DBUK (Slim Cessna's Auto Club) + Norman Westberg (SWANS)

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present

DBUK (Slim Cessna's Auto Club) + Norman Westberg (SWANS)

Drunken Prayer

Thu, April 4, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages


DBUK (Slim Cessna's Auto Club)
DBUK (Slim Cessna's Auto Club)
We were told to write a bio for our band DBUK, my first response was to question my knowledge on biographies vs. autobiographies, implying their same lack of knowledge. Their humorless response was sending me this template as guidance.

Here is how you want to structure your band's "bio/one sheet" and what content should be in it:

1 Band logo – DBUK.
2 Name of the band – See above.
3 Member names and what they do – Rebecca Vera, Vet Tech; Lord Dwight Pentacost, Sales; Slim Cessna, CEO Of SlimCessnaMusic.com; Munly J Munly, Unemployed.
4 What kind of music you play (DO NOT mention that you "sound like Blink 182 meets Eminem!" When you compare yourself to another band, you automatically set the mood for the potential listener) -
Good…we play good music, loved by fans from Box Car Racer to Yelawolf.
5 Where to find your music: PureVolume, ReverbNation, Bandcamp, SoundCloud, etc. - Yes, all of these, and probably iTunes, as well as at our new record label, SCACUNINCOPORATED
6 Where the band is from – Denver Colorado.
7 Average age of the band – That’s an easy one, 45.25 – though I might have missed Rebecca’s last birthday, so this might be off, and I might find out soon.
8 List of press accomplishments (if you have any quotes) – Not Applicable.
9 How many plays, followers, likes, subscribers and video views you have on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube – 45.25
10 A brief description of what your band is about…no more than 30 words – I can not possibly do this in thirty words because I would need to start by mentioning Munly’s good looks, charm and genius, which leaves no room for anything…and 30.
11 Contact information – Booking/Management is Todd Cote, todd@leafygreen.com.
12 Any equipment or product endorsements – Munly is sponsored by Schechter Guitars, Lace Pickups, and ZT Amps.
13 How many shows or tours you have done – Forty-Five & One Quarter.
14 If you sold large quantities of song downloads or EPs, mention it – You might be interested to know that we have sold large quantities of EPs and song downloads.
15 If you have/had radio play, mention where and who – AM Radio, FM Radio, Internet Radio.
16 What larger bands you have opened for. Keep it as brief and to the point as possible. – Oh my, I am over one sheet, too bad because this last one was going to be extremely interesting
Norman Westberg (SWANS)
Norman Westberg (SWANS)
Best known for his work with the seminal outfit, SWANS, Westberg’s output beyond that group is sprawling and restless. His name recurs and ripples through many interconnected micro-histories surrounding New York City’s music and art scenes. From appearances in film works associated with the Cinema Of Transgression, through to his participation in bands such as The Heroin Sheiks and Five Dollar Priest, Westberg’s name is woven deeply in to the fabric of NY, over the past three decades.

A Note from Lawrence English…
“Norman Westberg’s guitar playing with SWANS has influenced a generation of musicians across genres. I can personally attest to how his particular approaches to that instrument, in creating both harmony and brute force, have challenged and ultimately influenced my own sonic preoccupations.

What Norman has created with his solo works is an echoing universe of deep texture and harmonic intensity. His solo compositions generate an affecting quality that drives the listener towards reductive transcendence.

His guitar, as a singular source, becomes transformed through a web of outboard processes. He transforms vibrating strings completely, taking a singular gesture and reshapes it through webs of delay, reverb and other treatments. To me, these works echo many of the concerns of American minimalism and sprawl outward towards the work of bands such as Stars Of The Lid. Norman has created a very dense and powerful statement of intent with [his] recordings and I couldn’t be more pleased to have some small part in helping to share them”
Drunken Prayer
Drunken Prayer
Morgan Geer, the songwriter behind Drunken Prayer, was born in San Francisco and grew up traveling around the US, following his folksinging mother. Today he splits time between Portland, OR and Asheville, NC. He’s lived in nearly every region of the country and sounds like it. His is American music - straight, no irony chaser.

Drunken Prayer will likely bring to mind The Band for a lot of listeners, with the sense of place and history. But Morgan Geer’s songs and his singing often suggest a kinship with artists like Bobby Charles or Doug Sahm, musicians with Southern roots, with a yip and break to their voices, and notes of sadness offset by a wicked sense of humor.

Over the past two years Drunken Prayer has played hundreds of shows across 18 countries and across the US at venues such as the Pickathon Music Festival and San Francisco's Great American Music Hall. Geer's music has been featured on AMC, NPR, WFMU and SiriusXM.

The new Drunken Prayer album, Cordelia Elsewhere, was mixed by Mitch Easter (Let’s Active, REM) at The Fidelitorium in North Carolina. An eccentric descendant of outlaw country, these songs bare witness to life on earth in uncertain times.

Morgan Geer is the current guitar player for iconic alt-country goths Freakwater. Recently Morgan has been touring internationally, solo with The Handsome Family.
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801