Nate Leavitt, Glenn Yoder – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – October 15th, 2015

Nate Leavitt, Glenn Yoder

Gypsy Sally's Presents The Capital Americana Series

Nate Leavitt, Glenn Yoder

Thu, October 15, 2015

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Free

This event is 21 and over

Nate Leavitt
Nate Leavitt
2014 Boston Music Award Singer-Songwriter of the Year nominee. Parlour Bells also nominated for Best Live Artist of the Year.

Nate has been performing in the Boston music scene for a little over twenty years. While most of that time was spent with the Supercharged Soul band The Blizzard of 78, one of the city’s most revered guitarists now makes his time as a solo artist as well as with the bands Parlour Bells (nominated for Live Artist of the Year 2014 and Video of the Year 2013 by the Boston Music Awards) and Oldjack (nominated for Best Live Act by the Boston Music Awards 2011). Nate and his various bands have played hundreds of shows throughout the New England area, have toured the country and opened for Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Lissie, Ronnie Spector, Guster, The Sheila Divine, Gentleman Hall and more.

This year, Nate and his band participated in the 35th Annual Rock and Roll Rumble. In July, his solo band (as well as Parlour Bells and OldJack) performed at The Outlaw Roadshow in Nashville. Also this Summer, Nate and his band will head back into the studio to record an EP.

2014 saw the release of Nate’s full length debut album “You, Me and the Silence.” Once again taking on the role of performer, engineer and producer while playing most of the instruments and recording in his home studio. Nate collaborated with fellow Boston Music Award nominee, Ruby Rose Fox, for a video of the Stephen Bruton heartbreaker “Getting Over You,” done in the style made famous by Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt. He was considered one of the highlights at the Outlaw Roadshow during CMJ in October. An event which is co-curated by Adam Duritz of Counting Crows. Nate was also invited by Adam to perform an acoustic set, captured on video in his living room. In March, Nate and Oldjack played several shows at SXSW in Austin. He’s also producing new releases from Parlour Bells and Magen Tracy.

Nate’s acoustic based, ghostly-folk debut EP “Inference” received many positive reviews like this one from Jonathan Perry of The Boston Globe, “Effectively reflecting his affinity for the softer sounds of singer-songwriter folk and alt-country of the Ryan Adams (circa “Heartbreaker’’) variety…Inference is an emotionally stark, bare-bones affair that puts his plainspoken, plaintive voice squarely front and center.” Alex Schab of The Weekly Dig wrote, “Nate Leavitt’s solo debut packs a lot of power—subtle, ghostly, chill-the-flesh-off-your-bones power. Which says a lot, considering this is a folk album.” Also Ryan Spaulding of Ryan’s Smashing Life said, “Leavitt is a gifted soul who deserves this attention and more. Regardless of the name he plays under, most everything he touches turns to gold. Highly Recommended.”
Glenn Yoder
Glenn Yoder
Like Neil Young and Alejandro Escovedo before him, Glenn Yoder glides between guitar-driven rock and folk-tinged acoustic balladry. Infusing the hallowed Texas songwriter tradition with modern jangly pop (think Wilco and the Jayhawks), other songs beckon to a darker place: swampy blues in the vein of James McMurtry and even Morphine.

Raised just north of Dallas, Yoder settled in Boston in 2003 and formed the award-winning folk-rock group Cassavettes with several longtime friends and fellow Texans. Over a five-year period, the band released four albums, toured the country (including bills with the Allman Brothers and Kings of Leon), and collected a wall's worth of awards and accolades.

But as Cassavettes moved increasingly toward a pop-rock sound, Yoder's prolific pen continued writing roots music, in addition to the majority of Cassavettes' catalog. In search of a home for these orphan songs, Yoder teamed up with producer Todd Thibaud and released "Okono Road" in 2009 under his own name.

Calling upon a veritable all-star cast of fellow musicians for the recording sessions, including members of the Low Anthem and Girls Guns & Glory, Yoder and Thibaud carefully crafted a record where the "song comes first." Folks took note, as one publication noted that "Yoder pays homage ... to the great American song." Critics were quick to label Yoder a "young Paul Westerberg" while drawing comparisons to Gram Parsons, Townes Van Zandt, Ryan Adams, and the Lemonheads.

Cassavettes broke up in December 2010, clearing the way for Yoder's full-time pursuit of the sound most comfortable to him. He enlisted a first-rate backing band, including Jeff Katz (Three Day Threshold, Girls Guns & Glory) and Josh Kiggans (The Drs. Fox, Abbie Barrett) and hit the road, playing shows between New York City and Los Angeles.

Now, Yoder is defining himself as a fast-rising singer and songwriter, while garnering a devoted following. He is scheduled to record the follow-up to "Okono Road" in summer 2011 with Jeremy Moses Curtis (Booker T. Jones, Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck) at the helm.
Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
http://www.gypsysallys.com/