Hotel Utah Saloon
500 Fourth street
San Francisco, CA 94107
8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Folk | Americana
Supporting Acts: Jameson Saint Maybe
Saint Maybe is as much a journey as a band. It speeds down Highway 1960, hangs a left at Psychedelic Boulevard and pulls up in front of your house. Out steps Oliver Ray [Patti Smith] and company, unpacking memories of AM radio and erecting signs to the future mapped out by the beat poets. Saint Maybe is as fresh now as the birth of rock and roll was then. This is high-octane music, propelled by Oliver Ray’s slashing guitar that soars over Winston Watson’s [Bob Dylan, Warren Zevon, Robyn Hitchcock, Alice Cooper, Perry Farrell, Greyhound Soul] solid rhythms and Chris Sauer’s [Hollywood Knights, The Mod Squad, Amy Rude] explorations of the side roads en route. The songs celebrate today and explore the future using rock and roll as their guide. “Everything At Once (And More)” takes notice of the vain desire to live forever before we die, absorbs the contradiction, and clears a space for living. The fragile, crystalline beauty of “Things As They Are” meditates on the reality of the here and now. “Everything That Rises” celebrates the capacity for past and present to be realized beyond the moment in an ever-recurring renewal. Saint Maybe’s debut album Things As They Are features additional musicians: Craig Schumacher [Neko Case, Animal Collective, Iron & Wine, Calexico], J. Fen Ikner [Seashell Radio], Michael P. Nordberg, Thøger Lund [Giant Sand], Kevin Pate, Chris Giambelluca [John Doe, Jackson Browne, Andrew Bird, Calexico, Neko Case, Bob Mould], Connor Gallaher, Naim Amor, Tommy Larkins [Richard Buckner], Tracy Shedd, and Laura Kepner- Adney [Silver Thread Trio]. Things As They Are is solid rock and roll from start to finish. Saint Maybe will make you laugh, cry and dance. It is heady stuff – a distillation of pure rock spirit.