Month: March 2019
SEWARD AND SHEPHERD
The Long Shadows are a New York-based group of freelance musicans founded to perform the music of singer/songwriter Ben Clark.
SCOUT, PISCHL + JITZE, WILLIAM ROSE, JESSE ELLIOT
Working within the American and British songwriting traditions, Jesse Elliot creates a unique blend of folk, rock, and blues in his music. Nuanced at times and more distinct at others, influences, including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Lou Reed, Tom Waits, Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson, Leonard Cohen, Rivers Cuomo, and John Cale, can be heard in his work. With the release of his debut album, “I Gave You My All,” in June of 2015–featuring lead guitarist Jim McGee, bassist Ed Pratico, rhythm guitarist Brian Spitz, pianist Luke Elliot, and drummer Frank Lettieri–Jesse shared 10 original songs with his supporters and fans.
COREY AND KARA
Corey R-J is a musician, producer, and singer/songwriter, Rhode Island born and raised now living in the Tri-state area. For the last 10 years, Corey has been writing, recording, and performing with various projects across the U.S. but in 2010 began as a solo musician. Combining styles of rock, pop, and jazz influenced by artists such as The Early November, Minus The Bear, and The Rocket Summer he writes, records, and self-produces all his own original material.
Corey’s first electric EP, “Here I Am.” released in February 2010 and was followed by acoustic rendition EP, “& the Acoustics” in March 2012 supported by an acoustic tour throughout the Northeast. In July 2013, he released his debut EP, “Time and Travels” mastered by recording engineer Roger Seibel (Death Cab for Cutie, Andrew Bird, A Great Big Pile of Leaves and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin). In support of the album, “the Colony”, Corey’s electric band toured the east coast and mid-west U.S.
Fresh off a 37 city U.S. tour accompanied by writer/musician Kara Lia. As well as solo tour throughout the north/southeast, Corey is currently producing his first full length record, “The Long Way Home” expected for release sometime in 2015
Listen to “Shaky Knees” on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, GooglePlay, and Tidal
The BONK Percussion Group
The BONK Percussion Group plays modern original World music using a variety of indigenous instruments as well as homemade objects.
“The BONK Percussion Group plays Country music…just not from THIS country”.
Guy Heller’s Tribute to Ray Manzarek + St. James & The Apostles
Guy Heller returns to John And Peter’s with his stellar tribute to Raymond Daniel Manzarek and the music of The Doors
Featuring the killer band of Jonah Lloyd (guitar), Joe Gonzales (bass), Mike Kiker (keys), and Chris Tomato Harfenist (drums).
Opening the show will be St. James & The Apostles.
Saturday March 9th
Doors open at 9pm
DAVE MOONEY & VIEWERS LIKE YOU, THE EXTENSIONS, ALPHA RABBIT
Singer/Songwriter from New Jersey. Costumes and Crowns is out now on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and Bandcamp
ERIC SOMMER w/ FALLING RAIN
Mr. Sommer has turned a simple strumming style into what may very well be the next big thing: an explosive and dramatic free-form style and, in the process, he’s become one of the finest free-form pickers anywhere, borrowing from Steve Howe, Merle Travis, Doc Watson and turning out a style that is authentically unique. And almost impossible to copy.
The free-form guitar style utilizes an original and explosive fret approach – using every fret on the neck and re-tuning on the fly, bending the neck and slapping the strings, sound holes, guitar tops and sides.
But Eric Sommer does more – a wide variety of open tunings, a range of guitars and a collection of small, wonderfully obscure vintage guitar amps add to the presentation. And seeing Mr. Sommer work all these elements in a live show is something audiences remember for years.
Additional tour dates and ticketing info can also be found at Pollstar.
One of the noticeable standouts in any Eric Sommer show is the on-the-fly improvisational approach to many of the breaks, solo sections and dramatic lulls in an “audio-wash, wall-of-sound” presentation.
The combination of raw amp feedback cycled with acoustic guitar overtones that seem to merge in the air is a remarkable process to experience.
Mr. Sommer has been taking notes and writing down his thoughts and observations for a number of years – Red Chairs and Black Pancake are the result – two collections of stories, prose and commentary on life, looking around the corners and where to look for happiness and oil-change coupons.
Eric started his musical career in the Boston area and has been a regular player on many national tours and showcases. He worked in Europe for two years on Danish, German and British rock stages, returned to Boston and formed The Atomics, a cult power-pop band in South Boston.
His influences are as diverse as Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Steve Howe and The Ramones. Mr. Sommer’s current project with power trio “The Solar Flares” shake up Chet Atkins and David Bromberg influences with those of Randy Travis and Elvis Costello – a remarkable mix.
With open tunings, slide guitar, lap-slap tone guitar and a remarkably aggressive fingering style approach, watching Eric Sommer will make you jump out of your seat and holler for joy! There are very few players who have maintained this authentic American style of guitar and Eric Sommer is one of the very best.