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Kevin Gordon “Tilt & Shine” Record Release Show with Opener Shannon McNally, and Ben de la Cour Presented by WMOT / Roots Radio - 7/27/18Friday, July 27 2018 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start / Ends 10:30pm (Estimated End Time)
Kevin Gordon “Tilt & Shine” Record Release Show with Opener Shannon McNally, and Ben de la Cour Presented by WMOT / Roots Radio - 7/27/18
at City Winery Nashville
- 10:30pm (Estimated End Time)
TICKETS ARE $15 IN ADVANCE & $20 AT THE DOOR
Kevin Gordon and his stellar band return to City Winery to celebrate the release of his brand new album, Tilt & Shine. His music has been described as Americana songwriting steeped in Louisiana swamp pop, rockabilly, and honky-tonk. Gordon’s Master’s Degree in Poetry from the University of Iowa’s famed Writers’ Workshop shows through continually as does his bluesy guitar playing.
Kevin’s music has been singled out and praised by many, including NPR, the New York Times, and USA Today. His songs have been covered by greats such as Keith Richards, Levon Helm, Irma Thomas, and Todd Snider, to name a few.
This promises to be an evening you won’t want to miss!
With a time-stopping voice, born in New York but simultaneously roughed up and refined by New Orleans and Mississippi, Shannon McNally has cut a singular path through the musical landscape - one that includes a Grammy nomination and a place on the stage with a who's who of rock, country and soul: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Bonnie Raitt, Vince Gill, Levon Helm, Dr. John, Bobby Rush, Derek Trucks, and most recently, Americana legend Rodney Crowell who took the producer's chair for her upcoming release on Compass Records, a collection of transcendent folk-blues and country-rock songs that are poised to solidify her place as a peerless Americana songwriter and performer.
"Only Gram Parsons' term "Cosmic American Music" begins to touch her mercurial, changeling roots aesthetic, . . . McNally is a Zen-like, post-Beat song poet” —Thom Jurek, All Music
Ben de la Cour
What happens when the unstoppable force of our dreams meets the immovable object of reality? It’s unclear. But Ben de la Cour is hell-bent on trying to find out.
Born in London and raised in Brooklyn, where he was playing New York City dives with his brother a full decade before he could legally drink, Ben de la Cour grew up listening to his parent’s diverse record collection – full of everything from Bob Dylan and The Everly Brothers to Lynyrd Skynyrd and Jimi Hendrix. While music has always been his thing, school wasn’t, and after getting kicked out of several high schools for various transgressions, de la Cour did his formative education a favor and dropped out to become a boxer. After five years of being a human punching bag, de la Cour went to Havana at the ripe old age of nineteen to train with members of the Cuban national before it eventually became clear to him that there are only so many blows to the head you can take. He packed up and headed to London with his brother in search of a different kind of hard knocks, reviving the metal band they formed so many years earlier. They lived in a van and toured around the United Kingdom and Europe, but all the while de la Cour was listening and taking notes from folk heroes like Townes Van Zandt, Warren Zevon, Jackson Browne and The Band. After an especially disastrous tour was cancelled when the bassist’s arm was broken in a drunken fight, de la Cour traded in the hesher life for a quieter and more introspective brand of songwriting, returning to the States with a head full of softer, bruised, but no less intense acoustic songs.