Friday, May 4th, 2018
$10 ADV / $12 DOS / ALL AGES / TAVERN
Chuck Auerbach Band
Married in ’74, still married, same gal. 2 sons, one’s famous, one’s not, both wonderful.
Professional Life: worked in drug rehab, forestry, antiques/folk art dealer for 38 years, lyricist/songwriter since 2001, vocalist since 2015. Personal life: dad, grandpa, cook, coach, hunter/gatherer, explained.
First album bought was in 1958, Chuck Berry. Favorite albums: Marvin Gaye (What’s Going On), Beatles (Sgt.Pepper), Grateful Dead (Live Dead), Black Keys (Brothers, Chulahoma). Favorite concerts: Janis Joplin (Atlantic City Pop Festival), Grateful Dead (Fillmore East), Temptations (Paramus NJ), Doors (MSG), Black Keys (MSG), Favorite musical genres: all, except new country.
Favorite people: hardworking, honest, generous. Least favorite people: greedy, selfish, liars.
In a climate of singers, songwriters, and guitar players, Ray Flanagan is an artist. Balancing a soul of thoughtfulness and gut intuition, he weaves together images of love, justice, and depth perception. Or the absence of these things. From valley lows to the top of the world, Flanagan's songs show a range and a commitment to the history of the craft that is, daily, being muddled by illusionists and proprietors of strict aesthetics, void of weight and meaning. His music is reflective of his own observations off of the world, set in, around, or completely outside of his own life. A firm believer in the philosophy of his friend and teacher Roger Hoover's New Song Movement, Ray Flanagan is cause for a next, uncharted step ahead in the narrative of American music.