Thursday Mar 21st, 2024 @ 07:00 PM

Peter Case – Eclectic Americana Troubadour Blending Rock, Pop, and Country | with our guest, Ben de la Cour

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Ticket Price: $30.50 ADVANCE | $35.50 DAY OF SHOW

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Photo of Peter Case with two guitars

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Peter Case is an American singer-songwriter who has released 14 solo albums and is a founding member of the bands Nerves and Plimsouls. He was born in San Francisco, California in 1954 and began his music career in the early 1970s. His solo debut album, Peter Case, was released in 1980 and was followed by a string of critically acclaimed albums, including The Plimsouls (1981), Easy Rider (1983), and ¡Viva Zapata! (1985).

Case’s music is a mix of rock, pop, and country, and his lyrics often deal with themes of love, loss, and the American dream. He has been praised for his songwriting and his live performances, and he is considered one of the most respected singer-songwriters of his generation.

In addition to his solo career, Case has also been a member of the bands Nerves and Plimsouls. The Nerves were a punk rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1975. They released two albums, The Nerves (1976) and Stand Up (1977), before breaking up in 1978. The Plimsouls were a power pop band that formed in Los Angeles in 1978. They released four albums, Plimsouls (1981), Easy Rider (1983), ¡Viva Zapata! (1985), and Out of the Blue (1990), before breaking up in 1990.

Case has continued to release solo albums and tour throughout his career. He has also produced albums for other artists, including Avalon Blues: The Music of Mississippi John Hurt (2001). He is a highly respected singer-songwriter who has been praised for his songwriting, his live performances, and his contributions to American music.

Visit his website: petercase.com


our guest – Ben de la Cour

Ben de la Cour

“A standard bearer for Southern Gothic Americana noir, Ben de la Cour has the striking ability to craft a compelling narrative with a novelist’s skill in just a few lines.”

– FOLK RADIO UK

Ben de la Cour’s music epitomizes the convergence of gothic Americana and dark folk – which he calls, “Americanoir”, delving into life’s shadows with a storyteller’s finesse. From a tumultuous upbringing in London and Brooklyn to diverse experiences as a farm worker, boxer, and troubadour, his journey fuels his haunting, introspective sound.

With a discography reflecting personal struggles and redemption, Ben’s latest album, “Sweet Anhedonia,” produced by Jim White, delves deeper into the human psyche. Amidst narratives of resilience and redemption, he crafts textured compositions, nodding to influences like Townes Van Zandt and Nick Cave. As a beacon of folk’s raw authenticity, Ben’s evocative storytelling continues to captivate, offering a soundtrack for the battle-scarred, and a testament to his ongoing quest for meaning.

Visit his website: bendelacour.com

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