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ALMSHOUSE plays original rock that maybe reminds you of Fleetwood Mac or k.d. lang or Sheryl Crow or 1970s Linda Ronstadt. The band’s 2016 release “Bitter Thing” is long in experience and deep with emotion, 8 songs that cycle through cynicism, passion, solitude, beauty, love & betrayal. As a full band anchored by Irene Lambrou (ex-Medea) on vocals, Troy Schoenmeier and Tony Winkler on guitars, and Ken Belli on bass, they’ve performed their own songs plus carefully curated covers at World Cafe Live-Upstairs, Puck Live, Bloktoberfest & Northern Liberties Music Fest, to name a few. In smaller “unplugged” configurations, they’ve played Philly FolkFest, and opened for Lee Roy Parnell downstairs at World Cafe Live. Recently, the band added drummer James Farrell, and they’ve been exploring stripped-down acoustic versions of their tunes that showcase thoughtful lyrics, Irene’s sultry “burnished alto” voice, and some very handsome fretwork by Troy, Ken & Tony.

Troy, Ken, Irene, Tom Dorn, MaryBeth Ventura, Tony & Bud Burroughs @ Dawson Street Pub in March 2018. photo (c) Bill DiCecca.