Amy Rigby, Tino Drima (solo)
She is smarter, sharper, and maybe even more melodic than she was way back when, when mod housewives kept diaries and danced with Joey Ramone. Dave Thompson, Goldmine
Her whimsical, often autobiographical songs are masterful. Funny and enticing, she is up there with the likes of Paul Simon and Randy Newman. New York Times
Rigby combines formidable aural craftsmanship with blunt, self-deprecating honesty. Village Voice
The Old Guys, Amy Rigbys first solo album in a dozen years, measures the weight of heroes, home; family, friends and time. Philip Roth and Bob Dylan, CD/cassette players, touring, the wisdom of age and Walter White, groupies, Robert Altman, egg creams and mentors are paid tribute. Twelve songs written unmistakably by Amy and recorded by Wreckless Eric in upstate New York, The Old Guys is the sound of a good girl grown up, never giving up.
Amy Rigby has made a life out of writing and singing about life. With bands Last Roundup and the Shams in eighties NYC East Village to her solo debut Diary Of A Mod Housewife out of nineties Williamsburg; through a songwriting career in 2000s Nashville and during the past decade with duo partner Wreckless Eric, shes released records on visionary independent labels Rounder, Matador, Signature Sounds and reborn Stiff Records as well as her and Erics own Southern Domestic Recordings. For the last twenty years she has toured the US, Canada, UK and Europe, appearing on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Late Night with Conan OBrien, World Cafe, WhadYa Know, All Things Considered, BBC Radio 6 Musics Marc Riley Show and Mountain Stage. She lives with Wreckless Eric in the Hudson Valley. Her record Dancing With Joey Ramone is a staple of Little Stevens Underground Garage radio show, and kitchen sink anthem Are We Ever Gonna Have Sex Again? is played in cafes and bars around the country by real life mod housewives and husbands.
There is both a sense of the odd and the out there and a sense of the intensely familiar that permeates the music made by San Franciscos Tino Drima, which may be one reason it has registered so deeply with their audience. One reason for the familiarity may be that Tino Drima consists of the cream of a group of young, adventurous San Francisco musicians who have already been the subject of critical ravesincluding O (formerly the Black Cobra Vipers), French Cassettes and Spooky Mansion. Another may be that their music simultaneouslyand oddlyrecalls music of eras gone by and eras still to come, blending the deep, dark blue romanticism of early rock titans Elvis and Roy Orbison with the oddly driving krautrock rhythms of primal Can, adding a final a dash of artfully arranged horns, strings and manic bellow that makes it all unqualifiably unique.
Hemlock Tavern (View)
1131 Polk St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
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