Petal Shop

Petal Shop

 Detroit, Michigan, USA
BandAmericanaFolk

". . .With a simple, authentic sound unheard in today’s scene and an original lyrical eloquence, Petal Shop has become the one band in the New Folk Generation that bears the standard of what American Music is all about . . .”

Biography

With the flaking ruins of Michigan Central Station or the smoky laughter of a 4th Street bonfire as their backdrop, Petal Shop tells a new story of Detroit. Songs ripe with surgical observation and pleading hope weave their way into the texture of an urban narrative not focused on desperation and recovery but harmony and intuition. Folk music with a color reminiscent of the dusty sepia of America's 30's and 40's finds itself injected with fresh and modern storytelling. Tales of leaving home, urban wilderness, social absurdity and jubilant nihilism create windows into a space that is as colorful as it is sincere.

Petal Shop performs with an energy that is at once the subtle tension of an intimate folk concert and the wild, pentecostal drive of punk-driven bluegrass. Fiddle, banjo,guitar and bass cling to each other as vocals intersect and blend into a single, stratified voice. Dancing is common, both on and off stage as Petal Shop's members beg for “just one “amen”.

Touring nationally with a European excursion around the corner, Petal Shop has shared the stage with the likes of Smokey Hormel, Lucky Tubb, Dan Miller of Blanche and Goober and the Peas, .357 String Band, Midnight Ghost Train, High Lonesome, Andru Bemis, Listener, Catfish Mafia, Chicken Little, Nana Grizol, Lac Le Belle, Drink Up Buttercup,Audra Kubat and Frontier Ruckus.

Discography

"Fake-a-Frown" Single - 2008
"Petal Shop" Full Length - 2009
"Dally Release" EP -2009
"Chair" EP -2009
"City Hymns" Full Length -2010
"The Scope" Full Length -2011