by BrooklynVegan Mike
You've heard the tale before - songwriter leaves his hometown to make a name in the Big Apple with a few songs and a dream. TK Webb left Kansas City to perform his brand of gritty country-folk wrapped in a dusty, blues veneer with just a guitar, harmonica, and a suitcase to kick a beat to. Since then, he has established himself in the city. He even now has a backing band called The Visions behind him - adding layers to his homespun tales of woe.
There's a timeless quality to the music, no doubt a byproduct of mixing genres, covering every decade from 1940 to 1980. And though he is certainly not the first artist to make this type of music, Webb's identity comes through, making it undeniably his. TK Webb just released an album called Phantom Parade on The Social Registry (home to Blood on the Wall and Gang Gang Dance), and that's whose official showcase TK Webb already played. If you missed it, they have another show on October 20th @ Galapagos in Brooklyn with Stars Like Fleas and Bear In Heaven, and if you miss that too - you can always catch them on tour with The Wallflowers. They play Highline Ballroom together on October 22nd. All tour dates below....
TK Webb & The Visions - 2007 Tour Dates
Oct 17 - Glasslands social registry CMJ showcase brooklyn, New York
Oct 18 - 9:30 club w/the wallflowers washington d.c., Washington DC
Oct 19 - keswick theater w/the wallflowers Glenside, Pennsylvania
Oct 20 - Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY w/ Get Him Eat Him & Stars Like Fleas (CMJ)
Oct 20 - borgata casino w/the wallflowers atlantic city, New Jersey
Oct 21 - somerville theatre w/the wallflowers somerville, Massachusetts
Oct 22 - highline ballroom w/the wallflowers new york, New York