Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris (Fun Home, Assassins, The Who’s Tommy) and Loose Cattle will appear Monday, December 11 at 7:30PM, The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in “Seasonal Affective Disorder.” This live concert celebrates the release of their holiday LP of the same name. The one-night only concert at The Sheen Center’s Loreto Theatre (18 Bleecker Street, NYC) features special guests including Tony nominee Will Chase (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Something Rotten, TV’s “Nashville”), celebrated country singer Laura Cantrell, and very rare singing appearances from Cerveris’ castmates from Fox’s “Gotham,” Ben McKenzie (“Gotham,” “The OC”) and Robin Lord Taylor (“Gotham,” “The Walking Dead”). Tickets are $25, $35 and $45 and available online at SheenCenter.org, by phone at 212-925-2812, in-person at The Sheen Center box office, or OvationTix.com.
Days before Christmas 2011, only a few months after forming and naming themselves after a Texas road sign, the Americana band Loose Cattle (guitarist and vocalist Cerveris, vocalist Kimberly Kaye, bassist Lorenzo Wolff and percussionist Eddy Zweiback) 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 their last-minute holiday shopping, spiking the kids’ eggnog, or traveling the geographical and emotional miles between adult lives and childhood homes. 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, the December 11 concert celebrates the new album release that’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. Click here to view the recent “Shepherds In A Parking Lot” music video by Loose Cattle.
Loose Cattle has appeared at Lincoln Center, on Mountain Stage live from West Virginia with Arlo Guthrie, at Jazz Fest in New Orleans and on tour throughout Louisiana, confounding expectations and moving audiences all the way to the bar and back again. Their debut Live album, North of Houston, is available on iTunes, amazon.com and through your less discerning retail outlets. Their recent single, Pony Girl b/w St James Infirmary, and its accompanying videos were released on Low Heat Records.