Dan’s old band Green on Red were reluctant members of LA’s Paisley Underground (Dream Syndicate, Bangles, Long Ryders etc.) before unintentionally inspiring the Alt-Country/Americana ghetto of Wilco, Ryan Adams, Calexico et al. Hell, Stuart and tour mate Steve Earle once took on half of London in a bar fight, but why no one really remembers. His songs have been covered by a wide spectrum from the cute punky poo Vivian Girls, literary miserabilists Richmond Fontaine, to the late great Jim Dickinson, not to mention the unfortunate Travis and Manic Street Preachers. He has written songs with Memphis soul legends Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham as well as ultra-wasp Loudon Wainwright III. Producers such as Al Kooper and Glyn Johns have all tried to tame him, to no avail.
Dan’s new album and novel The Unfortunate Demise Of Marlowe Billings are released to coincide with the tour.
He’s accompanied by San Fransicans=n music legend Tom Heyman. Produced by Heyman and Chris von Sneidern, Tom’s new album, Show Business, Baby was recorded at the legendary Hyde St Studios in San Francisco and mixed in Brooklyn, NY by Heyman’s old friend Eric Ambel (Joan Jett, Steve Earle). Thematically the songs cover love (lost, found, and begged for), working, drinking, and getting old (not necessarily in that order, and occasionally all at once). The tunes are steeped in boogie and delivered with a nod, a wink, and a great big beat.
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