By: Sarshar Hosseinnia
If you listen closely to the whisper in Jose Gonzales’ voice, you can hear traces of Nick Drake, Bob Dylan and the late Syd Barrett. He's touring with Zero 7 this fall on a set of US tour dates that are currently underway.
The Swedish-born, half Argentinean singer/songwriter fits into the category of broody-balladeer, while his Latin roots prevail in many of his songs, offering an up-beat tempo to support the lonesome sound he creates.
Unlike many of his predecessors, Gonzales hasn’t had commercial success, and is only now, at the age of 28, beginning to hit the charts; his recent album, Veneer is currently embedded in the U.K. top ten. Gonzales, however, has had the privilege of playing in his homeland with the Dalai Lama, and has also headlined concerts with Canadian indie-artists Arcade Fire and Latina songstress Juana Molina.It was at these concerts that Gonzales made a name for himself as an incredible live performer, one that has to be seen to be believed.
Zero 7 are an alternative band out of Britain comprising of musical duo Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker and combine the talents of sometimes contributors Gonzales, Australian born singer Sia Furler, and Eddie, Rob, Dedi and Tom as the back-up musicians, who integrate folk, electro-pop and intimate trance.
Zero 7 are on tour in support of their third album, The Garden. Expect to see Gonzales sharing vocals with Furler and Hardaker.
Jose Gonzales / Zero 7 : Tour Dates 08-30 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
09-01 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
09-02 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
09-03 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival
09-06 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
09-08 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Café
09-09 - Chicago, IL - Park West
09-10 - Toronto, Ontario - Toronto Islands Park (V Fest)
09-12 - Boston, MA - Avalon Ballroom
09-13 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
09-15 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
09-16 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
09-17 - Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
09-20 - Charlottesville, VA - Starr Hill Music Hall
09-22 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
09-23 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
09-24 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
09-25 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
09-26 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues Parish
09-29 - San Antonio, TX - Limelight
09-30 - Dallas, TX - Gypsy Tea Room
10-02 - Tucson, AZ - Plush
10-03 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
10-03 - Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse
10-04 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
10-05 - Los Angeles, CA - Vista Theatre
10-06 - Palo Alto, CA - Enchanted Broccoli Forest
10-11 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Vassar College Chapel
10-12 - Clinton, NY - Fillius Events Barn at Hamilton College
10-13 - Rochester, NY - German House
10-14 - Columbus, OH - Wexner Center at OSU