Gypsy Sally's Presents
Pete Mancini and the Hillside Airmen
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Rewind to January 2017. Whitney Rose was primed to release her first recording of the year, South Texas Suite, a countrypolitan valentine to her hometown of Austin, Texas. Days before the EP hit the streets and Rose kicked off a four-month worldwide tour, the burgeoning songwriting force packed her boots for Nashville, where she entered BlackBird Studio A to reconvene with the Mavericks’ Raul Malo. In one short week, Rose, Malo and co-producer Niko Bolas crafted her acclaimed latest effort, Rule 62. Rose, a unique and inimitable writer and performer has been highly lauded for her work. Rose has performed nearly 400 shows in the past two years gaining international notoriety. Here is what people are saying:
“Whitney Rose is making country music gold.” - THE FADER
This Texas-based singer's 21st-century update of classic country's most cherished ideals – boot-stomping rhythms and take-no-guff lyrics – is rich with sly wisdom, its full-bodied arrangements putting the spotlight on her sweetly tart soprano." - ROLLING STONE
"This is her singular vision. And with two terrific worldwide releases to her name, she’s just getting started... She pens nine of the eleven tracks, all of which tap into a stylized yet never clichéd, ’60s-influenced era in country." - AMERICAN SONGWRITER
"Rose has acquired a deft talent for penning timeless material...Rule 62 suggests she’s firmly etched her identity in a genre that begs for singularity simply to stand out." - PASTE
"Meticulous in every respect. On Rule 62 she channels her inner Bobbie Gentry... In short, Rose does not limit herself, or want to be pigeonholed. She's doing it her way." - NO DEPRESSION
"All performances on Rule 62 are delivered with a casual assurance that gives the record the feeling of an old favorite; it feels like a record that you've lived with for years, in the best possible sense." - ALLMUSIC
"Whitney Rose elevates herself by writing and selecting songs that do what all the best classic country artists did: say something in a way that’s never been said before, giving perspective to universal emotions and moments, and making you feel something deeper than simple nostalgia." - SAVING COUNTRY MUSIC
Pete Mancini and the Hillside Airmen
Paradiddle Records Recording Artist Pete Mancini got his start as the frontman and primary songwriter of Butchers Blind, a critically acclaimed rock band from NYC. His debut solo album Foothill Freeway explores the Americana influences that were a hallmark of his work with his former band.
Mancini was inspired to release Foothill Freeway after hearing the story songs of artists like Guy Clark and Bruce Springsteen. This storytelling influence is on full display throughout the title track, which features a sparse arrangement reminiscent of Jason Isbell and Jackson Browne. In addition to the original songs on the album, Mancini tackled renditions of songs by Russ Seeger, Wes Houston, and Iain Matthews (Fairport Convention, Plainsong), who is a guest vocalist on “Cartwheel Avenue”.
Mancini’s songs have received glowing reviews and radio airplay around the world, and they continue to win over hearts and minds wherever they are heard. Over the years, Mancini has opened for acts such as Blues Traveler, Gin Blossoms, Pure Prairie League, Robbie Fulks, James Maddock, Marah, Steve Forbert, Kevin Gordon, and Iain Matthews. He is currently touring in support of Foothill Freeway with his band, the Hillside Airmen.
Adv. $10 / DOS $12 + Fees
Whitney Rose + band: Country