Chin-stroking cover art and an NPR co-sign are only two of the things Brooklyn’s Heaven’s Jail Band has going for it. Possessed of a tremulous voice and a laureate’s pen, singer Francesco Ferorelli is at equally at home squaring off with searing electric blues licks and folksy, finger-plucked acoustic guitars. Think a more populist, self-contained Mountain Goats. Great things lay ahead for this group, and for everyone willing to listen; Ace Called Zero, its non-Bandcamp debut, drops August 26.
Thu., Aug. 28, 8 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 27, 2014