Thursday, April 28, 2016

Peter Case tour dates

Peter Case, former member of the Nerves and Plimsouls, continues to promote his 13th solo album, Hwy 62, an inside look at life along the road where Case was born, a road also travelled by truth singers Phil Ochs and Woody Guthrie.

"I think the new songs are taking the audience by surprise," says Case. "I don't know if they've heard songs about issues that were so personal, that sound like someone is talking directly to them."

For 30 years, Case has penned topical songs, from the homeless vet in "Poor Old Tom" to the young man on the run in "Entella Hotel" and the misfortune of the elderly woman in "Underneath The Stars."
Hwy 62 kicks up Case's artistry another notch with its vivid storytelling and up-to-the-minute insights in songs like the hard-swinging "Pelican Bay," the anthemic, "All Dressed Up For Trial," and the sonorous, "Water From A Stone."
Special guests Ben Harper on guitar and DJ Bonebrake on drums support Case's voice that moves listeners toward deeper listening, inspiring even his fellow artists. "Novels in song," said composer Van Dyke Parks in a tweet sent to Pete on the occasion of his birthday, April 5.

"You have to beat the bushes, get the word out to everyone and take the message to the people," says Case.
Tour dates:
5/21 Norfolk, VA North Shore Point House Concert
5/22 Vienna, VA Jammin’ Java (4pm matinee show)
5/24 Pittsburgh, PA Club Café
5/25 Columbus, OH Natalie’s
5/27 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere w/Alejandro Escovedo
5/28 Falls Church, VA Sleepy Hollow Folk Club
6/5 Novato, CA HopMonk
6/19 Santa Monica, CA McCabe’s
6/24 Arcata, CA Humboldt House Series
7/8 – 7/10 Vancouver, BC Vancouver Island Music Festival
7/16 Okemah, OK Woody Guthrie Folk Festival
8/19-28 Roots on the Rails (Sold Out)

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