Memphis, Tennessee (PRWEB) August 10, 2014
Pop Americana artist Eric Sommer announces mid-summer time routine and it seems like it covers all the bases.
This tour launches in Kansas City on August 9 and swings East by means of Indianapolis, Columbus, Pittsburgh, then sets up an East Coast run at Rosendale Cafe on August 12. The Rosendale Cafe is a unique showcase, and Sommer has played there a handful of instances – a best setting for this new crop of songs, stories and out-loud musings.
2014 Summer tour dates contain a delightful array of tiny, medium cap rooms where the audience is generally right in front of the stage and intimate, close-up settings are the norm. Although some artists get spooked getting this near to the audience, Mr. Sommer is right in his element and raucous stage banter is anything he enjoys.
Audiences are thrilled to have this kind of shut accessibility to an artist of Mr. Sommers’ stature and a player of his calibre, and conversations from the stage can cover guitars, amps, style, influences and his uniqe merch table. The merch table in query is created of cardboard, a large 1930′s suitcase, Property Depot yardsticks and pegboard, velvet, wood glue, a handful of lava lamps and is decorated with gas cards, motel keys, bottle caps and a variety of other pieces of road flotsam and jetsom. In numerous ways, this assemblage of odd road debris is a fitting metaphor for this elusive performer, his struggle to “make a distinction” and, in the method, becoming a consummate author, artist and guitar hero. Or as James Tarpley of The Arkansas Occasions writes, “Eric Sommer – Acoustic Guitar Super Hero!”
Such trappings are awesome, very special and imaginative, but they cannot seem to be to compete with this Americana players’ guitar operate – alternating between drop-dead sloppy, breathtakingly clear, and then all of a sudden crisp and deadly correct. Eric Sommer is earning a spot as one of the top gamers on the street today, and his slide and open-tuning gymnastics are breathtaking and thrilling. His design is a four-way intersection mash-up of Steve Howe, David Bromberg, Pat Martino and Billy Gibbons… and then some!
John and Peter’s in New Hope, PA is the perfect setting for the variety of knowledge Mr. Sommer serves up in buckets – a modest, intimate setting in a historical venue with a lot more cache than meets the eye. The setting that launched Nora Jones, Mary Chapin Carpenter and so many other folks will be packed to the rafters for this show and rightly so.
This tour presents Eric Sommer in an intimate setting and is well well worth the hard work. Tour dates are:
eight/9 Czar Bar • KANSAS CITY, MO
eight/twelve Rosendale Cafe • ROSENDALE, NY
eight/13 Parkside Lounge • NYC
8/14 Root Note/Cafeteria • NEW PALTZ, NY
8/15 John & Peters • NEW HOPE, PA
eight/sixteen Avenue 209 • LOCH HAVEN, PA
eight/17 Mocha Maya’s • SHELBURNE FALLS, MA
eight/18 Radio bean • BURLINGTON, VT
8/19 Grassly Theatre • Saratoga Springs
eight/21 Club Cafe • PITTSBURGH, PA
eight/22 Kafe Kerouac • COLUMBUS, OH
eight/23 Scarlet and Grey • COLUMBUS, OH
8/26 Millers • CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
eight/28 Southern rail • CARRBORO, NC
8/30 Ohiolina Festival • MT. VERNON, OH
Following the release of new disc “The Word For Globe is Forest” scheduled for November drop, PeaPatch Island Entertainment will be releasing particulars of the March/April Tour being planned for Ireland, Stockholm and United kingdom, France and Germany.
With open tunings, slide guitar, lap-slap tone guitar and a remarkably aggressive fingering fashion strategy, viewing Eric Sommer will make you leap out of your seat and holler for joy! There are quite few players who have maintained this authentic American design of guitar, and Eric Sommer is one particular of the extremely very best.
For music samples, please go to Eric Sommer on the internet for further schedules or speak to him at eric(at)ericsommer(dot)com or get in touch with 202-255-1995. In addition, you can locate Eric Sommer on Facebook, too. RAINY DAY KARMA is also available on iTunes and CDBaby.
Pea Patch Island Entertainment in Hilton Head, NC, and Marianne Stauffer in Houston, Texas signify Eric Sommer. PR programs are managed thru MTG/NY. For more info, promo/look requests or to set up an interview, please speak to Gary Curry, PeaPatch Island, 609-202-5021.