Jenny Don't And The Spurs

Jenny Don't And The Spurs

The Dirty Little Heaters, Drunken Prayer

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

Jenny Don't And The Spurs
Jenny Don't And The Spurs
Jenny Don’t And The Spurs features Jenny Connors guitar and vocals, Christopher
March guitar and lap steel with Kelly Halliburton (Pierced Arrows, Dead Moon) bass and
Sam Henry (The Wipers) on drums.
If you have a love for old classic country artists such as Hank Williams and Patsy Cline
then you might have a soft spot for this Portland band. Jenny Don't sings from the heart
and Sam, Kelly, and Christopher play like there is no tomorrow. Sit back and enjoy!
The Dirty Little Heaters
The Dirty Little Heaters
Reese started this band with drummer Melissa Thomas 2005 - 2006. When Melissa and Reese parted ways, Reese asked her good friend and bass player Rob Walsh to join and a few months later they nabbed sans pareil drummer Dave Perry. They had a different drummer for while, the amazing Jessica Caesar, and a keyboard player, sweet and fun Doug White, but the 3 piece band with Reese, Rob and Dave is where it's at, really.
The band is powerful. The music is raw and dirty. It's like your hair is on fire: fun for a minute, then you don't know what's going to happen. It's a mystery that sometimes ends up with someone in the hospital. Not very often, though.
Drunken Prayer
Drunken Prayer
Morgan Geer, who performs solo and with band as Drunken Prayer, splits residence between Asheville, NC and Portland, OR. KCRW, LA calls Drunken Prayer, “a quintessential slice of backwoods poetry”. The Portland Mercury describes Geer as “the bastard child of Tom Waits and Merle Haggard”.

Morgan is also the current studio and touring guitar player for Bloodshot Records artists, Freakwater.

On Drunken Prayer’s latest effort, The Devil & The Blues (August, 2015), Geer crafts another journey through America’s weird musical heritage. With help from members of The Sadies, Reigning Sound, and Freakwater, the sounds on this record are bluesy and psychedelic; the arrangements as loose and buoyant as a New Orleans Jazz funeral. The lyrics are as sweet as they are damning, offering a window into the mind of Morgan Geer. The view that it affords is at once unsettling and familiar.

His records are a dark mix of blues, country, traditionals and pop music; dynamic, with “an almost inculpable sincerity” (Mountain Xpress, Asheville, NC). His swampy crooning vocals and angular, percussive guitar style create a nicely creepy backdrop for rakish, playful stories of unironic and eternal themes. His wit comes easy, in whispers, shouts and sneers. He’s a showman–“a barking ringleader with chops between Tom Waits and the Butthole Surfers’ Gibby Haynes” (Willamette Week, Portland, OR).



In February, 2012 Drunken Prayer became Portland based Fluff and Gravy Records’ inaugural artist with the release of Into the Missionfield. Since then Geer’s records have been an ambitious and critical success; the Portland Mercury going so far as to declare Geer “Warren Zevon’s medium, showing him the world from the great beyond.”



Geer’s previous band, The Unholy Trio of Asheville, NC, also featured members of The Reigning Sound and Freakwater. On their 5th Year Anniversary compilation Bloodshot Records featured the Trio’s devilish version of Public Enemy’s “Bring the Noise“.
Venue Information:
Local 506
506 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
http://www.local506.com/