The synergy of the Lancaster music scene will be displayed again Friday March 22. It’s hard to believe a show this vibrant and unique costs just $5. Everyone is this area knows The Slackwater News brings a dynamic energy and work ethic to the stage. You never know what musical surprises or heights they might deliver. They’re also known for performing timely and unique cover versions of songs appropriate to the night (Edgar Winter’s “Frankenstein” and Oingo Boingo’s “Weird Science” at the Halloween CD release party).
Could this Friday include a rendition of a Neil Young classic? I’m pulling for “Powderfinger” as Neil’s wife, bandmate and fellow philanthropist Pegi Young brings her band The Survivors to Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA this Friday 3/22 in support of The Slackwater News. FYI, Pegi and The Survivors will be playing Late Night with David Letterman March 26th. Local rising band Second Hand Suits fills out the Chameleon bill. Below are the official press releases which include links and free streaming audio of Pegi’s new album. It’s great! See you Friday!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
15 March 2013
PEGI YOUNG JOINS THE SLACKWATER NEWS FOR UPCOMING SHOW AT THE CHAMELEON CLUB
March 2013, Lancaster, PA: Pegi Young, bandmate and wife of Neil Young for over three decades, will bring her critically acclaimed band to the Chameleon Club in support of The Slackwater News on March 22, 2013.
The Chameleon Club has announced the addition of Pegi Young to The Slackwater News show on March 22. “Pegi’s music is really powerful, and she tours with a great band that often includes legendary musicians like Spooner Oldham. Plus we have a lot of respect for the work she and Neil have done with the Bridge School and Farm Aid. We are really looking forward to the show and hope that by keeping the ticket price low we can draw a lot of fans of both bands,” remarked Daniel Ramirez, keyboardist for The Slackwater News. Doors open at 8:00 pm and ticket price is $5. This show is for ages 21 and up.
The Slackwater News, Pegi Young and the Survivors, and Second Hand Suits
Friday March 22, 2013 | 8pm | 21+ | $5
Chameleon Club – 223 N. Water St. Lancaster, PA 17603
About The Slackwater News:
With their second EP “Graveyard Mates” the Slackwater News lets fly another batch of restless songs that walk that thin line between indie-rock and freak-folk – memorable for their melodies, sweet in their harmonies, and cleverly arresting in their lyrics.
The group—Matt Blank (drums), JJ Gammache (bass, vocals), Matt Johnson (guitar), Daniel Ramirez (organ/piano/keyboards), and Dan Zdilla (vocals, guitar)—proudly hails from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where a healthy modern arts and music community thrive alongside badly lit retail outlets, tourist buffets, and horse-drawn agriculture.
Their debut disc, “All You Creatures” earned significant regional notice as well as airplay on WXPN and other radio outlets in 2010. It drew comparisons to the likes of Dr. Dog, The Band, The Black Keys, Spoon, The Beatles and Grateful Dead.
This time around the group presents six songs about things like international phone calls, sharing a house with polite ghosts, the oddly comforting certainty of entropy, and the equally comforting notion of spending that eternity in the ground with someone you love. “Graveyard Mates” is available for physical and digital sale at www.slackwaternews.com and all major retail outlets.
Pegi Young & The Survivors, will be coming to Lancaster on Friday, March 22nd to play at The Chameleon. Young is supporting her third album, Bracing For Impact (Vapor Records), once again accompanied by her acclaimed recording and touring band, The Survivors: legendary keyboard player Spooner Oldham, bassist Rick Rosas, guitarist Kelvin Holly, and drummer Phil Jones. The group is scheduled to perform on David Letterman on March 26th and will then hit the road for a string of dates supporting Willie Nelson and Dwight Yoakam.
Bracing For Impact follows up 2010’s Foul Deeds, which Pegi co-produced with veteran multi-instrumentalist Ben Keith. Her debut album, 2007’s self-titled Pegi Young, was described by Allmusic.com as “an intimate, hopeful and melancholy look at life and love from a songwriter who has been there.”
To stream Bracing For Impact, please click here.
Pegi Young first became known via her longtime role as backup singer—onstage and on record—for her husband Neil Young. Pegi and Neil, whose son Ben was born with cerebral palsy, founded the non-profit Bridge School in 1986, serving children with severe speech and physical impairments. The Youngs are also the driving force behind the annual all-star Bridge School Benefit concerts.