Peter Case/Kate Campbell (#416)
Two of contemporary roots musics most acclaimed songwriters share the Jubilee stage.
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A teenager traveling to California with only his guitar and a dream ... Its not a song, its Peter Cases life, which could begin to explain the extraordinary power of his musical portraits.
From his early days, Case has navigated a musical journey unlike any other. He began with the legendary San Francisco punk rock band the Nerves. Not long after, he formed one of rock n rolls most heralded acts, the Plimsouls. Critical acclaim doesnt deposit well at the bank, so the Plimsouls broke up in 1984. But the bands untimely demise was an unexpected plus for music fans everywhere, as Peter Case picked up his guitar and began singing.
Pulse! magazine has hailed Case as an iconoclastic singer-songwriter possessing an equal grasp of folk idioms and rock n roll aggression, and Song Talk lauded his ability to write songs that seem like old folk songs, like they are already part of the fabric of our lives. Viewers will be moved by powerful portraits and stinging despair as Case pounds out his art.
I really had a great time that night, says Case about the performance recorded here. I always love playing in Kentucky; theres such a rich tradition of music there.
Joining Case for the evening is rising country/folk star Kate Campbell. Critics have praised her sweet, smoky vocals and compared her literate songs to the writing styles of Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, and Flannery OConnor. Accolades have appeared everywhere from National Public Radios All Things Considered to the now legendary and critically acclaimed Southern Music Issue of the Oxford American. Even the Farm Journal has praised Campbell, awarding her with 1995s Farm Song of the Year citation.