Walker Lukens


Walker Lukens

Rudeyna, Bud Collins Trio

Wed, June 21, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm


New Haven, CT

This event is 21 and over

Walker Lukens
Walker Lukens
The Never Understood EP was written in Austin, Texas throughout 2015, mostly in my garage (honorable mention to my living room). Without my iPhone Voice Memo app, lots of performing around the country to half empty rooms, the Nick Cave ACL taping, Adderall, Tecate, and The Savage Detectives, none of these songs would have come about.

Jim Eno produced and recorded these songs at his studio, Public Hi Fi. I met Jim at a bar (Austin! what a town!) and now we've recorded an entire album's worth of songs (and then some!). The plan had been to Beyonce-drop a double album some time in the next 13 years and call it Chinese Democracy Revisited or Chinese Democracy II. But, frankly, my hair isn't that red nor can my bank account handle so much anticipation. Hence, the Never Understood EP.

The songs were performed and arranged by my favorite band of sweet and tender hooligans, The Side Arms (We'll be touring for infinity so be on the look out!). I take some pride in the fact that I got Eno to play keyboards on the song 'Never Understood' since he's a drummer.

I hope when people listen to this record they think, 'damn, this guy is hungry. He sounds like he's been fasting for months, meditating on his songs. He's somewhere passed hangry. He could use a steak. He's pumping and thumping in time. The green light flashes, the flags go up. Churning and burning, he yearn for the cup.' I hope that you people put our tour dates on your Gcal cos I need to pay my band and Jim.

With Love & Squalor,

Born into Beirut’s civil war, Rudeyna was wrapped in headphones and blankets so she’d hear music instead of bombs. These experiences inspire Rudeyna’s devotion to music, community and the power we all have to make life rich for each other. Once in the US, she followed music and had the privilege of being a Thelonious Monk Institute finalist, performing for Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter… etc. From Beirut, Lebanon to New Haven, CT, the music is inspired by international and local influences, and the live project is brought to life by Rudeyna (Vocals), Bill Readey (Guitar), Lydia Iarocci (Bass), Fred DiLeone (Keys), and Kenny Owens (Drums). Sounds like a co-writing collaboration of Freddy Mercury, Bjork and Thelonious Monk, or Nina Simone starring in Ziggy Stardust, or T. M. Thiagarajan composing for Charlie Chaplin.
Bud Collins Trio
Among other inauspicious activities, they appeared on MTV’s basement tapes (Fisticuffs, 1990), and played on the grass courts at the Tennis Hall of fame in Newport RI at the induction of their namesake, tennis great and TV and print journalist Bud Collins.

They have played live with Maceo Parker, Blues Traveler, Spin Doctors, and Bob Mould among many others.

From 1996 to 2008, the band members split up and went separate ways, but the slings and arrows of fortune were not enough to deter the Bud Collins Trio alumni from re-forming in late 2008 to once again pursue their unique directions in music.

Working odd hours in a dark laboratory in the woods, and enlisting members from all phases of the band’s existence, they have developed a fresh catalog of all new music that shows true discipline, maturity of writing and playing, and technical expertise, and retains the original creative energy that made Bud Collins Trio what it was back in 87...

Join the “BC3” for a new and re-imagined musical adventure that knows no genre, no boundary, only the expression of completely unique lyrical and musical ideas and wonderful inventive sounds!
Venue Information:
254 Crown Street
New Haven, CT, 06511