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Peter Case (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong // The Aperturist // Courtesy of Sunset Blvd Records and Lappen Enterprises)
Peter Case (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong // The Aperturist // Courtesy of Sunset Blvd Records and Lappen Enterprises)

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Peter Case to perform in Buffalo


Tue, Apr 4th 2023 10:20 am

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Peter Case will perform a solo show in Buffalo on April 21 at Sportsmen’s Tavern. He is touring in support of his new album, “Doctor Moan” (Sunset Blvd. Records). 

Tickets are $20 for the 9:30 p.m. show. The venue is located at 326 Amherst St. For more information, visit https://sportsmensbuffalo.com.

A press release explained Case merges rock ‘n’ roll with contemporary folk and blues music.

On the website AllMusic, biographer Mark Deming wrote, “As a songwriter, Case has shown himself to be a master storyteller with a special understanding of underdogs and lost souls, and his direct, passionate style as a singer and guitarist has served him well in both electric and acoustic contexts.”

Born in Buffalo, Case began with power-pop bands the Nerves and the Plimsouls, before transitioning from rock to acoustic on his 1986 solo debut “Peter Case.”

He followed that up with “Sings Like Hell” in 1993, which Deming called “a straightforward set of blues and folk covers”; 2000's “Flying Saucer Blues,” which boasted original songs; and 2017's “On the Way Downtown: Recorded Live on FolkScene,” charting the sights and sounds of his live shows.

Case moved to San Francisco and was featured in a 1970s-era documentary, “Nightshift,” which profiled the local music scene.  

The artist would also team with Jack Lee and Paul Collins in a “punk-era band” known as The Nerves. He then formed The Plimsouls, crafting signature hit “A Million Miles Away.”

Case’s “Dream About You” charted at No. 16 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart in 1992. Nine years later, he spearheaded the Grammy-nominated album “Avalon Blues,” which paid homage to Mississippi John Hurt. He was again Grammy-nominated in 2009 for the folk album “Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John.”

For more information, visit https://petercase.com.

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