BUNCEAROO Presents

BUNCEAROO Presents We are promoters of Live singer-songwriter & modern folk music.
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BUNCEAROO started as a bucket list inspired party with 6 of our favorite bands playing on a 40 ft. stage in our backyard in 2010 and has evolved into a curated music series pairing national touring artists with the best local artists in unique settings like Breweries, Distilleries and art galleries. Our boutique music festival called Off The Record is now in its fourth year being held in Atlantic City, NJ. All things BUNCEAROO can be found at www.buncearoo.com.

02/21/2020

Get to know Freddy & Francine. Authenticity in the music industry is slippery when wet. Everyone praises its value, yet when an artist is truly authentic, it is often only embraced if it can be easily walked on without slipping and landing in a pile of genre-related questions. To the casual observer, Freddy & Francine seem safely cemented as a folk duo. They got the look. The soulful harmonies. The folk circuit bookings — over 150 a year, including the legendary Telluride Bluegrass Festival. They’re even getting married. Cute. Even their act’s name is cute. You could make a movie about it. Someone probably has.

But Freddy & Francine (their actual names are Lee Ferris and Bianca Caruso) aren’t interested in acting, or genres, or talking or not talking about their relationship. They’ve done all that. They’ve even recently left their longtime home of Los Angeles for Nashville. And they’ve never looked more like themselves.

“We just want to play music all the time and we don't care about the rest of the bullsh*t,” Ferris said. And there’s been plenty of bullsh*t. The Hollywood types, the rat race, the traffic, Ferris’s struggle with alcoholism (he’s now five years sober). Longtime fans know that the band took a three-year hiatus when Ferris and Caruso’s relationship unraveled, a time which found Ferris turning his back on music while driving trucks in L.A., and Caruso working an office job in New York.

During this break, both seemingly were able to land on their feet. Ferris was cast as Carl Perkins in the Broadway and touring productions of Million Dollar Quartet, and Caruso co-wrote and filmed a television pilot in Joni Mitchell’s Laurel Canyon home (her friend rents it), featuring Seth Rogen, and sold the thing to ABC. But appearances can be deceiving.

“I was miserable in the whole process, because I wasn't connected to myself in my gut,” Caruso said. “I didn’t enjoy it. I enjoy traveling and playing music.”

Despite rockin’ in Perkins’ blue suede shoes from Memphis to Japan, in front of thousands of people, Ferris was also unhappy because he was singing someone else’s songs. “My heroes were Joni Mitchell, The Stones, Dylan, B.B. King, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Carl Perkins, the guys who just tapped into something in themselves, who needed to write and speak their own truth. That’s who I am,” Ferris said. Adding, “The experience of sitting down with an instrument and coming up with something for the first time, you can’t beat that. The best experience I’ve ever had as a person doing that, and coming up with something that is bigger than the sum of its parts, is with Bianca.”

But this is all old news. Freddy & Francine are full-time musicians, and have released three full-length albums and two EPs — not to mention Ferris’s production of an album by award-winning actor William H. Macy (featuring Caruso’s vocals), and the duo’s collaboration with Dead & Co. keyboardist Jeff Chimenti on the musical direction and casting for 2017’s Off-Broadway musical “Red Roses, Green Gold,” featuring the music of The Grateful Dead. Keeping truckin’, Freddy & Francine plan to release their latest Nashville-recorded EP in September. The six-song “Moonless Night,” co-produced by Dan Knobler (Lake Street Dive, Rodney Crowell) finds Freddy & Francine — which has often used full bands on its recordings — still produced but more intimately portrayed, a sound closer to the duo’s live performances.

But don’t call it folk music. It’s too energetic.

“We’re performers. We’re not just folk musicians who play and sing mellow songs with little voices ... there’s screaming,” Caruso said. Don’t call it Americana either. They don’t wear hats. Besides, Caruso says, “The minute you think one of our songs is an Americana song, it can turn into a retro pop song.” Despite the reaction of most roots music fans to the dreaded “P” word, Caruso says she doesn’t mind Freddy & Francine being labeled a pop band.

“Pop music gets a bad rap, but it comes from the word ‘popular.’ I’d love to be popular,” she said. “I never discriminate against a song because it’s popular if it stays in your head ... every Beatles song is a pop song.”

But mostly, Freddy & Francine sounds like Freddy & Francine. It ain’t the easiest thing to explain, but it makes sense when you hear it, and finally, it makes sense to the two people who matter most. “I’m really happy with who I am and I'm happy with the life I have,” Ferris said. At the end of the day, or road, authenticity is internal. Watch your step.

02/17/2020

Get to know Liz Longley. Best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, Liz Longley is an accomplished singer-songwriter based out of Nashville. Known for her deeply emotional music, Longley has earned accolades from some of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country, including the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition.

Her self-titled debut album received critical acclaim, being described as “a thing of beauty” (Pop Dose) and “packed with instantly memorable pop rock songs…” (Popmatters). Her follow up album Weightless, released in 2016, was praised as “stunning” (HuffPost) and “something more; a cleverness, a wit and a mix of musical styles” (Dallas Morning News). Liz’s music has been featured on TV shows such as Lifetime’s "Army Wives,” ABC’s "Beauty & The Beast" and MTV’s “Scream.”

The Berklee College of Music graduate worked alongside 5-time Grammy-nominated producer, Paul Moak, on her much awaited sixth album, Funeral For my Past. The record was funded by a loyal fanbase on the Kickstarter platform, raising over $150,000. The remarkable fan support made Longley the #4 most funded solo female musician in Kickstarter history - a story covered by Billboard. In January, Longley’s new single, 3 Crow, was embraced by the press and music fans alike, expressing “the beauty in the song lies within how real the story is…” (Atwood Magazine) and describing the sound as “Christina Perri-esque vocals with a calming effect akin to Lana Del Rey…” (Audio Femme).

