Tripi / Adventures With Vultures
Tue, May 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm to 2:00amView event on Facebook
Tripi: Nothing places you in the heart of a moment like music. It comes from an almost intangible place, a wellspring filled with emotions and a power to bring people together. Tony Tripi has been using that power for years, creating new music filled with life, love, and soul. He understands that everything is happening now, and that all of us are shining from moment to moment. We are connected, all of us, sharing an individual and collective human experience. Tripi’s music examines and highlights that truth in a positive manner, reminding listeners they are neither powerless nor alone. If you’ve ever suspected that music can change the world, join Tony Tripi on his journey. You may discover you’re right.
Growing up in the Midwest, Tony was influenced by a wide range of musical influences. The smooth crooning of Dean Martin and Tony Bennett. The outlaw country of Waylon Jennings. The howling Detroit rock of Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. The epic psychedelia of The Doors. The raspy poetry of Tom Waits. The pure funk of the Ohio Players. All that music makes an impression on a young man. It’s an education, but you can’t teach that. You can only live it.
Tony Tripi knows that there are long, dark nights, and there’s nothing that will get you through but the right singer singing the right song, with words that feel like they were written expressly for you. You feel a heart connection with it, and it gives you hope.
Tripi has spent his life walking a mile in your shoes and his music, filled with hope and harsh, beautiful human truths, reflects that. Lyrically beautiful and musically rich, the music of Tony Tripi is rock and roll for the soul.
Adventures with Vultures: A folk singer-songwriter evokes a certain image. Matt Sauter breaks that image. With his backward ball cap, knuckle tattoos, and knee-shredded shorts, the lone singer/songwriter behind Adventures with Vultures tinkers with the image of what a folk singer should be. Adventures With Vultures’ Matt Sauter, who was a mere 24 years old when he signed with Original 1265 Recordings, hails from Plymouth—a small town that sits roughly 25 miles outside of Detroit. That location is crucial to his music: a rural area outside a major city. After all, like all good folk music, Adventures With Vultures’ songs are about specific places and the people who give those places their personality. Stylistically, it’s different from what Sauter is used to—he spent the better part of this decade writing hip-hop music, not folk music. Mos Def and J. Cole are cited among his influences, but so are Carol King, Shakey Graves, and Nathaniel Rateliff. Perhaps that’s why Adventures With Vultures brings a welcome, abrasive quality to tender, stripped-down songs. A folk singer, it is true, evokes a certain image. Meet Matt Sauter—an invigorating folk singer who will change that image.