Sunday, June 9
Tickets: $24.50 advance / $27 day of show at Tickets.com, Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p), and Rust Belt Books or charge by phone 888-223-6000
General Admission Seated Performance
7pm doors, 8pm show
Dan Smalls presents Calexico with Depedro live in Asbury Hall
Joey Burns and John Convertino have long called upon an extended range of musical influences, blending them together so distinctly that the results have almost become a genre of their own. CALEXICO are associated with a style that their name – borrowed from a small town of less than 40,000 inhabitants on the border between the US and Mexico – has always defined with an unusual precision.
The feel of their new album ALGIERS, recorded in New Orleans, is recognizably classic CALEXICO, but their style has been revitalized and reborn by the experience of recording in the city. Its influence isn’t necessarily sonically evident, but there’s a strange, powerful connection to the sounds that have always coloured their own, influences Burns has previously identified as including “Portugese fado, 50’s jazz, gypsy or romani music and its offshoots, 60’s surf and twang from Link Wray to country’s Duane Eddy, the spaghetti western epics of Ennio Morricone and dark indie rock singer songwriters.”
So, some 22 years since they first met, Joey Burns and John Convertino – joined as ever by a cast of musicians from across the globe – add yet another successful musical adventure to their list. You might think that, after six studio albums and a suitcase of tour CDs, collaborations with the likes of Victoria Williams, Iron & Wine, Willie Nelson, Roger McGuinn and Nancy Sinatra, and soundtrack work to boot, there wasn’t much more they could achieve. But you’d be wrong.
Date(s) - 06/09/2013
341 Delaware Avenue