The Suitcase Junket | ALBUM RELEASE SHOW

The Suitcase Junket | ALBUM RELEASE SHOW

Aubrey Haddard

Sat · April 6, 2019

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Shea Theater

$20/Adv, $25/Door

This event is all ages

The Suitcase Junket
The Suitcase Junket
THE SUITCASE JUNKET | Mean Dog, Trampoline

The latest album from The Suitcase Junket, Mean Dog, Trampoline is populated by characters in various states of reverie: leaning on jukeboxes, loitering on dance floors, lying on the bottoms of empty swimming pools in the sun. Despite being deeply attuned to the chaos of the world, singer/songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist Matt Lorenz imbues those moments with joyful wonder, an endless infatuation with life’s most subtle mysteries. And as its songs alight on everything from Joan Jett to moonshine to runaway kites, Mean Dog, Trampoline makes an undeniable case for infinite curiosity as a potent antidote to jadedness and despair.

Produced by Steve Berlin (Jackie Greene, Rickie Lee Jones, Leo Kottke) of Los Lobos, Mean Dog, Trampoline marks a deliberate departure from the self-recorded, homespun approach of The Suitcase Junket’s previous efforts. In creating the album, Lorenz pulled from a fantastically patchwork sonic palette, shaping his songs with elements of jangly folk, fuzzed-out blues, oddly textured psych-rock. Engineered by Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr., Speedy Ortiz) and mixed by Vance Powell (Jack White, Houndmouth), Mean Dog, Trampoline rightly preserves The Suitcase Junket’s unkempt vitality, but ultimately emerges as his most powerfully direct album so far.

"I’ve been blessed in my career as a producer to have worked with some remarkable artists, but I have never worked with anyone quite like Matt Lorenz/ The Suitcase Junket. Besides making the complexity of everything he does look effortless, he’s a truly gifted singer and and amazing songwriter. We had a blast making this record and I’m anxious to share it with the world." -- Steve Berlin
Aubrey Haddard
Aubrey Haddard
Aubrey Haddard is an indie-soul songstress with influences from Amy Winehouse, Jeff Buckley, and Margaret Glaspy. Her debut album Blue Part, released in July 2018, has received praise from WGBH, The Boston Herald, Vanyaland, DigBoston, and Atwood Magazine. Steeped in stories of love and passion, the unapologetic concept album is a fearless musical venture that displays Haddard’s keen sense of harmonic fluidity. Parts indie-soul, parts jazz infused alt rock, Blue Part simmers with a candescent intensity.
Aubrey’s trio has performed across the country, from the historic strips of Nashville, to the vibrant clubs of New York City; the trio recently spent two weeks overseas on a country-wide tour through France. Haddard was awarded “Soul/R&B Artist of the Year” at the 2018 New England Music Awards, additionally earning a nomination for “Song of the Year.” She has also been nominated for "Vocalist of the Year," "Singer-Songwriter of the Year," "New Artist of the Year", and "Song of the Year" in the 2018 Boston Music Awards.

“Keep an Eye Out for Aubrey’s Debut Solo LP, Blue Part, a Promising Beginning to a Solo Career.” -Atwood Magazine
Aubrey Haddard Stretches Soulful Songwriting on “I Should Know Better” -Vanyaland

“We are Head Over Heels into Aubrey Haddard” -ComeHereFloyd
Venue Information:
The Shea Theater
71 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA, 01376
http://www.theshea.org