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Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound, Special guest Sam Llanas (formerly of the BoDeans) - 11/2
at City Winery Chicago
- 6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
About Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound:
Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound bring forth a funky, lyrically charged racket that is explosive, yet intimate.
Taking cues from the dance bands of western Louisiana (and his native Midwest,), the streets (and 45's) of New Orleans, touring African and Caribbean combos and the soul, funk & blues of his youth, Paul Cebar is a masterful synthesist of rhythmic culture. His time spent in his second home of New Orleans, as a musicologist in Florida, and as a journeyman wanderer in Cuba, is reflected in his musical worldview.
At the core is gifted songwriting, and the company Paul keeps bears it out: Bonnie Raitt, Nick Lowe, Chris Smither, John Hiatt and Cesar Rosas are among his friends and admirers.
Tomorrow Sound are an elite crew. Drummer Reggie Bordeaux, New Orleans native percussionist Mac Perkins, and bassist Mike Fredrickson, throw down some of the best dance grooves in the business. Multi-instrumentalist Bob Jennings adds the luxury of implying a much larger ensemble with his multi-hued contributions on keys and reeds.
Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound's latest album, “Fine Rude Thing” is to be released in November 5, 2013. The songs “Baby Shake” and “You Owe it to Me” feature Cebar's unique mixture of R&B, Caribbean and New Orleans style.
About Sam Llanas
Sam Llanas is a singer, acoustic guitarist, and songwriter in several rock and roots rock bands active from the 1980s to the 2000s, including the BoDeans and Absinthe. Sam is known for his unusual and distinctive voice. Llanas (formerly of the BoDeans), which he formed with high school friend Kurt Neumann in Waukesha, Wisconsin. In 1985, after adding Guy Hoffman (drums) in 1984 and Bob Griffin (bass), the quartet signed a contract with Slash/Warner Records. Under the guidance of producer T-Bone Burnett, they entered Hollywood’s Sunset Sound Factory in October to record their first album. The critically acclaimed debut “Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams” was released in 1986. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the band had several singles in the top 40 mainstream rock charts. In the mid-1990s, the band had two top 10 songs in the adult contemporary charts. The BoDeans took some time off in the late 1990s so Neumann and Llanas could record solo albums. Llanas founded Absinthe, with the help of Milwaukee musicians Jim Eannelli (guitars and bass) and Guy Hoffman (formerly of Oil Tasters and Violent Femmes). They have released one album, 1998′s “A Good Day To Die.” [Source: Wikipedia].
In 2011 Sam Llanas released “4 A.M. (The Way Home)” on the Inner Knot Records label, left the BoDeans and has been pursuing a solo career. During 2012 Sam’s collaboration with playwright Doug Vincent in the production “A Day for Grace,” evolved to include a multi-week run in New York City. Recently Llanas has released the live CD ”Four / Five Alive – Volume I“ and has embarked on recording an all new studio album with expected 2014 availability.