CS Gray & No Lucky Horse Live: Thursday June 14, 2012

CS Gray & No Lucky Horse are playing at Mexicali Live on Thursday, June 14, 8 p.m. For reservations email reservation@mexicalilive.com or call 201-833-0011.

Mexicali Live is located at:
1409 Queen Anne Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Also on the bill are Stellar Ego and The Electrix. We’ll be giving away copies of the latest CS Gray album “Shoot Out the Star” to the first 100 people at the show!

Here’s the event on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/397028743673775/

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CS Gray at Mexicali Live – Saturday January 28, 2012

Flier for CS Gray Mexicali Show 28 Jan 2012

Get your tickets here.

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Friday July 22nd, Banjo Jim’s with special guest No Lucky Horse

Friday July 22nd, Banjo Jim’s with special guest No Lucky Horse

Hello. Sean Koehler and Michael Campagna had asked be to do a Blues show. Well I thought about it and figured if I did a show like that it would have to be a Stanky low down free form blues, no frat boy light beer drinking blues. so here is the deal, the first part of the show will be some solo acoustic CS Gray songs, then add some Jim Duffy on piano. Part two will be “No Lucky Horse” for the rest of the show, this should be hot sweaty fun.
We have a lot of Birthday’s in July, Maria, Pam, Stacy and Stephanie. Let’s make this a Birthday Blues blow out and give these girls the party they deserve! Oh let’s not forget Charlie! Did I miss anyone, let me know.

Here is the way Jim Duffy described this show, I think his words nailed it.

Something a little different — my good friend Chris Gray, a.k.a. C.S. Gray, will be playing two sets on Friday evening, July 22, at Banjo Jim’s in the East Village. He asked me to fill in on bass guitar, and I was delighted to say yes.

Chris and I go way back. Back in the early 1990s, we co-founded the band Martin’s Folly. Before anyone ever heard the term “roots rock,” we started writing songs that portrayed what we liked best about the American music we loved. That was the pre-Internet, pre-download era, so we were more or less working in the dark. We made three albums that were produced byEric “Roscoe” Ambel, and for five or six years we played in the New York clubs, up and down the East Coast, and out to Cleveland, Chicago, Nashville, Asheville and points in between.

After I veered off into instrumental music, Chris took his brand of songwriting, singing and guitar tone-making up to the next level, and his solo album “Shoot Out the Star” is finally getting the exposure it deserves. Like a vintage Neil Young album, “Shoot Out the Star” collects sessions done with various groups of musicians, some acoustic, some very electric.
On Friday the 22nd, Chris will be doing a quiet set of his own tunes, in a contemplative manner, on acoustic guitar and harmonica, with some special guests and surprises. I may play a bit of piano. Beyond that, I shall say no more about the “quiet” set.

And then Chris will plug in his amp for the warm, buzzy tone he is known for. On drums will be the swinging Karl Myers, and I’ll be thumping the bass. And we may have more electric guitars on stage than you’re supposed to. In our rehearsals, we’re sounding quite bluesy and … I don’t quite know how to say this … a bit British? It’s something different. Some tunes are getting stretched out, other tunes are getting compressed. It’s all a bit mysterious, but it sounds way cool, both raunchy and refined, and I can’t wait to hear how it comes out.

So make it to Banjo Jim’s on Friday, July 22, for this double-barreled show. It will be live, spontaneous and real, and it may not happen quite this way ever again.

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