Peter Case
Anniversary Show - Betty Soo opensWednesday, August 25, 2010, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)blues americana story songs with punk roots $18.50 advance / $19.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
August 25 8:00 pm

Three-time Grammy nominee and acclaimed singer-songwriter Peter Case has carved out an impressive niche for himself. His dynamic, emotionally charged musical blend reveals the wide terrain Peter has ranged since he began performing in the mid-sixties, including stints with the groundbreaking punk band The Nerves and with new wave pioneers The Plimsouls, before he took a dive into the deep end of folk music over a decade ago. Poignant and witty, and full of the sting and liberating spirit of the blues, Peter's music runs the gamut, from the black clay of his native Buffalo to the thrill of Memphis to sweet moments atop a southern mountain peak. Peter produced the acclaimed album Avalon Blues: A Tribute to the Music of Mississippi John Hurt (Vanguard), and his 2007 release Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Traditional Folk Album category. His most recent solo release, WIG! returns to the raucous blues rock of his seminal bands.

In Peter's own words: "I'm a singer/songwriter that uses all the American styles to get my stories across: blues. Rock n roll. Country. Soul. R&B...folk...plus some rhythmic influences from around the world. I'm trying to forge my own style out of those inherited materials..."

Peter teaches a special edition songwriting workshop exclusive to the Freight on Sunday, August 22, focusing on material by the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Robert Johnson to see what songwriting truths can be gleaned from these master's works.

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