Loose Cattle – Seasonal Affective Disorder
Monday, December 11, 2017
Loose Cattle with Michael Cerveris and Kimberly Kaye with special guests Will Chase and Laura Cantrell and guest appearances by Ben McKenzie and Robin Lord Taylor!
On December 23rd, 2011, only a few months after forming and naming themselves after a Texas road sign, the Americana band LOOSE CATTLE decided to make a Christmas present for their families and fast growing herd of fans. In one marathon session, they arranged, recorded, and mixed their version of Big Star’s Jesus Christ, sending it out into the world to be enjoyed for free while folks were doing (or continuing to avoid) their last-minute holiday shopping, spiking the kids’ eggnog, or traveling the geographical and emotional miles between adult lives and childhood homes. They may have missed a year here and there for one reason or another, but it became a beloved holiday tradition for the band—waiting til the last minute, stealing an end of the year moment to gather and do their favorite thing, making music, and sending it out to the cosmos with peace and goodwill for all.
Now, they’ve gathered those early recordings and added a heavenly host of newly recorded left of the dial holiday gems from Nashville, Memphis, Texas, Louisiana and beyond to make their new holiday LP: Seasonal Affective Disorder. Marrying the band’s trademark countrypolitain wry humor and homespun heart-on-their sleeve sentimentality with their love of classic southern songwriting and playing, it’s equal parts the Christmas record for people who have a hard time at Christmas, and the holiday record for people of any faith (including ye of little faith) who’ll want to play it year ‘round.
Special Guests include Tony Award Nominated (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) actor and singer, Will Chase, best known as country star "Luke Wheeler" on ABC's Nashville and acclaimed singer Laura Cantrell
Guest appearances by Ben McKenzie (Gotham, The OC) and Robin Lord Taylor (Gotham, The Walking Dead).
LOOSE CATTLE is
Michael Cerveris - (guitar and vocals) Raised in West Virginia, touring guitarist in the Bob Mould Band and two time Tony Award winning Broadway actor, also seen in HBO’s Treme, Amazon’s The Tick, CBS’ The Good Wife, and FOX’s Fringe and Gotham
Kimberly Kaye - (vocals) New Jersey native, trumpet player and vocalist for Warped Tour veteran ska-punk band New Direxion, also an accomplished professional arts journalist, poet and playwright
Lorenzo Wolff - (bass) New York State native, member of the Lisps and owner of Restoration Sound studio in Brooklyn
Eddy Zweiback - (drums) hailing from Omaha, drummer for Losers Lounge, the Kustard Kings and Spike Priggen