Well-Known Strangers

Well-Known Strangers

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Rock - Indie/Low-Fi | Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Total Song Plays: 152   
Member Since: 2015
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: 10,000 Maniacs, Goo Goo Dolls

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Well-Known Strangers is Joe Adamek (guitar/songwriting), Betsy Ade (vocals/songwriting), Roger Gower (drums), Sacia Jerome (cello), Ted Koth (lead guitar, multi-instrumentalist), and John Kulas (bass guitar). Joe is the band's creative spark, introducing songs and guiding band's overall artistic direction, though Betsy is an essential creative foil. Her songwriting and rich lyric gifts are essential in the band's overall sound and direction, and her vocal delivery is unmatched. Members of the alt-pop collaboration have collectively played well over 250 shows around the Midwest, including Chicago-Metro, Milwaukee, Madison, Rockford, and Minneapolis. The group mines a sophisticated but accessible sound that recalls Goo Goo Dolls, Mumford & Sons, 10,000 Maniacs, Brandi Carlile, Annie Lennox, Rusted Root, and Matchbox 20. Distinguishing Well-Known Strangers from those bands are the one-two punch of Betsy's vocal power, sass, and swagger, and Sacia's classically trained cello playing.

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Joe Adamek & Betsy Ade of the pop/folk/rock band Well-Known Strangers (based in Racine, Wisconsin), has won the SongwriterUniverse "Best Song Of The Month" Contest for July, for their song "Aligned." This song is included on their debut 4-song EP, Found, which was released independently in June (2015). New song, Mirror, to be released October 17th.