ASTORIA — Local stalwarts Joey “Pee-Wee” Patenaude and “Sheckie” Metzner of ScheckPea host a CD release party for “ScheckPea, Live at The Voodoo Room 9 p.m.-11 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Voodoo Room (1102 Marine Drive).
ScheckPea, a multi-instrumental band featuring a cultural array of roots, Gypsy jazz, African beats, Latin folk, blues, and soul music. The duo consists of two lifelong professional musicians, with years of experience playing styles gathered from travels on the road, around the world, working in different genres. ScheckPea brings all that music to the acoustic stage, using guitars, harmonica, melodica and their voices to interpret these styles straight from the heart.
“Sometimes a live recording can capture a moment in time more than a studio recording, despite its imperfections a certain feel and sound that comes from a relationship with an audience,” Metzner writes. “Joe and I both agree this release captures some good times at The Voodoo Room. To all our friends old and new who came back week after week, we thank you.”