San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Rivers Own, an Acoustic Tour with Cody Canada, Evan Felker and Chris Knight. Doors at 7, 18 and up. $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Cody Canada– The studio environment for a working musician is equal parts laboratory, man cave, and holy place. On a steamy day in Austin, Texas at Yellow Dog Studios, there was a reverent hush that made it feel like a sacred service was underway. When the studio door opened, a song tumbled out. "Better get right, before the Lord gets ready," a Gospel-Drenched refrain; deliberate and soulful stuff. Through the glass, The Departed was playing live, facing each other in a circle, with Steve Littleton on Hammond B3 in a separate room, and Seth James singing with a world weary voice in the booth.
Chris Knight- His story begins six miles outside of Slaughters, Kentucky, a remote coal-mining town of 200 people where Knight was raised and still lives with his wife and children on 40 wooded acres. Chris graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1984 with a degree in agriculture and began working for the state as a strip-mine reclamation inspector. Following his mother's death in 1992, he began writing songs about people, places and pain that he's seen, known and continues to live. His carefully honed character sketches and surely paced narratives evoke real rural life more accurately and honestly than anything you'll hear on pop-country radio - not just the glory and the romance of ordinary Southern existence, but the darkness and the disappointments. Chris Knight's characters have dirt under their fingernails and life behind their eyes. His live shows stay with you like a long hot summer.
Evan Felker fronts the Turnpike Troubadours