John Sieger’s Subcontinental Revue
who has written songs for Dwight Yoakam and The BoDeans, had some success in
Nashville—he hosted a weekly night at the city’s renowned Pub of Love—but, he
explains, “I wasn’t making enough money to really say I had a career in music.”
He moved back to
a different studio culture down there,” he explains. “In
timing of Sieger’s new album is delicate. It arrives as Sieger is dedicating
much of his efforts to his new
So instead of inaugurating The Shaming of the True with a typical CD release performance, Sieger has concocted something of a Texas-styled revue. Rather than go solo, he’ll be playing with The Subcontinentals, who will work a handful of his songs into their set. The show is already a family affair, since Sieger’s brother, Mike, plays bass in The Subcontinentals, but Sieger has made it even more so by putting his son’s high-school garage-rock band, The Calamities, on the bill.
Robin Pluer, best known locally for her repertoire of French ball
“He’s a British cowboy,” Sieger explains of Bruce. “He’s 6-feet, 6-inches tall and rail thin, a master of whips and rope tricks. He and his wife, Annie, do rodeos all over the country, and I’ve been trying to get him to perform here forever.”
If all goes according to plan, this won’t be the only CD release party Sieger throws this year, since The Subcontinentals are wrapping up their own debut album.
“I’m hoping to have a two-record year,” Sieger says.
The Subcontinentals’ May 31 CD release party for Sieger’s album begins at 9 p.m. at Shank Hall.