Monday, January 14, 2013

Denney and The Jets w/ Derek Hoke and Elison Jackson @ Cafe Nine 1/19

Denny and The Jets are hitting up Cafe9 on Saturday, playing with Derek Hoke and Elison Jackson!

From the Facebook Event Page

Denney and The Jets
Rock'n'roll band from Nashville. NEW EP out Aug 21st on Infinity Cat Recordings (JEFF The Brotherhood's label) Produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes). They have appeared with Alabama Shakes, The Greenhornes, JEFF The Brotherhood, PUJOL, The Growlers, Those Darlins, Natural Child, Davilla666 and of course, David Allan Coe.

Derek Hoke has said goodbye to rock n roll. Kind of. At least thats what he sings in the opening lines of his new solo debut album, Goodbye Rock N Roll. But Derek, what oh what, did rock n roll ever do to you to make you leave her so? The story might end on the streets of Nashville for now, but his love affair with music, even his erstwhile love rock n roll, began long ago amongst the South Carolina country side and Hee-Haw reruns on Sunday evenings.

Born in Brunswick Georgia - a self taught guitarist, composer, singer, and loner - Derek's first love was the theatrics of KISS, but not until his Grandfather planted the country music seed in his brain by playing it constantly while he was young. Not your dad's country, your granddad's country. The REAL country.

After one listen to Goodbye Rock N Roll, it is apparent young Derek was listening. Like most in his line of work, Derek has moved around. While growing up in Florence South Carolina, his parents divorced when he was 6. He cut his teeth playing guitar in bars around the state, moved to Greenville North Carolina when he was 18, worked in record shops and movie theaters, immersing himself in art and music.

After a few years and visit to Nashville Tennessee to see the likes of Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, and Los Straightjackets, Hoke decided to move to Nashville. He slept on floors in crowded houses, played around town in almost every venue that would have him, went on tour working for Ricky Skaggs for 3 years and saw almost every state in the union. While these all seem to sideline Derek on his way to becoming the artist he is these days, they were clearly important on his body of work and sound. He is a man that embodies his experience, both with his constant relationship with music and his travels in life.

Elison Jackson is a garage-folk/stoner-soul band from New Haven, CT that has self-released two records. The band's 2011 release, "Spectral Evidence", was praised as having a "dark, almost supernatural vibe (" with "songs like half-remembered memories or stories from a distant lifetime (Symbiotic Reviews)". The band plans to release an EP on 12" vinyl in summer 2012.

"I believe that this may be one of the next great bands to emerge literally out of nowhere...they may have captured their own genre." -From Under The Basement
Denney and The Jets w/ Derek Hoke and Elison Jackson
Saturday, January 19th @ Cafe Nine 9PM / 21+

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