SHOOTER JENNINGS

Psyko Steve Presents

SHOOTER JENNINGS

JULIE ROBERTS, DL MARBLE

Mon, October 9, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Rebel Lounge

Phoenix, AZ

$20.00 - $25.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

SHOOTER JENNINGS
SHOOTER JENNINGS
When you hear about the son of two country music legends, the product seems inevitable…

But what you get from Shooter Jennings is a little bit of that, and a whole lot of what you didn't realize you wanted.

A musician, song writer, producer, and video game creator, Jennings has released eight studio albums, two live records, and has produced and released various projects courtesy of his own record label Black Country Rock. Jennings’ career hasn't ever stuck to one format, and you can find him all over the map when it comes to where he is at in the game.

His latest album, released in 2016, Countach (For Giorgio), came in at #7 on the US Dance/Electronic charts, and was Jennings’ ode to electronic music innovator and songwriter, Giorgio Moroder. The album features songs with various artists including Marilyn Manson, Brandi Carlile, and Steve Young.

With his 2005 debut solo record, Put The O Back In Country, Jennings enlisted Dave Cobb as producer (who remained producer on his first four solo records) and the album included southern rock tracks “4th Of July” and “Steady At The Wheel”. The record debuted at #22 on the US Country chart.

Fast forward to 2010, and you’ll find Jennings releasing Black Ribbons, a heavy, psychedeliccountry-rock concept album that included narration from Stephen King as the album’s character Will O’ The Wisp. At the time, the album was a left turn for Jennings, but created a new path for fans of all genres, and somewhat of a cult-following of the record. Black Ribbons will be re-released on November 8th, 2016 (Election Day) as an “Ultimate Edition.”

While some stay in the safe-place of their genres, Jennings continues to place himself where he wants to be, and creates exactly what he feels is needed for the time. Music.
JULIE ROBERTS
JULIE ROBERTS
With her deep, blues-soaked voice that poignantly captures the pain of the wronged and forgotten, Julie Roberts has quickly become a favorite of the fans and music critics alike.

The daughter of an engineer and accountant, Roberts has been singing as long as she can remember. She performed at every opportunity, including class musicals, summer camp productions and beauty pageants. During junior high and high school, she spent her weekends playing festivals in the Southeast. She spent summers working at music shows in Carowinds, a theme park in Charlotte, N.C., and Dollywood in East Tennessee. She attended the University of South Carolina-Lancaster for two years before transferring to Nashville’s Belmont University to focus on her music. She performed in local clubs and restaurants until graduation, after which she landed a job as the assistant to Luke Lewis, Chairman of Universal Music Group Nashville. Without telling any of her co-workers, she began working during her off-time with producer Brent Rowan, who eventually played Roberts demo to Lewis without telling him who it was. Floored by the demo, Lewis asked to meet the singer, so Rowan directed the surprised music executive to the young woman sitting just outside his door.

Entertainment Weekly awarded her self-titled debut CD an A, calling it one of the most auspicious debuts in years. The New York Times said Roberts aching and resolute hit “Break Down Here” was one of the year’s best country ballads. Spotting her talent early, CMT selected Roberts to be the first artist ever to appear in “In the Moment,” the music networks hour-long documentary on the making of a star. The album was certified gold and led to two Horizon Award nominations from the Country Music Association, Top New Artist and Top New Female Vocalist nominations from the Academy of Country Music, as well as a Breakthrough Artist nomination from the CMT Awards. She delivered two memorable performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, was chosen over artists in all musical genres to sing the Good To Go theme song of the television show Good Morning America and joined pop superstar Rihanna in a Clinique HAPPY campaign.

Roberts followed this with the equally critically acclaimed sophomore release Men & Mascara, joining with veteran producer Byron Gallimore (Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Lee Ann Womack.) Showing her maturity as an artist, vocalist and writer, Roberts co-wrote four tracks on the CD. Acclaimed music critic Bob Oermann called the title track and first single “captivating in the extreme.”

After a few years of non-stop touring, appearances and walking on some of the nation’s most famous stages, Julie took some time away from the spotlight to focus on herself. She moved to Hollywood, CA…living on her own, studying acting and spending much time on an ongoing project of writing a screenplay based on her life with the writer of the award winning movie Coal Miner’s Daughter, the story of one of Julie’s inspirations, Loretta Lynn.

