Thursday, March 01, 2012

77s Unplugged coming to Nashville!

In a town where at least a dozen amazing acts play every night, often for a bargain admission price, it can be tempting to take it all for granted. Not this one; not for me. And never mind the "unplugged"--the power will definitely be on.

The 77s Unplugged, featuring core band members Michael Roe and David Leonhardt, will make a rare appearance in Nashville on Monday, March 26, at The Basement, as part of the “Sticks and Stones” tour. The tour coincides with the digital re-release of the album of the same name on Lo-Fidelity Records. “Sticks and Stones” has been out of print since shortly after its original release in the 1990’s, and will now be available on CD and online.

The 77s is a band that has appeared in many incarnations over the years, with frontman Michael Roe as its central figure and torch-bearer. The talented, versatile and charismatic Roe uses his remarkable vocal range and guitar skills to synthesize rock, blues and gospel influences into a mesmerizing blend. Leonhardt’s percussion choices bring unique energy to every song.

Michael and David had this to say about the upcoming tour:
"It's been nearly 22 years since the release of ‘Sticks And Stones’ and it will be exciting to have the album available again and celebrate the re-release with the fans who have loved it and supported us for all these years. I am also thrilled to be able to come play these tunes for you with my ol’ 77s pal David Leonhardt, as we have not appeared together as a duo since the ‘It’s For You’ tour 15 years ago. Dave and I have always had a bit of ESP going whenever we perform and we’ve missed that magical musical experience (along with the ridiculous humor) ever since."
Michael Roe

"I am really excited to be playing again with Mike. We always have a great time together and our musical influences generate some interesting moments on stage. Sometimes it gets us in trouble, but we'll try to avoid that. ‘Sticks And Stones’ being re-released brings back lots of great memories and it will be fun to revisit those songs on the tour. That album had some of the coolest songs from that era, and this tour should be a great musical experience with ‘Sticks And Stones’ as the background. Can't wait to see all of you again!"
David Leonhardt

Get a taste of the music at

77s Unplugged (Michael Roe and David Leonhardt)
"Sticks And Stones" tour

Monday, March 26
Doors 6:00 pm, Shotwime 7:00 pm
Tickets - $10 at the door

The Basement (below Grimey's New & Pre-Loved Music store)
1604 8th Ave S., Nashville, TN 37203
(The Basement is a 21+ venue. No exceptions.)

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