Justice Snow’s launches the September Americana Music Series by welcoming Nate Hancock and the Declaration with opening act special guest Suzzanne Paris for a live music performance on Sunday night, September 3rd at 9pm. This is a no cover show.
Suzzanne is an award winning, grammy entered, singer/sonogwriter/guitarist wno has toured, recorded and played with artists such as Dave Mason (Traffic), Jeffrey Skunk Baxter (Steely Dan), Bo Diddley, Buddy Miles (Jimi Hendrix), Richie Havens, Stephen Stills (CSN&Y), John Denver, Michael Bolton, Phil Brown (Little Feat) and many others. She has a very sexy vocal style that glides over breathy acoustic rock songs, as easily as it roars over classic rock inspired blues and R & B. She is known for her excellent ear for harmonies live and in the studio as well as her Rhythm guitar abilities and songwriting. A lifelong musician, she is dedicated to her Art.
Fayetteville, Arkansas’ Nate Hancock and the Declaration deliver 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
Suzzanne Paris opens at 9pm and Nate Hancock starts at 10pm.