SALLY JAYE (LADIES GUN CLUB) +
SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2019
Are you wondering, "Wasn't this originally announced as a Ladies Gun Club concert?" Yes it was.
There's bad news and good news.
The bad news: LGC's Sarah Roberts had to pull out due to a scheduling conflict.
The good news: The incredible Brian Wright will join LGC's Sally Jaye for the concert.
Sally was an accomplished solo artist before teaming with Sarah to form Ladies Gun Club.
So with Sally, we'll get some great solo material, plus plenty of LGC goodness...
...Plus Brian. No question about it. This is good news.
Read the bios and check out the videos below.
This is going to be a good one...
About Sally Jaye
Sally Jaye has spent most of her career as a singer-songwriter-musician as a solo artist, part of the duo, Ladies Gun Club, the punk trio, The Rodgers, and as a side musician/singer in various bands including Brian Wright and the Waco Tragedies. As a touring artist, she has shared the stage with Patty Griffin, Civil Wars, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Lucinda Williams, Zac Brown Band, Elizabeth Cook, Allison Moorer, and more.
Her band, Ladies Gun Club, received over a quarter of a million views for their music video and cover of “Road to Nowhere” after being officially endorsed by Talking Heads.
In addition she has licensed music for network television shows, written tracks for film recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra, and in 2016 appeared in the feature film, Too Late, playing herself alongside two-time Oscar nominated actor, Jon Hawkes. She also appeared as a recurring character on the CBS drama, Christy, acting alongside Oscar winner, Tess Harper and sang with legendary folk singer, Judy Collins.
In 2016, Sally Jaye and critically acclaimed songwriter and husband Brian Wright, started the independent record company Cafe Rooster Records out of East Nashville. Since the two years of being open, the label has been featured in Rolling Stone, Pop Matters, American Songwriter, and curated label variety shows with Rodney Crowell as well as opening for The Mavericks at the 2017 AmericanaFest kickoff party.
For the past two years, the label has hosted their own AmericanaFest event that last year was called by Pop Matters and Mojo one of the top “must sees” at the festival. Besides being the home for three recording artists, the label has also participated in campaigns for Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, Relief Retreats (an opioid addiction treatment program) and Southern Alliance for People and Animal Welfare.
About Brian Wright
Brian Wright (www.brianwrightsongs.com) was born and raised in Texas, but spent his first few years of life traveling in a VW bus, living in motel rooms while his father, a Vietnam Vet, worked as a pipeline surveyor before they settled in Lorena, TX, a farming community just south of Waco.
In 2002, barely out of high school, Wright moved to Los Angeles where for many years he became one of the more revered centerpieces of the famous Hotel Cafe music scene in Hollywood - a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and band leader of The Waco Tragedies, an eight-piece band of some of Hollywood’s finest musicians and harmonizers. During that time, Wright made two albums, Dog Ears and Bluebird, with this band and began a touring career in the US, Europe and South America, creating a buzz around Wright’s depth of songs and musicality.
In 2010, he holed up in a Laurel Canyon studio and created along with co-producer, Mike Vizcarra, his third critically acclaimed album, House on Fire. Wright played nearly every instrument, and the album caught the attention of Grammy award-winning producer and engineer, Gary Paczosa, who also serves as A&R for Sugar Hill Records. Paczosa signed Wright, which was followed by a publishing deal with BMG/ Chrysalis.
Sugar Hill released House on Fire, and as Wright spent a great deal of time on the road sharing the stage with the Milk Carton Kids, Joe Purdy and LeeAnn Womack he quickly followed up House on Fire with Rattle Their Chains.
Just before the release of Rattle Their Chains, Wright moved to Nashville and was quickly welcomed into the thriving East Nashville music scene, where he has since been showcased the last five years at the Americana Festival, appeared on Music City Roots, written songs with Guy Clark, played and collaborated with the scene’s top players and songwriters like his most recent spot as electric guitar player for New West recording artist, Aaron Lee Tasjan.
