Music : folk, indie, folk rock
AEG Live and Outback Concerts Present
Cold War Kids
8003 Regency Pkwy
Cary NC 27518
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Gates Open: 7pm
Show Time: 8pm
General Admission Pit or Reserved Seats– $45.00
Lawn – $35.00
Kids ages 2 and under free on the lawn
“Wesley Schultz, 9, who wants to be an artist, said, ‘I spend a lot of time on my drawings and it turns out good ’cause I’ve been practicing a lot.’” -The New York Times, 3/15/92 Twenty years ago, Wesley Schultz saw the future.
Back then, growing up in the New York City suburb of Ramsey, New Jersey, Wesley spent his days drawing side by side with his best friend, Josh Fraites. Today, as bandleader of The Lumineers, Wesley’s replaced his pencil with a guitar, his drawings with songs, and plays side by side with Joshua’s younger brother Jeremiah. He still practices a lot, and it still turns out good..
But The Lumineers’ story didn’t come so easily..
It begins in 2001, the year Jeremiah’s brother, Joshua, died from a drug overdose at 19. Amidst the loss and grief, Wes and Jer found solace in music, each on his own and in countless other separate projects. Four years later, in the spring of 2005, the two began to collaborate, writing together and playing gigs around New York. After battling the city’s cutthroat music scene and impossibly high cost of living, the two decided to expand their horizons. They packed everything they owned—nothing more than a couple suitcases of clothes and a trailer full of musical instruments—and headed for Denver, Colorado. It was less a pilgrimage than act of stubborn hopefulness..
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