From the salvaged sounds of American juke joints, back porches, honky tonks and rock clubs, The Suitcase Junket conjures an entirely new sound in this essential rock collection, Pile Driver.
The Suitcase Junket is Matt Lorenz: artist, tinkerer, swamp yankee, one-man band. His is the road-worn voice rising over the grind of a tube-amped dumpster guitar, with wild double pitches of throat singing. From The Suitcase Junket's penchant for thrift and ingenuity comes this full-length album -- his debut at Signature Sounds -- of original rock anthems, mountain ballads, blues manifestos and dance-hall festivity, played on instruments built of broken bottles, twisted forks, dried bones, gas cans, shoes, saw blades, a toy keyboard, and an overhead compartment's worth of luggage.
Katie Matzell is a singer and songwriter from Portland, Maine, whose music can best be described as soulful, progressive pop/r&b. Her debut EP will be released in early 2018.
The daughter of a former radio disc jockey, Katie grew up with a library of records in her basement, consuming a wide range of genres as her father's radio career took him to stations that spun golden oldies, classic rock, Top 40 and more. Her major influences include the Beatles, Bonnie Raitt, and Aretha Franklin, to name just a few.
7pm doors – 8pm show | $16 adv. – $20 day of