Rodney DeCroo returns to Bozzini’s upstairs lounge for a third time, this time with a new album featuring the trio with Mark Haney on double bass and Ida Nilsen on piano and harmonies.
Burnt out by seven years of touring and recording, DeCroo walked away from his band and his label after the release of 2010’s Queen Mary Trash. The double album he left behind — urgent, brash, ragged, full of spleen — now looks like a roadmap pointing to the emotional reckoning that lay ahead.
Five years later the contrast is staggering. For his return to the studio as a singer-songwriter, DeCroo has produced something as beautiful on the surface as a dusk-painted reflecting pool, as shadowy below as his own tumultuous psyche. The gap between his inner and outer life has always been slender, but Campfires on the Moon—his debut on new label Tonic Records — gives us DeCroo at his most intimate.
Rodney DeCroo Trio with a rare opening set by Detroit’s Great Aunt Ida on Saturday, April 18, with Doors 8 p.m. and show 9 p.m. Tickets $20 at Bozzini’s or call 604-792-0744 to reserve