Jimmy LaFave
Monday, August 10, 2015, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

thoughtful, poetic americana

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August 10 8:00 pm

“Jimmy LaFave has one of America’s greatest voices,” says the Grammy-winning music writer Dave Marsh. “It’s a unique instrument, with startling range and its own peculiar sense of gravity, liable to swoop in and wreck your expectations at any instant.” His songwriting is as good as his voice, and his musical taste, with his affinity for reinterpreting Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young, is impeccable. Better yet, he has a stunning new album out, and he’s coming to the Freight. “The Night Tribe captures Jimmy’s vocal and songwriting strengths better than any album in his storied catalog, now 17 strong,” says Elmore Magazine. “Clearly, Jimmy LaFave has crafted his masterpiece,” says PopMatters, “although the same might have been said of several of his other releases up until this point.” Jimmy, says The Morton Report, “sings with conviction about the things that matter in life, and the results are profound.”

 

Jimmy grew up in Texas and Oklahoma, bought his first guitar with his mother’s green stamps, and became a major force in the Austin music scene in the early 1990s. “In Oklahoma,” he says, “you hear the word tribe a lot because of all the different Indian tribes, and I thought, What tribe of people am I part of? It was always the night people.” His new album pays tribute to “the all night waitresses, the 24-hour truck stop attendant, the after midnight radio host, creative, restless insomniacs up all hours of the night searching for the truth.” He’s been making great music for several decades now, and has produced terrific albums in tribute to Woody Guthrie and Jackson Browne, but he’s arriving at the Freight at his musical peak. No one can break your heart with a ballad like Jimmy LaFave, and if that doesn’t sound like bliss, you don’t know what you’re missing!

 

You can read No Depression's review of The Night Tribe here.

 

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