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(EARLY SHOW) Jerry David DeCicca, Spencer Dobbs

Jerry David DeCicca (record release show) and Spencer Dobbs!
EARLY SHOW - Doors: 6pm

Jerry David DeCicca

These days DeCicca is based in a small town near Austin and recording under his own name, like so many of the artists he has produced and evangelized for. His latest collection of music, Time The Teacher, is out February 9th, and we’re premiering its title track today. Riding a loose piano groove buoyed by formidable acoustic bass, DeCicca’s weathered moan strikes an intriguing contrast with the gospel choir that serves as his foil. It sounds both beaten-down and easygoing, as if DeCicca has learned some significant lessons from his tenure on this Earth. Some words from the man himself:

"When I moved to Texas a few years ago, I got a job teaching mental health awareness classes to middle school and high school teachers in the Hill Country. I’d drive between San Marcos, Wimberley, Kerrville, New Braunfels, and Blanco. The hills and rivers and rock formations I passed looked new each time I saw them. I fell in love with the beauty and the language of the landscape. My new terrain reminded me how change inches along, how you barely notice it ticking till you’ve arrived some other place. One night, alone in a hotel room with my guitar, I wrote “Time the Teacher”. I sent it to my friend, Jeb Loy Nichols, and Benedic Lamdin, the album’s producers. They heard it as a soft-spoken gospel song, a secular hymn in a world so loud and fast that it’s often difficult to hear your own GPS."

Spencer Dobbs

Experimental blues and folk based here in Austin.