Since 2015, The 502s have taken their swaggering blend of Americana across the coast including Okeechobee Music Festival and Communion Records' NYC showcase. Their debut album “Because We Had To” is a heartfelt invitation to good old-fashioned fun. The band effortlessly bounces from upbeat folk rock bangers (“Olivia”, “What To Do”, “Like My Father”) to earnest ballads (“Enjoy The Ride”, “Because We Had To”). If you can imagine dancing around a rowdy house party jam featuring Edward Sharpe, The Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show, you’ll feel right at home. The 502s are celebrating the upcoming album with a tour of the US and Europe in 2018.
The Trick Shooter Social Club is a place tucked just behind the beat. It’s a belief in the power of story and the sublime hip sway of a well placed middle eight. It’s cat gut, and pick guards and nods across the stage when it's time to go to the bridge. It’s acoustic, electric and reverent to its heroes. It’s artists, showmen and shaman trying to get it right. It’s an invitation–to join.