with special guest Derek DiCenzo
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Three-time Grammy nominee Peter Case returns to Natalie’s, along with special guest Derek DiCezno, for what’s sure to be a fantastic night of music. Case’s work sets the bar for authenticity, passion and imagination while spanning a number of genres, including folk, blues and rock. Raised in Buffalo, NY, Case traveled to the Bay Area in 1973 and worked as a street musician while playing in the seminal power-pop group The Nerves before moving to Los Angeles to form the Plimsouls, who landed a deal with Geffen Records.
The Plimsouls achieved success with the hit single, “A Million Miles Away,” which landed them a role in the movie Valley Girl as the band performing during the club scenes. Case’s 1986 solo Geffen Record debut revealed deep roots in folk and blues, and earned him his first Grammy nomination for the song “Old Blue Car” as well as the #1 spot on the New York Times’ 1986 Best CDs list. Six albums later, Case earned another nomination for Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John, a remarkable collection of songs that features Case’s voice and a single guitar. It’s clear that Case is a major talent on the Americana troubadour landscape.
Case’s 2010 album Wig emphasized the rock and blues side of Case’s repertoire, while 2007’s Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John demonstrates what Case can do with just his voice and a guitar. Accompanied by Derek DiCenzo for this special show, Case delivers his songs with both intense passion and introspective nuance.
A gifted musician, DiCenzo performs on upright bass, piano, steel drum, and organ, and has appeared with Monty Alexander, Diane Schuur, RJD2, and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. He can be heard on recordings by Jim Hall, Charlie Byrd, Monty Alexander, Tony Monaco and Bobby Floyd.
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 9:00 pm
Cost: $20 reserved, $15 general admission