Wesley Stace & The English UK / Peter Holsapple / The Sunday Blues
Saturday, Apr 08, 2017 7:30 PM EDT
(7:30 PM Doors)
The Saint, Asbury Park, NJ
18 years and over
SAT., April 8 * THE WRAT "The Rat” Dj Rich Russo’s “anything, anything”, UMT & The Saint welcome Wesley Stace & The English UK with special guests Peter Holsapple / The Sunday Blues, Doors 7:30pm, $15 (In Advance) / $20 (Day Of Show) at THE SAINT.
Formerly known by his stage name John Wesley Harding, under which he has performed and recorded for the past 25 years, Stace chose to step out from behind his well-established pseudonym for Self-Titled in honor of the increasingly personal nature of his new material. “Novels seem to take care of the intellectual business for me these days, and my songs have become a lot more intimate and autobiographical, requiring a different musical treatment entirely. It seemed ridiculous to sing them under any name but my own,” notes Stace, adding, “It’s time to bring everything under one roof.” Stace co-wrote two of the tracks from Self-Titled—“Stare at the Sun” and “When I Knew”— with the Fiery Furnaces’ Eleanor Friedberger. Stace’s version of “Stare at the Sun” is streaming at The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/18EnwGx) while his version of “When I Knew” can be streamed, here: http://on.wsj.com/104VFMZ. Under his legal name, he has written four novels. He is also a university teacher and the curator of Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders and leader of Wesley Stace & The English UK. This year, Yep Roc Records will release Wesley Stace’s John Wesley Harding.
Peter Holsapple was one of the key figures on the North Carolina jangle pop and new wave scene, He is perhaps best known to his fans as singer, guitarist, and songwriter along with Chris Stamey in the dB's, but he's also worked with a wide range of other acts, been a sideman with R.E.M. and Hootie & the Blowfish, and was a member of the roots rock supergroup the Continental Drifters.