Portsmouth, RI – COMMON FENCE MUSIC has announced that it will be presenting the unique Americana one-man band THE SUITCASE JUNKET in concert on Friday, December 15th, 2017 at 7:30pm. Warren and Cape Cod-based indie folk artist JODIE TRELOAR SAMPSON will open the show. Doors will open at 7pm. The concert will take place at Hope & Main, 691 Main Street, Warren, RI. Tickets to the show are $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets and information may be obtained at CommonFenceMusic.org, or at BrownPaperTickets.org by searching Common Fence Music. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

 The Suitcase Junket is Matt Lorenz: artist, tinkerer, swamp yankee, one-man band. From the salvaged sounds of American juke joints, back porches, honky tonks and rock clubs, Amherst’s The Suitcase Junket conjures an entirely new sound. Performing on a tube amped dumpster guitar and instruments built of broken bottles, twisted forks, dried bones, gas cans, shoes, saw blades, a toy keyboard, and an overhead compartment’s worth of luggage – his is the road worn voice rising over original rock anthems, mountain ballads, blues manifestos and dance hall festivity. Lorenz’s talent and versatility as both songwriter and instrumentalist maintain ensure the authenticity and integrity of his performances, never allowing them to become gimmicky. The intention and emotion are equally as pure as they are raw.

Full of passion and energy, Lorenz performs with his entire body, transitioning his voice effortlessly between gritty blues, emotional folk and Tuvan throat singing; his hands move deftly between guitar and toy keyboard; all while his feet dance skillfully over a potpourri of percussive instruments and found objects. To first experience The Suitcase Junket through sound alone may erroneously lead one to believe that the vibrant songs they are hearing are those performed by a full garage band; to discover and witness the ease with which one man manages to produce all this on his own is nothing short of awe-inspiring.

Warren, RI-based singer-songwriter Jodie Treloar Sampson will open with a set of original music, blending elements of indie folk and country. Influences by such artists as Laura Marling, Camera Obscura, Sharon Van Etten and Ryan Adams, Jodie has been lending vocals to albums by Coma Coma, Six Star General, The Masons, Vertical Twin and other Rhode Island artists for years.

Hope & Main is located at 691 Main Street, Warren, RI. All shows at Hope & Main are BYOB. Hope & Main vendor The Burgundian will be selling his famous Liege-style coffee and waffles at the event. All tickets to the Warren Sessions are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. The hall is fully accessible. For more information about Common Fence Music, please visit CommonFenceMusic.org, or call (401)683-5085.

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