Larry and His Flask

Larry and His Flask

Mountain Sprout, Scott Shipley, The Ozark Sheiks

Saturday, September 2, 2017

8:00 pm

Outland Ballroom

$12.00

This event is all ages

$2 Minor Charge At Door

Larry and His Flask
Larry and His Flask
From their humble roots smack dab in the middle of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Redmond, Oregon's Larry and His Flask have been creating quite the name for themselves over the past 10 years. Founded by brothers Jeshua (stand-up bass/baritone) and Jamin Marshall (drums/vocals) in 2003, the band went through numerous incarnations and members before finally settling on their current 5 member line-up and signature brand of rock 'n' roll. Alongside the Marshall brothers, Ian Cook (electric guitar/lead vocals), Andrew Carew (banjo/trombone/vocals) and Dallin Bulkley (acoustic guitar/vocals) incorporate various facets of folk, punk, gypsy jazz, bluegrass, soul and brass band to create a richly talented, uproarious, foot-stomping, ass-slapping good time for everyone listening.

What truly sets Larry and His Flask apart from any other band touring today is their unbelievably live show. Performances see members careening wildly across the stage with instruments, narrowly avoiding harrowing collisions amongst themselves and frequently trading said instruments mid-song while still maintaining pitch-perfect 4-part harmonies. They've even managed to catch the attention of the New York Times who listed them as one of the best shows of 2011, calling the band live "a breathless, polymorphous good time."

With as much as Larry and His Flask have toured since their inception, the praise was hard-earned and well-deserved. They have toured the US and Canada from coast to coast several times over as well as playing in Alaska, Hawaii, Europe, the Yukon Territory. and this year brings the promise of their first world tour. The band has shared the stage with a cast of musicians as diverse as Descendents, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Streetlight Manifesto, Dropkick Murphys, Lucero, Andre Williams, Blackalicious and Wanda Jackson.

Their assorted and complex influences come shining through on their debut full-length, 2011′s All That We Know on Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club. In 2012, Larry and His Flask released the critically acclaimed Hobo's Lament EP, and 2013 brings a brand-new full length, By the Lamplight, slated for a June 25th release by the band on their own Cascadian Records, in conjunction with Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club in the US and Xtra Mile Recordings outside North America.

From street corners to barns, from squats to coffee shops, from dive bars to international festivals, Larry and His Flask continue to bring their own brand of rock 'n' roll to the people. They strive to make sure that no one in the audience misses out on the fun. So if they happen to be in your state, province or even your country, do yourself a favor and check them out!
Mountain Sprout
Mountain Sprout
The Mountain Sprout Band is the most authentic modern Ozark music available today. Hailing from Eureka Springs, Arkansas, four incredible musicians work seamlessly to bring forward the kind of bass thumping, banjo picking, guitar playing, fiddle shredding, that makes you get and stomp your feet. The lyrics present a variety of stories and jokes that resonate with drunk and sober listeners alike. If you are a hillbilly, a good 'ol boy, or just a finely crafted music lover, Mountain Sprout is not to be missed!

Greg Montgomery – NKC MO News

Mountain Sprout has the look of wild all over them in their long beards and smoke and drink while they play attitudes. It is a potent combination and it works. The Quartet plays wild and loose too, sawing fiddles or trashing banjos. They inject their funny songs about weed smoking and beer drinking and fight causing with fervor and a sense of believability.

Kevin Kinder – Arkansas Democrat Gazette

They say even the littlest bit of physical exercise helps. While a band like Mountain Sprout has no illusions about being fitness gurus, when listeners hear an actual Mountain Sprout song it's the hardest thing in the world not to get off their butts and start dancing around. Whether a person has one drink in his or her hands or a dozen already inside his or her guts, the little band from Eureka Springs, Arkansas, will either set toes tappin' at the very least, or someone will need to call 911 because the lack of motion will indicate death. Mountains Sprout's personality is genial and friendly. They like the finer things in life – drinkin', smokin', music, parties. Their subject matter is the same and surprisingly is anything but one-trick. Like the best bands that soak their music in the communal tub of rotgut, weed and wild nights, Mountain Sprout is in on the joke.

TJ Jones – Carbondale, IL Nightlife
Scott Shipley
Scott Shipley
Scott Shipley is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and a sixth generation 'card-totin Hillbilly' from the Missouri Ozarks. Born into a family with a musical background, Scott began performing at the age of five. After announcing to his parents at the age of three that he was "going to play music for a living" when he grew up, they went into the studio and hit the road. His first bunk on the family tour bus was a bus wheel. He literally grew up on the road. In his nearly four decades in the business, Scott's travels have taken him across 48 states, five continents, and 27 countries. Scott has been blessed to share the stage with many of his musical heroes such as Johnny Cash, Bill Monroe, Porter Wagoner, Kid Rock, and many others in every genre of music. Known for his 'without a net' style, his performances range from edge of your seat lightning fast Bluegrass, to classic Rock & Roll, to deep swamp blues, to his own unique brand of Hillbilly music. He's as likely to cover an Edgar Allan Poe poem as he is to do a Johnny Cash medley. When performing solo, he incorporates a bevy of instruments from guitars of every flavor, to dulcimer, mandolin, banjo, pedal steel guitar, harmonica, drums which he plays with his feet while playing guitar with his hands, to his most recent inclusion.......the theremin. All of these things combined make for a musical experience to remember!
Venue Information:
Outland Ballroom
324 South Ave
Springfield, MO, 65806