join us for a special musical event of scifychedelic americana and the good ‘ol time blues
NATHAN KALISH, singer-songwriter & band leader from the American Midwest, calls Nashville home when he
can get there. For the past 10 years he’s been playing in the ball park of 250 shows every year. Named as one of the top country artists to watch, Rolling Stone described his sound as “Americana and country that dips its toes into the waters of alternative rock and psychedelia. His latest album I Want to Believe is “the heartland rock and alt-country soundtrack to those looking for UFOs in Roswell, New Mexico”
I Want to Believe was produced by David Beeman (notably of Pokey LaFarge’s most recent) and is an independently released country-Americana record with a tip of the hat to psychedelic, folk and rock ‘n roll. The songs vary from wistful introspect to knee-slapping social commentary while managing to keep a cohesive familiarity recognizable to fans and followers.
Our special guest, GANG WOLF LIGHTNIN’ is a sensational blues talent that we’re lucky to have stolen away from Barcelona for part of the year. “1920’s & 1930’s blues has been my daily soundtrack for the last 10 years.” writes Lightnin’. “I was especially passionate about the more obscure stuff. I wanted to dig into and understand
every detail from those scratchy 78’s.” Commenting on his latest record Home Recordings, Lightnin’ says it’s “a selection of songs I wanted to explore more deeply. My intention was to preserve the song as it is, though I inevitably added a personal touch while tryin’ to pay tribute to those old bluesmen.”
“(Lightnin’)s one of few contemporary voices that really mirrors pre-war blues, the way it use to be sung and played. Tradition is respectfully carried on and nourished, all in one movement. It’s sincere, well crafted and uncompromized. Blues which eventually makes you walk and talk in a certain way, and sit as if he always had a guitar on his lap.” Måna Rezaijoff Skalleberg