Mr. Smalls Presents
Funhouse 1st Anniversary Party: Wreck Loose, Jimbo & The Soupbones, Paul Luc and more!
Heather Kropf and Jeff Berman, AcoustiCafe
Fri, April 21, 2017
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pmThe Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
The Funhouse is celebrating its first anniversary with some of our favorite performers, as well as having an AcoustiCafe open stage before and after the show to squeeze in a few MORE of our favorite performers!http://www.mrsmalls.com/event/1465222/
Wreck Loose is Max Somerville / Nathan Zoob / Dave Busch / Derek Krystek
Their versatility is evidenced by the wide array of musicians and bands that they’ve shared billing or stages with… Bon Jovi, Derek Trucks Band, Amos Lee, Average White Band, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, War and most bands indigenous to the Pittsburgh area (that’s where the heart is).
At the core of this Soupbone collective is singer/songwriter/guitarist James “JIMBO” Jackson. Everything about this man is big. His body, his voice, and most importantly, his stage presence. With charisma to spare, he is the quintessential front man. Having been raised on a diverse blend of music ranging from seventies soul artists like; Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye to folk artists such as James Taylor and Jim Croce, The result is a curiously unique voice that is powerful yet remains pleasant and familiar. As the bands songwriter, he lets no lyrical rules govern. Tragic and often humorous stories and songs are written with specific intentions.
“…artistically, he seems to have reached the proverbial sweet spot. “Tried & True” is a throwback to the albums that were popular in the late ‘60s and ‘70s, a musical statement that would not be out of place in a record store next to works by Warren Zevon, Jackson Browne or Joni Mitchell.”
— Rege Behe | Pittsburgh Tribune Review
“Paul’s music transcends a genre. A lot of his songs could be reinterpreted in many different ways. That’s what makes him such a classic singer-songwriter.
— Randy Baumann | iHeart Radio 102.5 WDVE
137k+ YouTube views on "Today & Last Night" music video. Support for National Acts Such As: Ivan & Alyosha, Jenny Owen Youngs, Bombay Bicycle Club, IAMDYNAMITE, Elizabeth & the Catapult, , David Bazan, The Spring Standards, Zee Avi, and Vandaveer. 6 songs featured in Ford Motor Company's "The People's Fleet" online video series. 20+ original compositions to accompany videos for companies such as the United Way, Americans for the Arts, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and The American Mountain Company.
Check-in and 18+ open stage from 6pm to 7pm
21+ signup at 7pm
Come out next Monday and join us! Whether performing or just watching, AcoustiCafe promises a unique and creative evening every week!
The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
400 Lincoln Ave
Millvale, PA, 15209