$27 – $45

James McMurtry

Presented by KRCL 90.9FM
21+

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The Commonwealth Room

195 W 2100 S

Salt Lake City, UT 84115

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James McMurtry at The Commonwealth Room

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The State Room Presents is proud to present James McMurtry at The Commonwealth Room on Thursday August 15, 2019.

James McMurtry’s new single, “State of the Union,” is now available as a free download via his website www.jamesmcmurtry.com. The singular songwriter’s razor-sharp sociopolitical commentary surely will turn heads: “My brother’s a fascist, lives in Palacios, fishes the pier every night,” the song opens. “He holsters his glock in a double retention. He smokes while he waits for a bite. He don’t like the Muslims. He don’t like the Jews. He don’t like the Blacks and he don’t trust the news. He hates the Hispanics and alternative views. He’ll tell you it’s tough to be white.”

“Every region of the United States seems to have its own way of Anglicizing, or rather, Americanizing Spanish names,” McMurtry explains. “There’s a town called Palacios on the Texas coast. Texans pronounce it ‘Palashuss,’ which just happens to kinda rhyme with ‘fascist.’ While there’s usually at least one in every town, I don’t know for a fact that there’s even one actual fascist residing in or near the town of Palacios, Texas. This song, like most of my songs, is a work of fiction. Any resemblance of any of my characters to actual persons, living or deceased, is just plain lucky.

The Commonwealth Room is conveniently located on 2100 South next to Trax Central Pointe Station in South Salt Lake, The Commonwealth Room features raised viewing platforms, a huge dance floor and top of the line EV sound system and Martin visuals. 600 capacity. 21+ with a full bar.

DOORS 7 | SHOW 8

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