New York (PRWEB) July 16, 2013
For Eric Sommer, it's all coming together: it's Summertime, the livin' is easy, it's New York City... and the temperature is hot.
Across NYC this summer from The Bronx to The Battery there is wonderful music, great bands everywhere and something exciting going on every evening. And that's especially so this week.
Wednesday, July 17, finds Pop Americana Artist Eric Sommer taking a few minutes from his summer tour schedule and joining newcomers Future Dead Guys on the bill at Leftfields for an 8:00 door.
New rock trio Future Dead Guys, fresh off a successful recording stint with producer Michael Aguirre and engineer Matt Rocker, will play a one-night engagement on Wednesday July 17th at Leftfield on New York's Lower East Side. This marks the band's live debut and will serve as a warm-up for upcoming dates to be announced in support of their forthcoming album release. The band takes the stage at 8:30pm, in support of headliner Eric Sommer.
The Future Dead Guys are, well, NYC in a heartbeat.
Featuring NYC music stalwart Ron Moore on bass, Future Dead Guys is rounded out by drummer Adam Platka and guitarist/vocalist Drew Broussard. With a combined 75 years' experience between them, Future Dead Guys plays rock and roll – but draws on the entire musical continuum to bring depth and maturity to their sound, belying their status as a “new” band.
"It's great to be producing a band who's songs are so fully realized and also have a sense of humor about themselves." According to Producer Michael Aquirre, The Future Dead Guys are very much alive.
Their song “Kettle” appeared in the short film Diver Down, to much critical acclaim. Their first album, “Future Dead Guys III”, will be released in the first quarter of 2014.
Eric started his musical career in the Boston area and has been a regular player on many national tours and showcases. He worked in Europe for 2 years on Danish, German and British rock stages, returned to Boston and formed The Atomics, a cult power-pop band in South Boston. His influences are as diverse as Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Steve Howe and The Ramones.
Phil Ochs, Russell Malone, David Landau and Pat Martino, Joe Pass and Charlie Christian round out a spread of musical influences.
Mr. Sommer's current project with power trio "The Solar Flares" shake up Chet Atkins and David Bromberg influences with those of Randy Travis and Elvis Costello - a remarkable mix.
Mr. Sommer's live shows have developed recently to include a more highly focused improvisational approach. The British Pop/Power Pop influences of Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe are still there in some wonderful 3 minute Pop Gems: Red Queen, Tell Me What I'm Doing Wrong and Sunny Afghanistan and they provide a delicious contrast to the wide-open improv of "Bayou Ballet" and "Thunder Stick".
Now those pop gems give contrast to the wide-open, full throttle make-it-up approach evident in recent shows and collections. The transition works well live and translates nicely to the recorded media, but at the end of the day, there is nothing like a live show to fire the imagination.
One of the noticeable standouts in any Eric Sommer show is the on-the-fly improvisational approach to many of the breaks, solo sections and dramatic lulls in an "audio-wash, wall-of-sound" presentation. The combination of raw amp feedback cycled with acoustic guitar overtones that seem to merge in the air is a remarkable process to experience.
With open tunings, slide guitar, lap-slap tone guitar and a remarkably aggressive fingering style approach, watching Eric Sommer will make you jump out of your seat and holler for joy. There are very few players who have maintained this authentic American style of guitar and Eric Sommer is one of the very best.
For music samples, please visit Eric Sommer online for additional schedules or contact him at eric(at)ericsommer(dot)com or call 202-255-1995. Additionally, you can find Eric Sommer on Facebook, too. RAINY DAY KARMA is also available on iTunes and CDBaby.
Eric Sommer is represented by Clyde is Thinking, and PR programs are managed thru MTG/NY; For more information, promo/appearance requests or to set up an interview, please contact Tom Monihan 202-255-1995.
For Future Dead Guys, Press inquiries, including photo and interview requests, may be directed to the band's publicist, Wright North, at futuredeadguysmusic(at)gmail(dot)com.