Nearly York // Cousin Earth

Nearly York

Cousin Earth

Ages 21+
21+ _ $5 Cover _ start time


Nearly York was formed in 2017 by Lucas Gienow (Lead Vocals, Keys, Guitar), Bradley Hartman (Guitar, Bass), Jonathan Poorman (Guitar, Bass) and Christopher Mundy (Drums).

After finding a job as the studio manager of the Lancaster based recording studio, “The Sugartank”, Gienow and fellow bandmate Hartman set out to record a collection of song ideas they had carried over from their days in their college band, Sheridan Ave. With aspirations to form a new band, the duo reached out to co-workers from their respective day jobs to join the project. Mundy and Poorman joined the group and helped to finish what had become a hybrid album of old Sheridan Ave material and new material created by the four new members.

Nearly York raised $3,800 with a Kickstarter campaign to fund it’s debut album, “Time Alone” which was released on June 1st, 2018. The band’s release show at The Sugartank that evening was the first time Nearly York had ever officially performed live as a group.

Nearly York burst onto the Central Pennsylvania music scene in the summer of 2018, securing headlining performances at Harrisburg’s 4th of July Festival and Kipona Festival. Hometown shows at venues like Lancaster’s Tellus 360 and Newmanstown’s Orioles Home Association were received with an exceptional organic turnout and an increasing fanbase that allowed the group to begin expanding their live performance into Philadelphia.

In September of 2018, Nearly York released it’s first official music video for “Stuck In These Ways”, the sixth song from the freshman effort, “Time Alone”. The Facebook-native video was a success, accruing over fifty-thousand views and more than doubling the group’s social media support over the course of a month. Both “Stuck In These Ways” and “Take You There” have been featured multiple times on the Scranton based radio station ALT 99.3, during their ALT-Natives segment. “Take You There” was also featured on an Indie/Pop YouTube playlist in November by the popular playlist curator Alexrainbird Music.

Nearly York is currently planning a December tour to support the release of “Time Alone”, which will include stops in Lancaster - PA, Philadelphia - PA, Scranton - PA, Mannheim - PA, Harrisburg - PA, and Baltimore - MD. Afterwards, the group plans to head back to the studio to write for a new release, and to start a podcast series while they plan for the summer of 2019 touring season.



Pushing the limits of both genre and musicality, Brooklyn’s Cousin Earth delivers catchy tunes with a progressive spirit. Featuring both an original repertoire and a vast array of covers, the band showcases a wide tonal palette that has as much a sense of humor as it does a sense of purpose.

From shredding ukulele solos and 4-part vocal breakdowns to interweaving themed medleys, Cousin Earth is sure to catch the attention of any music lover. Presenting a multitude of styles including Rock, Funk, Ragtime, Latin, Bluegrass, Hip Hop, and even electronic, no musical style is off-limits for this otherworldly live act.

Cousin Earth was formed in 2013 by Joey Calfa (Ukulele/Guitar/Vocals) and Nate Searing (Drums). The two met while playing in a Frank Zappa cover band in college called the Mothers of Intention. Before founding Cousin Earth, Calfa and Searing went on to play together again in the progressive jam band Mercury Landing. It was in this group that they met the rest of the band: Tara Lawton (Vocals, Melodica, Keys, Percussion), Corey J. Feldman (Ukulele Bass, Bass, Vocals) and Terry Brennan (Vocals, Kazoo, Percussion).

Having played over 250 shows throughout the Northeastern United States, Cousin Earth has built their fan base from the ground up. From Maine to North Carolina, the band has played with notable acts including Melvin Seals and the Jerry Garcia Band, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, the Werks, Future Folk, Andy Frasco, Rustic Overtones, and many more. The group has also cultivated a strong internet following through their engaging videos and consistent attention to fans. With over a quarter million views on Youtube, their channel pulls in thousands of visitors from around the world every month. Their music video for “Universoul” is in Hard Rock Café’s video library and can be seen at locations across the globe. Always striving to be creative in providing the best experience for their followers, ideas like “Color-Me-In” t-shirts, choreographed dance moves, and a tap-dancing / light-saber wielding dinosaur mascot are just some things you can expect from this Cousin Earthlings.

On November 20th 2015, Cousin Earth released a self-titled debut EP on all major platforms. The group will release a full-length album entitled "Human Music" on April 27th, 2018. The release embodies the intricate musicality, sense of humor, and tight vocal harmonies that have become a staple of their live act.

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