Lords and Kids CD Release

Lords and Kids


Rock n' Roll meets a Western Movie on a Surfboard.

Yankee Racers

Yankee Racers emerged in 2011 from disparate ends of St. Louis’ rock scene and Chicago’s jazz scene. Its prime movers, guitarist Curt Brewer and pianist Nathan Jatcko, spent years playing together in various professional groups before making the decision to produce their own music. The original conception of Yankee Racers was to be a strong recording duo, melding every influence of their diverse past to create the music that they wanted to hear. The result of their first collaboration is Yankee Racers’ full-length album Duologue (Amerigo Records/January 2012). Brewer & Jactko composed and directed a collection of prominent Midwestern musicians who performed the vocal and instrumental parts created by the duo. Their songs ebb and flow through tortuous moments of loss and alienation, intermixed with descants of love and longing. Duologueshines as a conscious ode to the format of 1960’s American radio, where one song exudes the primal churn of the kinetic youth while the next conveys introspective warmth through serene melodies and timeless themes. More Joni Mitchell than Springsteen, more Jeff Buckley than Cobain, their sound pushes to be thoughtful in structure while retaining rock n’ roll accessibility.

With the explosive reception of their first release, Yankee Racers evolved into a dynamic live band utilizing Brewer as lead vocalist. Their touring band adds the boundless talents of acclaimed musicians Jerry Mazzuca (drums) and Chris Turnbaugh (bass). The strength and depth of their collective comes from each musician’s arsenal of experience and the uniqueness of their live show is in their unpredictability. Yankee Racers refined focus on writing with live performances in mind is highlighted in their upcoming release, due out May 2013.



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