The Bowery Presents
Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker & Yim Yames

Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker & Yim Yames

Bobby Bare Jr.

Wed, March 14, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Webster Hall

New York, NY

$25.00

This event is 18 and over

Featuring members of Son Volt, Centro-Matic, Varnaline and My Morning Jacket.

Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker & Yim Yames
Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker & Yim Yames
Original songs -- lyrics by Woody Guthrie.

Will Johnson (Centro-matic, South San Gabriel), Jay Farrar (Son Volt, Gob Iron, Uncle Tupelo), Yim Yames (My Morning Jacket, Monsters of Folk), and Anders Parker (Varnaline, Gob Iron) bring their collaborative Woody Guthrie tribute to Webster Hall in support of their new album, New Multitudes.

An intimate interpretation of American icon and musical legend Woody Guthrie's previously unrecorded lyrics, New Multitudes will be released on February 28 on Rounder Records and is set to coincide with the centennial celebration of Woody Guthrie's birth year. The album will see a 12 track release as well as a 23 track deluxe, limited edition. The limited edition features original Guthrie lyric sheets, the 12 track release, and 11 additional compositions recorded by Farrar and Parker. The album will also be available on vinyl.

Under the invitation of Nora Guthrie, Woody's daughter, to tour the Guthrie archives, each of the four songwriters were offered the chance to plumb and mine the plethora of notebooks, scratch pads, napkins, etc. for anything that might inspire them to lend their voices and give the words new life.

"These guys worked on an amazing group of lyrics", says Nora. "Much of it culled from Woody's times in LA. Lyric wise, it's a part of the story that is still mostly unknown. From Woody's experiences on LA's skid row to his later years in Topanga Canyon, they are uniquely intimate, and relate two distinctly emotional periods in his life."
Bobby Bare Jr.
Bobby Bare Jr.
With a room-filling persona, an ability to rock the doors off any club big or small, the chops to keep a crowd spellbound with just his guitar, and a genius for arrangement, Bobby Bare, Jr. is a truly unique performers. Adept at abandoning common sense in favor of laying himself at the feet of a rambunctious, freewheeling, and unfettered and unhinged muse, Bare Jr. throws himself full tilt into every performance.

As the front man for Bare Jr., Bare was part of a small and appealing Knoxville TN, scene that included the talented Superdrag. Skirting the power-pop tinged country strain of electric Southern rock, Bobby Bare Jr., is one highly talented songwriter. Raised in Nashville, his music upbringing was shaped by his proximity to luminaries like Waylon Jennings and Jerry Reed, both close friends of his father, and their country influence resides just under the surface.
Venue Information:
Webster Hall
125 East 11th Street
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.websterhall.com/