Goldkey, Common Jack, Dave Chiappetta

Goldkey @ Arlene's Grocery!


Common Jack

Dave Chiappetta

Dec 21 Fri

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)


This event is 21 and over

Common Jack
Common Jack
Brooklyn based folk-rock outfit Common Jack was formed by singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist John Gardner during a two and a half year world tour with the actor-musician Broadway show, Once. Based on the indie film of the same name, starring Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova of The Frames / Swell Season, Gardner spent those years playing Once to sold out houses in America, Canada, and Japan while gigging with his own material during his free time.

Citing a wide range of influences from Bob Dylan and George Harrison to Hurray for the Riff Raff, Feist, & Weezer, Gardner operates within the fluid genre of Americana, employing folk song structures while blending in elements of rock, blues, and pop to create fresh arrangements, all while retaining a sense of familiarity and history that all Americana music has.

Collaborating with some of the Once musicians, Gardner recorded Common Jack's debut LP - Bowl, Holland - in Washington DC's historic Cue Recording Studios with platinum producer Jim Ebert (Dave Grohl, Madonna). Bowl, Holland was praised for the "richness of the sound...from minimalist to quite symphonic." & for Gardner's songwriting and singing, "his voice takes us in quite a poetic world, in a very original musical dimension, he makes us fly." (Michel Penard, ISA Radio)

Upon finishing the album, Gardner immediately began working on what would become Common Jack's second LP. Recording at Degraw Sound in Brooklyn with co-producer & engineer Harper James (of breakout group Eighty Ninety), Gardner and the band pushed themselves even further with a dynamic new album, Strange New State. It was released to critical acclaim & realized the potential so many heard on Bowl Holland. Longtime Common Jack friend and radio DJ in France Michel Penard of ISA radio immediately wrote “this album will remain the first gem on the discography...(Gardner) reached something with these recordings.” These sentiments were echoed by The Alternate Root magazine, “Common Jack snags the indie style of musical inclusivity...self assured and confident...hits a universal note.”
Dave Chiappetta
Dave Chiappetta
Dave Chiappetta and Steadfast Charlie (DC&SC) are veterans of the Jam scene. The band features Dave Chiappetta and Bob White of Blind Man Sun, Scott Chasolen of ULU and The Machine, and Sean Dixon of Jazz Mandolin Project. DC&SC's 2011 debut EP was received with critical acclaim and won Relix Magazine's "Jam Off Competition". DC&SC is currently out supporting their latest release, "Traveling" which is available through iTunes and all major online retailers.
Venue Information:
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton St.
New York, NY, 10002