SLEEPERCAR in the Pike Room

TUESDAY JUNE 17, 2008
doors at 8pm, show at 8pm
tickets: $10 (buy tickets)

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SLEEPERCAR's beginning can be traced back to the end of At the Drive-In. The oldest Sleepercar song, "Fences Down", was written during a sound check at one of At the Drive-In's last shows. After the band had parted ways, Jim Ward had expressed interest in the genre of alt-country and thought about starting a band to pursue it. However, Sparta was formed and it became the main focus. During down time between Sparta albums and tours, Ward worked on finishing Sleepercar material. It would take several writing sessions before the songs had achieved their final incarnations. During these sessions, Ward was introduced to Chris Heinrich. Heinrich would go on to perform pedal steel guitar on the Sparta album Threes, Ukulele on Ward's Quiet EP, and finally pedal steel for Sleepercar. Micah Adams (guitar), Clint Myers (drums), Ward's father Jeff Ward (bass), and Gabriel Gonzalez (piano) rounded out the line-up during the early practices. With EMPTY ORCHESTRA and MODERNLULL. Doors at 8pm. $10 all ages

 

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