NEUROSIS and SHRINEBUILDER guitarist/vocalist and solo artist SCOTT KELLY checked in from the current American solo tour with Oxbow’s iconic frontman Eugene S. Robinson with a special update to the trek. Baroness guitarist John Baizely, who supported SCOTT KELLY on his recent tour of New Zealand and Australia, will be making appearances at the upcoming Philadelphia and Brooklyn stops of the tour. The two will perform together during KELLY’s set at both of these performances, making these two evenings even more unique than the already eclectic blends of modern Americana the tour already boasts.
SCOTT KELLY American Winter Tour w/ Eugene S. Robinson [remaining dates]:
2/24/2012 Intersection Front Bar – Grand Rapids, MI
2/25/2012 Lager House- Detroit, MI
2/26/2012 Rockstar Pro Arena – Dayton, OH
2/28/2012 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
2/29/2012 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
3/01/2012 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
3/02/2012 Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
3/03/2012 Church of Boston – Boston, MA w/ Marc Pinansky
3/04/2012 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY w/ John Baizely
3/06/2012 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA w/ John Baizely
3/07/2012 Golden West Cafe – Baltimore, MD
3/08/2012 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
3/09/2012 The Pinhook – Durham, NC
3/10/2012 Snug Harbor – Charlotte, NC
If there was ever a certainty of damage done, dealt and overcome, the SCOTT KELLY solo tour is an object lesson in the character building parameters of life’s grinding parade. Bringing equal parts sonorous weight and lambent beauty, the man, the guitar and the songs from a songbook heavy with NEUROSIS and SHRINEBUILDER antecedents, KELLY’s current tour sees him debuting unreleased songs from his upcoming solo record, as well as his previous solo LPs for a live show experience burnished by the acoustic and not diminished by it. “There’s fear everywhere,” Kelly says. “In moments both quiet and small. And there’s surviving them all. And we are.”
EUGENE S. ROBINSON supports with a brand of storytelling that draws from his previously published work, as well as stories from the beast that has driven OXBOW for the past two decades.
More news on SCOTT KELLY’s upcoming solo LP will be released in the weeks ahead.