Five Firsts: Peter Case

Peter Case
Peter Case

Photograph by Al Goldberg

NAME: Peter Case
INSTRUMENT: guitar, piano

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WASAnimal Tracks by the Animals – the one with “We Got To Get Out Of This Place”

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … The Grateful Dead, 1967 at O’Keefe Centre in Toronto. A light show from San Francisco. Five-piece Dead with Pigpen. Great.

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS …I had a Mickey Mouse uke in early ’60s.

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … “Purple Haze” at a Buffalo Youth Center dance. I sang it with the band, ’cause the lead singer didn’t know it but the guitarist did.

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … Mustache Sandwhich, 1967.

His last show in town was at the Low Beat, but on Saturday (September 12), veteran singer-songwriter Peter Case heads across the street to The Linda – exactly one year later. The founding member of the Nerves and leader of the Plimsouls released his self-titled, T-Bone Burnett-produced debut album in 1986, earning him his first Grammy nomination and spearheading the Americana songwriter movement. Twelve solo albums and two more Grammy nominations followed, including one for his 2007 album, “Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John.” He’s returning to Albany in advance of his new album, “HWY 62,” due for release next month. Michael Eck opens the show at 8pm. Tickets are $18.

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