Paleface

$10

~Fun lovin Indie Folk-core duo featuring Paleface himself and darling drummer Mo~

More than a decade since his last major label release and collapse from alcohol abuse, PALEFACE, a founding member of NYC's Anti-folk movement, is back with his Ramseur Records full length debut, The Show Is On The Road, "songs you'd be glad to hum for the rest of the day" PASTE.

Soon after the record released in April 2009 it landed on the CMJ top 200 charts and PASTE Magazine featured PALEFACE as "Band Of The Week".

The Show Is On The Road is an intimate, 11-song diary that transcends genres with its ingenuous lyrics and deceptively unassuming style - just Paleface on acoustic guitar and harmonica, his girlfriend Monica "Mo" Samalot on drums and backing vocals, and special performances by friends including The Avett Brothers. Paleface is the sort of artist who brings you into his world. His voice is sweetly ravaged and effortlessly expressive, as intimate as a friend whispering in your ear. The album is a farewell love letter to his longtime home, New York City, and an embrace of his new life in the South and on the road with darling "Mo".

Paleface was discovered at an NYC open mic in 1990 by Danny Fields (The Stooges, The Ramones, MC5). He soon became the first Antifolk (NYC Neofolk) artist signed to major labels (Sire Records, Polydor Records), followed by college radio hits and national tours with the likes of Billy Bragg and The Breeders. While hanging around the Lower East Side with his then roommate and close pal Beck, Paleface became a major influence on Beck's early work... "A great songwriter, a generous friend, and a big influence on my early stuff", Beck on Paleface (American Music-Annie Leibovitz).

After touring with The Breeders, PF collapsed and nearly died from alcohol. Following long recovery & cleansing, PF returned to NYC's Anti-folk scene and befriended a new breed of artists (The Moldy Peaches, Regina Spektor, and Langhorne Slim among others). Paleface became a major source of influence and inspiration to many of them. After finishing a self released record, (Just About To Burn), which featured drummer Monica 'Mo' Samalot, PF met The Avett Brothers...who fell in love with it: "My favorite all-time record by a friend" (Seth Avett). They developed a strong bond based on respect and admiration for each others' work. Paleface often shares the stage with The Avetts, and his songwriting, vocals and/or instrumentation are featured on three of the Avett's records.

PALEFACE, along with his darling drummer Monica 'Mo' Samalot, has been charming audiences from coast to coast with their dynamic performances, honest and refreshing lyrics and their raw yet full sound. They have also been performing at festivals such as Shakori Hills (NC), Floyd Fest (VA), Pickathon (OR), Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion (TN-VA), and Riverbend Festival (TN), among others.

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