Bill Nershi, String Cheese Incident front man and his acoustic duo Nershi-Law are making the final stop of their U.S. tour with rockers Van Ghost tomorrow November 25th at Chicago’s own Subterranean. And, this is not a show to miss!
“Nershi-Law contemporizes the storytelling tradition while paying impressive homage to the genre. Featuring String Cheese Incident founder Bill Nershi and Melvin Seals collaborator Scott Law, Nershi-Law released the album Honkytonk Homeslice in 2005 and continue to have a great time playing together. Bill’s tight flat-picking and paradoxically strong, yet vulnerable vocals mesh nicely with Scott’s clear harmonies, contrapuntal rhythms and searing guitar breaks.
Chicago-based Americana outfit Van Ghost is riding a wave of momentum that began with high-profile gigs at Rothbury ’09, Wicker Park Fest and Hoxeyville Music Festival. The band has shared bills with Buddy Guy, Drive-By Truckers and The Derek Trucks Band. Their debut album, Melodies for Lovers, is making waves on college radio and has received strong reviews in the independent press. Van Ghost will appear as a stripped-down, acoustic version of the full band and will feature founding members Michael Harrison Berg and Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band) with able support from guitarist/vocalist Chris Gelbuda (Matthew Santos, Todd Carey).” (August Forte)
The Breakdown Acoustic Tour, 2009
Van Ghost is an Americana rock band that was started by Michael Harrison Berg, a previous music business slave before giving his musical talent a go ahead again. Van Ghost released their first album Melodies for Lovers this past year and it has quickly picked up fans left and right.
This was Nershi-Law’s first Midwest tour and they are finishing tomorrow night, November 25th at Chicago’s Subterranean. This is a black Wednesday night… no miss show! Definitely check this out if you are in the windy city!