Amped-up Seattle-based Americana quartet Massy Ferguson bring their UK tour to Newport’s Le Pub this summer in support of their acclaimed new album Great Divides.
For more than a dozen years, Massy Ferguson have proudly planted their boots on both sides of the country-rock divide, carving out their own brand of amplified Americana along the way.
Based in Seattle, they’ve become international torchbearers of a sound that’s distinctly American, with a touring history that spans nine different countries.
On their fifth album, Great Divides, they double down on their rock & roll roots, mixing bar-band twang with raw, guitar-driven bang. Gluing those sounds together is the songwriting partnership of bass-playing frontman Ethan Anderson and guitarist Adam Monda, whose songs spin stories of small-town adolescence, big-city adulthood, and the long miles of highway that stretch between.
Made complete by contributions from bandmates Dave Goedde (drums) and Fred Slater (keyboards), Great Divides is an album about a man’s attempt to understand the world around him, moving from the limited horizons of his childhood to the (slightly) clearer reality of his adulthood.
Massy Ferguson play Newport’s Le Pub on Thursday July 18, 2019