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The Suitcase Junket

Doors 4pm, Music 8:30pm

From the salvaged sounds of American juke joints, back porches, honky tonks and rock clubs, The Suitcase Junket conjures an entirely new sound in his new, essential rock collection, Pile Driver. 

"Now this is the shit I'm talking about, Jack. The Suitcase Junket is a lo-fi, low-tuned, low-down blast of end-times folk blues. It's crude; it's magnificent. With a stage set-up that resembles a junkyard foley stage or Fred Sanford's living room, The Suitcase Junket — one man band leader Matt Lorenz — incants and intones like a cross between Hound Dog Taylor and a Tuvan throat singer who has swallowed a bird. Take the singer-songwriter idiom, give it a low grade fever and a guitar and this is what you get. Captivating, mesmerizing, and gone ... real gone." -- Frank De Blase,  Rochester (NY) City Newspaper

“He deploys his oddball, lo-fi but forceful sound in the service of well-conveived, engaging songs with literate and interesting lyrics.” The Suitcase Junket is much more than a curiosity or a novelty act, he’s a serious artist who shouts and winks at us at the same time, and has deep things to say to an open mind.” ~Seattle Post Intelligencer

“He’s an in-the-moment multi-instrumentalist, a true one-man band, carefully connecting and arranging unique objects around himself so that he’s a singer, guitarist, drummer and percussionist all at once~Daily Hampshire Gazette

Tickets: $12 advance, $15 day of show

Tickets on sale now at Abilene, Record Archive and online at

Earlier Event: April 26
Jimmy Thackery
Later Event: April 28
The Tragedy Brothers