The Whallonsburg Grange Hall begins the fall concert season with the Brooklyn-based trio of Cole Nakoa & Treacher on Friday, September 29 at 7:30pm. CNT joins the forces of three soulful and engaging performers, who weave their distinct harmonies and a variety of instruments together to create unforgettable music. Their powerful sound combines elements of roots music, rock, jazz and folk. This will be CNT’s second visit to the area, after a sold-out 2016 performance. They have just released their first self-titled EP, Cole Nakoa & Treacher, which will be available at the concert.
Brad Cole brings the grit and groove of old school bossa nova and R&B to the trio. He has performed with acclaimed artists such as Chris Stapleton, Shovels and Rope and Ingrid Michaelson, and recently finished recording his fourth record, “Lay it Down.” Pianist Matt Nakoa is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. An award-winning artist at the Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals, Matt tours internationally and has shared the stage with folk superstars Ellis Paul, Tom Rush, and Patty Larkin. Matt’s latest studio album, “A Dozen Other Loves,” is receiving steady folk radio airplay. Robinson Treacher infuses the group with an emotional energy and unique vocal passion that is shaped by a variety of music projects in NYC and beyond. He has been nominated for a Nashville Music City award and for an NSAI/CMT award, in addition to performing with Iris DeMent, Jorma Kaukonen and Vince Gill to name a few.
Acoustic Live magazine declared that Cole Nakoa & Treacher have, “Bedrock roots power…overall killer chops. A must-see!”
Made possible, in part, by the Essex County Arts Council’s Cultural Assistance Program Grant with funding provided by Essex County.