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JT Nero with Allison Russel (of Po'Girl)
Arcata Playhouse
Arcata, CA
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JT Nero with Allison Russel (of Po'Girl)
JT NERO is the latest project of Chicagoan JT Lindsay, the frontman of internationally beloved soul marauders JT and the Clouds.  Nero will be performing at the Arcata Playhouse on Tuesday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m.
Critics describe the JT NERO sound as "slinky, vulnerable and reverent of the Memphis soul of yore," and Nero himself as "on the verge of breaking big-time." (Chicago Tribune). As a singer, he's " a superb crooner and an equally powerful soul singer, able to belt out a lyric or etch it with the delicacy of Venetian glass, whilst evoking Curtis Mayfield one moment and Sly Stone the next." (All Music Guide) Nero delivers "Greenwich Village-style busker soul, caught between two generations of tragic Buckleys" (Chicago Reader), and, put another way, "soul-music injected variations on the pop-folk, singer-songwriter theme." (Santa Barbara News-Press)
JT NERO's debut album, Demons/Demons (2008) introduced fans to Lindsay's "softer", sadder, slightly weirder persona with falsettoed crooning about love and madness.
The 2010 release, Mountains/Forests, delivers a delicious set of small tragic-comedies, recorded over two days in a north Wisconsin cabin with contributions from the Clouds, Po' Girl. It's a real singers record, center-pieced by JT's harmony work with Po' Girl's Allison Russell, formerly of Fear of Drinking, and Michelle McGrath, late of The Capital Sun Rays . On tour, Nero will be joined by Po' Girl's Allison Russell and percussionist Mikey "Lightning" In the words of Nero, the band is poised to "absolutely explode your mind and spirit, then rebuild them with love and gentle care."A self-professed wandering mystic, stumbling misfit, moping misanthrope, and movable feaster, JT Lindsay's father played point guard for the Washington Generals, the team that traveled with the Harlem Globetrotters, in the 70's, losing every night while serving as their comic punching bags.

Most of JT's beliefs about the absurdity of life and the inevitability of loss were formed in these early years, when he learned doo wop songs and spirituals from Meadowlark Lemon and Curly Neal on the back of the Globetrotter bus. He still cites these two men as his biggest musical influences.

Ask JT Nero, and he'll claim that he learned doo wop songs and spirituals from Meadowlark Lemon and Curly Neal on the back of the Harlem Globetrotter bus in the late 70's, and that his father played for the Washington Generals, who traveled with the Globetrotters, losing nightly while serving as comic punching bags. JT will also tell you that his  beliefs about the absurdity of life and the inevitability of loss were formed in these years.  

Ask others, and they will describe - however it came to be - the sense of loss, absurdity and  beauty in Nero's music. Critics describe it as "slinky, vulnerable and reverent of the Memphis soul of yore," and Nero himself as "on the verge of breaking big-time." (Chicago Tribune) Or, a "show stealer with his amazing R&B voice and off-hand stage commentary."  (Festivalpreview.com - Kate Wolf 2010 review) As a singer, he's " a superb crooner and an equally powerful soul singer, able to belt out a lyric or etch it with the delicacy of Venetian glass, whilst evoking Curtis Mayfield one moment and Sly Stone the next." (All Music Guide) Nero delivers "Greenwich Village-style busker soul, caught between two generations of tragic Buckleys" (Chicago Reader), and, put another way, "soul-music injected variations on the pop-folk, singer-songwriter theme." (Santa Barbara News-Press)

JT has spent much of the last year touring solo and collaborating with Canadian roots champs, Po' Girl. He also fronts the Chicago-based rock n' soul collective, JT and The Clouds, of late described as "Sly Stone soul meets Gram Parsons heartbreak" (Albuquerque Arts), "near flawless and certainly not short on soul" (Austin Music Magazine), "a mix of soul-pop, rhythm and blues review, and the Rolling Stones" (Lucky Dice-Netherlands), a "9 out of 10" (Americana UK), and possessors of "a rare vision" (the Onion-AV Club)

"mountains/forests" is Nero's second solo CD, and was recorded with members of Po' Girl and The Clouds, in a cabin in northernmost Wisconsin.  On tour, Nero will be joined by Po' Girl's Allison Russell and percussionist Mikey "Lightning" August. In the words of Nero, the trio is poised to "absolutely explode your mind and spirit, then rebuild them with love and gentle care."

For more information visit:
http://www.jtandtheclouds.com
http://www.pogirl.net



Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show is at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $12 general and $10 members and are available at Wildwood Music, The Works and online at brownpapertickets.com or by calling (707) 822-1575. For additional information visit www.arcataplayhouse.org.  

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Location

Arcata Playhouse
1251-9th St.
Arcata, CA 95521
United States


Categories

Music > All Ages

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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