Peter CaseJan 24, 2018 Horseshack, Davenport, IA WATCH INSTEAD

  1. Welcome to Daytrotter
  2. If I Go Crazy
  3. All Dressed Up (For Trial)
  4. On My Way Downtown
  5. Old Blue Car

Illustration by Johnnie Cluney, Recording by Ian Harris, Words by Landon Kuhlmann

Peter Case's latest album is named after the longest east-to-west highway in America, a road he grew up just a block away from. The attachment to the proverbial "road" is fitting for Case's long and influential career. His unique blend of folk, country, and straight-up rock and roll not only admires the canon of music he's entwined with but adds a formidable and highly impressive discography of sounds and words that stretch out the corners of these genres. Far from the music he made with popular power-pop band The Nerves, Peter Case sits down with a couple of guitars and Daytrotter's piano to play some new and old songs from his solo career. There's passion, honesty, storytelling, and undeniable talent tied up in the songs; observant and poetically interested lyrics ride on the back of smooth and pleasing fingerpicking. He makes a 12-string guitar sound like a choir of harps, and even plays one of his songs on piano for the first time—perfectly. 

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