w/ Clarence Tilton & Nation
September 22, music at 9:00pm
1322 Saddle Creek Road, Omaha, NE
“A progressive honky-tonk hero arriving at just the right time in Trump’s America”- Rolling Stone
Jack’s willingness to travel around genre-lines is a testament to the urgency and restlessness of his artistry. This rambling spirit has brought him to over 13 countries and 3 continents with a tour schedule that averages 150 shows a year. He has shared the stage with Joe Ely, Billy Joe Shaver, Chris Stapleton, and Pokey Lafarge. LaFarge, who has personally invited Grelle to open shows on numerous occasions, referred to Jack as a “Midwestern poet” and “a timeless Renaissance man.” Jack has also enjoyed the opportunity to sit in with Dale Watson and his Lonestars.
Jack’s songs range in topic from celebrating the life of his recently-deceased grandmother to romance in South America, and he shows an integrity and courage that mirror his punk rock upbringing by tackling such topics as freedom in femininity and the tragedy of police killings that plague the African-American community.
Jack is a strong, idealistic artist who does not accept limitations. These qualities recently led him to step outside of his normal role as he assembled a backing band to tour the Midwest with Lavender Country, the music of Patrick Haggerty, a life-long gay rights activist who made the world’s first gay country album. Grelle’s drive continually leads him to new challenges, and he consistently exceeds expectations. With a strong new album and another long stretch of tour dates lining up, Grelle is poised for new horizons and great success.
Clarence Tilton is an alt-country/country-rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. Led by the brothers Weber, the group combines the essential elements of tubes, steel, tears, and brawn—a suitable pallet for their lyrics and themes steeped in a rich moody cauldron of Midwestern nerd. They are adamant about taking their time, with an obvious love for the sound of pedal steel and traditional country music. But they also will surprise you with a loud raucous stomp, lyrics spit out with virulence, coughed out of machines with a pugilist’s ink. Craig Meier (Sixty Watt Saloon, Hong Jyn Corporation, Pendrakes) on bass; Jarron Wayne Storm (Willard’s Band, Poncho and the Contraband) on drums; Paul Novak (Pendrakes) on acoustic guitar. The Weber brothers (The Get, GroundTyrants) are free to switch between pedal steel and six string, exchange leads on telecasters, and harmonize at will. CT is new traditionalism with influences stretched throughout a century of American music.
A unique sound that blends folk, a back drop of americana blues, and a pop-sensibility. Often described as accessible, and something that could only come out of a city like Omaha, Nebraska.