Tuesday, May 31, 2016

New shows announced by Old Rock House

Whitford / St. Holmes 
Tuesday, July 26th
Doors 7pm  Show 8pm 
$25 Flat  All Ages 
(on-sale 6/1 at 5pm)
After selling tens of millions of records around the world with Aerosmith and Ted Nugent, Brad Whitford and Derek St. Holmes have reunited for their second record and world tour. Whitford St. Holmes’ self-titled debut received strong radio play as well as critical reviews followed by a very successful run of US dates. However, shortly after its release their respective camps reunited and those schedules simply did not allow for a follow up…until now! The newly reunited lineup also features drummer Troy Luccketta from Tesla and Nashville A-lister, bassist Chopper Anderson. The band’s second release is slated for early 2016 with a new single released this past fall.  Look for new Whitford / St. Holmes tour dates to be announced! As Brad and Derek put it, “We are so excited for this record and we absolutely cannot wait to get out there and share it with all of our fans….check that, FRIENDS!”

Margo Price
Born to Ramble Tour
Saturday, October 29th
Doors 7pm  Show 8pm
$15 Flat  All Ages
(on-sale 6/3 at 10am)

First impressions matter. Especially on a debut album. Time and attention-strapped listeners size up an artist within a song or two, then move on or delve in further. Fortunately, it only takes Margo Price about twenty-eight seconds to convince you that you're hearing the arrival of a singular new talent. "Hands of Time," the opener on 'Midwest Farmer's Daughter' (coming Spring 2016, Third Man Records), is an invitation, a mission statement and a starkly poetic summary of the 32-year old singer's life, all in one knockout, self-penned punch. Easing in over a groove of sidestick, bass and atmospheric guitar, Price sings, "When I rolled out of town on the unpaved road, I was fifty-seven dollars from bein' broke . . ." It has the feel of the first line of a great novel or opening scene in a classic film. There's an expectancy, a brewing excitement. And as the song builds, strings rising around her, Price recalls hardships and heartaches -- the loss of her family's farm, the death of her child, problems with men and the bottle. There is no self-pity or over-emoting. Her voice has that alluring mix of vulnerability and resilience that was once the province of Loretta and Dolly. It is a tour-de-force performance that is vivid, deeply moving and all true.


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