Reuben And The Dark is a collection of five multi-instrumentalists and vocalists that make chilling, emotive folk and soul driven by dark, introspective lyrics exploring the duality of misery and joy.
Boasting a rare chemistry between all of its members, the group has emerged from the independent music scene on the strength of strong compositions that translate emotion into song with haunting clarity.
Their debut album, Funeral Sky (2014), has been described as a “…rich, deep, mood-drenched, roots-rock record textured with hymns and hosanna…”
It was produced by Chris Hayden (Florence & the Machine) and Stephen Kozmeniuk (Madonna, Nicki Minaj, and The Game feat Kanye West).
Graydon James & the Young Novelists Making a Mariposa Pit Stop
Graydon James & the Young Novelists play everything from roots-rock barnstormers to heartbreaking folk ballads. Over the duration of three fast-paced years, they have won a Galaxie Rising Star award, toured several times, played innumerable festivals, clubs, house concerts and cafés, and released three recordings. Their most recent recording, In The Year You Were Born (2012), showcases impressive, road-tested musicianship. That musical prowess, combined with excellent song writing – whether about love or loss, the tragedies of high school, the joys of parenthood, small town dreams, or big city truths – makes for a wholehearted, unreserved, rousing connection to their audience. It’s what really good music is all about.
For more information about Graydon James & the Young Novelists at Mariposa Folk Festival 2013,click here.