Roots rockers Bottle Rockets with Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express will be live on stage at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
When the Bottle Rockets hit the scene in the mid ‘90s, the world wasn’t quite sure what to do with them. With their punk-rock pedigrees and arena-rock energy, their tougher-than-Springsteen storytelling and their romantic hearts sewn bare on their denim shirts, the pride of Festus, MO confounded musical generalities as they laid waste to clubs across the Midwest and then, soon enough, the nation. Back in a time when the critical language and resulting idioms for mixing underground rock with country was in its’ infancy, the Bottle Rockets were fearlessly – and quite loudly – playing rootsy weepers alongside howling rave ups, with singer/guitarist Brian Henneman leading the charge as some sort of Roger Miller of the indie set. The Bottle Rockets’ first and second albums, “Bottle Rockets and The Brooklyn Side, are widely revered as not only two of the band’s finest releases, but also two formative, flagship recordings in the nascent era of a now – broadly recognized genre.
Chuck Prophet described his new album “Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins”, released February 2017 on Yep Roc, as a “California Noir”, an album inspired partly by the mysteriously death of rocker Bobby Fuller in LA in 1966. Gritty and jangly, Prophet’s new album features 13 original works that explore doomed love, loneliness, and fast-paced violence via Prophet’s muscular songwriting craft. They include songs about Fuller, the death of David Bowie, and the killing of a San Francisco security guard named Alex Nieto that drew international headlines as “Death by Gentrification”. Bobby Fuller finds Prophet coming full circle. He cut the album to tape at Hyde Street Studio in San Francisco, which also happens to be the same studio where Prophet did his very first recording session, while still in high school.
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
Visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office.