Anders Osborne

Anders Osborne

Assembly of Dust, Ghost of Paul Revere (At Doors/Between Sets)

Sat, February 18, 2017

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

The Capitol Theatre

Port Chester, NY

$25 // $35 (ADVANCE) $30 // $40 (DAY OF SHOW)

This event is 18 and over

This event will have a general admission standing room only floor and a reserved seated Loge and Balcony.  Reserved Loge and Balcony tickets will NOT have access to the general admission floor.

Anders Osborne
Anders Osborne
The depth of one’s life is evident through their music. The more sorrow, laughter and adventure experienced, the more interesting curves and crevices are carved into an artist’s songs. The miles traveled leave rich lines in the verses that only time, misadventure, and hard-won wisdom can produce. Anders Osborne is a map of intensely felt, passionately engaged living, a fractured but healing topography of heartbreak and hope for fellow travelers to explore.

Osborne’s music is redolent of the blues bathed in West Coast sunshine and brotherly compassion, a torchbearer for rock ‘n’ roll with blood in it’s veins and a heart in it’s hands. His long awaited new full length, Spacedust & Ocean Views, offers up graceful songwriting and signature guitar work on one of the strongest releases in his storied career. A strong sense of place runs through the album. From an evocation of geography to a questioning of one’s place in the universe, big ideas are condensed in thoughtful, smoothly swinging ways. It’s the album his fans have been waiting for- one that only he can deliver.
“These twelve songs speak about places dear to me, places I feel something profound about, but there’s also the presence of the universe,” explains Osborne. “I think one of the main struggles we all face is the separation from unity. I want to understand how I can feel unified with the world and others, with the universe writ large. I can arrange the ideas intellectually but the feeling of longing remains. The whole thing is a mystery, sometimes a sad, baffling mystery and sometimes very enchanting, but overall I just don’t understand and want to desperately. That’s what this music is, an attempt to understand it all.”

And what an attempt it is.

Producer Mark Howard (Bob Dylan, Daniel Lanois, Iggy Pop) uses Osborne’s seasoned, searching voice like a river running through the song cycle. It’s a distinctly human element that continually tenderizes the listener as his sinewy, emotionally charged guitar dances with longtime bassist Carl Dufrene, guitar foil Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), and the shared drumming of Brady Blade and Tony Leone. New Orleans percussion master Johnny Vidacovich, bassist James Singleton, and pop-jazz legend Rickie Lee Jones join Osborne for the cosmically charged album closer “From Space.” On the other hand, Spacedust’s lead single “Lafayette” is a roots-fueled rocker- a track that finds Osborne simultaneously sticking to his guns and exploring new territory as an artist.

This special collection of compositions is the culmination of years of writing and touring. “This is the last chapter before something new emerges. I’m wrapping some stuff up and figuring some fresh stuff out,” says Osborne, who’s been moving beyond his complicated past for close to a decade. “Now my life is about a human experience in a larger sense. Now, I feel I’m standing on my own two feet, trying to be a grown man doing the right thing.” In an ever changing musical landscape, Spacedust & Ocean Views firmly plants Anders Osborne as one of American music’s elite guitarists and songwriters.
Assembly of Dust
Assembly of Dust
Assembly of Dust's 2011 release Found Sound represents a "behind the curtain" look at a band that has garnered critical acclaim both for their studio albums and live performances. AOD's crew secretly recorded the band 2007 New Years Eve performance in order to capture totally inspired, unfiltered versions of their best material. While the album maintains the high standard of song craft and lyrical depth that Genauer and Co. are known for, it separates itself from past efforts with an energetic delivery that showcases improvisational musicianship; music's best kept secret may have just been found.
Assembly of Dust's last album Some Assembly Required, fits nicely between Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Neil Young. It's a star studded and purposefully constructed album featuring the likes of Richie Havens, Bela Fleck and Grace Potter. Genauer calls it the bands piece de resistance. "Found Sound" he explains "came about in almost the complete opposite way"
Genauer explains "Our front-of-house engineer, Jack Trifiro, recorded one of our shows without us knowing," says Genauer of Found Sound. "He managed to sneak a full, multi-tracked recording session past us without us knowing. " The group may have stumbled onto something unique in the music world – a defining moment that the band didn't even know it recorded.
"When he revealed it to me years later it was like looking at a picture of the band taken with a spy cam" says Genauer. "Upon studying it, I found he had framed the shot well. No double chins." He laughs. "The sound quality is fantastic. He captured a diverse collection of songs and a great performance through a crisp lens."
Then there's the guitar! While the entire band provides musical prowess, it's the guitar work that shines through most on Found Sound. Adam Terrell's solos rip through "Zero to the Skin" and "Borrowed Feat" (which one may proclaim "Stevie Ray Vaughn-ish"). "We have fantastic musicians in AOD – I don't think that's been as celebrated as my songwriting or lyrics," says Genauer. "I'd be remiss if I didn't point out Adam's talent. He's a soulful person and it comes out in his playing. I get goose bumps standing next to him on stage."
With eight songs, Found Sound captures AOD's disparate moods and musical moments. It boasts three songs that have yet to make it to an AOD studio album. The unreleased tracks include the extended, almost grandiose "Songbeard," as well as the sunny, 70s country pop of "Long Dead" and the decidedly jaunty "Feline Disguise." The band also deftly steps outside of their catalog with a nod to the Beatles in "Lady Madonna"
Found Sound comes off as a focused portrait (think of the audio version of Ansel Adams) of a band and their landscape . "It's for the diehards" says Genauer. "We proved on our last record that we can write and record well crafted songs – people get that. It was nice to capture and memorialize a rippin' live performance for ourselves and our fans."
Anyone using Found Sound to speculate about the direction of the bands next studio record will be left without a compass. "We'll more than likely take another flip flop approach for the next one," says Genauer, laughing. "I'm hoping to try an acoustic-based record. Or maybe a collection of Tibetan throat songs and vegetarian spoken word… "
Venue Information:
The Capitol Theatre
149 Westchester Avenue
Port Chester, NY, 10573