8:00 PM/Doors at 7:30 PM
Three-time Grammy nominee Peter Case sets the bar for authenticity, passion and imagination, whether he’s playing folk, blues, or rock. Raised in Buffalo, NY, Case came to the Bay area in 1973 and worked as a street musician and played in the seminal power-pop group The Nerves, before moving to Los Angeles to form the post-punk group The Plimsouls, landing a deal with Geffen Records.
The Plimsouls achieved success with the hit single “A Million Miles Away,” which landed them a role in the movie Valley Girl, as the band performing during the club scenes. Case’s 1986 solo Geffen Record debut revealed deep roots in folk and blues, and earned him his first Grammy nomination for the song “Old Blue Car” as well as the Number 1 spot on the New York Times‘ 1986 Best CDs list. Six albums later, Case earned another nomination for “Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John,” a remarkable collection of songs that features Case’s voice and a single guitar. It’s clear that Case is a major talent on the Americana troubadour landscape.
Solo or with a full band, Case delivers his songs with intense passion and introspective nuance.