Casey Neill's career has always walked the line between lyrical song craft and ferocious electric live shows. His new album, "Goodbye to the Rank and File" ups the ante, bringing the power of his stage performances into the studio like never before.
This is the first recording to feature the full Norway Rats lineup which includes members of the Decemberists, Lucinda Williams Band, The Eels and Minus 5 -- Little Sue (vocals, acoustic guitar), Chet Lyster (guitar), Ezra Holbrook (drums), Hanz Araki (vocals, flute), Jesse Emerson (bass), and Jenny Conlee (piano, accordion). "Goodbye to the Rank and File" was recorded throughout the fall of 2009 & the winter 2010 with help from friends like R.E.M. touring musician Scott McCaughey & Talkdemonic's Lisa Molinaro, and produced by Ezra Holbrook. The final result combines post-punk energy, narrative storytelling, haunting ballads, and whiskey-fueled rave-ups with clear-cut influences by Richard Thompson as well as Hüsker Dü and The Clash.
Casey will be joined by his band the Norway Rats while on their stop at the Playhouse.
Arcata Playhouse (View)
1251 9th Street
Arcata, CA 95521