James Wallace And the Naked Light w/Frontier Ruckus & Fox Bear Snake
Like light from a distant sun, JWATNL’s album More Strange News From Another Star took a long journey to reach its official release on April 30. Touring China in Abigail Washburn’s band in the fall of 2009, Nashvillian Wallace was approached by a Beijing indie label about contributing his ingenious blend of gospel, indie folk and African and Latin pop to a summer tape series. In a marathon 10-day session produced by friend Matthew E. White, he completed More Strange News, only to find that the label had closed up shop. Not one to be deterred, he had his own cassette copies manufactured, and assembled The Naked Light, a rotating six-piece ensemble, with whom he’s toured nonstop ever since. Their effervescent live show — featuring horns, keys, percussion, and a rock rhythm section — earned them a Café Where slot at last year’s Bonnaroo. Helping them bring the noise tonight are Frontier Ruckus, a Michigan troupe that makes frontman Matthew Milia’s melancholy Appalachia-rooted tunes glow with an uncanny light.
Fri, May 17 | 9:00 PM
The Stone Fox
Presale ($8.00) & Day of show ($10.00)
18 and over