Nudie's Back for a Spring Tour - Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
LIVE AT THE BOEHMER BOX FACTORY
NUDIE played a "house concert" at A\J's office last November (2016). He's back in Ontario on May 12.
MUSIC HAS ALWAYS played a key role in conveying powerful messages in time to a beat. For environmentalists, we've been inspired for more than a generation by Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi and her plaintive cry that 'they've paved paradise and put up a parking lot'. The protesters in the 1990s seeking to protect Clayoquot Sound's old-growth forest were treated to a concert by Midnight Oil, with the lyrics to their hit, Beds are Burning, reverberating through their ears ("The time has come, To say fair's fair, To pay the rent, To pay our share...") and giving the activists and protesters further courage in their fight for environmental righteousness.
At A\J, we've always been inspired by the power of music to transform a complex thought into a persistent ear worm. We've hosted benefits concerts (thanks Rose Cousins!), we're a long-time supporter of Hillside Music Festival and the Greenbelt Harvest Picnic. Heck, we've even devoted an entire issue to exploring the intersections between music and environment.
About Nudie - from his website
After soaking up musical experiences in Toronto, Montreal, Phoenix, Austin and New York, roaming troubadour Nudie now hangs his Gibson guitar in Charlottetown, PEI. Why so much traveling? “That’s what the world’s for” quips Nudie, whose name is a nod to Nashville’s rhinestone cowboy tailor Nudie Cohn. Nudie’s decades long performing career has landed him on the stages of the Philadelphia, Montreal and Ottawa Folk Festivals, Willie Nelson’s end-of-tour party in 2006, a support slot with Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives, and official showcases at Folk Alliance and Americana Music conferences. His authentic songwriting style steeped in heartbreak and twang is captured on his 2008 debut with Nudie & The Turks, and 2 solo albums. His latest offering, Everything’s Different In The Night (out April 22, 2016), is a collection of songs about relationships, and stories from the road, including “Mr. Why’d You Come To Texas”, a duet with Sylvie Smith (Evening Hymns) about not knowing how to two-step, and “Train You Took My Baby”, inspired by a trip across Canada. Nudie continues to captivate audiences with his upbeat and charismatic performances, with plans to tour throughout North America in 2016.
What The Press Has To Say About Nudie:
“A relaxed vocal style that grabs your attention with understated confidence… Nudie writes in the many shades of anguish that anticipate and result from broken hearts” – No Depression
"Unmistakable vocal delivery and lyrical style." – AmericanaUK
“One of the best of the new crop of country purists. A gem that blends all the classic sounds of real country music, but never feels old and out of fashion.” – CBC’s Bob Mersereau
“When someone recommends an album to you and calls it a mixture of Chris Isaak and Dwight Yoakham, you sit down, shut up and listen.” – The Coast, Halifax
"Lyrically sublime songs" - Roctober
"His songwriting is strong, the arrangements tasteful, the performances tight." - Stylus Magazine
"Nudie combines the driest of wits with good old, dirt-kickin' country." - Adobe & Teardrops
Nudie Music Videos:
Nudie does a great cover of Al Tuck’s “StompinTomConnors.com”
May 12, 2017 | doors at 7:00pm | show at 8:00pm
LIVE AT THE BOEHMER BOX FACTORY
Alternatives Journal (A\J) Production office: Unit 204a – 283 Duke Street West, Kitchener
Tickets $20 each. Includes: non alcoholic beverage and light snacks at intermission – the crispy root vegetables generously provided by the magnificent Bread Barons of Kitchener Market.
All proceeds go to the artist.
You can pick up your tickets in advance at A\J’s office, unit 204a – 283 Duke Street West, Kitchener on Monday through Friday between 10:30am and 5pm.
At this moment in time, all roads are open and accessible to the Old Boehmer Box Factory (on Duke and Breithaupt). Any changes will be updated here. The parking entrances for the building are off of Breithaupt – and you can park on Breithaupt Street itself.
ALTERNATIVES ROCKS Bringing music to community and bringing community to music.
With special thanks from:
- From Environmental (Soul) Print: "Islamic Cosmology = we are not the centre of the Universe” Read more... https://t.co/Be4bfNVifu — 11 weeks 2 days ago
- Call for submissions deadline is January 13th to the May 2017 International In-Situ Thermal Treatment symposium. https://t.co/4tb6iRJ2rZ — 11 weeks 3 days ago
- Interview with Michael Engelhard, author of 'Ice Bear: The Cultural History of an Arctic Icon' https://t.co/1ypJfReqIf — 11 weeks 3 days ago