Jack Grace Band return for a special engagement at the Hygienic Art Park with their special dark brand of honky tonk. The group were last seen in the area playing a rousing set to close out last year's New London Americana Fest at Hygienic and we are proud to have them back this summer.
"NYC someday will brag about its great legends of country music, that's right we said country, and among those names will be the engaging, hardworking, witty, and schmoozin' and boozin' Grace." – Village Voice
"Big Johnny Cash-style baritone singer with guitar, backed by a tremendously versatile, honest-to-goodness country band. Grace’s writing draws from such diverse influences as Merle Haggard, Tom Waits, the aforementioned Mr. Cash and Willie Nelson, but what sets his songs apart from rest of the country or alt-country scene is his laugh-out-loud, absurdist wit. Not only is this a great party album and a great driving album but it’s also very smart and very funny. Humor is a function of intellect anyway. – Alan Young of the New York Press
Opening are two up and coming acts that are sure to impress as well. First up is New Haven's Elison Jackson who are prepping their second collection of tunes for release later this summer. The group led by Sam Perduta plays a haunting folk country that is at once spooky and ethereal, eerie and dreamy, and sure to enchant. Pocket Vinyl take the stage next. The group recently took home four Whalie Awards for their piano driven power pop and the experimental and engaging videos they've developed to promote their tunes. Pocket Vinyl's secret weapon though just might be the engaging live art produced by Elizabeth during each show.
It's going to be a beautiful night, we sure hope to see you there!