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Shawn James w/ Heathen Apostles @ HI-FI

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1043 Virginia Ave.

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Shawn James w/ Heathen Apostles at HI-FI Indianapolis

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DOORS: 8:00 PM, SHOW: 9:00 PM

AGE RESTRICTIONS: 21+

GENERAL ADMISSION, LIMITED SEATING

Important Notice: All tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable with the exception of event cancellation. Support acts are subject to change

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About Shawn James:

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Shawn James’ voice is a force of nature, a musical preacher to a flock that accepts everyone, a combination of the gospel choirs he sang with as a youngster and his training in classical music and opera. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, James’ timeless sound is steeped in blues legends like Robert Johnson and Son House, forever at the crossroads of damnation and redemption, the two inextricably woven into the fabric of his songs.

The Dark & the Light, his first album for L.A.-based indie label Parts + Labor Records, marks a creative leap forward for the 32-year-old troubadour. James annually tours more than 150 dates around the world and has released some 70 songs over the past five years, both on his own and as part of his “more raucous, rock” band the Shapeshifters, a loose group of musicians formed in Fayetteville, AR, which served as his temporary home before a recent move to the west coast.

Pointing to “authentic” performers like Tom Waits (“He has an impeccable ‘no bullshit’ compass”), soul singers like Otis Redding, Sam Cooke or Bill Withers, and the old blues icons who inspired him, James explains, “They weren’t precious about what they did; they didn’t put themselves on a pedestal. I want my music to be respected, but I’ll still sit down at the bar to have a beer with you. My goal is to make music that stands the test of time.”

About Heathen Apostles:

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Gothic Americana is a genre that is fast taking hold around the world, combining the sub-genres of gothic country, dark blues and Depression-era jazz. The Heathen Apostles are amongst the first to inject all three into their incendiary music.

Crossing paths at a gathering one Indian summer evening, femme fatale bellower Mather Louth (Radio Noir) and rock n roll veteran Chopper Franklin (The Cramps, Nick Curran & the Lowlifes) quickly uncovered a mutual appreciation for murder balladry, Americana, and memento mori. Since forming the band in 2013, they have branded the hide of alternative roots music forever with their inimitable bloodgrass music, releasing five full-length albums and a string of gothic western music videos. In 2018, their release "The Fall" was named EP of the Year by Folk N Rock. That same year, the Heathens completed a successful tour of Northern Europe (including an explosive appearance at the world’s largest metal festival, Wacken Open Air), thus proving that their unique music cannot be pigeonholed. The Heathen Apostles are currently wrapping up their 2019 European tour (32 shows in 32 days in support of their fifth album "Dust to Dust"), with Mather and Chopper later continuing on to tour the Midwest as a duo opening for Shawn James.

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