John Eddie's Birthday Bash

John Eddie's Birthday Bash

Scott McClatchy

Nov 14 2014 · Fri

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$15 Advance / $18 Day of Show / $35 VIP

This event is 21 and over

John Eddie's Birthday Bash
John Eddie's Birthday Bash
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
Scott McClatchy
Scott McClatchy
Scott McClatchy started out as the 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 magazine & 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, John Hiatt, Confederate Railroad, The BoDeans and Little Steven. McClatchy also performed acoustically with artists 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”. With follow up CDs; “Redemption” & “Burn This.” McClatchy then partnered up with Nashville songwriter & producer, Billy Lee, and released his 4th CD; “A Dark Rage." Scott McClatchy and Billy Lee have also co-written songs for the Nashville market. McClatchy has just started rehearsals for CD#5, this time, with a 10 piece band that will include a full blown horn section.

McClatchy has toured extensively since the last CD. He has traveled as guitar player for Hall of Fame member, Dion ["Runaround Sue"] and with Dave Kincaid’s [of The Brandos] “The Irish Volunteer” show. Three of Scott'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. And, more recently, one of McClatchy's songs: "Take A Walk With Me" was performed, in it's entirety, to close out an episode of the TNT tv show: "Rizzoli & Isles."
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003