Peter Case

Peter Case

Sun 7.15.18

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Peter Case
Peter Case
Peter Case is a three time Grammy nominee for his work as a singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer (his 2007 solo album, Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John, was among those named in the Best Contemporary Folk category). He has recorded more than a dozen solo records for the Geffen, Vanguard and Yep Roc labels. He is the author of several books as well as a sought-after record producer. His songs have been featured in movies and TV shows including True Blood, Friday Night Lights, and Parenthood. Peter’s songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Dave Alvin, Chris Smither, Alejandro Escovedo, Marshall Crenshaw, the Goo Goo Dolls, the Go-Go's, and many others. Passionate about writing songs and connecting to audiences, Case tours throughout the year in the US, Canada, and Europe, while his hardcore fans bring to the shows their deep connection to the songs and to the artist.

Riding the rails from Buffalo to California while still a teenager, Case performed as a street musician in San Francisco before joining Jack Lee and Paul Collins to form The Nerves. The groups single, “Hanging on the Telephone,” would later become a Top 10 hit for Blondie.

Case then moved to LA and formed The Plimsouls. The group landed a deal with Geffen on the strength of the hit song, "A Million Miles Away," which they performed in the movie Valley Girl.

Case has been a solo performer since the late '80s. His albums include his T-Bone Burnett-produced Grammy-nominated solo debut; the widely acclaimed The Man With the Blue Post Modern Fragmented Neo-Traditionalist Guitar, (featuring the signature songs "Entella Hotel," "Two Angels," and "Put Down The Gun"); the self-released acoustic blues album Peter Case Sings Like Hell; the Grammy-nominated Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John and last-year's collection of unreleased and alternate tracks, The Case Files. Last year also saw the release of Beach Town Confidential, a previously unreleased live recording of a 1983 Plimsouls show in front of a rowdy, appreciative crowd at the Golden Bear in Huntington Beach, CA.

Case is the central figure in the feature-length documentary TROUBADOUR BLUES by Pennsylvania filmmaker Tom Weber, released in 2011. The film also featuring Dave Alvin, Mary Gauthier and many other fine singer-songwriters, is an honest and intimate look at the lives of modern-day wandering minstrels.
Venue Information:
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101