Music: Frontier Folk Nebraska

If a band plays a concert and there’s no audience, do they make a sound?

click to enlarge After some lineup shifting and regional touring, Frontier Folk Nebraska is recording a retrospective live album this weekend at Newport’s Southgate House Revival.
After some lineup shifting and regional touring, Frontier Folk Nebraska is recording a retrospective live album this weekend at Newport’s Southgate House Revival.

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f a band plays a concert and there’s no audience, do they make a sound? If a group plays in a sealed club with no patrons, are they simultaneously live and not live? What if a band threw a live album and nobody came?

These are the hypothetical questions that plague frontman Michael Hensley of Greater Cincinnati’s Frontier Folk Nebraska as the group prepares for a two-night stand at Newport’s Southgate House Revival this Friday and Saturday night. The quartet is recording the shows for a proposed live album somewhere down the line.

“I’m one of those that’s like, ‘No one’s going to fucking come,’ ” Hensley says during an interview in bassist Matt McCormick’s Covington sitting room. Read more about Frontier Folk Nebraska here.


Frontier Folk Nebraska

records its forthcoming live album Friday and Saturday at Southgate House Revival. Tickets/more info: southgatehouse.com.