Bobby Bare Jr., Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons

Bobby Bare Jr.

Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons

Joshua Black Wilkins, Christopher Paul Stelling

Tue, July 30, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10 advance / $12 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Bobby Bare Jr. - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Bobby Bare Jr.
With a room-filling persona, an ability to rock the doors off any club big or small, the chops to keep a crowd spellbound with just his guitar, and a genius for arrangement, Bobby Bare, Jr. is a truly unique performers. Adept at abandoning common sense in favor of laying himself at the feet of a rambunctious, freewheeling, and unfettered and unhinged muse, Bare Jr. throws himself full tilt into every performance.

As the front man for Bare Jr., Bare was part of a small and appealing Knoxville TN, scene that included the talented Superdrag. Skirting the power-pop tinged country strain of electric Southern rock, Bobby Bare Jr., is one highly talented songwriter. Raised in Nashville, his music upbringing was shaped by his proximity to luminaries like Waylon Jennings and Jerry Reed, both close friends of his father, and their country influence resides just under the surface.
Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons
Wrong Reasons hammer out some rockin' country blues in the vein of Johnny Cash and The Gun Club, while smokey-voiced singer Joe Fletcher sings like he just woke up and can't remember the past week. It's not quite rockabilly or C&W—and it's much too filthy to be roots—but take the best qualities of those genres and you are getting close. If even half of these lyrics are based in fact, let's hope they all share in the redemption they give the listeners
Joshua Black Wilkins - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Joshua Black Wilkins
Sprawling From East Nashville, Joshua black Wilkins blend of American music is helping define the new "alternative country" sound. Taking influences from across all genres of American music, his new album, Hellbent & brokenhearted showcases not only the sounds of Nashville's "lower Broadway" but more diverse instrumentation and song structures. Written with an acoustic solo record in mind, the songs are well grouped to shape the description of it's title. Using members (or former members) of bands like Agent Orange, Tarbox Ramblers, Rosie Flores' band, Bad Livers, Hank III and the Camaros, the musicians are challenged to Create a new sound for Joshua, and make it authentic. With the help of bass player Scott McEwen as producer, they have. Both intimate and moving at times, and forceful and cruel at other times, the record bridges Joshua's solo performances with the intense power of his band on stage. With little left to the imagination in his songwriting, his lyrics go straight for the throat.
Christopher Paul Stelling - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Christopher Paul Stelling
"There is a reverence in and of Christopher Paul Stelling that is immediately perceptible. It's striking and it's powerful. It's a draw. It's a magnetism that sucks you right into the landscape that he sees. You see, Stelling has these eyes and a way with his motions that let's you know that not a second goes by him without it plucking all of his strings, without it setting off the alarms in his ears, without it caressing him on the leg, rubbing up against his cheek, rummaging through his hair, whispering, kissing and holding him just a little bit, even if it's for the shortest time. He doesn't stare. No, it may feel like that at times, but it's more intense than a stare. It's an actual, compassionate engagement with whomever he's with, whenever and wherever they are at the time. It's a sensation that makes you feel as if you're submerged within his own private hot well, down in the sensational darkness where the eyes and mind can work overtime, where they can connect through unshared experiences and figments." - Daytrotter
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002