Free Range Concerts Presents
An Evening With
Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014
7 pm - 11 pm
We first caught Eric Brace and Peter Cooper at the Telluride Americana Music Fest in Colorado last July. They delighted a capacity audience at the historic Sheridan Opera House with their music, warmth and wit. We set a goal to have them at a Free Range Concert in 2014. This, then, is a dream come true.
Here’s the lowdown:
Artists in their own right, Nashville-based Eric and Peter are musical touring partners who have collaborated on three albums. On “Master Sessions” they fronted a band featuring pedal steel guitar legend Lloyd Green and dobro master Mike Auldridge, and the album made numerous critics’ Best-of 2010 lists. Their first record together, “You Don’t Have To Like Them Both”, was a Top Ten album on the Roots, Americana, and Folk charts. Their 2013 release, “The Comeback Album”, is a stunner.
Grammy nominees Eric and Peter have created a body of work that reflects their journalistic sensibilities, a love of harmony and wry humor, and their deep respect for the masters they've played with. They also have distinguished music careers outside their work as a duo. Brace, a former music journalist for the Washington Post, leads the renowned roots rock band Last Train Home. Started in Washington, D.C. in 1997, and now based in Nashville, Brace & LTH have released eight CDs, several EPs, and a full-length concert DVD, with a new album in the works.
On moving to Nashville, Brace found a kindred spirit in Peter Cooper, a music writer for the Tennessean and other publications, and a professor of country music at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music. Cooper released two critically praised solo records, Mission Door from 2008 and The Lloyd Green Album in 2010 on Brace’s Red Beet Records label.
This will be a night of outstanding music and flat-out fun. Come ready to enjoy a close connection with two talented, warm and deeply personal artists.
Food and conversation start at 7 pm. Music happens at 8 pm. Pitch-in and BYOB. RSVP requested. Reservations required.