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Paul Burch

Hill Country Live Presents

Paul Burch

Thu, April 11, 2013

8:30 pm

Hill Country

New York, NY

No Cover

For dinner reservations, call 212 255-4544 and ask to be seated on the Club level near the music.

Paul Burch
Paul Burch
Over a decade of critically acclaimed albums, Paul Burch’s original and riveting mix of rock and roll, blues and honky tonk has been described by USA Today as “music that sounds thoroughly modern but completely unlike contemporary country” and Entertainment Weekly has called him "a modern day Jimmie Rodgers." Both in his recordings and his live shows, Burch is frequently backed by his long time group, the WPA Ballclub, and together they put surprise improvisational twists into Burch’s original compositions that feature baritone guitar, fiddle, Hawaiian steel, Latin American rhythms, atmospheric tape loops and feedback. The combination makes for vibrant, haunting music that seems unmoored to time or continent or what UK’s Mojo magazine described as "the sound of a celestial jukebox heard from around the corner." In 2012, Bloodshot Records released Great Chicago Fire, Burch’s new collaboration with Chicago's Waco Brothers which includes the title song composed by Burch and Jon Langford, painter and founder of the legendary punk rock band the Mekons. Arriving in Nashville in the early 90's, PB's marathon nightly shows at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge helped to revitalize Nashville's downtown live music scene on Lower Broadway. While at Tootsie's, Burch formed his backing group, the WPA Ballclub, which will celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2014. Rock journalist Chet Flippo covered the scene for Billboard and hailed Burch’s debut, Pan American Flash, as “extraordinary, establishing Burch as a leader in marrying country's roots tradition with a modern sensibility.”
Venue Information:
Hill Country
30 W. 26th St.
New York, NY, 10010
http://www.hillcountryny.com/