Please note our starting time: 7:30pm for the open mike, 8:00pm for the opening short set, and 8:30pm for
the featured performers.
First-timers: Get a free pass for a future show - see details below.
Our next concert is on Saturday December 12, 2015, featuring:
The Jack Grace Band
And a short opening set by
Jack Grace's form of experimental country art rock has been compared to everything
from Frank Zappa to early Johnny Cash - or "Cole Porter meets Gene Autry" as the
New York Times once wrote.
Five album releases and tracks featured in the films "Super Troopers" and "Beer Fest"
have earned Jack a growing following and a steady hum of praise. A recent release,
"Drinking Songs for Lovers", features some fine country numbers, but he added mariachi
horns to give them a Latin flavor, inspired by his yearly pilgrimage to Tulum, Mexico,
where he likes to write songs on the beach. His previous album was a bossa nova-influenced
country concept album called The Martini Cowboy.
As Alan Young of the New York Press raved at the time, what sets Jackís songs "apart from
the rest of the country or alt-country scene is his laugh-out-loud, absurdest wit. Not
only is this a great party album and a great driving album but itís also very smart and
Kevin Canfield, writing for the New York Times, once exclaimed, "Make no mistake: Jack
Grace is an old-fashioned country musician." Except that he isnít. His band rocks too
hard to be country. And the band members come from all walks of life: jazz, rock, country
and, well, other. Bassist, vocalist and wife Daria (Melomane, Pre-war Ponies) keeps the
rhythm going with the rotating drummers, Russ Meissner, Jason "J-Bird" Bowman and Bruce
Martin (Tom Tom Club). Horns are provided by J. Walter Hawkes, Rob Henke and "Tuba Joe"
A consummate live performer, lyricist, singer and guitarist, Jack is at the helm of a
powerhouse band that plays kick the can with any musical genre that it stumbles across.
Intelligence, humor and unpredictable cross-pollinations of musical categories await.
"If you donít laugh and cry at the same ...you better
check your pulse. You might be disgracefully dead." - James Reaney, London Free Press
More at jackgrace.com
|Admission is $18 at the door or $13 when purchased in advance.
Advance sales will end at midnight Friday, December 11.
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