Pearl Street Warehouse Presents


The Ferns

Thu · October 17, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm



This event is 21 and over

This is a FREE show.

NO Tickets are required for this show.

Seating is limited & first come first serve

RSVP appreciated but not required

RSVP does NOT guarantee a seat at a table

Waker was founded by childhood friends and songwriting duo Chase Bader (Vocals, Acoustic)
and Conor Kelly (Electric Guitar). The group hails from Nashville, mashing soul, rock & roll, and
jam into an eclectic, danceable sound, focusing on songs that aim for the heart, head... and
From the East Coast to the West Coast, each member moved to Nashville to join Bader and
Kelly one by one. The band originally began under the name Koa with bassist Ryan Ladd and
saxophonist Alex Matthews. Percussionist Ryan McClanahan quickly joined adding a unique
sound to the music. Finally, the band found drummer Dave Czuba to fuse Koa into Waker. Two
years later, Waker welcomed Bobby Steinfeld to join to the band on keyboards as the 7th
member of Waker.
The intention has always been clear, to “wake people” with their music. In a short amount of
time, the band has already conquered festival stages at Bonnaroo, ACL, Hangout, SXSW, Firefly,
and Wakarusa. They’ve toured with Blues Traveler, JJ Grey & Mofro, Moon Taxi, Galactic, the
Wailers, recorded a session for Audiotree Live, and headlined shows across the country.
Since the release of their 2015 EP, the band has continued their nonstop regiment of touring &
writing. Before the summer of 2017, Waker released two singles, "Wake Me Up" & "Pike", both
of which will be featured on their debut album due early in 2019.
Waker is an experience meant to be shared with others.
The Ferns
The Ferns
The Ferns are a DC-based band with a love for blues, funk, and groove born in the summer of 2017. Mixing catchy melodies with rhythm-driven instrumentals, their songs will tickle your ears as though early Maroon 5, Lake Street Dive, and Vulfpeck had a love child...and then decided to cover Fleetwood Mac. Swerving in and out of soulful blues and feel good summer rock, their keys-based anthems will keep you moving all night long.
Venue Information:
Pearl Street Warehouse
33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC, 20024