Los Angeles-based folk-pop group coming to Brookings

By The Curry Coastal Pilot November 05, 2013 08:53 pm


Stagelights presents the Los Angeles folk-pop group The Koles in concert in Brookings at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16.

The show is at the Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave. Tickets are $15 and available at the door and the Curry Coastal Pilot office, 507 Chetco Ave. Call 541-373-3727 for reservations.

The Koles are known for their fun, uplifting original songs, stunning vocal arrangements and engaging personas.

Influenced by the progressive bluegrass sounds of Nickel Creek and the harmony of the Manhattan Transfer, the Koles “challenge modern day pop with song styles that include angelic ballads, stinging blues, bluegrass rave-ups and indie rockers,” according to the band’s website (www.thekolesmusic.com). 

Bill Kole is a master of instruments including guitar, bass, keyboards, mandolin, banjo and drums. His wife, Arlene, sings, plays guitar and mando. They will be joined by “Uncle Jimmy” Rolfe on guitar, bass, mando and vocals. It’s not unusually for band members to swap instruments during songs. 

The band was included in Music Connection Magazine’s list of the Top 100 Live Indies in the country. 

Steve Brogden, President FAR West/Folk Alliance said this about The Koles: “Two thing stand out. First is the songwriting. Then there are those voices.”

Find more information and videos of The Koles at http://www.stagelights.us/concerts.