If you could mix Tom Waits and Dr. John!
The Fallout Shelter - 61 Endicott Street, Norwood, MA, 02062
Afton Wolfe is Mississippi. Born in McComb, and growing up in Meridian, Hattiesburg, and Greenville, Mississippi, the roots of American music are in his DNA. Additionally, he spent his musically formative years in and around New Orleans, where the humidity of the Mississippi Delta combined with the Cajun seasonings, the jazz, zydeco, creole, and gospel music and his Mississippi roots coalesce to add resonance and depth to his blues/country/rock influences. If you could blend Tom Waits and Dr. John vocally you would end up somewhere near Afton Wolfe and if you could take the songwriting style of Tom Waits...the ability to strip life down to it's most simplistic irony and pipe it through the musical style of Dr. John...or The Band...well, you get where this is going. This is music that is intricately puzzled together, brilliantly written and performed. It's contemporary and familiar while paying homage to the long entangled history of American Roots music and culture.
Afton used the tension of the pandemic and surrounding political climate to fuel his creativity again. And his latest release, Kings for Sale is the product of that. The new record defies genres while still being distinctly Afton. The new record, released in June of 2021,was produced by Oz Fritz (Bill Laswell, Tom Waits, The Ramones, Bob Marley, Ginger Baker and many others) and featuring an enviable assortment of great musicians, including but not limited to Cary Hudson (Blue Mountain, Taylor Street Grocery Band), Daniel Seymour (David Olney, Tommy Womack), Adam "Ditch" Kurtz (Great Peacock, Carrus and Kurtz), Ben Babylon (SpoBro, Sir Please), Laura Rabell, Kristen Englenz, Blaise Hearn, Rebecca Weiner Tompkins, and several more.
Check out Afton Wolfe "Paper Piano"...how many of these images could have been you as a kid?
This is going to be an interesting affair at The Fallout Shelter and one we're pretty stoked to present.
The Fallout Shelter is an all ages performance venue welcoming worldwide, world class music in an intimate setting. Our studio audience
attends to watch the creation and production of the music television series The Extended Play Sessions. The Fallout Shelter events are
immersive experiences for both audience and performers alike...a live music experience like no other. We have a wide selection of beer
and wine for your adult beverage pleasures and each show comes with a free commemorative event poster.