Peter Case has always been a pioneer. Genre-tripping through punk with The Nerves (“Hangin’ On The Telephone”), new wave/power pop with The Plimsouls (“A Million Miles Away”) and Americana with his Grammy®-nominated, self-titled solo debut. It is a career that is still going strong over 40 years later on the strength of his exceptional songwriting.
On the Way Downtown: Recorded Live on FolkScene, is a snapshot from nearly 20 years ago when Case sat still long enough for the airwaves to catch up to him.
This new album captures material from two live radio performances on the highly influential KPFK-FM Los Angeles syndicated radio program in 1998 and 2000. The first half features material from his then, newly released Full Service, No Waiting—an album New York magazine called “stunning.” The Full Service, No Waiting set is a live full band performance featuring some of Peter’s great musical friends.