Slim Cessna's Auto Club

Engaging, riveting, sad and humorous; demanding the audience to participate both live and while listening to their albums; Slim Cessna's Auto Club has been branded with every musical description possible. This seems fitting, as SCAC describes their music as American (Is that not what America is and has been, a mixture of every one and thing resulting in something new?); and after a decade of working and living as SCAC, they have created their own genre. The instruments are drums, upright bass, pedal steel, banjos, piano, guitar, vocals and stories. They have recorded critically acclaimed albums (Village Voice, Denver Post, San Francisco Chronicle) on Jello Biafras Alternative Tentacles label. Spin Magazine and No Depression have described them as the best live band in America. The songs are each thoughtfully crafted with unique arrangements, executed by superb musicianship, then fully realized through original, insightful and intelligent lyrics. With two of the most charismatic front men around (West word) and four accomplished musicians, SCAC is the past, present and future of American music.
Jesus Let Me Down, Slim Cessna's Auto Club's raucous live double album, was originally issued in 2005 as a fan-club-type release available almost exclusively at the band's concerts. However, after quickly selling through an initial pressing, the group decided to release it as a proper album on Smooch rather than see it going for big bucks on eBay. Recorded by Absinthe Studios' Bob Ferbrache (16 Horsepower, Blood Axis) at Denver's lovely Gothic Theater in August 2004, Jesus Let Me Down captures the band's CD release show for their Alternative Tentacles studio album Bloudy Tenent. The songs are interspersed with Cessna and Munly's banter, on-stage antics and collected field recordings from camcorders and camera phones edited together by Ferbrache (Alternative Tentacles leader Jello Biafra is audible). This is Cessna returning to the vintage line-up after his Providence years. Jesus Let Me Down contains some radically different versions of songs from Bloudy Tenent as well as early arrangements of "Ladies in the Know" and "Jesus in My Body--My Body Has Let Me Down" (studio versions of which appear on 2008's Cipher). Re-mastered for optimum vinyl enjoyment by Ferbrache, this double-LP set features tracks spanning the first twelve years of the band's career including fan faves like "Lethal Injection" (previously available only on the out-of-print American Country Music Changed Her Life). Slim Cessna's Auto Club is the very definition of a "live band," more thrilling than the latest IMAX or 3D spectacle--or at least more sweat-soaked.

Catch them live at one of these three special Canadian dates :
November 5th –Toronto @ Mitzi’s Sister
November 6th-Ottawa @ The Babylon
November 8th –Montreal @ Le Divan Orange