The Big Lonesome
Alt. Country/Indie Rock
Wilco, Dawes, Deer Tick, Guided by Voices
Chad Gosselin – Guitar/Vocals
Luke Gosselin – Guitar/Vocals
Sam Okon – Bass Guitar/Vocals
Andy Korajczyk – Drums
Undone EP (2014)
The Big Lonesome is an indie rock band from Boston, MA. Formed in 2009 after songwriter Chad Gosselin released a collection of home recordings, he recruited his brother Luke Gosselin (guitar/lap steel/vocals) and friend Joe Ziemba (bassist) to play coffee shops, living rooms, and dilapitating rock clubs around the northeast. In 2012, they were joined by drummer Andy Korajczyk. The band quickly developed their sound into a four piece tapestry of shoegazed indie rock with a sensibility for pop. 2016 saw the departure of Ziemba and the addition of Sam Okon. Their music has been described as sounding like “The Rolling Stones covering Sonic Youth” and has drawn comparisons to Guided by Voices and early Wilco.
In 2014, the Lonesome released its first formal EP Undone along with producer Sean McLaughlin (Matchbox 20/Elliott Smith), and mastering engineer Jeff Lipton (Wilco/Spoon/Bon Iver). The band toured the northeast and east coast the following summer in support of the record, garnering national radio attention along the way.
Boston-based indie-rock band, the Big Lonesome, is heading out on the road for a string of shows this February, highlighted by a stop at Jack Rabbit’s in Jacksonville.
Having spent the majority of 2016 in various recording studios in Boston (37′ Productions, Q Division), The Big Lonesome is about ready to release their sophomore effort, Fascination, due for a mid 2017 release. They just spent the majority of January playing the northeast, and touring parts of the Carolinas and Tennessee to road test their new songs.
“We’ve been itching to play some shows again.” admits Chad Gosselin, singer/guitarist of the band. “We’ve been spending the last year or so in the studio, so we are really excited to get out there and make some noise again!’
To keep up to date with The Big Lonesome, you can visit them online at www.thebiglonesome.net, or see them live at:
Tue 2/21 Natura Orlando, FL
Thu 2/23 Tre Amici Cafe Ybor City, FL
Fri 2/24 Growler’s Pub Sarasota, FL
Sat 2/25 Shanghai Nobby’s St. Augustine, FL
Sun 2/26 Jack Rabbit’s Jacksonville, FL