Eric Lindell

Eric Lindell

Peter Joseph Burtt

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$22 Advance/ $27 Day of Show (plus fees)

This event is all ages

Eric Lindell
Eric Lindell
It's hard to put a pinpoint definition on Eric Lindell's music. Although he's been grouped under the broad umbrella of Americana, that's just an easy go-to. True enough, it is American roots music at its finest, but that just scratches the surface of what Lindell brings to the table. For the better part of two decades he's hijacked soul on a cross-country ride that stretches north to the Blues in Chicago, south to the funky vibe of his adopted hometown of New Orleans, east to the R&B of Detroit and west to California for a taste of the Bakersfield sound - and sometimes that's all in one song! He's recorded over a dozen albums since his 1996 debut, including three in the mid-2000s for Alligator Records that rank him among the best selling artists in that storied label's history. His brand new album, The Sun & The Sea, shows why he's come to be regarded as one of the foremost songwriters in American music today and also features the brilliant work of Texas guitar legend Anson Funderburgh. For a select few West Coast shows, Eric will be joined by Anson, adding another dimension to live performances that have become showcase events where you're as likely to witness a ten-minute jam of brilliant-yet-understated guitar histrionics as you are to be pulled in to an intimate acoustic tale of love, loss and redemption.
Peter Joseph Burtt
Peter Joseph Burtt
Peter Joseph Burtt is a lifelong drummer and singer/songwriter. His music draws from many sources to inform his music and chronicle the years he spent living and studying with master musicians of Africa. Much of his music is played on traditional instruments, notably the lute like Kora and the Mbira or thumb piano. Songs are also transposed for the guitar.

He was completing a Master of Arts degree in San Francisco in creative writing and African drum and folklore when he began looking to cultures that maintain oral histories for connections between rhythm, music, and the spoken word. Upon learning of the melodious music of the Mbira and the corresponding poetry of the Shona people he travelled first to Zimbabwe, then Ghana and the Gambia, staying long in each place, living and moving within the society of the traditional musician while expanding his own musical vision. To further facilitate a sharing of ideas he worked as a teaching assistant finding he could learn as much from the children as he could from the masters.

His popular west coast band the King Tide helps bridge these influences back home. He has toured extensively, recorded with award winning artists, and his songs receive national radio airplay. He has taught songwriting, percussion, and guitar at festivals and workshops with many top musicians and instructors.

Peter Joseph Burtt and The King Tide’s new 10-track album ‘Mermaid’s Curse’ is now available.
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/