KINGSTON, Ny. (Jan. 15, 2018) – Marco Benevento will fly south for a Winter tour in February, including a stop at Cosmic Charlie’s in Lexington, Ky. on Friday, Feb. 2. Benevento will be performing in support of his latest release, “Woodstock Sessions,” as well as the reissue of his debut solo album, “Invisible Baby,” through his label Royal Potato Family. The 10th-anniversary splatter color vinyl release is set for March 16.
“Woodstock Sessions” was recorded in one single take at Applehead Recording in Woodstock, NY in front of a sold-out studio audience this past Summer. It marks his inauguration into the acclaimed series, which already includes Bad Brains, Medeski Martin & Wood + Nels Cline and Joseph Arthur, among others.
The track-listing spans Benevento’s entire catalog. He and his band—Karina Rykman on bass and Andy Borger on drums—perform the entire 22-minute “The Story of Fred Short” suite from last year’s studio album of the same name, while “Greenpoint” from 2010’s Between Needles & Nightfall, as well as “At The Show” from Swift, are also presented.
For more than a decade, Benevento has been amassing an extensive body of work with studio albums and live performances that connect the vast space between LCD Soundsystem and Leon Russell—a union of pulsating dance rock energy with quirky, earthy songwriting to match.
Benevento’s previous studio LP, The Story of Fred Short, and this companion live release, Woodstock Sessions, mark some of his finest and most adventurous work to date. “Reminiscent of Dr. John’s New Orleans psychedelia and piano chops with a hint of Father John Misty’s general coolness, Marco Benevento brings something very unique to the modern pop world,” wrote The Wild Honey Pie, while the LA Times declared, “Benevento continues to straighten his twisted sound into the guise of an indie-rock singer-songwriter, harnessing his inventive sonic palette into rewardingly bite-size pop songs that touch on disco and soul.”
In addition to holding it down with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Benevento is currently in the studio working on his next studio album due in late 2018.
Winter Tour Dates
Febr. 1 – Pittsburgh, Pa. – Club Cafe
Feb. 2 – Lexington, Ky. – Cosmic Charlie’s
Feb. 3 – Nashville, Tn. – High Watt
Feb. 5 – Memphis, Tn. – Growlers
Feb. 6 – New Orleans, La. – Blue Nile
Feb. 7 – Mobile, Al. – Soul Kitchen
Feb. 8 – Tallahassee, Fl. – Club Downunder
Feb. 9 – Birmingham, Al. – Saturn
Feb. 10 – Nashville, Tn. – High Watt