Brooks Hubbard // Chris Rattie & The New Rebels

Brooks Hubbard

Chris Rattie

Ages 21+
21+ _ $5 Cover _ 8P

Brooks Hubbard Band

Brooks Hubbard Band has been a tight knit unit since their inception in Nashville, TN in 2015. Their music consists of an exciting mix of folk/americana, pop, funk, rock, blues, and soul. While touring the country promoting Brooks’ newest release, ‘American Story,' they have captured audiences with their exhilarating balance of structure and improvisation through a focus on musicianship and love of songwriting.

Brooks is an experienced singer/songwriter who has toured nationally supporting Stephen Kellogg, as well as appearances opening for artists such as KT Tunstall, Robert Cray, and Lucy Kaplansky. Brooks recently recorded his third full-length album, 'American Story,' with friend and producer Val McCallum (Jackson Browne) at Sage and Sound Studios in Los Angeles. The album, released on October 27th, paints the picture of the good, the bad, and the ugly of America’s past and present. In the four days it took to record this 12-track album, they brought to life songs of addiction, history, heartbreak, and love to tell America’s story.

Rounded out with a few of Nashville's finest musicians, Justin Kimball (Bass, Engineer), and Nate Mould (Drums), Brooks Hubbard Band has been honing their sound by continuously playing shows and writing songs since Brooks’ move to Nashville. BHB finds musical inspiration in a wide range of artists ranging from The Allman Brothers Band, The Band, James Taylor, and Jackson Browne, to Jason Isbell, Jason Mraz, and John Mayer. BHB is excited to hit the road and bring their music to the people. The album 'American Story' will be for purchase and streaming on CD Baby, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, YouTube, Soundcloud, and all other major platforms. The band has held or does hold regular gigs in Nashville at various venues including Top Golf Live, The Family Wash, The 5 Spot, Alley Taps, as well as multiple appearances at the iconic Whiskey Jam. When they're not playing around Nashville they play venues around the country such as The Evening Muse (Charlotte, NC), The Tin Pan (Richmond, VA), The Walnut Room (Denver, CO), Brigg's Opera House (White River Junction, VT), Loretta's Last Call (Boston, MA), The Cave (Chapel Hill, NC), Gerstle's Place (Louisville, KY), The Elbo Room (Chicago, IL) and Rockwood Music Hall (New York, NY) to name a few.

Chris Rattie & The New Rebels

For Chris Rattie & The New Rebels, 3 is the magic number.

The band is a roosty, and dynamic three piece, whose sound ranges from raw, elemental rock n roll to harmony driven acoustic ballads. The New Rebel’s sound is simultaneously anthemic, cathartic, and intimate. Chris Rattie’s crafted tales of lovers, losers, and dreamers wrap themselves around hard driving rhythm, greasy electric guitar, and gritty harmonica, forming a rough and tumble fusion of rock, blues, country, and folk.

Chris Rattie & The New Rebels were formed in State College, Pennsylvania in 2017 after Chris released his second album, Porch. A native to central Pennsylvania, Chris cut his teeth as a drummer for Vince Welnick of The Tubes and The Grateful Dead, drummer and prominent songwriter in The Rustlanders (whose second album was helmed by producer Don Was and recorded in L.A.’s East West Studios), and as a vocalist/drummer/guitarist in the rock band Marah. The experiences imparted invaluable wisdom, giving Chris the exact skills he needed to write and record Porch. Jason Scott of B-Sides and Badlands called the album “a masterful creative accomplishment”; and goes on to say “Through nine coarsely-delivered, poignant tracks, Rattie defies convention and situates himself as transcendent”.

Rattie and The New Rebels started off as a four piece, with Forrest Schwartz on drums, Jeff Downing on bass, and Nate Cutshall on guitar and harmonica. The band began touring relentlessly throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southern states to promote Porch. Buzz and momentum built alongside fatigue and road weariness. In July of 2018 Forrest decided to part ways and focus on his accomplished teaching career out west. The New Rebels were left without a drummer.

A perfect example of necessity as the mother of invention, the band re-invented itself.

Chris, Jeff, and Nate worked to redefine the phrase “power trio”. All of them multi-instrumentalists, they have since paired themselves down into a lean, mean machine. “We basically re-arranged everything” Rattie says, “We had to really focus on the basic building blocks of the songs and what makes them work.” The result created an extremely engaging live performance, moving from a whisper to a roar. Reformed and invigorated, Chris Rattie & The New Rebels hit the road again in September of 2018. Excited by their rediscovered sound, they booked time at The Church recording studio in Pittsburgh, PA in June 2019. The result being three brand new singles: “Culture War Casualty”, “Storm Song”, and “Chaos and Stardust”. Self produced, with engineer Dave Hidek pushing the faders, these songs represent The New Rebels simultaneously raw and polished, unique new sound. Armed with new music and renewed energy Chris Rattie & The New Rebels are back at it again, a working class band in a rusty old van, keeping that dream alive for all of you fellow sinners out there.

Venue Information:
Tellus360 - Tigh Mhary
24 East King St
Lancaster, PA, 17602