Junk percussion and throat-singing are cool and fun, but The Suitcase Junket ain’t just gewgaws, gimcracks, and gimmicks. The Boston Globe said it well: “Not everyone can pull off the one-man-band gambit without lapsing into schtick, but Matt Lorenz has it all down to an art… the songs are what you remember.” He’s not easy to pigeonhole, but if you need something to lean on, think Tom Waits, The Black Keys, and Andrew Bird. All at once. Powerful and poignant folk-rock-blues-storytelling. The third Suitcase Junket album, Make Time, just came out in January.
The Suitcase Junket has a show down in Brattleboro this Thursday night with Bella’s Bartok and Wooly Mar at The Future Collective before heading out on tour to New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia and back, culminating with a special May Day show here in Bellows Falls at The Windham Ballroom… but before any of that stuff, we’ve got him right here on Monsters & Hamsters this Wednesday night! Stoked. In the broadcast area at 91.5 FM, streaming from www.wool.fm everywhere else. (Farther off into the future, he’ll also be playing the Steampunk Festival in Springfield VT in September.)
Open studio during the show at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Wednesday night at 7:00. Phone 802-460-9665 ext 100.