Sat, March 18, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
The Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY
$40 // $55 // $75 (ADVANCE) $45 // $60 // $80 (DAY OF SHOW)
This event is 18 and over
This event will have a reserved seated Orchestra, Loge, and Balcony.
DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, THE SPOTIFY AND VENUE PRE-SALES WILL BEGIN AT 10 AM PROMPTLY. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
18 and over unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.http://www.thecapitoltheatre.com/event/1383906/
Being in Nashville also allowed several remarkable guests to come by the sessions. Alison Krauss joins Lee for "Chill in the Air" ("If Mother Earth had a voice, that would be it," he says), and Patty Griffin lends her voice to "Mountains of Sorrow." Elsewhere, instrumentalists Jerry Douglas, Mickey Raphael, and Jeff Coffin (of the Dave Matthews Band) all pitch in. Amos maintains that the new material is less autobiographical than usual, but that he "enjoyed getting away from myself and writing through other people's eyes." One track that derives from his own experiences, though, is the deep and dazzling title song, which is based on his visit to Levon Helm's barn in Woodstock, where he appeared at the legendary drummer's Midnight Ramble not long before Helm's death. "For a few months after Levon passed, I was just so struck by the loss," says Amos. "That tune is completely inspired by him and the legacy he left for someone like me to chase. I didn't realize how heavy it was going to be for me—while I was there, I was kind of overwhelmed and a little shut down, but sometimes I see things a little stronger in the reflecting pool. "There's sometimes this uber-nostalgic view of what music used to be," he continues, "but if that wasn't it, nothing was. People were there to play the music and to hear the music, nothing else—just the meat and the bread, nothing in between. That's why I always wanted to do this, and it brought me right back to the center." This reconnection to the power of pure music presumably came at a good time for Amos Lee, coming off of the success of Mission Bell—which debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200, Amazon, and iTunes charts, and spun off a hit single with "Windows are Rolled Down." "That was a freakish thing," Amos says with a laugh. "It was cool, I'm glad it happened, but that was never part of our vision. The real goal for us was always to make good music so we can put more songs in the show that we like and that people respond to." As Amos considers his accomplishment with Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song, he acknowledges the new ground he has broken, but saves his pride for the set's consistency and cohesiveness. "It's a bunch of songs from 1 to 12 you can listen to together," he says. "That notion of an album may be antiquated, but as someone whose mind has always been set to that, as a performer and as a listener, I still feel inclined to do it."
Based in Philadelphia but a true road warrior at heart, the past 12 years have found Chris sharing the stage with the likes of Amos Lee, The Avett Brothers, Tristan Prettyman, Good Old War and The Wood Brothers. A solo performer to be reckoned with, Chris's collaborative spirit also lends him great strength as a bandleader. He can often be found performing with Philadelphia staples Phil D'Agostino (bass), Kiley Ryan (fiddle) and Daniel "Scrappy" Bower (percussion).
Chris Kasper stepped into the role of producer and arranger for his 4th album, Bagabones, released October 1, 2013. The result is an album of rare depth and true originality that stands up on its own to be recognized. Bagabones was written in a small cabin owned by Chris's late uncle in West Hurley, NY, just outside the town of Woodstock. The energy of Woodstock danced its way into these songs, along with the calm of Byrdcliffe Mountain and a generous homage to Chris's musical heroes. Engineered by Matt Muir of Kawari Studios and mastered by Philly soul producer Jim Salamone (Teddy Pendergrass), this record captures a sound rarely found from a self-produced, independent artist. Kelsey Butterworth of The 9:30 Club in DC warns listeners, "...make room in your heart for this record and this artist. This music hits you like a train."
Bagabones is preceded by The First Hundred Years are the Hardest (2011), Chasing Another Sundown (2009), and FlyingBoy (2006). For more information, visit www.chriskasper.com.
The Capitol Theatre
149 Westchester Avenue
Port Chester, NY, 10573