John Eddie

John Eddie

Richard Bush & The Peace Creeps, Scott McClatchy

Tue, December 31, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Ardmore Music Hall

Ardmore, PA

$50 - $75

This event is 21 and over

VIP- 7pm - $75 General Admission - 8pm - $50

John Eddie
John Eddie
John Eddie
Same Old Brand New Me
Bio 2012
“I left home when i was fifteen
looking to make some noise
with a bullet mic and a six string
and some other lost country boys”
You can read these lyrics from John Eddie’s southern rock anthem “Country In
My Blood” and pretty much picture how his musical journey began.
Born and raised in Richmond,Virginia, John Eddie DID leave home at the tender
age of fifteen and sure as hell DID make a whole lot of noise along the way to the
release of his new cd , “Same Old Brand New Me”.
Cutting his musical teeth in southern road houses and east coast beach bars,
John honed his songwriting skills and stage craft ,wrangling himself a couple of
record deals while he was at it. He built a dedicated following of faithful fans who
saw themselves in the stories he delivered soaked in the sounds of countrified bar
band rock n roll.
Early shows had him opening for the likes of Bob Seger and U2. The last few years
has seen him sharing the stage with such heavyweights as Miranda Lambert and
Jamey Johnson. The Boss himself ,Bruce Springsteen has jumped onstage many
times to jam with John and his road tested Dirty Old Band.
On the roller coaster of his career so far, John Eddie has had enough big breaks,
hard luck, new beginnings, false starts, serious adventure and big fun to inspire a
boxed set’s worth of country songs. He’s had the sort of life - often hard-scrabble,
occasionally charmed - that other artists only imagine, or have someone else
write about for them.
Certainly one of the high points of that roller coaster ride has been the one and
only Kid Rock discovering John’s songwriting and thinking enough of it to record
his songs Lowlife and Forty.
This seal of approval from the Rock N Roll Jesus has kickstarted a new phase in
the career of John Eddie. Writing for other artists.
Since moving to Nashville , John has been fortunate enough to see his songs
recorded by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar, Grammy winner James
Otto and new country sensation Brantley Gilbert.
The move to Music City USA was also the inspiration for John Eddies latest
release, “Same Old Brand New Me.” What started out as song demos for other
artists turned into one of John’s most personal works to date. !8 songs about
growing old, broken hearts and excessive drinking.
From the gentle intimacy of “Your Love” to the brutal honesty of “If Only They
Could See Me Then,” the lyrics and bitter sweet melodies draw you in to the
stories being told.
And just when you think things are getting too serious ,John and the band he
assembled out of Nashville’s best players kick into the country fried rockers that
you just know will be the soundtrack to many a drunken saturday nights to
come. From the raucous bar room confessional “I’m Still Drunk” to the single
entendre, x rated “Real Big Deck”. these songs are meant to be played loud and
with a bottle raised.
Sometimes joyous, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes its more than just a
bunch of songs...grab yourselves a cold one and share the stories on “Same Old
Brand New Me” the latest release from John Eddie.
A highlight of course should be John's song Happy New Year - which is not only on John Eddie's latest release but Kid Rock's too
Richard Bush & The Peace Creeps
Richard Bush & The Peace Creeps
After the breakup of the A's (a high profile 80's band from the Philadelphia area) singer Richard Bush tinkered around with a couple of short lived band projects, notable among them the Lion Choir and the Candles. Seeking to establish a sound foundation on which to build his new band Richard approached writer and artist AJay McLaughlin whom he had known from the pre-A's scene to see if they couldn't put together a few tunes. After much debate and sharing of what they thought was significant in music (rock, pop, folk, avant-garde, east coast, west coast, British invasion, Americana, psychedelic , Hi-fi, Lo-fi, rat pack, etc , etc, etc.) the pair established a litany of rules that they could break in compelling ways resulting in a catalog of songs both literate and melodic. Songs with the potential to rock like hell.
Scott McClatchy
Scott McClatchy
As the onetime singer/songwriter/guitarist for Philadelphia's The Stand, McClatchy guided The Stand through a successful run that included being named "Best Unsigned Band" by both East Coast Rocker & WMMR Radio. McClatchy's music blurs the lines between all styles of American music. Rock, folk and country are all touchstones of his song writing. McClatchy and his band have worked nationally with acts as varied as Steve Earle, The BoDeans, John Hiatt, Confederate Railroad, and Little Steven. McClatchy also performed acoustically with folks like T-Bone Burnette and Corey Glover (Living Colour).

McClatchy left his native Philadelphia for New York City to join forces with Scott Kempner and Manny Caiati of The Del Lords. In 2000, McClatchy and Kempner paired up as artist and producer on McClatchy's debut CD: Blue Moon Revisited (Lightning In A Bottle Records). This partnership turned out a dynamic set of songs that tips the hat to folks like John Fogerty and Bruce Springsteen, but all the while keeping a fresh and original sound.
With his new CD, "Redemption", Scott McClatchy is criss-crossing musical backgrounds and helping redefine American music. "Redemption" offers twelve new tracks, 10 McClatchy originals and 2 covers: "Heaven" - the house- rocking Del Lords track, and The Band's classic - "The Weight." On this version of "The Weight" McClatchy brought in Scott Kempner, Willie Nile and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, Dion DiMucci to all take turns singing lead vocals.

McClatchy has also toured a lot since the last CD. He has traveled as guitar player for Dion. He has joined Dave (The Brandos) Kincaid's "The Irish Volunteer" performances on guitar and vocals. Scott has also played guitar and bass with the Nashville genius, Tommy Womack. Three of McClatchy's songs can be heard on the soundtrack of the independent film, "God, Sex & Apple Pie", which won the Award For Best Picture at the 30th Parallel Film Festival (aka: South by Southwest Film Festival). Scott has also produced CDs for NYC artists Meghan Cary, Hillary Epstein & Simone Reyes.
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003