“Clouser’s music follows the lineage of 70’s rock heroics, songcraft, and more adventurous improvised music. “Todd Clouser doesn’t fit into any scene, and doesn’t want to” says NPR in describing the aesthetic of the prolific guitarist, vocalist and writer. Minneapolis native, NYC “downtown scene” schooled, Clouser currently resides in Mexico City. Clouser offered a trilogy of records on Brooklyn label Royal Potato Family between February 2012 and 2013, earning praise from critics of jazz and rock alike, while working tirelessly as a published poet, writer of short fiction and community philanthropist in Mexico. “Blistering” says the Prague Post on Clouser, while NPR goes on to call him “fascinating …. ultimately illuminating”, with the Philadelphia Inquirer pointing to Todd as “A Gem, Clouser spices the All American vibe of Bill Frisell with some Jimi Hendrix fire.” Clouser is also the label director of Ropeadope Sur Records and co-editor of the book “Musicians in Mexico City”. “On drums for the tour is Hernan Hecht, a native of Argentina and Mexico City resident, a collaborator of many of the world’s leading jazz and creative music voices, and, though he will be the last to tell you, a Latin Grammy winner.”
About The Author
Julie was born and raised in Salem, Oregon. She started playing bass guitar in the late 80s and played in local bands Good Question, butterMilk and the Other. She took time off the music scene in the late 90s to raise a family. She came back to bass in 2014 and once again got involved in the local music scene. She plays bass in Marc and The Horsejerks and Mr. Frederick's Production Co. She has been the music writer/editor for Salem Weekly since May 2015.