Ralph Myerz and the Jack Herren Band this weekend!
It’s been about three years since I first learned about the Norweigian group Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren band. This was back when the label Emperor Norton was riding high with a huge a-list of popular electro artists on their roster. I believe this label has choked as their site hasn’t been updated for some time. But that is another story.
For me these guys swept me off my feet with their spacey 60’s lounge down tempo sound when I first downloaded a few tracks off their Emperor Norton page. That compelled me to keep a copy of their first album, A Special Album as something perfect to play in the stereo in for those long car rides south down I-5 when the weather and traffic was just perfect.
As opposed to listening to them on some shitty low wattage car speakers, I look forward to seeing and hearing them live after waiting years for them to come our way. They have two performances here in Vancouver this weekend as part of The Vancouver International Jazz Festival. One free, one paid.
(The free show)
June 24, 2006
Maple Tree Square Gastown
Water & Carrall
June 25, 2006
Performance Works – Granville. Island
1218 Cartwright St.
$19.50 ($2 off for students, seniors and Jazz Friends)
Additional info here on the The Vancouver International Jazz Festival page