An album release show and party will take place on Saturday, August 31st at the Mercury Lounge in New York at 8 PM. Two of Long Island’s most prominent bands will perform: Butchers Blind and The Last Hombres.
The evening will feature headliners Butchers Blind, performing their new album Destination Blues (Paradiddle Records) in its entirety. The event will also mark the Manhattan debut of the new lineup of legendary roots rockers The Last Hombres, whose new album Shadowland is being mixed at One East Recording in Manhattan and will be released in the coming months.
Butchers Blind is comprised of Pete Mancini, Paul Cianciaruso and Brian Reilly. The group’s 2011 Paradiddle debut Plays For Films was a unanimous critical success and the dynamic young band quickly drew comparisons to Wilco, Gram Parsons and a host of raucous Americana faves.
The return of The Last Hombres is one of the most anticipated reunions of the year. The group disbanded in 2003 after its second release, Redemption. The lineup for the group’s second album consisted of Paul Schmitz, Russ Seeger, Michael Meehan and Levon Helm. Buddy Cage also played pedal steel on several tracks. The new lineup consists of core members Schmitz, Seeger and Meehan, with Hideaways keyboardist, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Chris James and the group’s new drummer Tom Ryan, one of the most versatile and in-demand drummers on the New York music scene. He is also one of the principals of the New York Roots Music Association (NYRMA).