Thursday Oct 24, 2019 10:00 am
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Americana | Alt Country | Folk
Both Todd and Ramblin’ Jack are comedic storytellers. We should hear some great stories and have a few laughs!
TODD SNIDER: Todd Snider may have, of late, been garage rocking and singing in Hard Working Americans, the band made up of members of Widespread Panic and the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. But he’s always remained a folk singer at heart.
Snider has long been recognized as one of his generation’s most gifted and engaging songwriters, so it’s no surprise he has returned with a brilliant set of songs — and make no mistake, Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 contains some of his best work as a writer. But what really jumps out on the album is Snider’s growth as a musician and vocalist. He plays all the instruments on the record, and his guitar work and harmonica playing are nothing short of exceptional; not only full of feeling, but highly skilled. In regards to his guitar playing on the record, Snider says he wanted to take everything he’s learned over the past 30 years and play the way he used to play really well.
If Snider is anything, he is a true artist, and he reminds us of that on Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3. At a point in time when the world has never been more complicated and confusing, with people getting louder and louder, Snider did a 180, went back to his roots as a folksinger, to a simpler, quieter form of expression; and it might be what the world is waiting to hear: just a man, his guitar, and the truth.
“[Snider] wields a well-developed sense of humor akin to John Prine and Tom Waits” – Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
Described as a “troubadour-philosopher”, “offhandedly and entertainingly profound”, and having “sharp-witted social commentary” mixed with “shaggy-dog stories.” – Nick Cristiano, Philadelphia Inquirer
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott: One of the last true links to the great folk traditions of this country, with over 40 albums under his belt, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott is considered one of the country’s legendary foundations of folk music. Long before every kid in America wanted to play guitar — before Elvis, Dylan, the Beatles or Led Zeppelin — Ramblin’ Jack had picked it up and was passing it along. From Johnny Cash to Tom Waits, Beck to Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder to Bruce Springsteen, the Grateful Dead to The Rolling Stones, they all pay homage to Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. In the tradition of roving troubadours Jack has carried the seeds and pollens of story and song for decades from one place to another, from one generation to the next. They are timeless songs that outlast whatever current musical fashion strikes today’s fancy. His tone of voice is sharp, focused and piercing. All that and he plays the guitar effortlessly in a fluid flat-picking perfected style. He was a brilliant entertainer….Most folk musicians waited for you to come to them, Jack went out and grabbed you. ”He was the King of the Folksingers”~ Bob Dylan, Chronicles: Volume One .
“Nobody I know — and I mean nobody — has covered more ground and made more friends and sung more songs than the fellow you’re about to meet right now. He’s got a song and a friend for every mile behind him. Say hello to my good buddy, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott.” — JOHNNY CASH, THE JOHNNY CASH TELEVISION SHOW, 1969.
“Ramblin’ Jack’s life of travels, performances and recordings is a testament to the America of lore, a giant land of struggle, hard luck and sometimes even of good fortune. Ramblin’ Jack takes us to places that spur us on to the romance and passion of life in the tunes and voices of real people. At seventy-seven, Ramblin’ Jack is still on the road, still seeking those people, places, songs and stories that are hand-crafted.”
You may love this show if you also like: Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Robert Earl Keen, Jason Isbell, John Prine, Jerry Jeff Walker
A special thank you to our Underground Sound lodging partner:
UNDERGROUND SOUND SERIES:
7 Shows & 7 Drinks $125
We’re once again featuring SEVEN diverse performances from across the musical spectrum in our FALL Underground Sound Series. Also known as the “Love for the Locals Series,” we feel nothing is better than sharing in the discovery (and re-discovery) of NEW sounds. Come have a drink and discover the music! Pass Perks:
- Transferable—share it among friends & family
- General Admission to each performance
- Your choice of ONE FREE beverage at the Pass Bar during each show
- A SAVINGS of over $150!
FALL Underground Sound Lineup:
- Ranky Tanky | SAT OCT 5
- Todd Snider with very special guest Ramblin’ Jack Elliott | FRI OCT 11
- The Small Glories | SUN OCT 20
- The Burroughs | THURS OCT 24
- Las Cafeteras | FRI NOV 1
- Covey | WED NOV 6
- Brent Cobb | MON NOV 11
*Passes will be available for pick-up at the Box Office
*Single tickets do NOT include a beverage offering.
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*Ticket prices subject to change