Revue, will release its full-length debut later this year, written and produced by Bellenoit start-to-finish.

Bellenoit has also racked up a considerable amount of touring experience, most notably touring with Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello as a member of Amos Lee's band in 2007. He's made multiple regional tours with honky-tonk group The Sweetback Sisters (with whom he appeared on NPR's "A Prairie Home Companion") and fellow Philadelphian Birdie Busch, and he joined Joseph Parsons on tour in Europe in 2008.

Though he often collaborates with singer-songwriters, Bellenoit firmly believes it's important to keep mixing things up. He continues to hone his improvisational skills with local jazz combo the Jones Quintet, while keeping country chops sharp with the Sweetback Sisters. He is also likely to pick up any instrument and make music with it — banjo, mandolin, lap steel, bass, drums, piano, you name it.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125