Thursday, December 5, 2013

World Cafe Live (Upstairs)
Philadelphia, PA

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World Cafe Live (Upstairs)
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Phone: 215-222-1400
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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In 1991, Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey released Mavericks, and more than 16 years later, a listen to the album’s reissue all the more assures its deserved place along the timeline of great heartland/jangle rock recordings of all-time. Formerly of North Carolina-originated band the dB’s, which opened for R.E.M. in the late ‘80s (the connection between the bands continued with Holsapple touring at times with R.E.M. and playing on their 1991 masterpiece Out of Time), the pair reconvened for this project. Filled with well-crafted songs, each built of well-crafted guitar licks and harmonies, the original album was excellent from start to finish. The reissue features six bonus tracks, including a demo version and some different mixes/recordings of Mavericks cuts, as well as fresh reflections from Holsapple and Stamey in the liner notes. The songwriters’ musings include Holsapple’s statement: “Mavericks may be our most enduring record together. It’s the album that people relate to most easily. Is it because it’s more lyrically mature than a dB’s record? Less combo organ? More acoustic-based? It certainly is less frenetic and nervous, but you can still tell it’s Chris and me at work…. My musical partnership with Chris has yielded some fine music, and Mavericks is among the best of all.” Ascertaining the value and truth in those assessments seems a job best left to the performers and longtime dB’s fans, but the album certainly is a mature, melodic gem with more than a few memorable tracks.
Ticket Price: $15
Door Time:7:30pm
Show Time:8:30pm
Ages:All Ages
Website:http://tickets.worldcafelive.com/event/401049-peter-holsapple-chris-stamey-philadelphia/

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