String Theory (Every Monday, Heart Of Hawick, Tower Mill) features the dynamic pairing of two LA songwriting legends. No sooner will Sid Griffin have unpacked his suitcase after the April Long Ryders European dates then Our Hero puts out the clean socks and ironed shirts for a tour of the UK with his longtime buddy Peter Case. These two old L.A. alt-country hepcats are performing nine shows, including a visit to Hawick on May 20th
The dynamic duo will perform nine shows on these shores wherein Sid goes on first and Grammy Award nominee Peter Case headlines. Sid has famously said, “Peter Case is one of my five favourite musicians of all-time. Of all-time. He is absolutely astounding as a writer and as a singer.”
One of the most well-respected singer/songwriters of his generation, Peter Case is an artist whose eclectic body of work embraces rock & roll, contemporary folk, blues, and a number of points in between. As a songwriter, Case has shown himself to be a master storyteller with a special understanding of underdogs and lost souls, and his direct, passionate style as a singer and guitarist has served him well in both electric and acoustic contexts. Many will remember Peter Case from The Nerves’ groundbreaking work (and whose song “Hanging On The Telephone” was a massive hit when covered by Blondie) or from his leadership of The Plimsouls (“the best live act I ever saw, bar none” – Sid Griffin) As a singer-songwriter Peter Case is pretty much the USA equivalent to Martin Carthy these days. His work with T-Bone Burnett, Richard Thompson, Roger McGuinn, Van Dyke Parks, members of Los Lobos, Victoria Williams, and…simply too many big names to remember…has put Peter on a pedestal he deserves.
Sid Griffin is known to British audiences from the Long Ryders and his frequent appearances on both BBC radio and TV as a pundit. Griffin has three solo albums out, the last being The Trick Is To Breathe, an album Uncut magazine named Americana Album of the Month, writing “…it is a high-water mark in a career which has always celebrated traditional American music with eloquence and boundless enthusiasm.
Music starts 7:30pm prompt and admission is amazingly free.