Bridgeport Folly
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Bridgeport Folly

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The best kept secret in music


"Home Grown: Bridgeport Folly's style appeals to diverse crowds"

Jam bands are not just for dirty hippies anymore.
Bridgeport Folly proves that funk and swank can exist in the same band.
Guitarist Taylor Jacobs, keyboardist Josh Foster, guitarist Alfonso Graceffo, drummer Nate Largent and bassist Steave Nieratka can all truly be called musicians. All have studied classical or jazz music or come from families of musicians.
Even though they are all Florida transplants, they are making a splash in the local scene with their laid back jazz jams, prone to sections of improvisation, and prog-rock, Eno-style keyboards. The classical influence is felt as well, as each song is a lovingly crafted composition.
Bridgeport Folly is equally at home at a Phish concert or $10 martini nightclubs, and the band plays many gigs that appeal to diverse crowds.
There is no excuse not to catch
See them with Perpetual Groove at 9 p.m. Saturday at Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Also see them at 10 p.m. Sunday at Dada, 52 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach.
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-Liza Hearon - South Florida Sun Sentinel 01/13/06

"Festival Promotes Jambands, original music"

patchwork-clad, drum-carrying, barefoot music lovers will invade downtown Lake Worth this weekend, as the Open Grass Art and Music Festival kicks off at Bryant Park [Amphitheater] with some of the area's most promising jam bands.
Bridging the Gap: Bridgeport Folly is one of a handful of bands rounding out the eclectic bill at Saturday's Open Grass Art and Music Festival. - Rebbeca Forand-Times Staff Writer, Sun-Sentinel 1/17/2007


Bridgeport Folly is hard at work on their independent debut release, currently untitled. A highly anticipated project well representative of an era, the release is tentatively slated for early spring. The polished work boasts the efforts of Josh Foster (Crazy Fingers, the Sosos, Almost Acoustic Band) and Kenneth Dykstra, whose recording credits include Vida Blue, Soulive, and Nelly among others...There will soon be more details released on this creative gem.
"currently untitled" (produced by Kenneth Dykstra at Satellite View Studios 2007)
1. Arkansas Drive
2. Sea Of Keyscharp
3. Willy Of Face And Hand
4. Conversations
5. Moment In Time
6. Ecstatic Batter
7. Black Tide
8. All Around
9. The Wooley

-The Arkansas Drive EP (Recorded at G-Star Studio's 2003)
1. Arkansas Drive
2. Bumpkin
3. Ecstatic Batter

The Ecstatic Batter EP (Satellite View Studios 2006)
Track Listing:
1. Ecstatic Batter
2. Sea Of Keysharp
3. Black Tide
*This recording is availiable upon request


Feeling a bit camera shy


Formed in 2003, Bridgeport Folly has created a jolt in the developing South Florida music scene. A band on a mission, Bridgeport Folly is the musical crossroads of four musicians with a singular creative goal. Their sound is an explosion of FOLK, JAZZ, FUNK and INDIE ROCK. Though their influences are broad, sweeping all manners of conventional as well as unconventional music, a few stand out in particular as having left a lasting and meaningful impression on them. These include The Meters, Brian Eno, Phish, The Talking Heads, The Who, and Herbie Hancock. Lyrically speaking, they are influenced by Kurt Vonnegut, Neil Young, Ian Anderson and Peter Gabriel. Bridgeport Folly's original compositions sparkle with tonality, loving attention to detail, and form; improvisations bring them beyond their usual catalog and allow them to explore the deep-seeded connection between each member. At once thundering and epic, blissfully dramatic rises give way to soft, joyful melodies that are sure to fill the dance floor. Fueled by the often whimsical and always poignant words and vibrant imagery of eloquent and original lyricist, John Knowles Williams, Bridgeport Folly is a gathering of hearts and minds: a true musical celebration. One can be certain that on any given night, the band will travel from East to West and back again in theme, stopping only for a fifteen-minute set-break. Individually, they are a varied group, but their differences melt away and their strengths are magnified as they take the stage to perform on any given night.
National Touring Acts that have shared the stage with Bridgeport Folly include Perpetual Groove, DJ Le Spam & The Spam All-Stars, ALO, and J.J. Grey & Mofro.