the End of America
Saturday, July 20 | 7:30 PM
The End of America (James Downes, Trevor Leonard and Brendon Thomas) consists of a group of friends who met on the road, after singing harmonies on each other’s songs while on tour as solo artists. “We lucked out, our voices just seemed to blend together naturally. Since, we’ve been burning across the countryside, touring, recording in remote locations, just having fun. It’s great being in a band with your best friends.”
Over the past nine years, The End of America – named after a line from Jack Kerouac’s On the Road – have wowed audiences as they’ve traveled the country performing compelling originals like “Empty Sea” and “Running” and such beloved covers as Simon & Garfunkel’s “America” and the Band’s “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.” Along the way, their Americana blend of folk and rock has won such accolades as “Most Wanted Band” at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in 2018 after winning the Emerging Artist Showcase there the previous year. When the band made their debut at the 2016 Philadelphia Folk Festival, they were voted “Favorite New Artist” of the festival. Influential Philadelphia station WXPN has noted their “soul-striking harmonies and folk-rock melodies,” and they have performed on NPR’s prestigious “Tiny Desk Concert” series. With their lively onstage repartee and those spine-tingling harmonies, The End of America performing onstage within the wood-and-stain-glass environs of Flying Cat Music’s unique venue will result in a night not to be forgotten.
Meet the performers
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“The band’s beautiful three-part harmony, the cornerstone of their sound, soars in “Monsters,” as they examine the current state of affairs.”
— Mother Church Pew Magazine