Peter Jefferies Touring the U.S. This October, First U.S. Trek Since 1994
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:33:50
After a 20-year absence, New Zealand based singer/songwriter Peter Jefferies will be celebrating the re-release of his 1990 solo debut with a brief American tour this October.
Hailing from New Plymouth, New Zealand, Peter Jefferies helmed legendary post-punk acts Nocturnal Projections and This Kind of Punishment throughout the 1980s.
Jefferies' ruminative solo debut from 1990, The Last Great Challenge in a Dull World, has drawn comparisons to classic singer-songwriters like Nick Drake and Townes Van Zandt.
For this fall 2014 tour, his first U.S. shows since 1994, Jefferies will be supporting the reissue of his brilliant sophomore album, Electricity, on Superior Viaduct. Jefferies' earthy baritone weaves between stripped-down piano and guitar, pulling in listeners to the deep pastoral life of his music.
Peter Jefferies Tour Dates:
• October 1st - Brooklyn, NY (Issue Project Room)
• October 2nd - Philadelphia, PA (First Unitarian Church - Side Chapel)
• October 4th - Detroit, MI (Museum of Contemporary Art) with Xylouris White (member of Dirty Three)
• October 5th - Chicago, IL (The Empty Bottle) with Xylouris White
• October 6th - Los Angeles, CA (Jewels Catch One) with Barbara Manning
• October 9th - San Francisco, CA (Hemlock Tavern) with Meg Baird (Drag City)
• October 10th - Oakland, CA (The Night Light) with The Skygreen Leopards, Ethan Miller (Comets On Fire / Howlin' Rain)
Who plans to see Peter Jefferies?