"A Valentine for Jack Rose" Slated for Issue Project in February; Download New Song "Woodpiles On The Side Of The Road"
Last month, the Philadelphia guitarist Jack Rose was felled by a heart attack at the appallingly young age of 38. He was in his creative prime. Now comes the welcome word that Thrill Jockey will be releasing Luck in the Valley, the last album he recorded before his death, on February 23rd. It's a lovely record--as alternately carefree, virtuosic, and psychedelic as those that came before it. To celebrate the man and his work, Issue Project will be hosting A Valentine for Jack Rose, a February 14th memorial featuring frequent Rose collaborators the Black Twig Pickers, his old psych-blooze band Pelt, Marcia Bassett of Double Leopards, the legendary guitarists Glenn Jones (of Cul De Sac) and Michael Chapman, Steve Gunn, and Tom Carter. This show, and one a day earlier in Philadelphia, will be both album release shows and memorials--all the artists slated to play are old friends of the departed guitarist. Thrill Jockey has passed along an MP3 from the new (all live!) record: "Woodpiles On The Side Of The Road," a song he recorded in one stunning take. Arg. Rose used to do that a lot.