After nearly a year in California, Roberts knew it was time to return to her love, making music. She moved back to Nashville with a newly revived confidence and passion to create. Shortly after her return to Nashville, the devastating flood of May 2010 left Julie and many others without a home. The flood recovery stalled the release of her third album by a year. By June 2011 though, Julie had aligned herself with some of Nashville’s elite songwriters and musicians, focusing on what she loves best…those emotional and heart-felt songs for which country music is known. By doing so, she released her first independent album, “Alive,” on her own label, Ain’t Skeerd Records.

The Washington Post defined the album by calling it, “an album in which she traffics in familiar heartbreak but delivers her lyrics with a little more fire in her lungs. The music is striking.”

Julie rounded out 2011 with the second release from her own label, a Christmas EP, “Who Needs Mistletoe,” which received great praise from the New York Times, which called the title track, “one of several great songs on this release, which might be Ms. Roberts’s best work since her smoldering self-titled 2004 debut. Like that album, this EP is spare and desperate-sounding, with plenty of spaces for Ms. Roberts’s lovely husky voice to seep into.”

Knowing she is truly blessed to be doing what she loves, Roberts spends much of her time, when not working on music, sharing her talent with several charity organizations close to her heart. She recently joined with the organization Magdalene as the first female country artist to embark on a women’s prisons tour…performing, sharing her story and providing hope along the way.

Many doors have opened changing the life of the petite blonde who has fond memories of singing along to the country songs blaring out of the radio in her mother’s white truck in Carolina. She’s learned a tremendous amount about life and herself on this remarkable journey, from white trucks to red carpets… and it is just beginning.
DL MARBLE
DL MARBLE
Like a backcountry crossroad, the songs and music of singer/songwriter D.L. Marble are a rich tapestry of uniquely American influences unlike that of any modern artist. Like many of the original country stars, D.L.’s music combines the best of several American genres.

With influences ranging from Robert Earl Keen, Ray Wiley Hubbard and Roger Clyne to Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel and Jimmy Buffet, the D.L. Marble sound blends Country, Indie Americana, Rock and Blue-Eyed Soul with a heavy dose of vivid storytelling to create a rare sound that appeals across the demographic spectrum while simultaneously growing the loyalty of current fans.

The characters that populate his stories come from a background that is as raw as America itself. Raised by a single mom while his dad spent decades in a Texas prison, D.L. picked up a guitar while attending an Arizona high school and discovered his true calling.

After stints as a successful real estate agent, police officer and housing contractor, D.L. decided to fully commit to his calling. The result was a debut album title “Not the One” that was a critical success – earning an Album of the Year #22 ranking on the 2012 Americana Music Show and a #25 ranking on Alternate Roots Magazine’s 2012 Route 66 Americana Chart.

Following the album’s release, fans tuned into radio stations from Los Angeles to Brooklyn to hear D.L.’s music and his in-studio interviews. And they flocked to venues nationwide to see him perform. During the supporting tour and shows, D.L. and his band crisscrossed the country, in one stretch covering 38 states in 40 days.

He is as comfortable doing an acoustic set in a 50-seat tavern as he is in front of a 10,000 seat stadium, and has shared these various stages with many contemporary country and Americana artists including Joe Nichols, Craig Campbell, Gretchen Wilson, Montgomery Gentry, Clay Walker, Tracy Lawrence, Robert Earl Keen, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Turnpike Troubadours, Black Berry Smoke, Hayes Carll, Lukas Nelson and POR, David Allen Coe, Josh Abbott Band, John Evans Band, Roger Clyne and the Peace makers, States-burro Review, Band of Heathens, Stoney LaRue, Jason Boland, Cody Canada, Reckless Kelly, Micky and the Motor Cars and Aaron Watson among others.

D.L. is poised to release his sophomore album to an audience hungry for more real American music. And given the feedback, they won’t be disappointed because well-known industry insiders who have listened to pre-release tracks suggested this could be the breakout album of 2015.
Venue Information:
The Rebel Lounge
2303 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
http://www.therebellounge.com/