Peacemaker Brewing Company presents
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
Andrew Leahey & The Homestead, Tommy Brunett, The Black Moods
106 Bemis St
Canandaigua, NY, 14424
Doors 2:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
This event is minors under 21 with parent or legal guardian
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are musical beacons of the Southwest. Over the last fifteen years, the Arizona-based quartet has delivered vivid lyrics, addictive guitar riffs, and a full-bodied rhythm section on more than a dozen studio and live albums. The Independent marks the group's newest release and seventh studio effort, which raises a metaphorical glass to the road less traveled and champions the courageous.
After landing in the top ten of Billboard's Internet Sales Chart for six consecutive albums—all on independent labels and twice at number one—RCPM is poised to lead the charge for a Spanish-infused, roots rock revolution. The band's annual music festival in Rocky Point, Mexico, known as Circus Mexicus, is a testament to their growing fan base. What began as a rooftop show thrown together with extension cords and wooden pallets has blossomed into a pilgrimage that draws thousands of "Peacemakers" to the beach town every June. "There's something about our music that celebrates what's uniting versus what's dividing," says Clyne.
Irony played an integral role in the creation of The Independent, whose first track emerged from a stifling case of writers block. Armed with his guitar and battling creative blockades, Clyne unleashed the phrase "I ain't got the words for this" and as a result the first lyrics for the album were realized. "Ain't Got The Words" leads The Independent, exposing hearty vocal grit and liberating honesty.
The album features guitarist Jim Dalton, bassist Nick Scropos, drummer P.H. Naffah, and Clyne on vocals and rhythm guitar. While Clyne pens the bulk of the Peacemaker's tunes, a long stretch of Northern California highway set the stage for Dalton's lyrical debut. Traveling along the Causeway between Sacramento and San Francisco, RCPM's tour bus came to a screeching halt. "The bus driver screamed back at us and said, 'Guys I got nothing!'" recalls Dalton. "I grabbed my guitar and started strumming. The words 'Just another California breakdown' came tumbling out."
The inspiration behind Dalton's guitar-laden, hard luck tune "California Breakdown" remains one of the band's favorite memories to date. After alerting fans via Facebook to their sidelined 40 ft tour bus, The Peacemakers received more offers for a ride than they could accept. Devout fans piled RCPM's gear onto a landscape trailer, loaded the musicians into their cars, and headed into the sunset for the San Francisco show.
The title track off The Independent is a representation of the group's Southwest influences, delivering an instrumental collaboration that evokes desperado imagery and draws inspiration from old west greats like Sons of The Pioneers. Inversely, the track "Geronimo" is a radio-ready anthem that begins with dark undertones and mariachi roots before building into an uplifting call to arms that chides, "Time to sing a new battle cry, get up out of limbo, step into the blue sky, geronimo!"
The reoccurring themes of independence and chance arguably stem from RCPM's decision to record the album in Naffah's Somos Studios, which also found the drummer in the role of producer. Clyne is no stranger to Naffah's talents, as the pair originally began playing together in the celebrated 90's alt-rock act The Refreshments. Clyne credits Naffah for being a solid component in his 100+ song repertoire.
Riding into the music industry on their own terms has been a longstanding philosophy for the band, and in this case created a sense of freedom that allowed Clyne & company to make an unapologetic album that's pleasingly rough around the edges. Rich with commanding vocals, melodic bass lines, tambourine, and a hint of keys, The Independent embodies the spirit of RCPM.
"The Independent is a double entendre," says Clyne. "It represents the solo sojourner, but it also frames the idea of moving forward as a collective group in the name of independence."
Traveling off the beaten path works to the advantage of Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers. Clyne has successfully spearheaded the production of his own ultra- premium sipping tequila called Mexican Moonshine Tequila, orchestrated an out of country music festival, and guided a band whose fan base has grown exponentially over the last decade. Clyne notes that the lyrics off the track "Right Where We Want 'Em" sums up the sentiment of The Independent. The song speaks of encouragement and unlikely victory, stating, "Out numbered, out flanked, out muscled, out ranked and out gunned." Clyne sings, "Take another long trip off a short plank, at a dead run. We got 'em."
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers "got 'em right where we want 'em now."
Andrew Leahey & The Homestead
An acclaimed frontman and lead guitarist whose multi-instrumentalist skills have landed him onstage with Elizabeth Cook, Rodney Crowell, Drew Holcomb, and others, Andrew Leahey saves his best work for his own material. Singles like 2018's "Start the Dance" — released by his band, Andrew Leahey & the Homestead, and hailed by Rolling Stone as "a fist-pumping slice of heartland rock" — are rooted in the guitar heroics and sweeping melodies of icons like Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen. The song follows his full-length LP, Skyline in Central Time, which was written during Leahey's long recovery from a life-saving brain operation, produced by Wilco co-founder Ken Coomer, and released by the celebrated roots-rock label Thirty Tigers. Hitting stores in late 2016, the album found success with the Top 50 Americana radio single "Little in Love."
We Came Here to Run is Leahey's upcoming record, written during a busy period that found the road warrior playing 175 shows a year. Produced by multi-platinum studio guru Paul Ebersold, the album features a number of Nashville-area guests, including Steelism's rhythm section and Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit's Sadler Vaden. Leahey remains in the driver's seat, however, steering his way through a tracklist whose songs tell the story of a young adulthood spent on the run. It's the kind of American rock & roll record we all need to hear in a post-Tom Petty world — real, relevant, and redemptive.
"A journeyman in his own right, Tommy Brunett tangles rock and roll and classic country to form the guts that empowers his own brand of storytelling. The songs offer insight into the greater simplicities of life, without diluting them with a mish mash of cliché or innuendo. Tommy’s music makes beeline straight to the heart of the matter with no
apologies. Headquartered in Rochester, New York, Tommy has toured the country with his songs planting himself firmly in the landscape of the national music scene."
The Black Moods
The Black Moods are a 3-piece rock outfit hailing from Tempe, Arizona, by way of the Missouri Ozarks. Comprised of Josh Kennedy (lead guitarist/vocalist), Jordan Hoffman (bassist), and Danny "Chico" Diaz (drums), the trio blends various Rock & Roll styles that span from the past 4 decades to form their own signature sound that resembles what would be the musical offspring of Bad Company and the Foo Fighters. This band is bringing a new level of heat out of the Sonora desert led by one of the most electric front men/guitarists in music today. The Black Moods bring what rock music has been missing for some time - PURE, EFFORTLESS TALENT. The band's self-titled debut album is packed with a healthy dose of guitar driven power houses such as "Can't Sleep at Night" & "Like A Wave," to compelling sing-along anthems like "Hey You" & "Don't Let Them Get You Down." Their live shows are filled with high energy, infectious guitar solos and attitude that can keep the crowds' attention for hours. Having received acclaimed praise from fans and critics alike as equal parts natural talent and live performance superstars, the group delivers powerful guitar riffs, melodic bass and drum beats that make your heart pound like a kick drum. Fresh out of the studio with producers Kenny Carkeet (AWOLNATION) and Jim Kaufman (Helmet, Opiate for the Masses), The Black Moods have been touring since their debut album was released in April 2012. Don't miss your chance to see this band live and get your own personal glimpse of rock & roll history in the making.
This is a 12 and over show, under 21 will need to be accompained by an adult.
This is a rain or shine show (No Back Packs Allowed)
There is parking available in Public Parking Lots in downtown Canandaiga.
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