Duff McKagan featuring Shooter Jennings - 5/31/19Friday, May 31 2019 6pm Doors / 8pm Start
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Duff McKagan featuring Shooter Jennings - 5/31/19
at City Winery Washington DC
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GUNS N’ ROSES’ DUFF McKAGAN ANNOUNCES MAY 31st SHOW AT CITY WINERY IN DC
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE WILL SEE McKAGAN BACKED BY GRAMMY WINNER SHOOTER JENNINGS.
As he puts the finishing touches on a much-anticipated solo album, Guns N’ Roses bassist and New York Times bestselling author DUFF McKAGAN has announced a special May 31st show at City Winery in DC. The performance will see McKagan backed by recent Grammy winner Shooter Jennings and his band.
McKagan and Jennings began recording the album back in March 2018, working out of Station House studios, located in Echo Park, CA, where they wrote and recorded in-between McKagan’s tour with seminal rock band Guns N’ Roses and the release of Jennings’ eponymous album,Shooter.
The album will be McKagan’s musical follow-up to 2015’s bestselling book, How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions).
“Before beginning this project, I was asked more than a few times if I was going to write a book on my experience during the two-and-a-half year GN’R Not In This Lifetime... tour. While, of course, it had been an amazing experience, in the end I decided the ideas swirling around in my head were better suited for a record.
The heartbreak, anger, fear, confusion and divide I have experienced traveling this globe of ours coerced these words into songs that tell my truth, and one that I hope will spread and help us all.”
“From the first night we sat together at my piano hashing out arrangements of his songs, before going into the studio to record them, I felt it was a really important record that had to be heard,” says Jennings. “The songs have so much heart and are so musical that I could just hear all the arrangements immediately and I could really feel them.”
About his connection to McKagan, Jennings says, “I met Duff right after I moved to Los Angeles nearly twenty years ago. I was such a massive Guns N' Roses fan when I was younger. I'd say that they had a lot to do with me even moving to LA. But there was some kind of magnetic force I guess that kept us orbiting each other over the years. When the idea of collaborating with him on this album came up, I was very eager to get the job as producer. I felt like the music this man made was part of the fabric of my own musical identity and that I would really love building a record with him. Once we sat down and started going over the songs he had, I instantly knew that the two of us were going to be a great fit together.”