Roger Clyne’s concerts should be easy for him with 20 years of music under the Tempe performer’s belt.
But he admits that, with shows like the June 30 CD release party for “Native Heart” coming up, there’s a “touch of healthy anxiety.”
“We want to make sure we know these songs on our home turf,” said the frontman of Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. “We want to give the best presentation of the music and knock it out of the park.”
“Native Heart,” due out Friday, June 30, as well, is available for preorder with instant access to the single “Flowerin’.” The 10-track project was produced by Grammy winner Steve Berlin and mixed by Michael Brauer at Electric Lady Studios in New York City. As usual with Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers’ music, there is a buzz around “Native Heart.”
“I have already seen people out there wearing preorder T-shirts,” said Clyne, calling in the midst of a U.S. tour. “We saw some last night in Atlanta. There are people singing ‘Flowerin’’ and ‘Every Kind of Lucky.’ Fans are getting familiar with it before it hits the shelves, so to speak.”
Although the records fare well, live shows are the Peacemakers’ bread and butter, Clyne explains.
“I think it just goes back to no matter how the record gets disseminated, i.e., radio, internet, record store shelves or if somebody burned it on a mixtape, our band is a live band,” he said. “We connect to people person to person. We stay touring, even though it’s energy-intensive. The Peacemakers’ voice becomes their voice….
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