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Porter & Thorells Syndrom / Rootsy Live STHLM / Twang presenterar:
KASEY ANDERSON (US)
TWANG (Katarina Bangata 25)
Onsdag 15 maj
Konsert: fr. 20.00 (slut senast 22.00)
Förköp: 195 SEK
Biljetter i dörren: 250 SEK
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För drygt tio år sedan gav Kasey Anderson ut ett par uppmärksammade plattor men därefter försvann han från scenen under en lång tid. Diagnostiserad som bipolär och med ett fängelsestraff att avtjäna blev det omöjligt att hålla igång en karriär. Men sommaren 2018 var Kasey Anderson tillbaka, nu med sitt nya band Hawks and Doves och ett nytt och alldeles lysande album; "White Hotel". Och i april/maj 2019 kommer Kasey Anderson på ett efterlängtat besök i Skandinavien!
I met Kasey Anderson in 2007, shortly after the release of his second full-length LP, The Reckoning. Within a few months of our first meeting we'd become close friends - close enough that when he ran off the rails it took months before I could listen to his voice. But once I did I remembered that in spite of Kasey's well-publicized crime, and subsequent Bipolar I diagnosis and trips to rehab and prison, there was never anything bogus about Kasey's music. The songs he had written - the songs that made fans and friends of the likes of Jason Isbell, Steve Earle, Counting Crows, and others - were honest and true, and still sounded as great as they ever had. When Kasey got out of prison and told me he was done with writing and performing I encouraged him to think again. After a few months of coaxing, he agreed to at least give it a try. I helped him get a show at Portland's Skyline Tavern and offered a little assistance on keyboards. His songs rang true that night and as we played a handful of other shows over the next year or so, I watched Kasey slowly, carefully, find his feet again.
In March of 2016, Adam Duritz asked Kasey to contribute something to Fierce, a benefit compilation for a friend undergoing treatment for Stage 4 cancer, so Kasey reached out to longtime cohort and producer-engineer-guitarist Jordan Richter, many-handed musician Ben Landsverk and Jesse Moffat and asked if they'd be interested in donating a track. They convened at Richter's newly constructed Room 13 Recording and cut a sizzling cover of Tender Mercies' "Wiseblood" for the benefit. That session spawned a series of informal jams in the fall of 2016, with the four adopting the moniker Hawks and Doves and Richter rolling tape for posterity's sake in case anyone happened upon an idea they wanted to chase around later. Soon Kasey started scratching out new songs of his own, building from scraps he'd compiled during his prison stint. The straight ahead rocker "Chasing the Sky" came first, followed by "Lithium Blues" and the wickedly insightful "Get Low." When Kasey started passing around Richter's recordings of the early Hawks and Doves rehearsals, he asked me and a few old friends - Eric Ambel, Chip Robinson and BJ Barham (American Aquarium) among them - "is there a record here?"
The answer was, yes. Hell yes.
And yet the road back is never smooth or straight: in the middle of one damp night in summer of 2017 Kasey suffered a grand mal seizure, a nearly fatal side effect of the lithium he'd been taking to control his bipolar disorder. The episode was scary, but corrected with smaller daily doses. The weeks Kasey spent recovering from the seizure yielded a new crop of songs including the swaggering, anthemic call-to-arms, "The Dangerous Ones," the chiming tribute to Laura Jane Grace, "Bulletproof Hearts (For Laura Jane)," and the album's keystone track, the unflinchingly confessional "From A White Hotel."
Kasey remained hesitant but on the rare day when Richter's studio wasn't in use and everyone was free of other obligations, Hawks and Doves would convene at