Kate Rhudy and The Boys to Bring “Sad River Folk” to Legends at ASU Tonight, Feb. 4

Published Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 3:27 pm

Kate Rhudy and The Boys

By Bailey Faulkner

Ready for another awesome Legends show? Folk group Kate Rhudy and The Boys will give the audience an unforgettable night of music and fun tonight at 9 p.m.

Kate and The Boys, best described as a “sad river folk music” group, are excited to headline their first show at Legends. Rhudy will be joined by her boys:

Zach Smith (bass)

Ben Banick (banjo)

In addition to its usual lineup, the group will share the stage with Unaka Prong drummer John Hargett.

“That should up the energy for our sad folk set,” Rhudy said.

As a bonus, modern folk and Americana singer-songwriter Clint Roberts will open for Kate and her boys.

“He’s incredible, and the crowd can perhaps expect a little bit of collaboration,” Rhudy said.

Kate Rhudy and The Boys

Kate and the Boys are no strangers to Boone. Over the last several months, the group has been hard at work in the area.

During the summer, Rhudy released her first EP, New River Something. Recorded on campus at ASU, the four-track EP captures Rhudy’s perfect blend of vocals and folky instrumentation.

In the past months, Rhudy has also had the opportunity to share the stage with several notable acts. On Oct. 2, she opened for nationally-recognized Holy Ghost Tent Revival at The Local.

More recently, the group’s increasing success landed Rhudy and The Boys a spot on 90.5 WASU’s The Local Lowdown. Fans can listen to the group’s live performance and interview on Rhudy’s SoundCloud page.

Rhudy also recently braved the cold and windy High Country air in her first music video, a live performance of her song “What Does the Deep Sea Say.” You can check out the video on her Facebook page.


After months of hard work and exciting shows, Kate Rhudy and The Boys will finally have the chance to take their music to the stage at Legends.

“Legends is a very special place to me for a lot of reasons. I couldn’t be more excited,” Rhudy said.

Although each of the group’s performances is unique, Kate and The Boys never fail to give audiences a great time. Whether the crowd relaxes or feels the need to dance and sing along, the group’s Legends show will surely be a hit.

“It’s my hope that the audience goes away from the night feeling good,” Rhudy said.

Fans will certainly feel good about the new material at tonight’s show. With a guest drummer and versatile opener, Kate and The Boys will make the most of their unique opportunity.

The group will keep rolling with the momentum from tonight’s show. In addition to recording a full-length album, they want to begin playing more shows.

“I’d love to be touring,” Rhudy said.

If you can’t check them out tonight, Kate and The Boys will also perform at Boone Saloon on Saturday, Feb. 27. The group will open for folk-rock band Time Sawyer.

If you want to keep up with Kate and the Boys, check out Rhudy’s Facebook page to stay informed about show dates, new music and everything “sad river folk” related.

Tonight’s show begins with doors opening at 9 p.m. and music starting at 9:30 p.m. Students can pick up a ticket in advance in the Plemmons Student Union for $3, or at the door for $5.

If you want to further support Kate and her boys, don’t forget to pick up a CD and some stickers at the show.

Get ready for an unforgettable night!

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