Peter Malick presents: Spencer Livingston and Courtney Jones, with Butch Norton
Boston native, veteran guitarist turned producer, Peter Malick, returns East with a summer tour to launch his new label, Luxury Wafers Fresh, featuring emerging artists, Spencer Livingston and Courtney Jones, and joined by seasoned players, Butch Norton (Lucinda Williams, Eels, Tracy Bonham) and Jon Ossman (Paula Cole, Mark Cohn) who also played on both new artists’ releases .
Malick’s history stretches back to the “Bosstown Sound,” when his first band Listening was signed to Vanguard Records. An original member of The James Montgomery Band, he also backed blues icons John Lee Hooker, Otis Spann, & Big Mama Thornton.
His last shows in Boston were in 2000 when he brought Norah Jones to the House of Blues and the Newbury Street Fair. The New York City album collaboration with Norah Jones was recorded in South Boston at Room 9 From Outer Space. Says Malick, “I’ve chosen my home town to launch our new boutique label, Luxury Wafers Fresh.”
Courtney Jones’ new album, All The Things That Fall, will be released in concert with the tour. While Jones’ timeless sound continues to resonate fully in her newest release, All the Things That Fall (cowritten and produced by Peter Malick), the depth and intensity of her latest dozen, cleverly cerebral, folkpop jewels now evoke quick comparisons to Joni Mitchell and Carole King.
Spencer Livingston’s debut solo album, Grow, is a Wilco/Tom Pettyinspired, easygoing yet thoughtprovoking altrock, folk/Americana romp through the backwoods of L.A. Spencer’s sensitive lyrics and disarmingly familiar voice pine for a simpler space and time. At 16, he started (and continues to write for and front) the band, The Alternates, recording demos in his bedroom and playing shows for close to 4 years until they finally recorded the Spiders And Webs EP (also produced by Malick) in 2011.
Tickets: $15, members $13