Humble Tripe – Joe Stevens opens!

Humble Tripe – Joe Stevens opens!

Sep 4, 2014 |  0 comments
Date: Sep 4, 2014 Time: 8:00 PM Price: $10 in advance, $13 day of show Type: IndieFolkRock

Shawn Luby and Stud Green blew the audience away at the Round 8 Songwriter’s Showdown Shootout – and they took home the BIG PRIZE! Humble Tripe is the musical project of Shawn Luby. A competitive classical guitar player in his youth, Luby received national recognition as one of the country’s leading string players, only to walk away in pursuit of a career in clinical laboratory science. After an almost decade-long hiatus as a performer, Luby found his way back to music as a singer-songwriter with the formation of Humble Tripe, and the release of their 2010 debut album, Counting Stars. National tours followed, landing Humble Tripe on stage with the likes of Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Ben SolleeMount Moriah (Merge Records) and Katharine Whalen (Squirrel Nut Zippers). Humble Tripe returns this fall with a stunning sophomore album entitled simply, The Giving.

Combining modern Americana, folk, and rock with the delicacy and movement found in their classical roots, The Giving showcases a dramatic leap forward in the maturity and richness of Humble Tripe. “With this album, I wanted to take the time to grow the songs, to create a depth to the arrangements that reflected my classical upbringing while allowing me to expand myself as a songwriter, singer and musician” says Luby.
The Giving features many of the same players as Humble Tripe’s debut, including Melissa York (Amy Ray, the ButchiesTeam Dresch) and Berklee school of music graduate, Stud Green. The release also marks the introduction of York as producer. The union of York’s punk, hip-hop aesthetic with Luby’s classical spirt pushes the boundaries of folk-Americana resulting in a haunting landscape of beautiful swells, dramatic tension and space.
With vocal performances simultaneously evoking that of Neil Young and Mazzy Star, Luby’s latest collection reflects a journey from songwriter to symphony, from delicate to dynamic, resting on tender storytelling shoulders, all the while delivering a graceful offering: The Giving.

2545271 California-based singer/songwriter, guitar and banjoman, Joe Stevens is a third-generation professional musician in a long line of restless westward moving souls. From his roots as an awkward kid with a debilitating stutter, through dark years of alcohol and drug addiction, Joe’s music touches on themes at once specific and ubiquitous, portraying the human condition distilled — where one person’s story is truly everyone’s story. A prolific writer, the muse began whispering at the age of fifteen and Joe has produced some untold thousands of songs and essays in his 32 years. Joe is the main songwriter in the Alt-Americana groupCoyote Grace, who released five albums between 2006 and 2012 and toured with the Indigo Girls, Melissa Ferrick, and Girlyman; sharing stages with Chris Pureka, Greensky Bluegrass, Reverend Payton’s Big Damn Band, and legends such as Cris Williamson and Lowen and Navarro.

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