They call me white devil, Black Jesus
Heaven closes, Hell freezes
Ego’s trippin’, Scripts keep flippin’
Bloods keep bloodin’, Cripts keep crippin’
—From “Black Jesus” by Everlast
Long Island bred Erik Schrody, aka Everlast, is coming to Amityville on Friday, July 28th for an acoustic show. With influences as diverse as the Beastie Boys and Run-DMC to Johnny Cash and Tom Waits, Schrody’s sound merges hip-hop, rock and blues. You may recall 90’s hits like “What It’s Like,” “Black Jesus,” and “Put Your Light’s On,” Everlast’s famous collaboration with Santana.
Schrody underwent heart bypass surgery after suffering a massive heart attack in the 90’s and his daughter was born with cystic fibrosis in 2009. Both events have influenced his songwriting and religion is also a topic of interest, along with international news stories.
The Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter, who also penned the theme song for TNT’s Saving Grace, is recording his new 12-track record, The Life Acoustic, as we speak. Set for release on August 27th, “it’s comprised of stripped down versions of previously released songs,” says Schrody from the studio, “and maybe a surprise or two.”
Everlast is a frequent guest and acoustic performer on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast and his performances on the comedian’s show inspired The Life Acoustic: “So many cats responded to it and asked me where to buy the songs and I have fun doing it, so why not do it was the thought,” says Schrody, who will be accompanied by a keyboard player when he plays Revolution Bar on Friday night.
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