King Crimson Alum to perform 12th & porter
King Crimson alum, and Nashville native, Adrian Belew and The Power Trio, which includes bassist Julie Slick and drummer Tobias Ralph have a 40-stop North American tour commencing in Charlottesville, Virginia on October 22nd. They come for a hometown show in Nashville, TN at the historic 12th & Porter venue and event theater on Saturday, November 22nd.
Adrian Belew is a King Crimson alum, a member of The Bears, Gaga, and a past touring musician for Talking Heads, David Bowie, Frank Zappa, and Nine Inch Nails, and has released close to twenty solo albums.
In an interview with tour-mate Julie Slick, the bassist remarked on playing with him.
“Adrian is a true icon – I realized that the first time I (consciously) heard his playing when I was 14,” she said. “To this day, there are moments on stage that I gaze over Adrian with this look of awe and disbelief. I realize I am extremely lucky to be performing with him, and even luckier to be making new music with him.”
Belew is widely recognized as an "incredibly versatile player", with his music style being described as Beatles-inspired pop-rock with more experimental flare. His 2005 single "Beat Box Guitar" was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Rock Instrumental Performance category. Moving into instrumental design, he has partnered with Parker Guitars and has helped design his own Parker Fly signature guitar. This is a definite “must see” event, especially for guitar enthusiasts.
12th & Porter is no stranger to rare and once-in-a-lifetime shows. In August 2005, Neil Young played an unannounced 45-minute solo show. 12th & Porter was recently voted by readers of the Nashville Scene as 2nd only to the historic Ryman Auditorium as Nashville’s best place to hear live music.
Previous acts to play the venue are:
Kings of Leon, Keith Urban, Ke$ha, Jon Bon, Jovi, Will Hoge, King Crimson, Vince Gill, Kenny Loggins, Ben Folds, Jewel, Jeffrey Steele, and many more.
With a recent renovation of the venue and a restaurant, Music City Pizza, added next-door, 12th & Porter makes for the perfect one-stop-shop for a night out.
Tickets and more information are available at: www.12andporter.com.