Lit 33 Presents: The Suitcase Junket 10/8
Lit 33 Presents:
The Suitcase Junket
Sunday, Oct. 8th 8pm
$12 advanced (**All Tickets are will call, they will not be mailed, just bring confirmation of purchase via phone or print**)
Parking lot next door, on the corner of Pearl and Chestnut St., entrance to lot on Chestnut St.
"Now this is the shit I'm talking about, Jack. The Suitcase Junket is a lo-fi, low-tuned, low-down blast of end-times folk blues. It's crude; it's magnificent. Take the singer-songwriter idiom, give it a low-grade fever and a guitar and this is what you get. Captivating, mesmerizing, and gone ... real gone." Rochester (NY) City Newspaper
Matt Lorenz sits alone on a suitcase in the center of a complex construction of upcycled cookpots, saw blades and broken chairs. Artist, tinkerer, tunesmith, swamp yankee. A one-man salvage specialist singing into the hollow of a Dumpster guitar, slipping a broken bottleneck onto the slide finger, railing on a box of twisted forks and bones, rocking till every sound is ragged at its edges, till the house is singing back. Then, unplugging all the amps and letting one mountain ballad soar over the raw strings on that guitar. Every night is a hard-driving, blues-grinding, throat-singing search-and-rescue junket. Sooner or later everything rusts, busts, and gets tossed into the junk heap: iron, bones, leather, hot rods, muskrats, the night, the heart. The goal is to recover it. To waste nothing. To create new ways from old. This is The Suitcase Junket.