Stan Ridgway awarded Premi Tenco prize for 2016. Stan and Pietra will perform one 20 minute set in San Remo Italy on the night of Oct. 21st at 8PM along with other award winners. No other shows have been announced.
Links to tickets and more info on our tour page. More news as we get it....Ciao !
"A great honor and with such important musical history for Italy and the world. Thrilled to accept this award and to also share the stage with such great artists in October in San Remo Italy. I feel music, song and art are really the last great truths we can depend on in this crazy upside down world. Thank you friends! Pietra and I both will see you all there very soon and look forward to playing the songs for you! " Stan Ridgway 7/11/2016
Stan Ridgway and Pietra Wexstun release 2 new digital albums. "Priestess Of The Promised Land" and "RidgwayWexstun Summer Collection 2016" Both Available now. Only at bandcamp.com
The Latest Album from Stan Ridgway / MR. TROUBLE / A440 Music Group
Click on the cover for track listing.
From A440 Records - "Mr. Trouble" now available. Musicians include Pietra Wexstun: keyboards, Rick King: guitar, Bruce Zelesnik: drums, percussion, Ralph Carney: saxophones and woodwinds. Produced by Ridgway/Wexstun/Zelesnik and recorded at Impala Studios, Venice CA.
"Across the Border" might just be the prettiest and saddest song Ridgway's ever written. It's a wistful tune colored by what sounds like tropical marimbas. The melody is gorgeous, and I don't think Ridgway's voice has ever sounded better." - Terrell's Tuneup /Santa Fe New Mexican
"Continuing the Ridgway renaissance that started with the insanely creative, beautifully written, tightly produced Neon Mirage and the wacky road-trip fun of the Two Songs About Rome download, Mr. Trouble is a dandy. Things kick off with a vintage Ridgway moody 1940s style orchestrated piece that just as well could have been on The Big Heat. Continuing with the full band sound, Stan slips into a full funk form with a tight backing horn section and a dancing upfront organ with All Too Much. I cannot wait to see him perform this fun rollicking commentary on modern life life next time he comes to town. Across The Border is Mexican Radio meets bossa nova as the soft lead character of the tune takes you into their mind as they plan their trip to the other side. On the title cut, Mr. Trouble, Stan breaks out his signature harmonica to open this hauntingly familiar Wall Of Voodoo-esque lyrics in this almost swamp-rock sounding gem. The six bonus tracks including are a great added treat and feature the fun Gone Deep Underground along with the haunting We Never Close. Four live tracks round out Mr. Trouble including a nice version of the crowd pleasing Camouflage." - Dan Lewbel - Online Lookout
"Just The Drowning Man and Mr. Trouble alone are worth the ride. The interplay of the Violin by Lazlo Vickers and Saxophone of Ralph Carney on The Drowning Man are pure genius. I suppose this is a rhetorical song as I don't believe any one has the answers to the questions Mr. Ridgway poses. Juxtapose the tenderness of The Drowning Man with the gritty driving blues of Mr. Trouble and you have the quintessential Ridgway. Gone Deep Underground is a snappy foot tapper with some neat keyboards by Pietra Wexstun. Before Stan goes into the 4 live tracks, he closes with We Never Close and you see Stan's well is far from dried up. The live tracks will give the uninitiated a good sense of what Stan and his fantastic band sound like live. The musicianship and song writing on this release are superb" - Pete Kohut / Amazon.com
Stan Ridgway Trio "Songs & Stories" Friday Aug. 28 at Freight and Salvage Berkeley CA. Purchase tickets early !
New double digital single. "Burnin' For Your Love" ignites within a
fiery inferno of baritone sax and guitar fuzz while b side "Your Welcome Mat" conjures up a
psychedelic flashback of 1970's San Francisco complete with lava lamp, love-in
and a drunken wolf man with an eating dis-order. Click the cover for more info.
Summer East Coast Tour Dates ! Purchase early for reserved seating.
"Mr. Trouble" was named KCRW's Today's Top Tune recently.