There was a time before Twitter feuds and reality TV, before the anonymous cruelty of YouTube comments, before the cold impersonality of auto-tune. A time when larger-than-life rock icons with wild hair and tight pants screamed a message of peace, free love, and unity to the thunder of drums and the wailing of electric guitars. 

Worthy Fools is here to carry on that legacy, bringing the soul and swagger of classic rock into the modern age. Built around the driving rhythms, instrumental grandeur, and vocal pyrotechnics of the 1970s and 80s, the Fools’ sound draws heavily upon the rhythm and flow of contemporary hip-hop, seamlessly integrating rap verse and rock grooves in pulse-pounding musical synergy.  Add in a healthy dose of folk flavor and lush, gospel-inspired four-part vocal harmonies, and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind rock 'n roll tapestry whose individual threads reach from Led Zeppelin to the Notorious B.I.G. 

From rousing anthems like “Love Like That” to the heartbreaking intimacy of “Forgotten,” the songs of Worthy Fools are a musical celebration embracing all the flawed and beautiful parts of who we are.  We are musicians and storytellers, freaks and drama geeks, queers, jocks, nerds, scholars and warrior poets.

We are worthy.  And so are you.

 

(from left to right)
Lead Vocals, Guitar / Paul Saylor

Vocals, Bass, Piano, Sax / Ryan DeNardo
Vocals, Fiddle, Ukulele / Anna Phyllis Smith
Vocals, Lead Guitar, Bass / Richard McNulty
Drums / Morgan Clarke

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April 23, 2016 - Arlene's Grocery
April 12, 2016 - PIANOS
March 17, 2016 - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
February 5, 2016 - Arlene's Grocery
December 2, 2015 - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
November 7, 2015 - Leftfield NYC
August 27, 2015 - Black Bear BK
August 1, 2015 - SPiN Ping Pong Club
June 26, 2015 - The Bitter End
May 30, 2015 - PIANOS
April 24, 2015 - Desmond's Tavern
Feburary 27, 2015 - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1
November 15, 2014 - Desmond's Tavern
October 31, 2014 - The Strand Smokehouse
October 18, 2014 - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1
September 19, 2014 - Alphabet Lounge
September 5, 2014 - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1
August 23, 2014 - Klub 45
July 28, 2014 - Tammany Hall
June 30, 2014 - West End Lounge
June 18, 2014 - Singlecut Beersmiths
June 10, 2014 - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1
May 22, 2014 - Alive with Clive
April 8, 2014 - The Bowery Electric Map Room
March 1, 2014 - Fuck A Genre Festival @ Studios LIC
February 21, 2014 - SPiN Ping Pong Club
January 11, 2014 - Waltz-Astoria