In the streaming era, when it proves more and more difficult for artists to find the support they need, independent singer-songwriter Liz Longley stands out as a singular exception. The Nashville-based musician has found a loving give-and-take with listeners: Longley shares her music with the world, enriching fans’ lives, and in return, they provided her with the means necessary for her to make music on her own terms.

02/16/2020
Teddy Chipouras Music

Teddy Chipouras Music

I recently fell in love with this song and couldn't help but do a cover of it. Definitely check out Clem Snide if you don't already know them!

Tickets to the Alternate Route Getaway go on sale today at 11:00 am EST.
02/11/2020
Alternate Routes Getaway

Tickets to the Alternate Route Getaway go on sale today at 11:00 am EST.

A Weekend at the Beach with The Alternate Routes and Friends

BUNCEAROO Presents
02/08/2020

BUNCEAROO Presents

Tickets go on sale this Tuesday at 11:00 am EST. More artists to come.The Alternate Routes Nick Fradiani Amy Gerhartz Da...
02/08/2020

Tickets go on sale this Tuesday at 11:00 am EST. More artists to come.
The Alternate Routes Nick Fradiani Amy Gerhartz David Borné Meaghan Farrell

Tony Lucca
01/24/2020

Tony Lucca

"Better By Now" is out NOW! Stream it, buy it, share it, add it to your playlists, & ENJOY IT! Thanks y'all! 🤘

LISTEN: sym.ffm.to/betterbynow_tonylucca

WATCH: https://youtu.be/OrrziRhJNEI

Carbon Leaf
12/23/2019

Carbon Leaf

Give the gift of a weekend beach vacation. Reserve your spot at the band’s first SEALEAF music festival in the Outer Banks of Kitty Hawk, NC. Aug 21-22 2020.

Visit www.sealeaf.live for tickets.

FEATURING
Carbon Leaf
Liz Longley
Freddy & Francine
Emma Hern
Marie Miller

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12/12/2019

BUNCEAROO Presents's cover photo

BUNCEAROO Presents
12/10/2019

BUNCEAROO Presents

Tickets go on sale Tomorrow at noon EST.For more information, go to www.sealeaf.liveCarbon Leaf
12/09/2019

Tickets go on sale Tomorrow at noon EST.

For more information, go to www.sealeaf.live

Carbon Leaf

AUGUST 21-22, 2020 | KITTY HAWK, NC5 artists. 300 beach towels.Music.Tickets On Sale 12/10
12/02/2019

AUGUST 21-22, 2020 | KITTY HAWK, NC
5 artists. 300 beach towels.
Music.
Tickets On Sale 12/10

Please support our friends who created this powerful movie and need our help getting it released.
11/16/2019
TICS - Post Production

Please support our friends who created this powerful movie and need our help getting it released.

Post-production funds for Tics; a short film with a unique skew on the need to ask for help. | Check out 'TICS - Post Production' on Indiegogo.

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11/07/2019

BUNCEAROO Presents's cover photo

10/19/2019
Jay Nash

Jay Nash

SOUND UP! This song that Chris Pierce and I wrote and recorded with Chris Seefried and an all star band will be out in the world one week from today. It’s a message for hope and unity in strange divisive times. It’s also two big dudes swinging for the fences and singing harmony like there’s no tomorrow. We hope you will give it a listen and spread the good word.

pre-save on your favorite platform here:

https://ditto.fm/born-alone

Mustang Music Festival
10/19/2019

Mustang Music Festival

The week we have all been waiting for is finally here! We can't wait to party with you all at the Second Annual Mustang Rock & Roast this weekend!

Tickets are still available at MustangMusicFestival.com. We only have a few VIP tickets left.

Dave Farah
10/19/2019

Dave Farah

My new single Home Is With Her is out in the world! Proud of this one and stoked to finally be sharing it with you. https://fanlink.to/homeiswithher

10/11/2019
Mustang Music Festival

Mustang Music Festival

Still need tickets to the Second Annual Mustang Rock & Roast?!?! Here is festival organizer Michael Dianna breaking down all of the ticket options down for you! Tickets can be purchased at MustangMusicFestival.com.

Thanks Ignite Films for the 🎥

BUNCEAROO Presents
10/11/2019

BUNCEAROO Presents

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10/11/2019

BUNCEAROO Presents's cover photo

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09/29/2019

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TFDI Music Festival
09/15/2019

TFDI Music Festival

09/03/2019
The Alternate Routes

The Alternate Routes

New single “Nothing Lost.” September 5th. iTunes preorder in bio.

TFDI Music Festival
08/28/2019

TFDI Music Festival

LOW TICKET ALERT - Two day tickets to TFDI Fest are now sold out. A limited number of single night tickets are still available.

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Buncearoo started as a bucket list inspired party with 6 of our favorite bands playing on a 40 ft. stage in our backyard in 2010 and has evolved into a curated music series pairing national touring artists with the best local artists in unique settings like Breweries, Distilleries and Art Galleries. Our boutique music festival’s, TFDI Fest and Off The Record bring national touring artists together with their fans in unique intimate settings. All things Buncearoo can be found at www.buncearoo.com and don’t miss our on-line video series called the Live Music Society at www.livemusicsociety.org.

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Is the July 14th show with Wanderraven and Brent Shuttleworth still happening? I ask because it's advertised on your cover photo and on The Well's website with the same graphic but isn't listed on your website. Thanks!
Happy Wednesday - Hotel announcement for TFDI Music Festival today! We are so happy to partner with Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston as our official TFDI Fest Hotel!! This location is only 3 blocks from the venue, Evanston SPACE! Check out the booking details and well, get your room booked in this special block set up just for us!!! More news soon......
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