Three time Grammy nominee Peter Case (The Nerves, The Plimsouls) sets the bar for authenticity, passion and imagination, spanning a number of genres, including folk, blues, and rock. Eric Norman opens the show.
$17 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM
Three time Grammy nominee, Peter Case’s work sets the bar for authenticity, passion and imagination and spans a number of genres, including folk, blues, and rock. Raised in Buffalo, NY, Case came to the Bay area in 1973 and worked as a street musician and played in the seminal power pop group The Nerves, before moving to Los Angeles to form the Plimsouls, landing a deal with Geffen Records.
The Plimsouls achieved success with the single, “A Million Miles Away,” but broke up shortly after. Case’s 1986 solo Geffen record revealed deep roots in folk and blues, and earned him his first Grammy nomination for the song “Old Blue Car” as well as the Number 1 spot on the NY Time’s 1986 Best CDs list. Six CDs later, Case earned another nomination for Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John, a remarkable collection of songs that features Case’s voice and a single guitar. It’s clear that Case is a major talent on the Americana troubadour landscape.
Case’s 2010 CD, Wig, emphasized the rock and blues side of Case’s repertoire, while 2007's Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John demonstrates what Case can do with just his voice and a guitar. With or without a backing band, Case delivers his songs with both intense passion and introspective nuance.
Classically trained, Eric Norman's guitar playing is complex, nuanced and sophisticated – and perfectly matches his piercingly direct songwriting. His playing is often compared to guitar legends that include Ry Cooder, Mark Knofler, and namesake Clapton – though he would likely never say so himself. Eric creates vivid images and tells stories through his songs, and takes us on journeys with him on paths constructed out of absolutely flawless playing. Whether you see Eric as a solo performer with guitar and voice, the leader of his band - Sightless Fish, or on stage with a chamber or full orchestra, you are in for a special treat.