The Bridge
The Bridge has announced an extensive 2007 touring schedule in support of their eponymous CD. The Baltimore-based band has quickly become known for its high quality brand of original music steeped in blues, bluegrass, roots rock and contemporary rhythm and blues. Anchored by brilliant lyricism which is delivered by grittily soulful lead vocals, The Bridge's sound is laced with funky overtones and danceable down-home sounds. Over the course of a full-length performance, The Bridge brings forth saxophone, mandolin, guitar, vocal percussion (particularly beatbox), infectious bass and persistent percussion. They believe in presenting a unique performance every night, and can seamlessly move from a beatbox/sax-driven jazzy/hip-hop number to a blistering rocker keyed on a mandolin that conjures a curiously Hammond organesque sound all while maintaining their own singular sound. The Bridge is particularly likely to appeal to fans of adventurous and eclectic music in general, and fans of Morphine, The Meters, the Allmans Brothers Band, US3 and Little Feat.

The Bridge, their latest release, exemplifies how the band is carving their own niche as one of the Mid-Atlantic's most unique young touring artists. It is a collection of 12 organically crafted songs with plenty of fire, but also the plaintive "Flats of Old Avenue," which not only harkens back to the classic "Long Black Veil," but is also another indicator of the breadth of the group's musical reach. The album also hosts several special guest musicians such as Russell Batiste (the Funky Meters, PBS, and Vida Blue), Mookie Siegel (Phil Lesh and Friends), and John Ginty (Citizen Cope and Robert Randolph).

Skillfully crafted signature songs are the foundation of The Bridge, the increasing mastery of blending genre coaxes fans to repeat performances, and their sense of adventure gives the music muscle and allows the band to reinvent its songs on a nightly basis through improvisation and subtle arrangement tactics. The momentum they generated over the summer carried well into the fall and winter as they entertained music fans all along the east coast. The band opened for the wildly popular Umphrey's McGee and headlined at a festival at Mount Vernon Park in Baltimore with over two thousand people in attendance when they took the stage.

Winter Tour Dates:
02.01 | Lincoln Theatre | Raleigh, NC
02.02 | Soapbox | Wilmington, NC
02.03 | Ziggy's | Winston-Salem, NC
02.08 | 8x10 | Baltimore, MD
02.09 | 8x10 | Baltimore, MD
02.10 | 9:30 Club | Washington, DC
02.15 | Mr. Small's Theatre | Pittsburgh, PA
02.16 | The Grog Shop | Cleveland, OH
02.17 | Subterranean | Chicago, IL
02.20 | The Top Hat | Missoula, MT
02.21 | Tractor Tavern | Seattle, WA
02.22 | Goodfoot Lounge | Portland, OR
02.23 | Fenario Gallery | Eugene, OR
02.24 | Fenario Gallery | Eugene, OR
02.27 | Mobius | Ashland, OR
02.28 | Humboldt Brews | Arcata, CA
03.01 | 12 Galaxies | San Francisco, CA
03.02 | Sweetwater | Mill Valley, CA
03.06 | Rumpus Room | Edwards, CO (Vail)
03.09 | Trilogy | Boulder, CO
03.11 | Quixotes | Denver, CO
03.13 | Bottleneck | Lawrence, KS
03.14 | Radio Radio | Indianapolis, IN
03.15 | Blue Gator | Athens, OH
03.16 | 123 Pleasant St. | Morgantown, WV
03.17 | PJ Kelly's | Clarksburg, WV
03.23 | Appalachian Brew Co. | Harrisburg, PA
03.24 | Chameleon Club | Lancaster, PA

[Published on: 2/2/07]

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gmoo starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/2/2007 03:58PM
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Michigan never gets any fuckin love...

AZ~*Droo* Fri 2/2/2007 04:05PM
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neither does az...Thats way u gotta travel!!!!

zachball44 Fri 2/2/2007 04:43PM
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The Bridge is disgustingly sick. Every summer they always have a house gig at the 8 by 10 and its a funk filled party every time they take the stage. I wish nothing but the best for them and cant wait til the Baltimore shows next weekend!!!

duckswiller Fri 2/2/2007 05:29PM
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Colorado never gets in love...............haha

LonesomeFiddleBlues starstarstarstar Fri 2/2/2007 08:38PM
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buffalo, NY never gets love, except for umphreys and keller!

barnylee starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/3/2007 06:14AM
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Gotta catch these guys when they come to ta town near you!

sooz starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/3/2007 08:32AM
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These guys are amazing. It's worth a few hours drive if they play somewhere near your town.

friedpix Sat 2/3/2007 10:20AM
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Do watcha gotta do to catch The Bridge!

daveapaug Sat 2/3/2007 01:34PM
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Thats why you gotta move to the Bay Area. We ALWAYS get the Love!!!

willm1 Sat 2/3/2007 02:06PM
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of course tennessees not gettin any love :(

pfish83 Sat 2/3/2007 02:18PM
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What does the bridge have againts the nj/ny area????? next tour please swing through the dirty jerz...ill try to head down to b'more for one of the shows at the 8X10...

moejoerisin starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/3/2007 02:42PM
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the bridge is great, probably one of the most underrated live bands out there.. great musicians and really friendly guys - they tear it up.

phi2thelip starstarstarstarstar Sun 2/4/2007 11:13AM
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If they keep it up, they will be one of the best freaking bands ever!! I love them, they can play any style and they jam!!! I have only seen them once but was hooked immediately. GO BRIDGE!!!! peace ya'll

barnylee starstarstarstarstar Mon 2/5/2007 06:57AM
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Gotta catch the Bridge!!!

pinkfloydfan420 starstarstarstarstar Mon 2/5/2007 10:16AM
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Alright, some WV love!

louie1827 starstarstarstarstar Mon 2/5/2007 01:15PM
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hell yeah- if you live in upstate NY come check out the free show on april 13 at the Java Barn in Canton ny

baltimorefunkman starstarstarstarstar Mon 2/5/2007 11:22PM
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drop the beat... bring on the bridge... super funky... don't miss out... gitcha self to a show... belive me...
i know !! - - danny d

Patrick3 starstarstarstarstar Tue 2/6/2007 07:49AM
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I saw them at allgood 2004 for the first time. they had a huge crowd in front of them on the side stage.. I loved it..

MrTibbles Tue 2/20/2007 12:26PM
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the bridge rocks but we need some ct love

jbrown21 starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/23/2007 03:21PM
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they're comin' back to WV! West Virginia is gettin some love