Wesley Stace: A Tribute to John Wesley Harding feat. Robert Lloyd with Special Guest Carrie Bradley
Wesley Stace: A Tribute to John Wesley Harding feat. Robert Lloyd
with Special Guest Carrie Bradley
Contemporary singer-songwriter and Cabinet of Wonders impresario Stace pays tribute to the legendary songwriter John Wesley Harding.
Throughout the '90s and 00s, which included his tenures at Sire, Rhino and Hollywood records, John Wesley Harding regularly toured in a duo format with noted mandolin, accordion and keyboard player, Robert Lloyd. This was at the very dawn of Unplugged, before even house concerts. Once described as The Metallica of McCabes, the duos performances were acknowledged to be the high watermark of contemporary live performance (in venues that held about one hundred people).
Wesley Stace (Yep Roc) has coaxed Lloyd out of retirement to pay tribute to the legendary songbook of John Wesley Harding. All Hardings favourites will be represented and painstakingly recreated, from Modern Rock staple The Person You Are to 120 Minutes Video of the Week The Devil In Me; via Kill The Messenger and The Truth, memorably performed on the Tonight Show, to Scared of Guns, recently amended and released on Appleseed Records anniversary collection.
Since Staces critically lauded debut "Self-Titled" in 2013, he has played many of Hardings songs live, but here hes happy to let his own songwriting take a backseat to the masters: I feel an extraordinary kinship with these songs. Its as if I wrote them." Harding himself has endorsed this tribute: I am deeply honored, and glad to be as far away as possible.
Upstate NYnative singer-songwriter Carrie Bradley moved to the Catskills in 2006 after long musical chapters first in the Boston area, where she co-founded college-radio cult faves Ed's Redeeming Qualities and began her 30-year history as violinist for the Breeders, and then San Francisco, where she founded art-pop-rock band 100 Watt Smile and co-anchored alt-country band the Buckets. She has also performed and recorded with Tanya Donelly, Jonathan Richman, John Wesley Harding, the Red House Painters, Love and Rockets, and many others. Current projects include bicoastal acoustic duo the Great Auk (Burst & Bloom Records) with longtime collaborator Bernie Jungle, and her solo work. Her solo material fits her funny, phantasmagoric story-telling lyrics to sparse violin and acoustic guitar arrangements. Cookbook editor by day, she shares love of the mountain life with her husband, fiddles with a variety of folks, and elbows into the earthy drama of organic gardening at two thousand feet.
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