Joe Purdy's EAGLE ROCK FIRE and NYC Concert, 6/27
When Arkansas songwriter Joe Purdy was told to evacuate his California home because of nearby forest fires, he didn't pack up his dog Smalls and a couple favorite guitars. Instead he sat down and started writing a song: "Warn all the horses, warn all the riders, that the fire is coming down." He finished the song and the evacuation warning passed. The song is the title track on Eagle Rock Fire, his thirteenth record and is being released on his label Mudtown Crier Records on July 8, 2014 with an iTunes preorder June 4rd and exclusive that started June 10th. It turns out Joe Purdy is not easy to evacuate.
"All I want to do is make good music," says Purdy, age 34, who runs a staunchly independent music career in spite of getting major TV placements and having sold over 1,000,000 singles so far. "Anything that gets in the way of making good music, I cut it out." On Eagle Rock Fire, he's taken an analog stance. Not only did he make the record on tape, mix on tape, and cut the lacquer mastered from these tapes, he had all computers removed while recording and mixing down the record. "We didn't want any screens in the room," says Purdy. "It allowed us to just use our ears." Analog fans can choose to hear his latest album totally untouched by digital processing on vinyl. The album will also be available in CD & digital formats.
If you watched Lost, Grey's Anatomy, House M.D. or Suburgatory, have seen The Secret Life of Bees, A Case of You or Straight A's, then you've probably heard Joe's voice before! His music has been featured on all of those shows and movies as well as a Kia commercial. Joe will be performing in NYC on Friday June 27th. See details below:
New York, NY Skirball Center @ NYU, 566 LaGuardia Place
Tix: $20.00, Doors Open: 7:30 pm, Show: 8:00 pm