Vapors of Morphine, and Dr Caterwaul's Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps

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From the ashes of Morphine, surviving members unite for another evening of Low Rock and unusual music mixing post-rock with African rhythms

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Vapors of Morphine

The ’90s band Morphine pioneered a new type of music - “Low Rock” - that had fans grooving worldwide to seductive, sultry and intoxicating sounds that flowed from a wildly innovative lineup: a baritone saxophone, a 2-string slide bass and drums. It was their unprecedented fusion of blues and jazz elements with alt-rock arrangements that gained them critical acclaim and five studio albums in under a decade’s time.

Morphine burned bright and fast but their flame was snuffed out before its time when front man, Mark Sandman, passed away suddenly in 1999. From those ashes have risen Vapors of Morphine and they’re playing with a new fire. A mutual passion for experimental and exotic music pervades their 2016 debut album, “A New Low” while their love for live performances fueled two thrilling tours across Europe & Russia and South America in 2017.

Original Morphine members Dana Colley (baritone sax) & Jerome Deupree (drums) are joined by transplanted New Orleans’ blues guitarist Jeremy Lyons. They continue to seduce audiences with dreamy soundscapes, applying inventive arrangement to the unique instrumentation of electric baritone saxophone (evocative of Jimi Hendrix’ guitar), the Sandman-style 2string slide bass or electric guitar and mad jazz-rock drums.

A typical Vapors of Morphine show encompasses the noire-tinged Beat generation influences of the Morphine era sound; in one evening, you’ll likely hear Morphine originals, Delta blues, heady African beats and psychedelic jams that keep audiences entranced. Their ethereal soundscapes are an incense offering to Morpheus, the Greek God of Dreams who was Sandman’s muse: “...we were dreaming, Morpheus comes into our dreams...and we woke up and started this band.” – Mark Sandman

http://www.vaporsofmorphine.com/

Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps plays music from around the world and uses it as a launching pad for improvisations that never lose their sense of groove—whether it’s Colombian cumbias, Ethiopian jazz, Romanian horas, Argentinian tangos, or traditional music from the United States.

Based in New Haven, CT, the five-piece—Chris Cretella on guitar, Adam Matlock on accordion and vocals, Michael Paolucci on drums, Brian Slattery on violin, banjo, trombone and vocals, and Mike Tepper on bass—has opened for Xenia Rubinos, the Lost Bayou Ramblers, and the Krar Collective (from Ethiopia). Apart, they have toured the country and ventured into Europe, performing everything from Appalachian fiddle to funk and reggae to experimental new music. Together, they have put on evenings of songs by Kurt Weill and Ennio Morricone and performed back-to-back sold-out sets of music from Twin Peaks. All along, they work up original material by Matlock under his own songwriting project, An Historic.

Always curious, always ready to try new music, Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps moves from genre to genre with a style that’s all its own.

https://www.drcaterwauls.com/

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