Dan Montgomery

Dan Montgomery


Saturday, July 7, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$10 + Fees

Dan Montgomery
Dan Montgomery
In late December Philly born / Memphis based Americana stalwart Dan Montgomery was set to play a few shows in Philly just as his latest album GONE had just made the Top Five Roots Rock Album for 2017 and take an all around victory lap. A series of medical mishaps and misdiagnosis' later, all shows for the new year were scrapped. "From not being able to hold a guitar for five minutes to playing a homecoming career overview is an actual comeback" says Montgomery.

Appearing with his Memphis based band The Dan Montgomery 3 +2(Montgomery - vocs, guitar, Robert Mache - guitar, mandolin, vocs, Candace Mache - vocs, James Cunningham - drums and Tom Arndt - bass, vocs) Montgomery returns to The World Cafe Live Upstairs on Saturday July 7th at 8:00. If you've been to his last few headlining shows at WCL before, you know Montgomery & Co. runs the gamut from bare bones acoustic balladry to flat out no holds barred rockers like "(It's not a Crack House) It's a Crack Home" and "Desperation Row". Two songs as lyrically raw as they are musically. There will be of course a large helping from the acclaimed GONE album as well as some deep catalog picks as well as a batch of new songs presently in the recording stage. "We're working on a new album as well as a stand alone 45. Things got a bit of schedule due to the health stuff" says Montgomery "but it'll be a nice chance to try some of the new songs out in front of a crowd!"
"There's nothing like coming back home and raising the roof !" says Montgomery "And that's just what we're gonna do.!"
Bring your dancing shoes
verb \ ˈbärk \
intransitive verb
1 a: to make the characteristic short loud cry of a dog
b: to make a noise resembling a bark
c: the alt-duo of husband/wife Tim Lee (Bass VI, Vox) and Susan Bauer Lee (Drums, Vox), both formerly of the TimLee3.

In 2014, the couple begat Bark, a product of the melding of two keenly honed, fiercely independent musical minds focused on carving g out a 21st century niche situated somewhere between garage rock, punk rock, power pop, The Cramps, The Feelies, The B52s, R. L. Burnside and the Delta blues.

During the Eighties, Tim was part of the DIY indie-rock scene in America as a founding member of the Windbreakers, and a touring sideman with Let's Active, Marti Jones, and Swimming Pool Q's. The WBs released five albums and several EPs, and Tim recorded three solo albums, but by the end of the decade a festering discontent with the business of making music lurked behind the artful celebration, which ultimately compelled Lee to take a hiatus.
“The scene had gone from being this cool music thing to everybody fighting over record deals,” Tim says. “I pretty much spent the Nineties not paying much attention to music.”
Come the turn of the millennium, Tim’s musical itch returned, this time with an infectious twist. One auspiciously bright Saturday morning, Susan popped out of bed declaring that she wanted to learn how to play bass. By that very afternoon, she was plucking around on her very own pawn shop bass guitar.
Within six months, Susan was on stage, having well and truly joined the fray.
Thence came the Tim Lee 3 with you-know-who on guitar and bass and Chris Bratta eventually settling into the drum seat. Widely praised for their stripped down, no-nonsense-except-when-necessary approach to songwriting and performing, the TL3 carried forth for a decade, releasing five full-length studio sessions, a couple of live albums and an EP, accompanied, as usual, by side projects, guest appearances, and a steady gigging schedule.
And, now, in the year 2017, there is Bark. Just the two of them, Tim and Susan, guitar and drums, doing their thing.
Adequately armed and expertly seasoned, Bark is poised for the next chapter in an unfinished tome about two committed, uncompromising musicians who love their art and craft almost as much as they love each other. While a self-titled EP released in 2015 marks the duo’s first official recording, a new full-length LP, Year of the Dog, released on October 6, 2017, is Bark’s major launch vehicle.
“The first twenty or so times we played together as a unit, we kept thinking, ‘This is the weirdest thing ever,’” Tim says. “Now it just feels like a band.”
It sounds like one, too.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104