First Friday at The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi, The Jeff Kanzler All-Star Band
Comparisons are as inevitable in music as in life and in this sense singer/songwriter Jeff Kanzler is no exception (“reminiscent of a young Bob Dylan” Don Yates – KEXP, “John Vanderslice” Maurice Dielemans – Kindamuzik (Dutch Music zine), “Doug Macleod or Steve Goodman” Dani Heyvaert – MazzMusikas ( Belgium ).
Jeff released “Black Top Road” (currently available on Itunes) to critical acclaim and extensive airplay in the US, Europe, Japan and surprisingly Brazil. Called “an essential album in a year of a few essential albums” Dan Wilkinson – AmericanaUK, “brilliant” John Richards – KEXP, making KEXP’s top 10 list of 2007 Americana releases and reaching #4 on the Euroamericana chart and selling thousands of copies (no small feat for an independent release) Jeff implausibly set down his guitar in 2009 and has rarely picked it up since.
That all changes First Friday, Dec 6th at the Red Bike when Jeff returns to a NW stage with a full band for the first time since 2008.
With a new EP nearing completion and a band comprised of veteran Vashon musicians Loren Sinner, Jason Staczek, Dianne Krouse, Dan Bruce, Kevin Almeida and Seattle pro, Derek Pulvino, it promises to be a fun night with a lot of great music.
And if you were wondering, “why now?”Jeff has a simple answer. “I just haven’t felt like it for a long time.”
Come out to the Red Bike on Friday, Dec 6th and see what we’ve all been missing.
Friday, December 6 at 8:30pm. This is a free cover all-ages show ‘til 11pm, then 21+ after that.
At the Red Bicycle
17618 Vashon Hwy SW