WIG! OUT NOW
Peter Case has gone back
rock roots following emergency open heart surgery last year with an inspired new rock album
Wig!, released June 29, 2010. Listen to the album below.
Last nominated for his 2007 Yep Roc album Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John, Case, like thousands of
musicians and artists in the United States, was nearly a statistic of our now slowly recovering health care system.
Following a double-bypass in early 2009, Case was lucky to walk out of the hospital with a renewed vigor for life
and music but he also had a six-figure medical bill he couldn’t pay. Case’s fans and peers like T-Bone Burnett,
Richard Thompson, Joe Henry and Loudon Wainwright III immediately rallied to organize a benefit
concert to help with his obligations. While on the mend, Case prepped the reissues of albums by his early rock
outfits The Plimsouls and The Nerves. “I had to do the mastering and spent quite a bit of time listening to the old
records. It really got me going, hearing those guitars."
Following an especially rocking sold-out comeback show at McCabe’s where he debuted the tunes he’d been
assembling in his recovery months, Case began to work in earnest on a new album. Recovered physically and
emboldened by the generosity of his fans and friends, Peter recorded the resulting raucous and dirty electric blues
rock of Wig! in only three days. Case is headed home to California for a handful of dates listed below.
12.02.10 @ The Palms Playhouse in Winters CA
12.03.10 @ the Point Richmond Concert Series in Point Richmond CA
12.04.10 @ Amnesia Bar in San Francisco CA
12.05.10 @ Piedmont Piano Company, Oakland CA
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