Thursday, August 24, 2017

Peter Case archival release due from Omnivore + live dates

I always look forward to a new Peter Case release - even more so when it's something from the vaults. Read on below for details from the press release... 

Peter Case has genre-tripped through punk with the Nerves (“Hangin’ on the Telephone”), new wave/power pop with the Plimsouls (“A Million Miles Away”) and Americana with his Grammy-nominated, self-titled solo debut. It is a career that is still going strong over 40 years later on the strength of his exceptional songwriting.

On the Way Downtown: Recorded Live on FolkScene, due out Oct. 27 on Omnivore Recordings, is a snapshot from nearly 20 years ago when Case sat still long enough for the airwaves to catch up to him.

This new album captures material from two live radio performances on the highly influential KPFK-FM Los Angeles syndicated radio program in 1998 and 2000. The first half features material from his then, newly released Full Service, No Waiting. 

The latter half contains material from 2000’s Flying Saucer Blues, as well as songs from his earlier releases. Plus, some choice covers appear as well. Both intimate acoustic sets have remained unheard since their original broadcasts. The 2000 set features Peter with violinist extraordinaire David Perales.

In the liner notes, written by Case himself: “It felt like such an honor to play Howard and Roz Larman’s FolkScene. All the great people were on it, a Who’s Who of folk music. I’d loved the program for years. I listened in every week. Roz spun the coolest records, Howard deftly handled the interviews, and a key member of the team was Peter Cutler, their sound engineer. He tuned in great sound for each session. Live six-piece band with an hour soundcheck? No problem for Cutler.”

“I'm so happy these sessions are available now for all of us to hear. Thanks Allen Larman and thanks Omnivore. Now if I just knew why that photo of downtown L.A. from the early ’50s is on the back cover everything would be fine!”

Case continues to receive accolades for his recorded work (including 2015’s HWY 62) and still packs venues when he plays live.

Track Listing:

1. Spell of Wheels

2. On the Way Downtown
3. Let Me Fall

4. Green Blanket (Part 1)
5. Honey Child

6. Crooked Mile

7. Still Playin’
8. See Through Eyes
9. Until the Next Time
10. Something Happens
11. Pay Day

12. Blue Distance
13. Walking Home Late
14. Icewater

15. Beyond the Blues

16. Coulda Shoulda Woulda
17. Paradise Etc.

18. Leaving Home

Tour dates:

Thurs., Sept. 14 SAN DIEGO, CA Grassroots Oasis
Fri., Sept 15 HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA Don the Beachcomber
Sat., Sept 16 SANTA BARBARA, CA Lobero Theater
Thurs., Oct 12 HARRISBURG, PA Note Bistro & Wine
Fri., Oct 13 BALTIMORE, MD Club 603
Sat., Oct 14 NEW YORK, NY Rockwood Music Hall
Sun., Oct 15 BOSTON, MA Atwood’s Tavern
Tues., Oct 17 FALL RIVER, MA Narrows Center for the Arts
Thurs., Oct 19 COLUMBUS, OH Natalie’s
Fri., Oct 20 LIVONIA, MI Trinity House Theatre
Sat., Oct 21 CHICAGO, IL FitzGerald’s
Sun., Oct 22 MADISON, WI Kiki’s House of Righteous Music
Tues., Oct 24 CEDAR RAPIDS, IA CSPS Hall
Thurs., Oct 26 MINNEAPOLIS, MN Lee’s Liquor Lounge
Fri., Oct 27 CHAMPAIGN, IL Sandwich Life
Sat., Oct 28 ANN ARBOR, MI Johnny’s Speakeasy
Sun., Oct 29 BUFFALO, NY 9th Ward at Babeville
Thurs., Nov 9 LITTLE ROCK, AR White Water Tavern
Fri., Nov 10 TULSA, OK Woody Guthrie Center
Sat., Nov 11 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Blue Door
Tues., Nov 14 HOUSTON, TX Mucky Duck
Thurs., Nov 16 FORT WORTH, TX Fort Worth Live
Fri., Nov 17 AUSTIN, TX Cactus Cafe

Hear a track from Peter Case's On The Way Downtown:

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