Pete Lanctot Album Release Party with The Hot Sardines Set for 2/20 at Littlefield

On Thursday, February 20, Littlefield, Brooklyn hosts Pete Lanctot with his band of merry cohorts for their inaugural album release party. A unique and sought after singer songwriter living in NYC, Lanctot boasts surreal and mysterious narratives that invoke present day New York City, a Memphis juke joint of the 1920s or hitchhiking a depression era plains state highway.

Steeped in American traditions of blues, folk and country, Lanctot's music is original, rabble rousing, heartbreaking and soul searching, always exploring the non-traditional without relying on reproduction.

Live, Pete Lanctot embraces a skilled and sometimes sordid band of characters on stage who champion a vast array of instruments including upright bass, drums, guitar, horns, banjo and pedal steel while Lanctot himself compliments his strong vocal talent with guitar, viola, violin, accordion and the haunting sounds of a Stroh violin. The result is far from a polite Americana sound. Listen to Pete Lanctot's single from his new album at:

Joining Pete Lanctot on this double-bill will be the mighty, blustery and toe-tapping Hot Sardines. The Sardine sound - wartime Paris via New Orleans, is steeped in hot jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt and Waller used to make: Straight-up, foot-stomping jazz, they manage to invoke the sounds of a near-century ago and stay resolutely in step with the current age. And while their roots run deep into jazz, that most American of genres, they're intertwined with French influences. Listen to the Hot Sardines at:

To find out more about this high-octane double bill extravaganza, go to: Tickets are $10.

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