Spencer Scholes – Spencer’s performances are dynamic in range. From driving intensity and rocking rhythms through hypnotic rise and fall to quirky and traditional to tender and direct. his singing and playing bring a volcanic energy to the stage. He funnels all of his breath and focus into each song, seeming to draw fuel from the audience and some personal fire. The intensity is balanced by his wry sense of humor. Performing with or without a band, his songs and performances are adequately described as energetic folk rock.
Radiator King – Somewhere between punk and blues – a porch and an alley – lies Radiator King, the performing/recording name of Boston native and Brooklyn-based, Adam Silvestri. Established in 2011, Radiator King’s music shows influences from both Dylan and Strummer with a sound described by Boston blog AllstonPudding as something akin to what “Tom Waits locked in a room for a month with nothing but a copy of Springstein’s Nebraska” might produce. Whether alone with a guitar or backed by a band, Radiator King embodies the raw energy of punk, the grit and intricacy of delta blues, and the lyrical potency of folk in “songs that are the sonic equivalent to an old whiskey bar at the end of a dirt road.”