For Immediate Release
The Arts Council
Contact: Kevin Ledgewood
“THE BEAR” AND “CALLOOH! CALLAY!” TO PERFORM ON APRIL 19TH ACOUSTIC NIGHT
(Tuscaloosa) Acoustic Night will feature The Bear and Callooh! Callay! on April 19th at 7:30 p.m. Presented by The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, Acoustic Night features established and upcoming musicians from around the country throughout the calendar year in the intimate setting of the Bama Theatre’s Greensboro Room. Cover is $5 with a full service bar available.
Hailing from Alabama, Callooh! Callay! has a deep love for the traditions in which they work. The three member band, composed of Adam Morrow, Natalie Jensen and Bowen Robertson, also revels in subverting those traditions. An old hymn becomes the centerpiece for a song about dissolution, the last coherent snippet before the end. A straightforward rock n’ roller loses it straightforwardness as soon as the lyrics intrude. A synth shows up out of nowhere. A cover of Dylan’s “Maggie’s Farm,” becomes a dirty rocker. Their music is a combination of rock, blues, roots, folk and pop. Just like the South, a convergence of influences becomes a moment, and a moment becomes a shared experience. Sometimes their music sounds like Sonic Youth hooked up with William Faulkner somewhere between Mississippi and New Orleans. Sometimes it holds the righteous fury of the preacher and the resignation of the bluesman. Sometimes it just sounds cool.
Shoals-based band The Bear is composed of Nathan Pitts, Ben Tanner, Kyle Minckler, Ben Stedman and Daniel Stoddard. The music on their self-titled album release has been described as ranging from psychedelic and alt-country to straight rock.
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