Presented by WCBE: Phosphorescent performs live at Newport Music Hall with special guest Liz Cooper & The Stampede
Matthew Houck likes to work. The Alabama native, now resident in Brooklyn has delivered five albums as Phosphorescent since his 2003 debut. Houck has a highly distinctive artistic voice and a refreshing, rolled-sleeves approach to his expression.
Dream-folk psychedelic rock is what Liz Cooper & The Stampede have heard on the streets and they dig what the people think. The blending of Cooper's unique vocal texture with her no rules, what-the-hell-am-I-doing picking and playing style from acoustic to electric guitar is the dream folk. The psychedelic is the way Grant Prettyman makes his v rare, v sexy Red Lobster® red bass sometimes sound like a scary monster that lives in your basement, or a beautiful melody that makes you wanna cry. And the rock? Ryan Usher. He’s always creatively thinking outside the box, always bringing the vibe, and is always there to reel the band back in from a jam they’ve lost themselves in. All together they like to sing sweet sweet harms, live to be wild, love getting weird, and always have fun.