In addition, Wright pieced together his own recording studio in a backyard shed, where a new chapter of songs and collaborations has been born. Now after expanding the studio, Wright co-owns Cafe Rooster Records, a two year-old independent East Nashville record label.
In 2016, Wright released, The SneakUps, a compilation of his more rock n roll, never released recordings, once again where he played most of the instruments himself; and Cafe Rooster Sessions, Vol. 1, followed up in 2017 with Cafe Rooster Sessions Vol. 2, a compilation produced by Wright. He is currently putting the finishing touches on a new album due for release in early 2019
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Concert to Benefit Healing Action
Healing Action is committed to combating commercial sexual exploitation through a multi-system approach of creating awareness by sharing our experience / strength / hope with others, advocacy with/on behalf of survivors for programs and services needed to empower them, and healing action to create spaces where all can thrive.
FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019
About Patrick Sweany
American Songwriter magazine put it best when it wrote this last year about Patrick Sweany: "If the blues torch stands a chance of being passed down to the next generation, it’s going to be by the works of artists like Gary Clark Jr. and Patrick Sweany. These guys, and others, take the raw basics of the blues – gritty honesty, riff-driven swamp, wired, emotional playing and singing – and swirl them in their own artistic juices."
Amen to that.
Patrick Sweany began his career as an acoustic bluesman, and he will return to those roots on May 10 as he celebrates the re-release (20th anniversary) of his debut solo album with a concert at the (ware)HOUSE.
Raised near Akron Ohio, Sweany was a fixture at regional blues festivals in the late 90s.
In 1999, he released his debut "I Wanna Tell You," a delta blues tour-de-force that showcases Sweany's brilliant playing and soulful voice.
He traded in his acoustic for an electric guitar and formed The Patrick Sweany Band, a group that included Dan Auerbach (later of the Black Keys). The band released "Henryfordbedroom" in 2003.
He signed with Nine Mile Records in 2006 and released "C'mon, C'mere" in 2006 and "Every Hour is a Dollar Gone" -- both albums produced by Auerbach.
Sweany moved to Nashville in 2009 and released that "That Old Southern Drag" in 2011, "Close to the Floor" in 2013 and Daytime Turned to Nighttime in 2015 -- all great albums, rocking and soulful while still rooted in the blues traditions.
In 2018, Sweany recorded "Ancient Noise" with GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer/producer Matt Ross-Spang after Ross-Spang invited Sweany to check out his new home base at legendary Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis. The studio that Phillips had custom built in the 70s has been meticulously refurbished by the Phillips family.
“Sam Phillips Recording is the best place on earth to record a rock ‘n’ roll album,” says Sweany. “I live for going into the sessions with no pre-production rehearsals with the band, we just cut the album on the floor of Studio A song-by-song.”
For the sessions, Sweany recruited longtime collaborator Ted Pecchio on bass (Doyle Bramhall II, Col. Bruce Hampton) and ex-Wilco drummer Ken Coomer both from Nashville. When Sweany needed some organ on a song, Ross-Spang got in touch with Charles Hodges, a veteran Memphis session player best known for playing with Al Green on all of his seminal records.
American Songwriter raved about the album: "There’s an understated Little Feat feel to much of this, especially in the tough New Orleans funk/rhythmic 'Cry of Amédé,' where the singer also borrows some of Lowell George’s soulful growl. By mingling the spirit of the blues with a firm singer-songwriter grasp, Patrick Sweany has tapped into a gripping musical direction that feels like a natural and effective way to update the basics of the genre without losing, or worse diluting, its inherent edge.'
Now, Sweany is returning to his solo roots. At his (ware)HOUSE concert on May 10, he will unveil tunes from his soon-to-be-released solo album.
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Concert to Benefit Gateway Music Outreach
Gateway Music Outreach is a non-profit 501-C3 school and community-based music education program which provides quality music instruction. The program is multifaceted targeting schools, educators, school-aged youth grades K-12, parents, and the community.
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(Amy Petty, Erin Bode, Travis Linville and Lindi Ortega Photos by Rick Koch)