Damn Tall Buildings

“Think of: The Carter Family for the millennial generation. Old Crow Medicine Show meets Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros meets Flatt & Scruggs meets Nickel Creek, with a dash of Avett Brothers and a sprinkle of Johnny Cash.”
— The Boston Globe

Representation and Touring Formats

Representation: Exclusive – North America
Touring Formats:  Quartet

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In their early days, Damn Tall Buildings didn’t rehearse – they busked. Now, whether live or on record, the band still radiates the energy of a ragtag crew of music students playing bluegrass on the street. But anchoring that energy is their instrumental chops, their strong songwriting, and their varied influences that stretch beyond bluegrass, even beyond American roots music altogether. Whether sharing lead vocals and instrumental solos or blending their voices into loose, joyous harmony, the four members of Damn Tall Buildings (guitarist/lead vocalist Max Capistran, bassist/lead vocalist Sasha Dubyk, fiddler/vocalist Avery Ballotta and banjoist/vocalist Jordan Alleman) blend elements of bluegrass, blues, roots-rock and vintage swing to create a captivating, high-energy sound. Since their busking days, they’ve made three albums: 2014’s Cure-All, 2015’s self-titled, and their forthcoming third album, Don’t Look Down. The band has also relocated to Brooklyn, NY and toured widely, sharing stages with Sierra Hull and the California Honeydrops and appearing at festivals like Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, and Freshgrass Festival, where they took second place in the 2016 band competition. Their lyrics find beauty and glory in the mundane, workaday struggle of everyday life: time keeps passing, you don’t like your job, you drink too much, you laugh with your friends, you search for a home, and you dream about what else might be out there. You carry on. This is what Damn Tall Buildings sings about, what they seek to share with their audience.


“Think of: The Carter Family for the millennial generation. Old Crow Medicine Show meets Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros meets Flatt & Scruggs meets Nickel Creek, with a dash of Avett Brothers and a sprinkle of Johnny Cash. The band coined the term “guerrilla roots” to describe its sound, which draws on early-20th-century Americana/bluegrass music, “repurposed for a modern audience.”
The Boston Globe
The Boston Globe

Album Review – Damn Tall Buildings “Don’t Look Down”

If you like your bluegrass served with a little punch, attitude, grit and gravy, with that busking spirit that was so present and palpable in the early incarnations of Old Crow Medicine Show and made your realize that string band music could be so much more than fuddy-duddy reenactments by crusty ol’ relics, then the Damn Tall Buildings will slide in nice as a welcome edition to your listening rotation. Bluegrass at heart, but pulling from a wide range of influences including swing, ragtime, jazz, and even a hint of contemporary perspective in the songwriting, they offer virtually unmatched energy and enthusiasm, underpinned by intelligent songs that don’t skimp on the infectiousness. Read more....
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3/06/2020 Spiral Sounds House Concerts
Jersey City, NJ
3/10/2020 Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
New York, NY
4/08/2020 Nick-A-Nee\'s
Providence, RI
4/09/2020 Burren Backroom Sessions
Somerville, MA
4/10/2020 - 4/11/2020 WinterWonderGrass
Stratton Mountain,
4/25/2020 Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival
Baltimore, MD
4/30/2020 Live! Folklife Concert Series
Glens Falls, NY
5/29/2020 - 5/30/2020 John Hartford Memorial Festival
Morgantown, IN
6/23/2020 Concert Happenings in Ridgefield's Parks (CHIRP)
Ridgefield, CT
6/25/2020 Lebanon Front Porch Concert Series
6/26/2020 The Porch
Medford, MA
7/05/2020 6 On The Square
Oxford, NY
7/11/2020 - 7/12/2020 Blissfest Ampitheater
Harbor Springs, MI
7/18/2020 - 7/19/2020 Hiawatha Music Festival
Marquette, MI
7/24/2020 - 7/25/2020 Ossipee Valley Music Festival
S. Hiram, ME
7/26/2020 Summer on the Hudson
Manhattan, NY
8/01/2020 SnowyGrass
Estes Park, CO
8/05/2020 Music At The Milestone
Granby, CO
8/15/2020 - 8/16/2020 Bear Creek Folk Festival
Grande Prairie, ALTA
9/17/2020 - 9/19/2020 49th Walnut Valley Festival
Walnut Valley Festival
Winfield, KS

Publicity Info

Susan Hubbard