Greg Laswell

Thursday
17
Jan

Musician/Singer/Producer/Dog Biscuit Purchaser

Please Note: New Date – Tickets to September 17 show will be honored.

Why you should see this show…

Greg Laswell is an American musician, recording engineer, and producer. He has released seven studio albums as well as several EPs and special singles. His latest record Everyone Thinks I Dodged a Bullet focuses on what makes him one of the most uncompromising songwriters of these modern times. Popwrapped.com says, “His music is the kind that can take your mind away to a peaceful place but if you listen closely to the lyrics, they pack a punch.”
 

 

Greg Laswell Bio
Originally from Long Beach, California, Greg Laswell is one of the most uncompromising songwriters of these modern times. You may recognize a bit of Leonard Cohen in his tormented baritone. You might think of Tom Waits when you sense how deep in the gut these songs come from. But if there is a quality that still and ever marks out Laswell’s writing, it is an ability to use words like unrepentant paper cuts. Should you be at the receiving end, perhaps you might not at first feel the sting; but it will burn like hell later.

In 2009, Laswell’s songs started appearing in various films (Friends With Benefits, My Sister’s Keeper, Final Destination) and television series (Grey’s Anatomy, Parenthood, Friday Night Lights) with the release of “Three Flights From Alto Nido.” A covers EP (entitled “Covers,” no less) soon followed with versions of Kate Bush’s “This Women’s Work,” Morphine’s “In Spite of Me” and Echo and the Bunnymen’s “The Killing Moon.”

In 2012, Laswell released “Landline” featuring guest vocals from Sara Bareilles and Sia. Popmatters called his work, “Haunting and genuine.” Filter described his songs as “punches to the gut.” And BlackBook said, “Rightly compared to the likes of Leonard Cohen and late Jeff Buckley.”

“Everyone Thinks I Dodged A Bullet” came in 2016 with rave reviews—the title track, “Dodged A Bullet” appearing in the season finale of NBC’s The Blacklist.

Laswell just finished recording “Next Time” (his seventh studio album), scheduled for release this fall.

 

 

Morgan Mecaskey Bio
Morgan Mecaskey is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist living in Cleveland, Ohio. The former front of acclaimed local indie/folk band Tinamou, Mecaskey made her solo debut in 2012 with the EP Righteous Kind. Righteous Kind is a heart and head experience for the listener: earnest lyrics delve into metaphysical questions while vivid soundscapes, whimsical motifs, and fat beats build the bold and beguiling album.

Mecaskey has been likened to artist Jeff Buckley in the way she composes and coveys her music. An apt comparison, Mecaskey’s forceful, assured presence, deliberate arrangements, and confident handling of the guitar create an unorthodox, ethereal, visceral musical experience.

Lover Less Wild, Mecaskey’s most recent recording, commences with the shimmering, passionate anthem “White Horse” wherein Mecaskey croons, “Sometimes, I don’t feel like who I really am” over and over. It’s a solid anthem that sets the tone for the EP. Woozy horns drive the mellow, R&B-inspired “Fighting Extinction,” and the title track is a jazzy number that allows Mecaskey to show off her terrific voice. The Joni Mitchell-like ballad “Crushed” has a genuine tenderness to it, making it the perfect album closer.

Both Lover Less Wild and Righteous Kind were recorded and engineered by Dave Douglas at Danger House (Cleveland, OH). Lover Less Wild was mastered by Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio and Righteous Kind by Doc Harrill at Liquid Synergy Studios.

 

Dining Options

You have two dining options when attending a show in our Concert Hall:

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box – If you’d enjoy a more extensive menu, we suggest you dine downstairs in the Rusty Anchor before your concert. The Rusty Anchor menu features a great mix of Cleveland Comfort food including a selection of seafood, steaks & chops. Reservations are required for parties of two or more. To make a dinner reservation, please click here or call our Box Office at (216) 242-1250 and allow 90 minutes to dine prior to the beginning of the show upstairs.

Concert Hall – Our Concert Hall menu is fast to the table and allows you to dine right in your ticketed seat. So, there is no additional reservation required. The Concert Hall kitchen will be open through intermission. Table side beverage service will continue throughout the concert.

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