CD: Peter Case’s “Wig!” – Win a FREE CD

Peter Case: Wig(Yep Roc Records, 2010):

Buffalo boy Peter Case has had a long and varied musical career. He’s played proto power-pop in the ’70s with the Nerves and the Plimsouls (including their classic, “A Million Miles Away”). He re-configured himself as a rootsy folksinger-songwriter in the ’80s, working with such A-listers as T Bone Burnett, Mitchell Froom and Ry Cooder.

Then last year, Case underwent major open heart surgery.

With “Wig!,” however, he comes roaring back with one of his finest albums yet – a raw, rumblin’ blast of garage-rockin’ blues tunes. Joined by drummer DJ Bonebrake (of X) and guitarist Ron Franklin, Case tears the roof off a dozen raucous, rip-roaring blues nuggets. He wrote most of ’em, but they sound like they could have been recorded at some late night session on Chicago’s South Side back in the early ’60s. They’re in your face and down ‘n’ dirty. And, yes, they rock.

He tackles Lead Belly’s “Thirty Days in the Workhouse” with a more acoustic approach. And he even revisits one of his own old favorites, now retitled as “New Old Blue Car.”

Peter Case heads into Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany at 9pm on Friday. Ashley Pond opens the show. Tix are $15.

AND HEY… If you think Peter Case’s new album sounds like your kind of thing, just leave a comment below, and you’ll be entered to win a FREE CD copy of “Wig!” from your pals here at Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The winners will be selected at random and notified on Friday. Good luck! Congratulations, CapGirl!

  1. Alan G. says

    I just wanted to let everyone know, that I will be playing some cuts from Wig!, as well as a few of Peter Case’s older tunes, on Gary’s Radio Show, which is on WRPI 91.5 FM, also streamed live at That will be today, Tuesday, at approximately 6 pm. Hope you can give a listen!

  2. LP says

    I need my roof tore off with some rip roarin’ blues to sooth my soul…tough week so far and it’s not even hump day yet.

  3. capgirl says

    ‘Dig what you’re putting down’ is one awesome fresh bluesy track – love it.

  4. Theresa says

    I wouldn’t mind winning a CD, thanks.

  5. Brian Goodman says

    I never thought I’d be playing drums at this show!
    Crazy man crazy!

  6. Frank Novko says

    what a weekend, Brian played drums for Peter on Friday after our Knyghts of Fuzz happy hour, I ended up repairing Peter’s guitar at the Bargain Bingers practice shack in Selkirk on Saturday.

  7. Alan G. says

    Peter “F–kin” Case is da man.

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