Justice Snow’s continues the March Americana Music Series by welcoming Nate Hancock and the Declaration with special guest Meaghan Owens for a live music performance on Wednesday night, March 29th at 9pm. This is a no cover show.
Meaghan Owens offers songs that are glimpses of America—always insightful, sometimes funny, and sometimes sad. She sings in the voices of her characters. Listen, and you’ll hear young sweethearts, vagabonds, whisky-drunk preachers, wild girls ready to fight, French cabaret songbirds. Her sound is Indie. It’s Country. It’s Folk. It’s filled with subtle connections to Jazz and the Blues. She seeks out the songs that live way down in our dreams and despairs. The lyrics are filled with real glamour and grit. They tell of the feelings of regular folks on the edge of a choice between light and dark. Real voices and stories are in her voice and words.
Fayetteville, Arkansas’ Nate Hancock and the Declaration are primed to bring soul, blues, funk, hip-hop and rock to Aspen, Colorado.
Steeped in the blues of the Muddy Mississippi, a few hours from where Nate grew up, marinated in traditional soul-gospel of one of his first musical mentors, Joey Williams, guitarist for The Blind Boys Of Alabama and Robert Randolph, and in-fused with the So-Cal funk/ska styling’s of more recent co-conspirator Norwood Fisher of Fishbone/Trulio Disgracious. Throughout this entire interstellar musical trip, Hancock ended up working with Neil Young as the Location Manager on his new “Monsanto Years” album and DVD.
The later inspired Nate to record an entire LP, live to 2”/16 track tape, whilst filming the experience, and adding social activism to the cause.
“When I was twelve years old, my mom got me my first three records for Christmas, one of them was “Americana” by The Offspring, along with “Nevermind” and “Highway to Hell”.. It’s an honor and a privilege to be working with Dave (Jerden), the man who not only produced “Americana”, he also mixed one of my favorite all time jams: “Rock-it” by Herbie Hancock.”
“Jimmy (Sloan) united the vibes of Norwood (Fisher), Edwin Birdsong (“Cola Bottle Baby”, ”Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” Daft Punk/Kany West) and David Palmer (Rod Stewart, ABC, The The) for my first release on Modern Roots: “Country Funk”. This time around, Jimmy and I knew that we had to go above and beyond after we finished working with Neil (Young) on “The Monsanto Years.”
With Dave Jerden at the helm, and Jimmie Wood injected into the sonic stew, Modern Roots Music ups the ante.
This is Nate Hancock’s ode to Mother Earth: from the up and coming full length album NO PLACE QUITE LIKE HOME.
More at: www.natehancock.net