Jose Gonzalez – “Leaf Off/The Cave” – Romanticism at its best

 

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Jose Gonzalez

“Leaf Off/The Cave”

Vestiges & Claws

He did it again.  Jose Gonzalez debuts the second single off his soon to be release CD, Vestiges & Claws while preparing for his world tour.  This song is another extreme triumph for a very exotic singer/songwriter from Sweden.  The Swedish scene is unbelievably diverse, but always interesting, if not fantastic.  Gonzalez is fantastic.  His acoustic guitar work is out of this world.   Vestiges & Claws is Gonzalez’s first album in seven years and was produced by him in his home as well as Svenska Grammofonstudion, both in Gothenburg, Sweden. It consists of years’ worth of musical sketches that in other hands might naturally sprawl wildly in sound and style, but on Vestiges & Claws, he has created a collection of songs that cohere just about perfectly, ensuring his position as one of the most important artists of his generation.  His “sketches” are so deep, this writer is reminded of the sketches of Romantic composer, Edward MacDowell.  Gonzalez is a romantic in the very best sense of the word.  Thank you, Jose.  Below is his 2015 tour schedule.  Catch him if you can.

José González Complete 2015 Tour

February
18 – Madrid – La Riviera
19 – Lisbon – CCB
20 – Barcelona – L’Auditori

March
2 – Berlin – Heimathaften
4 – Prague -­ Lucerna Music Bar
5 – Vienna – Ottakringer Brauerei
6 – Munich – Muffathalle
7 – Zurich – Kaufleuten
8 – Frankfurt – Mousonturm
9 – Amsterdam – Melkweg Oude Saal
10 – Paris – Cabaret Sauvage
11 – London – Scala
13 – Coventry – Warwick Arts Centre
14 – Manchester – Academy 2
16 – Brussels – Cirque Royal
17 – Hamburg – Uebel & Gefarlich

April
6 – Philadelphia – Union Transfer
7 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10 – New York – Webster Hall
11 – Boston  – Paradise – SOLD OUT
12 – Montreal – Corona Theatre
13 – Toronto – Phoenix Concert Theatre
14 – Chicago – Lincoln Hall – SOLD OUT
15 – Chicago – Lincoln Hall – SOLD OUT
16 – Minneapolis – Cedar Cultural Center
18 – Madison – Majestic Theatre
21 – Englewood – Gothic Theatre
22 – Salt Lake City – The Depot
24 – Portland – Wonder Ballroom
25 – Vancouver – Imperial – SOLD OUT
27 – San Francisco – Bimbo’s 365 Club – SOLD OUT
28 – San Francisco – Bimbo’s 365 Club – SOLD OUT
29 – Los Angeles – The Regent – SOLD OUT
30 – Los Angeles – The Regent

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