The Lost Horizon Presents

The Iceman Special

with Peter More
May 29, 2019 9:00 pm ( Doors: 8:00 pm )
The Lost Horizon
Ages 18 and Up
The Iceman Special
The Iceman Special 
New Orleans, LA
These Big Easy Bombardiers pack an ample amount of audio artillery in their set and you better believe that the Funka-Delic swamp will rain down heavy when they plug in. The Iceman Special is 4 piece outfit transplanted from the swamps of Louisiana to the big city of New Orleans. They combine a sound of dirty funk and delicate groove with elements of disco and rock and roll to create danceable jams with plenty of edge and substance. Screeching yet smooth guitars, wandering yet punchy bass lines, electronic synth samples, driving drum beats and powerful vocals form one a kind soundscapes. Who is the Iceman?
Peter More
Austin-based Peter More’s music produced by Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen, on tour with Grace Potter, or supporting Leon Bridges in their hometown of Fort Worth, Texas. At turns contemplative and rousing, More's music is precisely executed, yet manages to feel original and uncomplicated; Music you want to hum along with and also hang on to every single line. When you listen closely to "Beautiful Disrepair," More's debut album, you willhear ghosts. There’s the presence of his grandmother, an arts patron, whoselegacy enriches all his creations. There’s a sister-like figure from hisyouth, whose sudden passing sparked his lust for life. And there’s alingering sting of relationships' lost promises. The roots-rock artist, however, is not oneto lament. All these apparitions come very much back tolife through his music. More’s previous group had drifted apart in early 2011, despite being booked to play the Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival later that year. Looking back,More says, “I had this feeling I shouldn’t cancel it. It gave me a reason toget a new group together.” The ensemble he assembled for those shows(guitarist José Juan Poyatos, bassist Diego Noyola, drummer Adrien Faunce)would become More’s band. After the festival the band took to a two-month-long residency in Brazil, where they laid the foundation for “Caddis Moon” and the album’s exquisite title track, "Beautiful Disrepair," a meditation onmortality. “That,” he says, “was a turning point.” Seeking a fresh start, More and band relocated to San Miguel de Allende, a lush colonial enclave incentral Mexico. It’s a second home to him, having visited the city sincechildhood. His free-spirited grandmother was an interior-design enthusiast who built a home there in the 1950s. She collaborated with artisans tocreate a fabled space that friends and family would visit for years to come.Art enveloped More. Classical-piano great Van Cliburn was close to the family. His bohemian mom was friends with Ron Tomlinson, who taught him tooil-paint and sculpt at age 11. And his father introduced him to Bob Dylan songs on the guitar. “What’s cool about San Miguel is that there are a lot of renowned musicians there,” says More, who’d later jam with locals during summer visits. “There’s a communal aspect to the town. People love collaborating. I fell in love with that."In college, More studied visual art and art history. He decided to pursue music his sophomore year, after learning that a dear friend, who was like anolder sister to him, was terminally ill. “When we were little, I’d play songs for her. When we said our goodbyes, I played her a song, too,” he says. “I realized that to love something and not pursue it...that’s such a waste of this short life we have.” More began writing songs during a trip to Madrid where he met, and collaborated with, flamenco guitarist (and future bandmate) Poyatos. He’d continue composing over the years during a some what nomadic existence that brought him to Puerto Rico, Brazil, Mexico, and home to Texas. His travels culminated in a chance meeting with Fagen and his musician-wife Libby Titus, while they vacationed in San Miguel. After hearing him play live, the couple asked More and bassist Noyola to sit inwith Fagen at a local show, then invited them to Woodstock to attend Levon Helm Midnight Ramble concert. A few months later, Fagen emailed More to say that he’d love to help out with an album.