Sun Feb 25th, 8:00 pm
John Zipperer Album Release
This celebrated event has been a decade in the making!
On February 25, 2014, John Zipperer released his first album, “Full Circle”, and garnered wide popular acclaim from prestigious music industry reviewers and the public at large. The album hit #1 on both the Roots Music Report and Airplay Direct and put 6 songs in the Top 20 Americana charts and 7 songs in the Top 22 on the Country charts. In the ensuing decade, he has toured extensively, performing those great tunes for countless enthusiastic audiences. At the same time, he has continued to compose many great new songs and he has honed and perfected those newer tunes through years of live performances.
On February 25, 2024, at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, John Zipperer will debut the fruits of all that work with a celebratory performance of his new album. While many artists rush to release “product” as soon as it is conceived, John has taken the more measured approach of using extensive live performances to help both select the cream of his new repertoire and to fine-tune the songs and their arrangements. The result is creating ART rather than mere product! The fact that Nick Kirgo, the producer of both John’s first album and the latest one, has been a long-time member of John’s touring band, helps to further ensure that these tunes are presented in the best possible form.
Not only has John Zipperer augmented his touring band, the Current Band, with many top session players on the new album, but he also will bring several of those awesome players to perform at this very special celebration at McCabe’s. John regularly sells out many of the top venues in the SoCal area, so don’t hesitate, get your seats NOW so you don’t miss out and so you can be among the first to obtain this wonderful new album!
Peter Krantz – The Camarillo Cafe “A night of John Zipperer’s music is a totally unique musical experience that transcends categories and genres. You will hear some bluegrass-flavor, gospel-tinges, country tragedies, jazz-infused love songs, pop music delicacies and pure folk inspirational hymns all from one artist and his amazing friends. Make sure you tell your friends.”
Ed Pearl – The Ash Grove “John Zipperer is an outstanding guitarist, composer and singer, whom I’ve heard and enjoyed, a lot. Check him out”.
Gary Austin, (Groundlings Theatre, Founder) “John Zipperer is a cross between Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, while being a true original at the same time.”
Opening the night will be Tracy Newman, another of the top singer-songwriters in the SoCal area and the only one with an Emmy in comedy writing for the “coming out” episode of Ellen! Some of Tracy’s songs will get you laughing hysterically, and some will tug at your heartstrings. Either way there will be tears involved! Tracy should be headlining her own show here but has graciously offered to support her dear friend John Zipperer.