Change Location × Richmond

    Recent Locations

      The Last Bison in Richmond


      • The Last Bison Photo #1
      1 of 1
      November 26, 2019

      Tuesday   8:30 PM

      1621 West Broad Street
      Richmond, Virginia 23221

      Map
      Performers:
      • No Performers Listed
      EVENT DETAILS
      The Last Bison


      Ben Hardesty doesn't look the part of a rock star as he navigates a rickety tractor through the sprawling ranch where he grew up and fell in love with music. On the edge of The Great Dismal Swamp, Hardesty developed his spirit of adventure, and passion for doing things a bit differently. His father, Dan gave him a guitar when he was two, and later told him, "It doesn't matter if you play it right, just make it sound good!" Not the typical teaching method, but then again, The Last Bison is anything but typical. The seven-member ensemble led by Ben has seemingly risen from the marshes of southeastern Virginia to captivate the national music scene with a rare blend of folk that is poetically steeped in classical influences. Band members describe the sound as "mountain-top chamber." Already the band has drawn flattering though imperfect comparisons to indie rock superstars the likes of Mumford & Sons, The Decemberists and Fleet Foxes. Flattering because each of those bands has carried folk rock into the mainstream; imperfect because none of them have a front man that shares the stage with his father and sister, nor uses a 75-year-old chaplain's pump organ and Bolivian goat toenails on stage. The Last Bison is a tight knit community of family and friends that boasts a sound all its own.

      Cost: 15.00

      Categories: Concerts & Tour Dates

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.