Arts & Culture


Monday, October 29th, 2018
Ghostwriter (Austin, TX.)
Mike Brown
9pm, 21+
The Rosen Krown
875 Monroe Ave.
Rochester, NY. 14620
Ghostwriter performs on Monday, October 29th at the Rosen Krown in Rochester, NY. Steve Schecter has performed as the stripped-down roots act Ghostwriter for the last fifteen years, and released eight albums on his own End of the West label. 2018’s String Noise and Dust combines road imagery and painful love with feedback and finger-picking. Known for visceral songwriting and intense live performances, Ghostwriter blends influences from pre-war to post-punk seamlessly for an original take on American roots music.  
“a one-man junk-folk-blues act with knitting-needle guitar, footstomp percussion, and a holler that sounds like a less lysergic Captain Beefheart” – Ned Lannamann, Portland Mercury
“The one-man-folk-band thing is getting a wee-bit played out… That said, Ghostwriter is NOT played out – and the shtick is anything but boring. While Steve Schecter – the man who is Ghostwriter – has the country-fried, chicken feather bit down – there’s also a gloominess to what he does that keeps things interesting.” – Matt Driscoll, Weekly Volcano.
“A haunted road hog with a brimstone growl and guitar mixed hotter than Lucifer… Imagines Nick Cave waking up on the wrong side of bed, fighting cottonmouth and arrest warrants in several Southwestern states.” – Christopher Grey, Austin Chronicle
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