Garcia Peoples Announce ‘Nublu’ Live Album & Expand 2020 Tour Dates, Share Single
After announcing a run of shows set for early 2020, Garcia Peoples has now shared new dates beginning with Los Angeles on April 4 to go along with their previously announced West Coast run as well as stops in Chicago, Milwaukee and Kalamazoo, Michigan in May along with a slot at Lockn’ in Arrington, Virginia on June 20 in support of their 2019 studio release One Step Behind and Nublu.
The material on Nublu 10-10-19, NYC comes from Garcia Peoples’ five-night run at the New York City venue. The live album follows One Step Behind, the title track to which is included on Nublu and features father of Garcia Peoples guitarist Tom Malach and renowned saxophonist Bob Malach (Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand).
Garcia Peoples bassist Andy Cush spoke about the live experience in a statement:
Listening back to the recording of this show, I remember standing onstage, eyes closed, deep in concentration, hoping everything would hold together the way it’s supposed to. It was the first (and to date the only) time we’d ever played “One Step Behind” live as an ensemble with Tom’s dad, the great saxophonist Bob Malach, who’d overdubbed his contributions to the album version after the basic tracks were already in place. Naturally, and happily, hardly anything went quite the way we expected onstage. The music on this tape is at its most alive when you can hear us abandoning the plan and surrendering to the unknown.
From the outset, we knew we wanted to push ourselves at this show to take “One Step Behind” as far out as possible, searching at its boundaries for previously undiscovered zones. I like to think we found a few. In particular, there’s a groove-oriented stretch in the middle that we played with more openness than ever before, which—for me, at least—has directly impacted the performances we’ve given since then. Perhaps by the time this tape comes out, we’ll be exploring territories of “One Step Behind” that we didn’t even realize existed back when it was recorded. A map only gets you so far. Sometimes you just have to follow the sound.
Listen to “Show Your Troubles Out” from Nublu below: