Devils Backbone Jubilee: The Chris Paterno Band & the The Moat Rats at Howlers!
Brews and FREE merch from Devils Backbone Brewing Company and new music from the Chris Paterno Band.
The Chris Paterno Band: 9:15pm
Moat Rats: 10:15pm
The Chris Paterno Band
The Philadelphia-based eight-piece was formed in 2015 by Chris Paterno (lead vocals, acoustic guitar). Once a solo project, the band formed after Paterno was asked by the Philadelphia Freedoms to play at the Villanova Pavilion in front of 2000 people. One month later, 9-time Grammy-winning producer Joe Nicolo saw them play at Chaplin’s (Spring City, Pa). He quickly signed them to his label, BlacBird Productions, where they began recording their debut EP.
2016 brought an accumulation of write-ups, including shout-outs by AXS, Philly Mag, Impose Mag and more. The CPB, as fans have come to call the group, made a local name for itself with performance slots at World Cafe Live, MilkBoy, and WHYY to name a few.
Bringing an energetic rebirth of Philly Soul to the stage, the band promises a night well spent for listeners and dancers alike. 2017 has proven so as Paterno was recognized by both the SongDoor International Songwriting Contest (top 12 portfolio) and the USA Songwriting Competition (1st Runner Up, SXSW Showcase), the CPB has sold out consecutive Philly-based shows and is performing up and down the East Coast.
The Moat Rats are a group of old friends, who decided to do something productive with their time. The group is made up of James Held (Drums), Haley Held (Bass), Colton Sankey (Bass/Aux percussion), Tanner Davis (Saxophone), Brad Lang (Rhythm guitar), Christian Griffith (Lead guitar/vocals), Liam «Chip» Kress (Keys/backup vocals), and Karli Blotzer (Vocals).
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Accolades: Just to name a few!
2014 Great American Beer Festival Mid-Size Brewing Company & Mid-Size Brew Team of the Year
2013 Great American Beer Festival Small Brewing Company & Small Brew Team of the Year
2012 Great American Beer Festival Small Brewpub & Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year
2010 World Beer Cup Champion Brewery & Brewmaster Small Brewpub