Snow tunes by uncdiversions
March 2, 2009, 9:03 pm
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It seems like New York City’s The Rosewood Thieves are perpetually being added to venue schedules around Chapel Hill. They will be playing tonight at Local 506, and a quick scan of those same schedules yields a May date at the Nightlight.

Frontman Erick Jordan, said that is a result of the band’s constant touring of the East Coast, and the terrific local support they’ve gotten here.

“It’s a really nice town,” he said. “And yeah, it does seem like we are there all of the time.”

This time around, though, the band will have a new EP in tow, made up of Solomon Burke Covers. Jordan said he discovered the rock-soul legend after hearing a cover of one of his songs by The Zombies.

“I discovered him a couple of years ago listening to a lot of Zombies stuff,” he said. “He’s just an amazing singer and I pitched it to the band and we decided to do it.”

Jordan said they will probably incorporate at least one or two of the covers into the set tonight, but don’t fret if you don’t immediately recognize the source material, Jordan says that the band has become so comfortable with the songs that they blend into the set so well you won’t even catch them if you don’t know what you’re looking for.

That’s a testament to the band, who’s classic sound is readily comparable to past pop powers. Jordan said that isn’t exactly on purpose.

“I don’t think I write the songs in the sense of older sounding songs, but when we record, I like the warm sound of those classic records. I think that sound kind of gets lost today. They come out sounding like that, but it’s just the way that we write songs.

That warm sound will be more than welcome tonight with temperatures well below freezing and snow still covering most everything in sight.

-By Jamie Williams, Diversions Editor


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