Spooky Folk Fans Explain What the Band Means to Them at the Farewell Show
It was an emotional night for more than a hundred who gathered for Denton's folk-pop quintet Spooky Folk's farewell show at Dan's Silverleaf on Monday night. The beloved five are putting their live shows on hiatus so that singer Kaleo Kaualoku can marry and move to Denver at the end of the month. Several "thank yous" were said from stage during the duration of the band's two-part set, which included a shout out to Chris Hughes, who is currently recording the band's sophomore album. We talked to several fans and friends in attendance about their favorite memories and why Spooky Folk is so important.
Rachel Watts Spooky Folk onstage at their farewell show at Dan's Silverleaf
What's more, Dave Howard, bassist for Tony Ferraro's grimy pop-rock project Satan's of Soft Rock, a band that opened the show on Monday night, is saying his goodbyes as well, and moving with Kaualoku to Colorado. Satans will press on, but for many, it won't be the same. A sing-along at the end of Satans of Soft Rock's set brought both bands to the stage in an all-out arm chain of love, as seen below.
Rachel Watts Satans of Soft Rock called Spooky Folk to the stage for a sing-along. Rachel Watts Kat Goodloe
Have you taken anything away from Spooky Folk, emotionally speaking?
"I feel like each member of that band has affected me emotionally, more than anything. I've never danced so hard or sweat so much to any other band before."
Rachel Watts Caleb Campbell of Team Tomb
How has Spooky Folk impacted the community?
"It's made it more interconnected, sweaty and inspired. Sing-alongs go a long way in this town."
Rachel Watts Lacey Richins
What's your favorite Spooky Folk memory?
"It's probably a combination of shows, because I've been with them since day one. I love seeing other people and new fans experience them. They give people energy and make them excited about music. Also, when they played my birthday party at The Schoolhouse show. Or, when I road-tripped with them to Louisiana to ring in the new year."