Date: October 28, 2016 to October 28, 2016
Where: Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St, Tucson, Arizona, United States, 85701
Ticket Price: $24 - $26
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are musical beacons of the Southwest. Over the last fifteen years, the Arizona-based quartet has delivered vivid lyrics, addictive guitar riffs, and a full-bodied rhythm section on more than a dozen studio and live albums. The Independent marks the groups newest release and seventh studio effort, which raises a metaphorical glass to the road less traveled and champions the courageous. After landing in the top ten of Billboards Internet Sales Chart for six consecutive albumsall on independent labels and twice at number oneRCPM is poised to lead the charge for a Spanish-infused, roots rock revolution. The bands annual music festival in Rocky Point, Mexico, known as Circus Mexicus, is a testament to their growing fan base. What began as a rooftop show thrown together with extension cords and wooden pallets has blossomed into a pilgrimage that draws thousands of Peacemakers to the beach town every June. Theres something about our music that celebrates whats uniting versus whats dividing, says Clyne.Irony played an integral role in the creation of The Independent, whose first track emerged from a stifling case of writers block. Armed with his guitar and battling creative blockades, Clyne unleashed the phrase I aint got the words for this and as a result the first lyrics for the album were realized. Aint Got The Words leads The Independent, exposing hearty vocal grit and liberating honesty.The album features guitarist Jim Dalton, bassist Nick Scropos, drummer P.H. Naffah, and Clyne on vocals and rhythm guitar. While Clyne pens the bulk of the Peacemakers tunes, a long stretch of Northern California highway set the stage for Daltons lyrical debut. Traveling along the Causeway between Sacramento and San Francisco, RCPMs tour bus came to a screeching halt. The bus driver screamed back at us and said, Guys I got nothing! recalls Dalton. I grabbed my guitar and started strumming. The words Just another California breakdown came tumbling out.