James McCartney

Following a year that introduced him to international success, James McCartney is already headed towards an exciting and unprecedented 2013.

McCartney is fresh off the release of his two digital-only EPs, Available Light and Close At Hand, as well as his first physical release, The Complete EP Collection, a special two-disc set produced by David Kahne and Paul McCartney that includes the debut EPs in their entirety along with five bonus tracks. Now in the studio once again, James McCartney is preparing to release what will be his first full-length album in 2013, accompanied by major US and European tours.

The US tour will bring McCartney to over 50 cities coast-to-coast as he performs a unique solo-acoustic show of never before-heard material mixed with fan favorites. Accompanying himself on guitar and piano, McCartney's soaring vocals, songwriting, and musicianship are highlighted in this intimate and powerful setting.

The success of The Complete EP Collection catapulted McCartney to national awareness in America with his
U.S. television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman. McCartney followed with his first tour of North America. Of McCartney's performances The NY Daily News writes: "An infectious set . . . [he] has clearly forged a winning sound of his own." The Boston Globe adds: ". . . the younger McCartney's promising pop-rock tunes make clear he's learned a few lessons about melody, phrasing, and charm."

Looking forward to the thrilling year ahead, the next phase of his career is beginning to take shape and McCartney's goals are clear. "Some artists are happy doing the same thing again and again, but my favorite artists are the ones who evolve and grow, and I want to be one of them." With a new album and multiple tours on the way in 2013, James McCartney continues raise the stakes, and in doing so he succeeds in filling some very
big shoes . . . his own.

For a decade, Dixon helmed the critically acclaimed The Gabe Dixon Band, originally formed as a quintet at the University of Miami and last heard on record as a trio on their 2008 self-titled release. The album earned accolades from Paste, The Village Voice, American Songwriter and Performing Songwriter among many others, and virtually the entire album was licensed for use on primetime television. Musically, his singular gift is melody, each track deeply-rooted in finely hewed tunefulness, giving his honey-toned tenor the appropriate space it needs to deliver his reflective, thoughtful intent – so rare for a young writer. Like Paul McCartney, who admired Dixon’s gifts enough to offer him a position in his band, Dixon knows how to take you by the hand and dance, be it a romp or a romantic embrace.

On his debut solo album, One Spark, Dixon flexes a newfound muscularity in tone and texture – delivering the most personal and rewarding music of his young career. Releasing nationally next month, One Spark is the milestone first step in the next chapter of Gabe Dixon’s musical legacy and significantly broadens Dixon’s palette.

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James McCartney with Gabe Dixon

Wednesday, June 5 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM at Uncle Slayton's

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