Pontac (Album Release)

Pontac (Album Release)

The Lawrence Peters Outfit, Friends of the Bog

Hideout InnChicagoIL
9PM DOORS | 9:30PM SHOW | 21+



Recorded live in a church basement over two days, As Good as it Gets is the first major release from noise-country outfit Pontac.

Throughout the record's nine songs, Pontac weaves classic Americana influences, the midwestern landscape, and the bodily fluids of the down-and-out into a honky-tonk tapestry that blurs the line between the sentimental and the downright ugly.

Featuring a rhythm section comprised of up-and-coming jazz-composer Tommy Carrol [Calculated Discomfort] and singer-songwriter Lyn Rye [Not Lovely, Al Scorch] and contributions from pedal steel veteran Brian Wilkie [The Hoyle Brothers], the As Good As It Gets band reflects Abner's adulation of both the traditional and the transgressive. Honky-Tonk bandleader and country music disc jockey Lawrence Peters leaves his mark on the record as well, lending his rich baritone vocals to Pontac's tenor twang on a handful of tunes.

Produced and co-arranged by Preserve Records founder Patrick Budde [Perfect Posture / Friends of the Bog / Vender & The Cobras], As Good As It Gets marks an exciting new frontier for the young Chicago label -- expanding out from the basement and into larger spaces, with an ever-growing list of collaborators adding to the sound.

Venue Information:
Hideout Inn
1354 W. Wabansia Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60642