MP3 & Video: New D. Charles Speer

Taken from his new
Thrill Jockey album Leaving The Commonwealth.


By Blurt Staff


D. Charles Speer, also known as Dave Shuford of the No Neck
Blues Band, recently issued his full band album, Leaving The Commonwealth, a hot batch of tunes that draw from Memphis
string band blasters, Georgia
soul merchants, Texas and California psych, Cajun and country
influences, and anything with gusto to spare.  We recently reviewed the album,
with our writer singling out its “country ballads, Civil War laments,
bluegrass-y raveups and a couple of Cajun party tunes.”




Speer’s label, Thrill Jockey, also just unveiled a video
from album track “Le Grand Cochon”:



D. Charles Speer & The Helix – Le Grand Cochon from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.



The band is hitting the road in support of the album:


May 12 
Washington, DC  The Velvet Lounge

May 13 
Pittsburgh, PA  Howler’s

May 14 
Oberlin, OH     Jack

May 14 
Cleveland, OH   Pat’s In The

May 15 
Milwaukee, WI   Franks Power

May 17 
Minneapolis, MN Medusa

May 18 
Iowa City, IA   White
Lightning Warehouse

May 19 
Chicago, IL     The Empty Bottle

May 20 
MI     PJ’s Lager House

May 21 
Columbus, OH    The Summit

May 22 
Nashville, TN   Betty’s

May 23 
Chapel Hill, NC Nightlight

May 24 
VA  The Cellar w/The Black Twig Pickers

May 25 
Baltimore, MD   Golden West





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