Peter Case Returns to The Grassroots Oasis!
We have a rare Thursday Night show for you to kick off the Fall, as the Grassroots Oasis welcomes 3-time Grammy nominee Peter Case back to our intimate environs.
Those of you who have been subscribing to the Oasis since the old days probably remember Peter Case from his sold out appearance with us in 2011. But for those not as familiar with him, let us tell you a bit about this extraordinary artist: founding member of the Nerves and leader of the Plimsouls, and the first troubadour of the post-punk era. He premiered on our new stage near Old Town to kick off our first full year (2016) behind his first album of new songs since 2010's Wig.
The Nerves' 1976 "Hanging On The Telephone" EP, its title song covered by Blondie, remains a classic and has earned the band a strong following of young fans around the world. The Plimsouls' song "A Million Miles Away" is a garage band/power pop classic.
Case's debut solo album, produced by T-Bone Burnett, earned him his first Grammy nomination and spearheaded a songwriter movement, now dubbed Americana. Twelve solo albums and two more Grammy nominations followed, including one for his 2007 album Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John.
All along, Case continued to tour consistently. HWY 62, out in late 2015, collected tales from his journey, and brilliantly encompassed every facet of his diverse and critically acclaimed career. Much like a travelogue, HWY 62 includes pieces of Americana, blues, pop, and folk -- all anchored by Case's knack for creating the perfect hook.
The album takes its title from the highway that connects Ciudad Juarez with Niagara Falls, Ontario. Case was born a block from it, in the Buffalo area. "I always saw HWY 62 as my gateway to the country, my doorway to the west," he says.
Guests joining Peter on the trip include Ben Harper, Jebin Bruni (PIL), Cindy Wasserman and David Carpenter (Dead Rock West), D.J. Bonebrake (X), Don Heffington (Lone Justice), and others. The album was co-produced by Case and Grammy winner Sheldon Gomberg (Rickie Lee Jones, Mark Eitzel, Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite).
Here's Peter Case performing at Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch in Pomeroy, Ohio. "Two Angels" was covered by Alejandro Escovedo and was featured in an episode of the HBO-TV series "True Blood."
To see and hear more from this acclaimed musical artist, see: http://www.petercase.com/
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