If funky, soulful, American roots music is your thing, do not miss Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound performing at 7 pm Tuesday, July 22, as part of the Ministry Door County Medical Center Music in the Gardens series.
Cebar is a Milwaukeean through and through, yet he takes his musical cues from the dance bands of western Louisiana, the streets and 45s of New Orleans, touring African and Caribbean combos and the soul, funk and blues that he grew up listening to.
Here’s what some of his musical friends say about him:
“Paul Cebar has been a musicians’ musician for as long as I’ve known him,” Nick Lowe.
“Paul Cebar is an American original. I’ve loved his work since I met him, eons ago…I get the feeling, with Paul, the best is yet to come. And I’m standing in line to be there when it do,” Joe Ely.
“I’ve been a fan of Paul’s for a long time. He and his band play great, funky, original music, drawing from a wide range of styles I love,” Bonnie Raitt.
“There is something indescribably human and raw in his sound – something that you can’t help to feel,” Gabriel Roth, aka Bosco Mann of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings.
“Paul, humbly and quietly in his small corner of the planet, makes music that is honest, emotional and will, in fact, downright rock you out of your hosiery. I’ve been very fortunate to be in the circle of the know about Paul and it’s long overdue that stuff of this caliber get a wider listen,” Louie F. Perez Jr. of Los Lobos and the Latin Playboys.
Those are just a few of his musical admirers.
His band, Tomorrow Sound, is an elite crew. Drummer Reggie Bordeaux, New Orleans native percussionist Mac Perkins, and bassist/artist Mike Fredrickson throw down some of the best dance grooves in the business. Multi-instrumentalist Bob Jennings adds the luxury of implying a much larger ensemble with his multi-hued contributions on keys and reeds.
Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound is touring in support of the latest album, Fine Rude Thing.
All concerts in the series are free of charge. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chars or blankets. For more information about the MDCMC Music in the Gardens series, call 920.493.5979. In case of rain the concerts will be moved to the Door Co. Fire Company at 38 S. 3rd Avenue in Sturgeon Bay.