pat mAcdonald + melaniejane, aka. Purgatory Hill at Cherry Lanes

Photo by Peter Lee.

Grammy nominated pat mAcdonald – aka. Purgatory Hill – is coming to Cherry Lanes on Friday February 26 at 10 pm for a special performance with electric cellist/percussionist melaniejane. Featured will be songs from their latest release Purgatory Hill.

Since his 1987 Grammy nomination for Best New Artist (Timbuk3), pat mAcdonald has continued to write, perform and reinvent himself releasing seven critically acclaimed albums – five with worldwide distribution. mAcdonald’s latest release Purgatory Hill – recorded with partner melaniejane – features an amplified Lowebow cigar-box guitar.

pat mAcdonald and melaniejane create dark, sexy, hypnotic low-end grooves through an arsenal of instruments – pat: guitar, cigarbox slide guitar, stompbox and harmonica; melaniejane: electric cello, keyboard, accordion and variety of hand percussion. These two carry the weight of a full band. Comparisons as far reaching from The White Stripes, Morphine and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club to the recent Robert Plant/Alison Krauss collaboration would not be out of line. Nonetheless, mAcdonalds song-writing sensibilities coupled with his stomp-board invention and modification of his instruments creates a sound which appeals to music-lovers of all genres yet has a unique stamp unto itself.

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