Jefferson Berry & The UAC
The Lounge at World Cafe Live
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Jefferson Berry & The UAC
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Jefferson Berry & the UAC combine story telling in the Urban Folk tradition with the intricacies of JamBand and Roots instrumentation. These songs are performed by a cadre of unique players: The Urban Acoustic Coalition, a band anchored by the virtuosity of Bud Burroughs, Dave Brown and Marky B! Berkowitz. While acoustic by nature, never missing is the locked-in bass/drums drive of Uncle Mike and Caleb Estey. Complementing all this with a variety of guitar styles, Berry’s projects bring a danceable style and contemporary point of view to a unique wing of Philadelphia’s local music scene.
Filling venues with a coalition of three to seven players, UAC shows are a dynamic performance of songs about the city. The April 2021 release of Soon! will be the band’s fourth record since playing the 2016 Philadelphia Folk Festival’s Camp Stage. Soon! carries the tales of the city in Berry’s previous work into the age of covid with songs and videos: We’ll Soon Be Together, That Guy Was Fun and Party on the Roof.
“Singing about the good love, the bad love and these strange times’, Berry and company craft a fun, thoughtful and unpredictable listen that anyone with an ear for folk and Americana will have no trouble enjoying.” Target Magazine
“From the drunk on the town to the cop on the take, there’s an interesting tale in the songs of Jefferson Berry.”
Berry’s lyrics contain observations that celebrate normal “going-out” experiences and tell about the gritty reality of urban living. At the same time, they are simply about having fun and relaxing, which shine especially bright right now during our widespread national quarantine and apprehensive reopening of segments of our society.
Berry and his Urban Acoustic Coalition craft and exciting album with an astute combination of rocking solos and heartfelt pleas. The more I listen, the more I hear and that is the number one sign of a good album. The songs flow together understandably both musically and lyrically and the rotating cast of sounds and moods creates peaks and valleys for the listener to really dig into