In 1989, a little more than a year after seminal 1980s alternative rock band Husker Du (with umlauts over the u's) disbanded, the band's guitarist/vocalist (and eventual alternative rock icon) Bob Mould released his first solo album, Workbook. A radical departure from the mostly raging sounds of Husker Du, Workbook was a quieter, more reflective affair, driven mostly by acoustic guitars and similar in feel to much of English folk rocker Richard Thompson's work. Lyric-wise, various character sketches, ranging from reflective to bitter to hopeful, permeated most of the songs. Workbook remains one of the highlights of Mould's 30+ year career, and remains just as vital as it was when it was released in 1989.
Bob Mould will be performing a limited number of shows on the Workbook 25th anniversary tour. He will also release a special, 2 CD/2 LP edition of Workbook on February 25th. For the 9:30 Club show, Chris Brokaw, formerly of Codeine and Come, will be the opening act. Tickets cost $25.
Direct link to 9:30 Club website page providing details of the March 5th show: http://www.930.com/event/441641-bob-mould-25-years-workbook-washington/
Direct link to Bob Mould's website with information about the Workbook 25 tour and album reissue: http://bobmould.com/2013/12/09/celebrating-25-years-of-workbook-with-tour-dates-album-reissue/