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Gary Weiner Album Release (Oakland)

  • The Flight Deck 1540 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612 United States (map)

Gary Weiner and full band at The Flight Deck in Oakland, CA June 8th, 2019

Gary Weiner, and a full band, will celebrate the release of his first full length album, RELEASED AT LAST. He will also be commemorating his 70th birthday. A powerful vocalist, Gary reinterprets classic songs, giving them immediacy and new vitality. He describes this album as a “coming of (old) age story,” in which the songs progress from prophetic finger pointing towards an experience of release, and a settling in to one’s own life. The album shows influences that range from do wop to jazz and gospel, with a particular nod to Johnny Hartman, Tom Waits, Bobby Darin, Van Morrison and Bruce Springsteen.

"Gary is a belter, with the vocal vibrancy to raise the roof or the hair on your forearms, but what distinguishes this record is a whispery intimacy as Gary takes deep dives into familiar songs to find their core – the thing that makes them timeless rather than familiar."
– Howard Goodman, journalist

Opening will be special guest, jazz vocalist, Danielle Wertz.

The band will feature incredible Bay Area musicians...
- Thom Molina, trumpet
- Frank Martin, Piano
- Ricky Lomeli, drums
- Chaco Amazé Lechón Peckham, tenor sax
- Ab Menon guitar
- Tucker McMullen, guitar
- Josh Fossgreen, bass
- Travis Hendrix, keys and clarinet
- Dillon Vado, vibes and musical director
- Julie Lester, backup vocals
- Shanin Jones, backup vocals
- Danielle Wertz, backup vocals

All proceeds from this show will be donated towards the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, a nonprofit that works to protect and promote the dignity and self determination of people of color, immigrants, and low income people in California.