Harmonica Dunn & Randal Pink Present!!
The New Old Cavalry
2447 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL, 60614
This event is 21 and over
The New Old Cavalry
The New Old Cavalry offers today's concert-goer an opportunity to take two steps back into the past and one large step into the future. We seek to turn every stage we play on into an event where sounds of varying backgrounds can intermingle and transform into a heart-felt, and unapologetically dynamic mash-up of hard-driving bluegrass, gospel-inspired harmonies, and psychedelic looseness. Its New, Its Old, its the Cavalry and we intend to take your foot-stompin' and whiskey swiggin' past the astral zone!
In a few short months, The New Old Cavalry has grown from a close-knit group of porch-jam regulars to rubbing elbows with bluegrass heavy-weights like Hot Buttered Rum, Cornmeal, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters, Devil's Train, Bonepony, and more. We've recorded an EP and keep churning out original numbers, an anticipate our first full length album by the end of 1/2010.
Our music extends no further then all of the support we've received from our friends and rapidly growing family. We would not be here if it were not for all of you who open your homes to bluegrass jams at all hours of the night, amateur photographers, word-of-mouth promoters,street team, and all those who spread the word to friends.
If you've sat on a porch with us, you are part of the Cavalry too! If you've got an instrument, please play along. If you've got a song you want to sing, call the tune! If you want a party, we'd love to play at it.
John Statz recorded his new album with an all-star band in the middle of a Vermont
ice storm.“We had to keep the stove burning the whole day, and then the electricity went out for ten
minutes,” concedes Statz. “Luckily, we were just rehearsing.” John Statz will release Tulsa on
March 10, 2015.
After years of DIY touring everywhere from Eastern Europe to Mexico, the Wisconsinite who now resides
in Colorado fell in with fellow Midwesterner Jeffrey Foucault, a critically acclaimed songwriter and veteran
of the americana circuit. A fan of Statz’s last album (2012’s Old Fashioned, produced by Bo Ramsey),
Foucault offered to produce his next record while the two were on tour together in Colorado.
The resulting Tulsa is beautiful blend of soft americana and smooth folk with echoes of The Jayhawks and
Whiskeytown. “John writes songs you can’t shake,” says Foucault. “They follow you around all day and run
through your head at 3 a.m. Open hearted, horizon-line songs.”
“Jeff kicked my ass. He pushed me to crank out well-written songs,” continues Statz. “He’s such a great
songwriter himself and I felt like I had to step up my game. And then there is the absolutely amazing band…”
The band John speaks of features Billy Conway (Morphine) on drums, Mark Spencer (Son Volt) on electric
guitars and pedal steel, Jeremy Moses Curtis (Booker T) on bass, Jeffrey Foucault on guitars and vocals,
Caitlin Canty singing harmonies and Matt Lorenz on fiddle.
“Tulsa feels like how I was always supposed to make a record. Hunkered down for three days, living and eating
with the band, tracking live, all during the raging ‘Polar Vortex’.”