PAC Performance Review: The Suitcase Junket

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – The PAC brings an artist, tinkerer, swamp yankee, one-man-band to Tuscarawas County!

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On Wednesday, November 14th The Suitcase Junket took the PAC stage! Checkout what our Newsymom reviewer thought about the experience!

From the salvaged sounds of American juke joints, back porches, honky tonks, and rock clubs, The Suitcase Junket conjures an entirely new sound on his essential rock collection Pile Driver (out April 21, Signature Sounds Recordings).The Suitcase Junket is Matt Lorenz: artist, tinkerer, swamp yankee, one-man band. His is the road-worn voice rising over the grind of a tube-amped dumpster guitar, and the wild double pitches of throat singing. From Lorenz’ penchant for thrift and ingenuity comes this full-length Signature Sounds debut of original rock anthems, mountain ballads, blues manifestos and dance-hall festivity. It is magnificent, rousing, image-driven songwriting, layed out on instruments built of broken bottles, thrift store forks, dried bones, gas cans, shoes, saw blades, a toy keyboard, salvaged instruments, and an overhead compartment’s worth of luggage.

Matt Lorenz [The Suitcase Junket] was raised in Cavendish, Vermont, the son of schoolteachers. He learned to sing by copying his sister Kate; the siblings are two-thirds of the touring trio Rusty Belle. Lorenz graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 2004, having taught himself to throat-sing, inspired by a South Indian cooking class. On moving day, he pulled a guitar, filled with mold and worse for wear, from a dorm dumpster. He fixed it up and started pulling songs out of it. That was the beginning.

Since then, The Suitcase Junket has built a powerful fan base in his native New England and far beyond. Festival plays — past and forthcoming — include Mountain Jam, FloydFest, FreshGrass, Green River Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrsas, Joshua Tree, and Winnipeg Folk. The Suitcase Junket has combined streams of 1.25 million on Spotify and was named to Spotify’s Best of 2016 Folk & Americana and Blues & Roots Rock playlists. Lorenz caught the attention of National Public Radio who chose his video session for “Earth Apple” from his 2015 album Make Time as one of the year’s favorite sessions. His music puts him in the company of artists working the border of Americana and rock — Shovels & Rope, M. Ward, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Sam Amidon, Alabama Shakes, and The Record Company.

And be sure to check out the upcoming event list at the PAC so YOU can tell everyone about the next show!

2018-2019 Season Events

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DATE

ON SALE

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The Suitcase Junket Nov. 14
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Come Hear
KSU Tusc Theatre: Sweaters, Stockings, and Stories Nov. 29
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS KSU Theatre
KSU Tusc Theatre: Sweaters, Stockings, and Stories Nov. 30
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS KSU Theatre
TDAC: The Nutcracker Dec. 6
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Community
TDAC: The Nutcracker Dec. 7
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Community
TDAC: The Nutcracker Dec. 8
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Community
TDAC: The Nutcracker Dec. 9
2 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Community
KSU Tusc Music: Band and Choir Christmas Concert Dec. 13
7 p.m.
Free
Event
KSU Music
Franc D’Ambrosio’s Christmas in New York Dec. 15
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Tuscarawas
Philharmonic
Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular Dec. 18
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Variety
Christmas with Michael W Smith Dec. 21
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Music
Hey Mavis Jan. 5
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Cabaret
Jon Reep & Etta May Jan. 12
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Variety
We Banjo 3 Jan. 22
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Music
RENT: 20th Anniversary Tour Jan. 24
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Broadway
Postmodern Jukebox Jan. 31
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Music
Suites for the Sweet Feb. 9
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Tuscarawas
Philharmonic
The Michael Shirtz Quartet Feb. 14
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Cabaret
Peg + Cat Live! Feb. 16
4:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Variety
Jason Farnham Feb. 26
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Music
Cirque Eloize Saloon Mar. 1
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Variety
Mystical Dreams Mar. 9
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Tuscarawas
Philharmonic
Collision of Rhythm Mar. 16
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Variety
Diamond Rio Mar. 28
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Music
Adelee & Gentry Mar. 30
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Come Hear
Horns A Plenty Apr. 6
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Tuscarawas
Philharmonic
The King and I Apr. 17
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Broadway
Arrival from Sweden May 1
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Music
Symphony Express Jun. 1
7:30 p.m.
BUY TICKETS Tuscarawas
Philharmonic

 

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