Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers

Thursday
06
Jul

The Springsteen of the Southwest

Refreshments Frontman
Why you should see this show…

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers (or RCPM as they’re affectionately known by fans) have it all, a solid 20-year history of amazing music, a dedicated fan base they frequently tour to perform for, and even their own independent tequila label. From playing college campuses to making their radio debut in the 90’s, to even recording the theme to TV’s King of the Hill, they provide exactly what you want from a Southern rock band with alt-country highlights. There’s a reason their last 7 consecutive albums each the top ten of Billboard’s Internet Sales Chart!
 

 

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers Bio
Hailed as one of the most exciting live acts on the road today, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are musical beacons of the Southwest fueled by witty and insightful lyrics, crunching guitar riffs, a dynamic rhythm section and tequila. RCPM are the only act to release seven consecutive studio albums to land on the top 10 of Billboard’s Internet Sales Chart, two at No. 1, all released on a 100% independent record label.

Dubbed the “Springsteen of the Southwest” by the Asbury Park Press, Roger Clyne and his guitar have toured around the world over his 20-year career, starting with The Refreshments. The seminal Tempe, Arizona band made big waves in the ’90s both on college and alternative rock radio as well as MTV with the songs “Banditos” (with the infamous chorus, “Everybody knows that the world is full of stupid people”) and “Down Together” as well as writing the theme for TV’s King of the Hill.

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers’ latest release, The Independent, raises a metaphorical glass to the road less traveled. The band’s annual music festival in Rocky Point, Mexico, called Circus Mexicus, is a testament to their growing fan base. What began as a rooftop show thrown together with extension cords and wooden pallets more than a decade ago has blossomed into a pilgrimage that draws thousands of fans to the once sleepy fishing village. In 2014, fans from 43 states and 7 countries represented at Circus Mexicus.

Clyne not only sings about life in the border-lands, he also produces his own private label top shelf tequila called Mexican Moonshine. From Gold medalsin the San Francisco World Spirits Competition to Gold Ribbons from Tequila Aficionado’s Brands of Promise, accolades have been rolling in. And a bottle of Mexican Moonshine Tequila made a well received “guest appearance” on the Rachel Ray Show. Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are excited to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of Roger’s debut album, Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy. Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy was the first album by Clyne when his band was called The Refreshments. He still performs the cult classic songs he penned with his current band incarnation, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers.

 

 

Gabriel Kelley Bio
“Find the music that makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck.”

That was the sound advice a music teacher gave Gabriel Kelley when the Georgia folkie was just a teenager, still discovering the joys of music, developing his own particular tastes, and only beginning to realize that he could do more than just play along with his favorite songs. Those words have become Kelley’s life mission not only as an avid listener but also as a singer-songwriter who writes from the heart and strives to connect with his audiences on a deeply personal level.

That mission has taken him around the world: from the family farm in rural Georgia to music school in Sweden, from a songwriting company in Nashville to street corners and clubs in every city in America. Along the way he played more shows than he can count, some on street corners and other in concert halls. With a voice defined by its plaintive grain and a lyrical style that is both evocative and straightforward, Kelley has recorded the critically acclaimed album It Don’t Come Easy, with another—Lighter Shades of Blue—on the way this fall. Most of all, he has matured into a homegrown artist with a grassroots following.

“There was a moment when I decided that if I didn’t mean what I was saying, I have absolutely no reason to be onstage,” he says. “That was a defining moment, and it’s tattooed on my heart.” And now he’s embarking on a new act in his picaresque career: a new album coming out this fall, a new tour of Sweden, and a feted appearance on the award-winning television show Jills veranda, hosted by the Swedish country singer Jill Johnson. Yet, even with all that he has accomplished, Kelley remains a student: always open to new lessons, new challenges, and new inspiration. “All I’m doing is trying to write the most heartfelt songs I can. I’m getting up every day and doing that in as many places as I can and in as many ways as I can.”

 
Last call to dine in your seats in the Concert Hall will be 15 minutes before show time. Please arrive early if you plan to eat dinner in your seats. Table side beverage service will continue throughout the concert.