Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Guster live album+tour for early '13

It’s been eight years since Guster released a proper live album - 2004’s Guster On Ice – and two years since their last studio album, Easy Wonderful
The new one, Live Acoustic, is due out Jan.8. It's a musical tribute to the varied faces and places that made last year’s travels one of the most remarkable in Guster’s impressive career.
We could have called it Live at Various Theaters,” says drummer Brian Rosenworcel, referencing the fact that the songs on the album were culled from many performances and not just one. “Actually, I wish we’d called it Live at Various Theaters. Is it too late to call it Live at Various Theaters?”
While the members of the band mainly stick to the acoustic guitars on Live Acoustic, the songs are fleshed out with Charlene Huang on violin and April Guthrie on cello – helping to bring out the parts and arrangements that have made Guster’s studio recordings such mainstays.
Rosenworcel plays a drum kit adorned with glockenspiel and percussive drums like djembe and hand snare, while newest member Luke Reynolds alternates with bandmates Ryan Miller and Adam Gardner on acoustic guitar, bass, piano and ukulele.
The melodies and harmonies that have made Guster famous have never been more purely on display. Live Acoustic is an album that pulls from an impressive fifteen-year discography and makes a case for Guster’s place amongst the best pop bands and songwriters of their era.
As an added treat for fans, the band will release a hand-numbered, limited edition version at
Eco-friendly letterpress packaging by Union Press (Somerville, MA) is made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials.
Tour Dates

New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
Dallas, TX @ Morton H Meyerson Center (W/Dallas Symphony Orchestra)
Austin, TX @ Central Presbyterian Church (w/Guster String Players)
Birmingham, AL @ Workplay Theatre (w/Guster String Players)
Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse (w/Guster String Players)
Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse (w/Guster String Players)
Durham, NC @ The Carolina Theatre of Durham (w/Guster String Players)
Bloomington, IN @ Buskirk-Chumley Theatre (w/Guster String Players)
Elyria, OH @ Stocker Arts Center (w/ Guster String Players)
Northampton, NH @ The Calvin Theatre (w/Guster String Players)
Port Chester, NY @The Capitol Theatre (w/Guster String Players)
Portsmouth, NH @ The Music Hall (w/Guster String Players) – SOLD OUT
Track List:

2.Do You Love Me
3.Long Way Down
4.That’s No Way To Get To Heaven
5.What You Call Love
6.Beginning Of The End
9.Empire State
10.Rise And Shine
11.Two Points For Honesty
12.Either Way
14.Rainy Day
15.Hang On
16.This Could All Be Yours

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