Jerry Joseph Solo Show

Sam's Burger Joint Presents:

Jerry Joseph Solo Show

Parker Gispert

Sun, January 27, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $60.00

This event is 18 and over

NO Seating GUARANTEED. Any Seating Available is on a First Come, First Served Basis. NO REFUNDS all sales final. 

All Minors Will Be Charged an Additional $5 At the Door. 17 & Under Admitted with Parent or Guardian Only. - $12 Advance/ $15 Day of Show/ $60 Reserved Booth

Jerry Joseph
Jerry Joseph
Jerry Joseph will release Full Metal Burqa (Cavity Search Records) on vinyl as a Record Store Day exclusive on April 21. In addition to Joseph, the 5-song album features his band, the Jackmormons, Steve Drizos on drums and Steven James Wright on bass.

In 2014, Jerry Joseph traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan to teach music in an underground, co-ed, rock school. On the streets and in the markets of the capital city, the iconic blue burqa and its diamond-shaped mesh veil, synonymous with Taliban-era Afghanistan, is still a commonplace sight. It had a lasting impression on Joseph, and inspired the title and artwork of his forthcoming new album, Full Metal Burqa.

Joseph describes, Full Metal Burqa as a record of outtakes, but not in the usual use of the word. “I hate that it conjures up ‘less than’ and these are not that. With the exception of ‘Peace Lights,’ these were recorded at TRI Studios with the Jackmormons and friends with Dave Schools producing. We loved them, they just didn’t fucking fit. We are very pleased they are coming out now.”

The album was inspired by experiences of traveling the world, with songs written and inspired by different countries and cultures. Two were written in Kabul. “When I was in Afghanistan, writing many of the songs that ended up on By the Time Your Rocket Gets to Mars, I was trying to stay away from ‘war songs’ as God knows that’s the last thing anyone in that city needs. The one ‘war song’ that made it in the record, ‘Brother Number 1,’ was about war zones I’d recently been in, other than Afghanistan. A couple of these songs were left off the record because of the subject matter or because Jackmormons’ songs tend to run a million minutes long.”
Parker Gispert
Parker Gispert
Parker Gispert was still in college when he helped form the Whigs in the early 2000s. But
after five critically-acclaimed albums, hundreds of tour dates all over the world with the likes of
Kings of Leon, Drive-By Truckers, the Black Keys and many others, and television appearances
everywhere from the

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, the Athens,
Georgia-bred rockers decided to pull back on activity in 2017.
Which left Gispert, who had spent the majority of his adult life either in the studio or on
the road with the band, at a crossroads.
“It occurred to me that if I wanted to record and tour that I was going to need to do it solo,”
the singer, songwriter and guitarist says. “I'd always thought about it in the back of my mind as
something that I wanted to do one day, but ‘one day’ had never really come.”
Now, ‘one day’ is here in the form of

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, Gispert’s debut solo album
(produced and mixed by Emery Dobyns). The eight-song effort finds Gispert, known for leading
the Whigs through raw and jangly southern-garage rave-ups, taking a decidedly different
musical approach—biting electric guitar riffs are cast out in favor of gentle acoustic picking and
strumming, and his band mates’ raucous rhythms are traded in for minimal accompaniment
that includes light bass and drums, orchestral strings and even trumpet. Gispert’s lyrics,
meanwhile, are his most introspective and personal to date (albeit with a bit of humor thrown in
here and there) and they’re delivered in a vocal style that finds him pushing out on his range. “I
didn't need to project over a band, so I was able to sing in registers I hadn’t really used before,
like a lot of high falsetto,” he explains.
The end result showcases a different side of the artist, to be sure.
Venue Information:
Sam's Burger Joint
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215
http://samsburgerjoint.com/