MR. MUDD & MR. GOLD - CD Release Show

MR. MUDD & MR. GOLD - CD Release Show

decker., Hostile Work Environment

Sat, January 21, 2017

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

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

MR. MUDD & MR. GOLD
MR. MUDD & MR. GOLD
Named after a Townes Van Zandt song about a wild game of five card stud, Phoenix's Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold have been delivering their self-described "two-man bastard child of country, folk, blues, bluegrass and rock" to an ever-growing audience in America's Southwest. Stomping and hollering on stages with the likes of Langhorne Slim, Shovels and Rope, Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band and more, the outfit seems to earnestly and effortlessly embody the spirit of Van Zandt himself in a style all their own. You can call it folk, bluegrass, Appalachia or country; the band seems concerned with little else than making pure music that gets the crowd moving, if a little rowdy while doing it. With the debut release of their self-titled "Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold" the duo seems hellbent on taking their unique sound to the national stage. And quickly. 39 minutes of barnstormers, the 11-track album features authentic Americana with a few tips of the hat to their influences by way of covers of classic Howlin Wolf, Lightnin' Hopkins and Townes Van Zandt numbers. Recorded at Arixzona's Audioconfusion (Andrew Jackson Jihad) the album runs the gamut from hard-driving banjo-driven melodic folk and dirty suitcase-drum-infused acoustic rock, to haunting a capella numbers and soul-infused updates of 1940s acoustic blues.
decker.
decker.
For seven years running, decker. has been recording and performing some of the most vital music to be released from America's Southwest. The music is clearly drawn from the land itself—all that is at once comforting, eerie, haunting, healing, harsh and beautiful. He carves something unique out of the essence he grasps in his red rock home of Sedona, Arizona—a land of red clay mountains and vortexes. The music takes on a spiritual mantle, a deeper, ancient calling rooted to the land itself, tapping into the mysticism of old, weird America, divining its power, resurrecting what he sees fit and crafting it into musical odysseys of treachery, redemption, enlightenment and tenacity.

While seemingly possessed by his desert dwellings, decker. has approached his music with a blue-collar ethic, pressing himself to perform 150 shows a year and self-releasing six studio records in the last seven years. The songwriter has been either recording an album or touring in support of one since the fall of 2009 with relentless vigor—surviving a 2012 van rollover on tour, raising a young son and maintaining a relentless show schedule. The 2014 release, Patsy saw decker. make a hardy push to spread his desert lore, touring the U.S. three times over with all the fervor, he says, “of a drowning man.” Magnet raved, “[Decker] bursts with emotion at every edge,” while No Depression declared, “[Decker] combines dark mystic lyrics and off-kilter attitude with taut musicianship and psychedelic romanticism.

With barely a pause to reflect, Decker returned home and wrote what would become his 6th studio album, Snake River Blues, set for release September 23. Inspired by legendary psychedelic blues classics like Muddy Waters’ Electric Mud and Chuck Berry's San Francisco Dues, Snake River Blues is comprised by tales of treachery and conquest, in blues archetypes viewed through decker.’s unique lens. The album signifies growth, while also a departure from his more acoustic and methodic efforts. It harnesses an American desperation, while being simultaneously rife with audacious confidence, grit and focus. Self-described as “psychedelic desert folk,” Snake River Blues is altogether decker.’s tightest and most succinct effort to date.
Hostile Work Environment
Hostile Work Environment
In your face rock and unsolicited neck massages from the supervisor are what we're all about.

Jake- vox/guitar
Josh-Bass
Spencer- Drums
Venue Information:
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
http://www.lastexitlive.com/