Neighborhood Theatre & MaxxMusic present
ROGER CLYNE & THE PEACEMAKERS - 20th Anniversary Tour 2019
511 East 36th Street
Charlotte, NC, 28205
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 10:45 PM)
Watch & Listen
ROGER CLYNE & THE PEACEMAKERS
Bridging the gap between rock & roll, roadhouse Americana, and the music sound of the southwestern United States, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers have carved their own path over the last 25 years. They’ve traveled the world, sent eight albums to the top of the Billboard Internet Sales Chart, launched an annual music festival in Mexico, started their own line of ultra-premium tequila and built a global community of music-lovers and peacemakers – all while remaining 100% independent.
The band just released their 10th studio album in 20 years - "Native Heart". Produced by Grammy winning legend Steve Berlin and mixed by Michael Brauer at the iconic Electric Ladyland, they shine new light on a band that’s built a career on trekking their own path with their own sound style of twang and taller-than-life characters of the Southwest to a rock & roll soundtrack.
The band’s roots run deep, sinking back to a time with The Refreshments – the hometown heroes of Phoenix during the mid-1990s, fueled by a major-label deal with Mercury Records, a popular song (”Banditos”) on American rock radio and MTV, and the unique distinction of being both the composers and performers of the theme song for the culture favorite "King of the Hill" TV show. All served to introduce Roger Clyne’s songwriting to a national audience. The Refreshments sang about Mexico, liquored-up bandits and troubadours, mixing the lore of the American Southwest with guitar muscle and pop/rock melody. Clyne deepened that sound with The Peacemakers, a roots rock band relying not on a record label for support, but on near-constant touring and a rare, genuine connection with fans.
Last year, the band's founders, Roger Clyne & PH Naffah, appeared in a full length documentary "here's to life" about The Refreshments. Which celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the debut album, Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy. Two decades after its release, the album continues to influence a wide range of rock and country musicians, 12 of who will put their own stamp on the album’s music with an upcoming, all-star tribute album recreation of the iconic album
When today's country music is driven by cowboy wanna-be's and prom queens who couldn't cut it on MTV, Truckstop Preachers make it a point to deliver freight loads of raw honky tonk music to their audience.
Loyal and traditional country listeners are attracted to the truthful song writing. At the same time, fans of hard driving music anticipate a gritty rock driven beat that brings them out of their seats.
Forming in 2001, they began to perform thoughout the Carolinas, honing their honky tonk prowess in every hole-in-the-wall that would have them. In a short amount of time, they were welcomed by crowds up and down the east coast. After perfecting their sound, they put together a hymnal of original material for their first release in 2005. Soon after, the band was booked for a European tour. On this pilgrimage, they performed in front of thousands at festivals and European honky tonk venues and came away with a newly converted following. Within a couple of months, the album made it into the Americana Top 50. Quite a feat for a band with no huge record deal backing them up.
The Preachers music defies any easy categorization. Each member brings their own background to form the sound heard from the stage. Nathan Palmer, lead vocalist, attests his rich baritone voice from the likes of Ernest Tubb and Johnny Cash, while his stage presence resembles that of Jim Morrison and David Yow. Jamie Ray's incredible guitar riffs come from his country upbringing listening to his parent's Waylon Jennings records, with an added edge from his love of players like John Sykes, making him a unique, one of a kind guitar player. Jeff Faulkner's walking bass lines compliment every song, and stamp out his own signature sound and edge. Much more than a drummer, Jason Herring's amazing backup vocals give the band a distinct sound.
Untie The Horses, the latest release, offers up 11 songs spun from southern gothic roots that offer mayhem and hope. Every track holds enough imagery to pull you in so that you feel like you're lving in the middle of each one of the stories being told.
As much as they love writing and crafting songs, their true passion comes in playing shows. They feed off of the energy and connection shared with a live audience, and you'd be hard pressed to find any other band as entertaining. The band has also shared the stage with artists such as Dwight Yoakam, The Avett Bros, Dale Watson, Wayne Hancock, David Allan Coe, Southern Culture on the Skids, .38 Special, and many more.
$20 adv/$25 dos
$3 Under 21 Surcharge at Door (Valid ID required for entry into venue. Under 18 permitted with parent.)
Accepted forms of ID: State Issued ID or Driver's License, Military ID, Passport.