Jose Gonzalez Covered By The Gutter Twins And Fall Dates News
Jose Gonzalez was honored to find out that The Gutter Twins would include a cover of his song "Down The Line" on their new EP Adorata. It comes as a compliment that the seminal musicians Mark Lanegan and Greg Dulli (members of the Screaming Trees and Afghan Whigs respectively) would choose to recognize his own work in such a way. Especially as Jose himself has creatively interpreted songs from artists he admires, such as his cover of The Knife´s "Heartbeats".
The news comes in advance of Jose´s North American fall dates. Following an appearance at Austin City Limits festival (and a late night post-festival show at Emo´s), Jose takes a four show stand at Yoshi´s in Oakland, marking Jose´s first performance in the East Bay, and a performance at the prestigious Orange County Performing Art Center in Costa Mesa, CA. The September shows will have Jose´s "Friends" on percussion and vocals in tact. They wrap up September 28th with a very intimate "Campfire on the Canal" performance at The Yard in Brooklyn. In addition to a full set from Jose, members of the acclaimed comedy troop Upright Citizens Brigade will perform their favorite stories of sleepaway camp, spooky campfire tales and jokes so funny you´ll shoot bug juice out of your nose.
In December Jose will be part of the multi-artist Red Hot + Rio show at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn,NY. The series celebrates the legacy of Brazil´s Samba Soul movement, and as well as Gonzalez features Bebel Gilberto, CeU, Curumin, Otto, and others to be announced.
It will be an exciting close to what has been an exceptional year in which Jose´s latest release In Our Nature won wide praise. On stage his powerful live performance has merited inclusion on marquee festivals, late night visits with Conan Obrien, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jay Leno, and kind words from esteemed publications. USA Today wrote of the "rapt crowd smiling private smiles," as he performed in Washington, DC, and the The New York Times described his Highline Ballroom performance as "nice and forceful, just alone with his instrument, his voice dry and his guitar laden with echo."
Tour Dates Below:
September 2008 23 - Oakland, CA - Yoshi´s (Early) 23 - Oakland, CA - Yoshi´s (Late) 24 - Oakland, CA - Yoshi´s (Early) 24 - Oakland, CA - Yoshi´s (Late) 25 - Costa Mesa, CA - Samueli Theatre (Orange County Performing Arts Center) 27 - Austin, TX - Ausin City Limits 27 - Austin, TX - Emo´s Alternative Lounge (Post Festival) 28 - Brooklyn, NY - The Yard (Backyard Campfire)
December 2008 04 - Brooklyn, NY - BAM 05 - Brooklyn, NY - BAM 06 - Brooklyn, NY - BAM