Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 8:00 PM
When you listen to the music of Butchers Blind you know the future of Alt-Country shines blindingly bright. Its easy to hear the influences of Wilco, Gram Parsons and The Band in their music, but the real magic is how they blend these ingredients into a musical recipe all their own. Butchers Blind encompasses the rich history of American Roots music, then broadens and reshapes it into something exciting, refreshing and uniquely their own.
Butchers Blind hail from Bellerose, New York and is comprised of Pete Mancini on guitar, Paul Cianciaruso on drums, Brian Reilly on bass, and Christopher Smith on piano. In 2011, they signed with Paradiddle Records, an independent record label based out of Huntington, New York. That year they released their debut CD, Play for the Films. The Mancini-penned tunes on Play for the Films were inspired by travel journals kept by his father as well as experiences from his own cross-country travels.
Their new record, Destination Blues, marks a significant step forward for the band. They are venturing into new musical territory while keeping one foot firmly grounded in the sound they established with their first record, Play for the Films. The focus for this CD was on capturing the live energy of their current lineup as they continue to explore and develop their own sound. Destination Blues will be released on Paradiddle Records.
While bands like Whiskeytown and Uncle Tupelo helped shape their Americana roots, the raw energy of influences like the Replacements and the Hold Steady give them a rock sensibility. Pete Mancinis confident, yet vulnerable vocals give their sound a rich texture. His songwriting draws you in and if you listen close enough you can hear the future of Alt-Country music in every note.
*Times listed are when doors open. Music typically begins one hour later. Prices listed are for tickets only, an additional $5 door charge may apply for those under age 21 at our 18 and over shows.